In Australia, rising costs, reduced government subsidy, and an increased desire to reduce carbon emissions has resulted in an energy efficiency strategy becoming more than a viable option – it’s now a necessity. Nowhere does this hold true more than in the commercial and industrial sectors, where energy costs can have a significant impact on the bottom line.

However, once it has been decided that an effort is to be made to reduce energy consumption, there is a lot more involved than simply choosing the products with the lowest energy output. Product performance, the impact of changes to technology, adherence to industry standards and ongoing maintenance costs must all be considered. And as more consumers enter the market for energy efficient products, so do more companies looking to satisfy that need. In many cases this has led to a saturation of the market, with non-compliant and under-performing products creating many misconceptions, and making it difficult to separate fact from fiction.

The reputation of LED luminaries has been damaged by such products and companies. While LED has always been known as a highly energy efficient alternative to their fluorescent, incandescent and HID counterparts, the capacity of LED luminaries to provide value in cost and adequate lighting, especially in commercial applications, has always been questioned.

While these concerns are by no means unfounded, recent technological advances in LED luminaries have meant the light output from LED’s can no longer be considered inferior. Add this to the already established sustainability, affordability and reliability, and LED lighting becomes an attractive option for commercial and industrial environments looking to create a more sustainable and energy efficient workplace.

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