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To improve the functionality of government facilities, look to LED lighting.
When it comes to the challenge of providing effective lighting for government facilities, LED lighting is the best way to go. They’re sturdy, flexible, and environmentally responsible. The cost savings alone make LED lights the only sensible choice for government buildings.
There is not a single government facility that does not consider keeping to budget a top priority. LED lights go a long way toward preserving that budget as well as keeping a lid on overall consumption.
According to Energy.gov, LED lighting can save you between 50 and 75 percent on energy usage without any loss in functionality. And because LED lights last longer than most traditional forms of lighting, there is less cost associated with replacements.
Conservation in both energy consumption and the need for replacement fixtures means fewer resources are being expended in their use. There are also fewer labor costs due to the decreased need for constant maintenance.
It doesn’t matter if the government building is local, state, or federal. Savings are savings. That means less of a burden for the taxpayer, and a more efficiently run operation to serve that taxpayer.
Thin filaments and delicate glass mean traditional lighting tends to break easily. They are vulnerable to vibrations and frequent burnout.
Because LED lights are mounted directly onto circuit boards and encased within clear epoxy, they are much less susceptible to the sort of damage that would cause traditional lighting to break.
What happens when fluorescent tubes or incandescent light bulbs break? There’s a lot of thin, hazardous glass all over the place, creating a safety risk for everyone. LED lights don’t shatter into thousands of shards. And they don’t break easily.
Light bulbs can be dim and make people feel depressed. Fluorescent lighting flickers and casts everything in a cold light—often making people feel agitated. Both forms of traditional lighting make government buildings bleaker and less welcoming than they should be.
LED lighting, instead, offers a high color rendering index and performs an excellent job mimicking natural sunlight. This improves both employee effectiveness and productivity, but overall morale as well.
Many government buildings include sophisticated and delicate computer systems. Overheating can be a problem, but the air conditioning requirements for some system server rooms can be prohibitively expensive and difficult to maintain.
While LED lighting has no direct control over how hot a server may run, they can help by not contributing additional ambient heat to the area. LED lights run much cooler than traditional lighting and have minimal impact on indoor temperature.
LED lighting is becoming more popular across a wide range of entities, from sports complexes and manufacturing plants to prisons and military installations. There are many good reasons for this. Whether it’s for their effectiveness or economic, environmental, and safety reasons, LED lighting makes an excellent choice for serving the needs of government facilities. If you are in need of LED lighting for your government facility, know that we are GSA-certified!