At the start of this month, European electricity prices reached new highs. The German year-ahead contract for electricity reached 995 euros per megawatt hour, while the French equivalent surpassed 1,100 euros, representing a more than tenfold increase in both countries over last year.Because of Europe’s energy crisis, electricity prices will remain high or even rise as winter approaches. It is critical to conserve energy in all aspects of life. And, because lighting consumes the most electricity, we must consider what products can be more energy-efficient and reduce electricity bills. Here are three suggestions to help you choose such a LED lighting product to cut down the energy cost.
Choosing high lumen efficiency LED lighting can help you save up to 80% on your energy costs
In previous years, we would typically use 150W or 200W LED highbay to replace 400W HID. Nowadays, we can use 80W or 100W LED highbays to replace 400W HIDs because their lumen efficiency can reach 200lm/w. When you consider that a single facility may have thousands of lights on continuously, this dramatic reduction in energy use adds up quickly. Industrial lighting consumes enough energy to light one-third of all European homes, so cut down the energy cost here can have a significant impact on overall energy consumption.
Choosing an appropriate optics LED fixture can help you save at least 30% on energy costs
For example, traditional led high bays with round beam angles are unsuitable for warehouse applications with high Racks, resulting in significant light loss. While our linear high bay light with rectangular beam angle fits the shape of the aisle, see the illustration below. Our 90W Halo series LED canopy low bay light has a better lighting effect than a 150W round highbay in this application. Choosing the right optics for such an application can also help to cut down the energy cost.
Smart controls can increase savings by up to 50%
Unlike HPS fixtures, which require a long warmup period before reaching full output, LED fixtures are instant-on and deliver full output the moment the switch is flipped. As a result, industrial LED fixtures can be outfitted with smart controls such as occupancy and daylight harvesting sensors, as well as programmed dimming and other reconfigurable lighting schematics. This significantly reduces burn time when compared to HPS lights, which are frequently left on 24/7 to avoid warmup, and can further reduce energy use and cost by up to 50% per day.
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