It is easy to leave up the old installations of outdated lights. But the initial cost of replacing those lights with modern LEDs will pay itself off many times over. Not just in money saved, but in how it will make your product look. The benefits of LED lights in refrigerators far outweigh the cost of entry and another way you can stay competitive.
Saves on Electricity
Lighting can be one of the most expensive aspects of a business. They need to be on at all times and bright enough so that employees and customers can clearly see. LEDs can produce at least the same amount of light (oftentimes producing more light) and can do it with far less energy consumption than incandescent lights.
Saving on electricity where you can will add up over time and increase the overall profit margin of your store. Further, adding motion sensors will ensure the lights are on only when someone walks by or opens a cooler door.
Improves the Appearance of Product
With the improved lighting of LEDs, it will make your product stand out more in a positive way. The bright and even lighting will make the food look fresher than if it were lit by older bulbs. The white light gives the product a cleaner, brighter, and livelier look, making the colors of the packaging pop.
One of the other added benefits of LED lighting in refrigerators is that LED cooler lights will generate less heat than other bulbs. This means the product meant to be kept cool will stay at the desired temperature, further increasing freshness and quality.
Lowers Cost of Maintenance
With a new type of bulb construction, LED lights last longer than typical fluorescent or incandescent lights. This extended longevity means that the time in which you need to replace faulty or burnt-out lights occurs far less frequently. LEDs have been shown to last for around 50,000 hours—roughly 50 times longer than incandescent bulbs and longer than any other type of light bulb.
Once LEDs begin to burnout, they do not shut off at once, but gradually decrease in brightness until it is fully burnt-out. This gradual burnout typically does not begin to occur until after its 50,000-hour lifespan.
Depending on the number of lights that need replacing and the time it may take for installation, it could seem a daunting task to switch over. In the end, LEDs will save you far more money than if you had stuck with outdated lighting fixtures.