The one and only downfall of Scottsdale LED lighting is that it costs more to start up than traditional incandescent lighting.
But does it really end up costing more for equipment in the long run? When you take into consideration the sheer length of time that LED lights last when compared to its traditional counterparts, you may be pleasantly surprised to find the money you invested was well worth it. Of course, there are some people who prefer to be shown and not told, so we are just going to let the math speak for itself.
Incandescent bulbs are ridiculously cheap, especially since they got phased out as of January 1st, 2014 by the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act. You can buy them in packs of four for just over a dollar, and the average cost per bulb comes out to around 37 cents. But, as they saying goes, you get what you pay for. If run at an average of eight hours per day, average business hours, incandescent light bulbs will only last you around four and a half months.
When compared to traditional lighting cost-wise, LED lighting initially looks expensive. Although there is a higher cost to them upfront in a commercial setting in Scottsdale, the average LED light used to replace a 60 watt incandescent bulb costs about $11. What’s even better is that they last around 40 times longer than incandescent bulbs, and around five times longer than traditional fluorescent tube lamps. If run for eight hours per day, LED lamps will last you an average of 10 years. Yes, seriously.
Equipment Costs For Your Scottsdale Business
With this in mind, let’s calculate the costs for your business. To keep things simple, let’s say you have 10 incandescent bulbs in use that you want to replace. For a total duration of 10 years, LED lighting equipment costs will be around $110. The simple equation looks like this:
$11 x 10 = $110
Incandescent lights will need to be replaced fairly often. By the end of those 10 years, at which time an LED lamp would need to be replaced, you would have spent about $211 on incandescent bulbs. The equation for this number would look like this:
(120 ∕4.5) x .37 x 10 = $98
120 represents the total number of months in 10 years, while 4.5 equals the number of months an incandescent bulb lasts.
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Now, for the sake of your Scottsdale company, let’s take a look at your total ROI on LED lighting, which would include both equipment and energy costs. Let’s use the same small business for our example.
Now, if we average out the cost of equipment per year, we come up with $5 per year for LED lamps, and $9.59 per year for incandescent bulbs. To run these ten lamps for eight hours per day, your energy costs come up to $28 for LED lighting and $210 for incandescent lighting.
Total Cost For LED lighting per year: $33
Total Cost for Incandescent lighting per year: $219.59
This amounts to a total savings of $186.59 per year for your company on lighting alone. This is what your ROI is comprised of. When you look at the facts like this, LED lighting is the obvious choice. Don’t let the initial costs deter you from making a decision which will greatly reduce lighting costs for your company, thus increasing your profit margin.
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