Many retailers worldwide are embracing the use of LED technology because of the benefits that it can deliver to their retail outlet. Retailers like Walmart are retrofitting their stores with LED fixtures to lower the efficiency and to improve aesthetics throughout their facilities.Stores are embracing LED lighting for a number of reasons!
The Quality of Lighting
Thanks to the high color rendering index in LED technology it’s possible to show vibrancy and the colors of any type of merchandise. The quality of lighting will make sure that consumer behaviour can be influenced by keeping the colors on these items looking their best.
LEDs Improve Efficiency
LEDs can produce huge cost savings which can often lead to a dramatic decrease in energy use from 30-50% for a large-scale retailer. Utility rebates of an LED installation for a major retailer can also cover the cost of upgrades by up to 25%.
LED retrofits will work to last longer in a retailer and this means less bulb changes and better operating hours. LEDs last 2 to 5 times longer than conventional lighting.
LEDs Will Drive Sales
Installing good retail lighting can lead to a sales boost. In studies completed by Dutch researchers, a supermarket that was out fitted with LEDs saw an improvement of 2% higher sales after their LED retrofit. For retailers that have multiple locations or a large storefront, this could represent a large boost in revenue. Keep these top ideas in mind if you run a retail location and you are considering upgrading to LED lighting!
This post was written by Carl Edwards. Carl is the lighting engineer at Smart Energy Technologies. Smart Energy Technologies is a commercial lighting service company. They offer lighting solutions to a variety of industries. Some of these include, healthcare lighting, commercial restaurant light fixtures, parking lighting, prison led lighting, led warehouse lighting, and much more.