Studies show that switching to energy saving solutions, such as LED lighting also maximizes the health of the work environment, With LED lighting, 90% of power converts to light and 10% is converted to heat. Fluorescent lights contain harmful chemicals that hurt the environment creating an environmental concern.
Studies have shown that not only can making the switch to LED save money and energy, but individuals will also benefit because they promote increased levels of cognitive performance, alertness, and mood, as well as alleviating symptoms often associated with depression. Unlike fluorescent lights or CFL lights, LED lights do not flicker since they run on DC voltage. Studies have shown headache, eye strain and discomfort are common with tube, florescent and CFL lighting. LEDs are also free from explosion or chance of injury and are free from heavy metals.
In addition, LED lights eliminate the harmful presence of UV rays that exist with CFL bulbs and pose the risk of skin damage. Scientists have found that the use of LED lighting is best during the day, since the melatonin-suppressing light can influence sleep cycles—making them the perfect option for business owners to incorporate into commercial buildings and work environments.