LED lighting contributes to energy savings and sustainability by improving working conditions through deliberately directed light and lowering the energy needed to power lighting fixtures. LED lighting also dramatically lowers costs, an important asset for public building projects, by out-living previous solutions and lasting for many years beyond traditional lighting fixtures. In public building management, like any facility management or building upkeep, time is money, and because changing LED fixtures happens far less often than usual traditional lighting, public building management will spend less time on the ladder changing bulbs which clearly saves money from the public purse.
The initial cost of an LED retrofit can frighten off the most dedicated user of green technology, but luckily, this cost pays itself back within three to five years of installation, for LED fixtures and bulbs can last for ten years, if not more. This impressive ROI means that a little initial planning for a greater initial cost results in future financial and sustainable benefits down the road. LED lighting is a positive addition for any facility, including public buildings.