FAQ

There are many benefits. Here is a list of a few:

  • An immediate reduction in your electricity bill.

  • Less heat. LED fixtures are extremely efficient converting electricity into light.

  • LED Bulbs last a very long time, typically 50,000 to 100,000 hours.

  • They are virtually indestructible.

  • They do not contain mercury or other hazardous materials.

  • Highly recyclable – with no hazardous parts, you can easily reclaim most of the parts in an environmentally safe way.

Both lights are energy efficient light sources that are much more efficient than the bulbs they replace. Here is a small list of the differences between CFLs and LEDs:

  • CFLs are the spiral tube-like bulbs. They are mini fluorescent bulbs with self-contained ballasts. They contain a small amount of mercury. LED bulbs are the new style looking bulbs with heat sinks and round mini globes. They do not contain mercury.

  • You can replace a 22W CFL bulb with a 11W LED bulb.

  • LED bulbs are instant on, instant off. CFLs take 30 seconds to 1 minute to warm up after they are turned on.

  • LED bulbs are not affected by turning them off and on. CFL bulbs are, as this will reduce their life.

It all depends what you are converting. Incandescent to LED, fluorescent to LED, Metal Halide to LED. Fortunately, we built a very simple and information Energy savings calculator. Enter in a few fields or select one of our existing energy savings scenarios, and let it calculate your energy savings. We tried to make it simple and easy to use. But it is not uncommon to see at least a 70%+ savings on your energy consumption.

All our LED lights and bulbs are energy saving that are designed to replace incandescent, fluorescent, CFL, metal halide, high pressure sodium and halogen lights in your office, facility or business. They will reduce your energy consumption by at least 40%, and as much as 80%, depending on the light you choose and the light we are replacing. With LEDs lasting up to 100,000 hours, we can also reduce your maintenance on your lighting.

CIV LED Lighting takes a project driven process versus a lighting product approach. Many businesses buy replacement lights as needed along with replacing ballasts. The product approach is a on-going endeavor as lighting is dealt with as maintenance is needed. Our approach from a project driven process addresses lighting as the entire facility which introduces upgraded lighting as the whole facility allowing maximum benefits from a starting point. Advantages are total savings enjoyed, reduction in all lighting maintenance are realized from day one. As a project driven may require a total approach, we can introduce energy efficient leasing options for businesses to implement project from day one with no or minimal capital outlay, allowing the savings to pay for project

Often the focus is on the energy savings which is very measurable, along with the reduction of maintenance. However, there are some huge non-financial benefits listed below:

  • Consistency of color and temperature of lighting.

  • Reduction in after-noon drowsiness.

  • Increase productivity by as much as 5-8%.

  • Less absenteeism for workers as the reduction in mercury and ballast humming.

  • Easier cleaning for housekeeping.

  • Better quality of lighting will increase safety.

  • Higher quality of lighting often leads to a decrease of mistakes.

These benefits have been documented by studies conducted by Cornell University and Yale University