Common Uses for LED Lights


LED lights are not of much help if you can only use them in children’s toys unless of course, you’re a kid.  The infancy of LED lights has some people thinking that they’re no more than novelties not realizing that the Chipotle Restaurant they love eating at might now have LED lighting above their heads or that flat screen TV generates all those colors seamlessly with what was once just a novelty.  The state of LED technology has changed significantly and it’s still relatively un-used for the segment most needing its power and money saving prowess…lighting.  Let’s look at some common uses of LED lights.


A big question we face with business or individuals interested in saving with LED lights is what they can be used for.  It’s usually framed in a “those lights can’t do everything I need” voice.  It can do everything (or almost everything) you need.  Let’s look at the recent advances and common uses of LED lights.


Let’s start with the list of available options we have now.  We have spot lights, general lights, strips (to replace fluorescents), candelabra, larger lights spots, out door lights, street lamps, and just recently, a 150 watt LED which is the equivalent of 850 watts incandescent lights (at a much much lower power cost).  We can now dim LED’s and color LED’s to any Kelvin light with the ability to generate 256 colors directly from the light (not as a result of a filter).  Let’s see your incandescent or fluorescent do that!


As our abilities not only catch up with existing lighting technologies but surpass what’s available, most if not all common uses for lighting can be addressed by LED lights and the considerable savings afforded by them. 


Warehousing LED lighting.  Warehousing is a perfect candidate for LED lighting with its extensive use of fluorescent fixtures.   The LED light is so bright relative to fluorescent lighting that we can even look at replacing 4 strips per fixture with 2 LED’s for comparable light.  You can also avoid the power consumption and failure of ballasts needed for fluorescents. 

 Retail LED Lighting.  Halogens and spots are massive drains on electricity that create a great deal of waste heat (increasing air conditioning costs) and fail at a fast rate.  We can now mimic the warm  characteristics of yellow light that retail requires.

 Greenhouse LED Lighting.  Perhaps one of the most beneficial use of LED lighting is with Greenhouse lighting due to the intensive nature of the light usage.  Savings from LED lighting is function of wattage use and bulb replacement.  That’s a great equation for greenhouses with LED grow lights.

 Office Space LED.  We can replace the fluorescents and spots of office space with daylight or bright white light characteristics with savings of 80-90% over 5 years windows that companies can readily absorb and capitalize.

 City - State Govt. LED Lighting.  The same characteristics of office space applies to government building with the added advantage that governments are desperately in need of cost reductions in their budget.

 Hospital Lighting.  Hospitals have extensive lighting requirements that typically run 24/7 and bright white color qualities for both spot and strips are ideal.

 Street LED Lighting.  Not only do the bright light, higher wattage (still 1/10 the usage of current technology) work well to save cities on street lighting but the reduced labor costs become more relevant for replacements due to inaccessibility of the lights.

Residential LED Lighting.  Finally, the segment where we can do the most good…both for our energy independence and the pocketbooks of American families.  Soft yellows and warm light color tuning makes this a perfect replacement for energy hungry halogens and incandescents that still zap the majority of US residences.


These are some common uses we deal with on a daily basis but there’s almost no job where the numbers don’t work in your favor.  Run your LED light quote and we’ll see what it does for your particular uses.

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