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LED Lighting Boosts the Value of Public Spaces

Deco Lighting DHBX-LED luminaires at the Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theatre LA LIVE) in Downtown, Los Angeles.

Next-generation LED lighting systems truly are a game-changer in the lighting industry. From their amazing efficiency and flexibility in design to the way they distribute light more evenly, LED lighting solutions are the key to illuminating modern spaces. Whether it is a shopping mall, entertainment venue, corporate office, or manufacturing facility, property planners and building owners can upgrade from older technologies, such as metal-halide or fluorescent, to an energy-saving LED system that will add value to the space. There is no doubt that upgrading to LED lighting is an investment, but the upfront costs are heavily outweighed by the benefits of lower energy bills, longer fixture lifetimes, and added value for customers and employees.

Energy-efficient LED lighting is changing the way people think about lighting. Rather than just acting as a tool to light up a space, modern lighting technologies are able play an active role in accenting an area or creating a pleasing atmosphere for people to thrive in. In addition to the energy savings provided by LED lighting, public spaces can design their lighting layout to better accommodate employees and patrons. LED lighting provides a more pure, evenly-distributed level of illumination compared to older forms of lighting, such as CFL or metal-halide. This enables businesses to create a more natural, comfortable setting for employees or highlight certain areas more effectively within retail spaces. A report from the British Council of Shopping Centres notes that upgrading to sustainable LED lighting increases the valuation of shopping malls by five percent. This further backs the notion that placing a focus on sustainability is an extremely worthwhile investment for any business, and an advantageous venture  for those operating public venues.

Aiming to reduce their company’s environmental impact, as well as improve the quality and longevity of their lighting systems, The Staples Center and Microsoft Theater, both owned by AEG Worldwide, recently upgraded their dated metal-halide high bays to DECO Digital DHBX-LED fixtures. The upgrade to an LED solution from Deco Lighting aligns with AEG’s 1EARTH environmental sustainability program and the venues are now on track for massive energy savings in the years ahead. Through AEG 1EARTH, AEG demonstrates that it is possible for a company to reduce their environmental impact while driving business value through sustainability, all while cutting operational costs and improving the atmosphere within these public spaces. For more details on the LED upgrade at these venues, be sure to check out our recent case study on the project: Staples Center / Microsoft Theater Case Study

In addition to providing higher-quality illumination for public spaces, LED lighting has also been shown to generate increased sales in retail applications. Retail spaces can benefit in unique ways from LED lighting technologies, utilizing smart controls to further interact with consumers. Allowing for lighting layouts that accent specific products, LED lighting provides a unique opportunity for retail businesses to provide a more interactive shopping experience to customers that drives sales. Deco Lighting is heavily invested in smart lighting technologies and is currently developing a proprietary Bluetooth mesh technology that will be available for all Deco Digital LED lighting solutions in 2016. Bluetooth technology and smart systems will allow for even more control over the lighting of a public space, provide greater energy savings, and deliver the freedom to create modern lighting designs that provide functions beyond simply lighting alone. For example, an LED lighting system fitted with bluetooth technology would have the ability to push useful information to a customer’s smartphone, from providing facts on a specific product to displaying a list of complementary products.

Innovative LED lighting solutions are driving the market forward with their amazing lifetimes, low energy consumption, and quality of light, providing businesses the opportunity to retrofit or upgrade existing fixtures to LED and improve their bottom line, experiencing high ROI and working to lessen the impact their business has on the environment.

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