Commercial LED Lighting

LED Lighting Installation For Commercial and Industrial Properties

Most businesses and property owners don’t realize just how much antiquated commercial lighting impacts their bottom line. Metal halide, fluorescent, and halogen lights aren’t just energy wasters that inflate your monthly energy bill; the light they produce is hot and can be harsh to the eyes.

While it may sound like a major project to convert your commercial lighting, commercial LED lighting starts paying dividends immediately. If you’re interested in upgrading or retrofitting your old, energy-inefficient bulbs to LEDs, contact us today to discuss your transition to LED lighting.

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Improve Lighting Efficiency & Lower Monthly Overhead

One of the easiest ways to lower your energy costs is by retrofitting your lighting system with LED lights. LED lights use less energy than conventional bulbs and produce almost no heat, lowering your power and cooling bills. In addition, LED lights can last up to ten times longer than older bulbs, meaning less downtime changing bulbs.

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Is LED Lighting Right For Your Property?

It’s very uncommon for commercial-grade LEDs to be the wrong choice when selecting lighting options. Unlike older bulbs, they give off little to no heat, making them safer to use in a broader range of scenarios. They also last much longer than older lighting options and are more energy efficient. This is why you can find LED lighting in commercial properties of all sorts, including but not limited to:

  • Manufacturing centers
  • Factories
  • Office buildings
  • Warehouses
  • Shipyards
  • Condominiums & High-Rises
  • Sport Stadiums
  • Government Buildings
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What Makes Commercial LED Bulbs Different?

When it comes to LEDs, a lightbulb isn’t just a lightbulb. LED lights operate using a completely different technology than traditional bulbs, so everything from the way they produce light to the energy they consume is different. Commercial LED lights offer even more features, applications, and options to select from – here are a few of the key differences.

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Durability & Longevity

With long, demanding work hours and harsh environmental factors, commercial LEDs are built with added safety and durability features. For example, commercial LEDs must have an IP rating to withstand excessive dirt and water. Although all LED lights are durable compared to their outdated counterparts, commercial LED bulbs are designed to combat the elements.

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Practical Applications

Typically, residential LED lighting is only used to provide general aesthetic and ambient lighting. While commercial LED lights produce the same cool, pleasant light as residential LEDS, they typically have practical business applications as well. For example, high-bay lighting can be used to spread light evenly across a large space or focus intense light on small pieces of a large space. Commercial LEDs are also manufactured to with fixed minimum temperatures of 4000k for safety and a wider range of color and lumen output options.

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Initial Investment

Due to the increased durability and commercial-grade features, commercial LED lighting systems can be significantly more expensive than conventional commercial lighting systems. Commercial LED fixtures are equipped with better drivers, heat sinks, LED modules, and more to extend their lifespan beyond a conventional commercial light or residential LED bulb. For many property owners, an LED retrofit can be a less expensive option than a full replacement. With an LED retrofit, we convert your existing commercial lighting system to use LEDs, which well keep your costs down. Once you’ve converted your lights to commercial LEDs, you should start seeing the savings on your energy bill almost immediately.

Schedule A Lighting Audit With Suncoast Power Today

Suncoast Power is a locally-owned commercial electrical contractor that has provided commercial lighting services in South Florida for more than 30 years. Our team can facilitate every step of your commercial lighting project, from permitting and planning to installation, testing, and maintenance. Call Suncoast Power today at 754-200-5872 or fill out our online contact form to speak to a member of our team.

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Common Commercial LED Lighting Options

Choosing the right type of commercial LED lighting for your needs is the first step in any lighting plan and requires careful consideration. Different lights work best for specific applications, and selecting the right type will ensure you get the desired results. Keep in mind, most metal halide, sodium, and halogen bulbs are able to be converted to LED lighting, saving you time and money on a full lighting system upgrade. Browse our most common commercial LED lighting solutions to find your perfect match.

Recessed Ceiling Lights! Geometric Shapes!

LED Recessed Lights

Recessed lights sit flush with the ceiling, where the housing is hidden. The result is a seamless transition between the ceiling panel and light fixture that allows the entire light to illuminate a particular work area.

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LED Ceiling Lights

Ceiling lights are similar to recessed lights, but the housing sits below the ceiling. These light fittings can add visual interest to the room and allow for a wide or narrow illumination band. The flexibility and durability of LED ceiling lights make them an appealing option for most commercial spaces.

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LED Exit and Emergency Lights

LED lights are incredibly bright, making them the perfect option for illuminating emergency lighting and exit signs. These emergency lights come in many forms, including recessed, wall-mounted, and pendant lights.

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LED High-Bay Lights

High-bay lights are high-powered light fixtures that deliver intense lighting in a concentrated space. They are most common in industrial plants and warehouses due to their compelling lighting capabilities. However, high-bay lights can also be found in retail businesses with high ceilings, such as grocery stores.

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Commercial LED Lighting Considerations

With such a wealth of options available, finding the right commercial LED lighting solution can be intimidating. By understanding your situation, you can narrow your choices to decide how many lights you’ll need and which lights are the most suitable. These are some of the key factors you should consider when selecting commercial LED lighting.

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Ceiling Height

Ceiling height influences brightness and beam angle. High ceilings require higher lumen output to compensate for the distance between the floor and ceiling, while lower ceilings require low lumen output. Choosing a bulb with an adequate lumen-to-ceiling distance ratio will ensure you never have a dim or overly lit space.

Ceiling Type

Ceilings differ in their material composition and architectural style. Some lighting styles aren’t capable of working well with certain ceiling types. Different ceiling materials might require specific mounting brackets, while other ceilings simply won’t work with particular lights.

Knowing what materials work with different fixtures ensures the correct lighting is installed.

Location and Purpose

Various LED lights produce different light patterns tailored for specific purposes. Accent lights are perfect for highlighting areas or focal points and aren’t suitable as task lights in work areas. Consider whether you need general comfort, accent, or task lighting before choosing your fixture.

Lumens (Brightness Level)

LED brightness can affect comfort levels — areas that are too bright often feel sterile and exposed, while dim areas can feel claustrophobic. We usually recommend picking higher-lumen bulbs for taller ceilings and less-bright options for lower ceilings.

Color Temperature and CRI

Color temperature refers to how warm or cold a light feels. Essentially, if a bulb emits primarily high wavelength light, it will emit a more blue-toned light, while lower wavelengths tend to produce warmer, yellow/orange light. Warm lights are usually suitable for general-purpose lighting in hallways and waiting rooms, while cooler lights are excellent for increased productivity in work areas.

Your light choice can also affect how objects appear under the light. A bulb’s color rendering index measures how well a light reveals an object’s true color. The CRI scale runs from 1-100, with 100 representing the most natural light – the sun.

A high CRI rating is essential in retail spaces, where customers expect an accurate representation of the product they’re buying.