If you’re the owner or manager of a hotel, pub or restaurant, do you have plans to reduce your carbon footprint and become more environmentally friendly?

London hotel, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge uses an estimated 25,000 energy-saving LED light bulbs to light its rooms. But energy saving isn’t limited to large London hotels and restaurants. The smallest pub can benefit from changing to LED lighting.  So have you considered changing?  If the answer’s no, here’s five good reasons why you should.

1. Save energy with LEDs

It’s simple – saving energy will save you money!  LED lighting will help you make considerable savings on your electricity bills.  And did you know, as a business, you might be eligible for an interest free loan to change your lighting to LEDs?

2. The lifespan of LED bulbs

Everyone knows LEDs last longer than incandescent bulbs.  With a life-expectancy of 50,000 hours, the savings on just buying bulbs will be substantial.  Even if you run your lighting 24 / 7, your LED bulbs will still last around 6 years.  How many incandescent or halogen bulbs would you buy in that time?

3. Reduce maintenance

LEDs can also help you reduce your maintenance costs too.  Because they last for years, bulbs don’t need changing.  In buildings with high or vaulted ceilings, changing a light bulb is a major undertaking which often calls for specialist help and the inevitable health and safety considerations.

4. Flexible LEDs

Because LEDs are incredibly flexible, you can create amazing lighting effects  in your pub, restaurant or hotel.  Using dimmers and remote controls, you can treat your customers to a light show along with their drinks and meals.

5. LEDs output

With LEDs you get more light for your money!  Unlike a CFL, when an LED light is switched on, it comes on instantly to its full brightness.  LED lights direct the light more effectively to where you need it.  Light from CFLs and incandescent bulbs is thrown out in all directions, making it harder to create specific lighting effects.  What’s more, LEDs emit constant light – there is none of flickering associated with fluorescent tubes.

So there you have it: five of the best reasons to choose LEDs to light your restaurant, hotel or bar.  I’ll drink to that, will you?

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