What You Don’t Know About Your Office Lighting Might Cost You

Overhead fluorescents. Desk lamps. Those automated lights in the bathroom that come on when you walk in. Wherever they are in your office, you probably take your lighting for granted. But your lack of knowledge might be costing you more than just money.

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It costs you your Health & Comfort

Do you often feel washed out at the end of a long day in the office? Fluorescent lights are to blame. Studies have shown them to contribute to headaches, stress, and even obesity.

LED lights, on the other hand, are easier on the eyes and the body with their relatively soft white light with no glare. Blue LEDs are also popular and can create less eye strain while reading. 

It costs you Energy

You know that fluorescent and incandescent bulbs aren’t as energy-efficient as LEDs, but did you know Canada recently banned the manufacturing of incandescent bulbs?

The fact is: incandescent lighting uses 75% more energy than LED bulbs. And LEDs don’t emit much heat at all, whereas CFLs and incandescent bulbs release 80-90% of their energy as heat. Do you need another reason to switch?

it costs you money

Moving on to money. Before you balk at the fact that LED bulbs cost a bit more than old school models, consider how much less you’d pay for your office electricity bill with more energy-efficient bulbs (and lighting can make up as much as 25% of your electricity bill). Each year, Canadians spend $300 million on light bulbs. Simply by replacing older ones with longer-lasting LEDs, you can run off the same bulbs for years, compared to months.

Give LED a Try

saveONenergy is offering coupons up to $10 off of the purchase of LED bulbs. These savings, plus the savings you’ll realize over the long-term, should be impetus enough to make a small change that will have a big impact on both yours and the planet’s future.

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