WHY LED?

MAKE THE SMART CHOICE

LED lighting makes sense for most commercial and residential projects.
Reduce energy consumption by as much as 90% with Smart LED Concepts LED bulbs last up to 50 times longer than average fluorescent bulbs lower maintenance costs. With tax rebate incentives for the retrofit and reducing environmental impacts, you can be sure our fully customized lighting solutions will create a positive return on investment.

REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

TAX
REBATE
INCENTIVES

50x LONGER
LIFESPAN

LOWER
ENGERGY BILL

ILLUMINATE INTELLIGENTLY

Reduce your energy consumption, maintenance and servicing costs.
Retrofitting your existing lights to LED lights from Smart LED Concepts last up to 50 times longer and normally consume up to 90% less energy than standard fluorescent tube lights.

HOW LONG DO LED’S LAST?

LEDs are notable for being extremely long-lasting products. Many LEDs have a rated life of up to 50,000 hours. This is approximately 50 times longer than a typical incandescent, 20-25 times longer than a typical halogen, and 8-10 times longer than a typical CFL. Used 12 hours a day, a 50,000 bulb will last more than 11 years. Used 8 hours a day, it will last 17 years!

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF SWITCHING TO LED?

The advantages of switching to LED are numerous. Here are just some of the benefits: LEDs use much less electricity than other bulbs, have extremely long rated lives, produce very little heat, do not emit UV or infrared, contain no mercury, are resistant to shock and vibration, and can operate effectively in extremely cold environments. For more information the advantages of LED, see LED: Is It Right For You?.

WHY DO LEDS COST MORE THAN OTHER TYPES OF BULBS? ARE THEY WORTH IT?

LED is still a new technology, and the expense of producing quality product is still high. However, pricing has come down dramatically from just a few years ago and prices are expected to continue to drop. In terms of whether LEDs are worth the extra cost, it’s helpful to look at the cost to operate a bulb in addition to the up-front cost. The energy savings realized in a switch to LED means that the extra up-front cost is often paid back rather quickly, and you’ll wind up saving money over the life of the bulb. Here is an example: for a residential customer who may have the light on for just 10 hours per week ñ the payback is over 10 years. On the other hand, a retail or restaurant client who is burning lights for 90-100 hours per week will calculate their payback on a $70 LED PAR to be less than 18 months. Taking a look at your payback estimate should definitely be a consideration when deciding if LED is right for you.

WHAT’S THE QUALITY OF LED LIGHT?

If you buy quality product, the light quality is excellent. Color Rendering Index (CRI) is generally used to measure light quality on a scale from 1-100. Most LEDs have a CRI rating of at least 80, and many are rated 90 and above.

HOW GREEN ARE LED’S?

LEDs are very green. For starters, they use much less electricity than many other lighting products. This means that less electricity has to be produced to operate them, and resulting in lower emissions from power plants, especially in areas where coal-fired plants are common. Unlike CFLs, they contain no mercury. Because of their long life, they also reduce solid waste: If you replace an incandescent bulb with an LED, you will prevent fifty 1,000 hour incandescent bulbs from being thrown away. Additionally, they produce very little heat and can reduce energy usage related to HVAC. The U.S. Department of Energy has estimated that increased adoption of LEDs over the next 15 years would also reduce electricity demands from lighting by 62 percent, prevent 258 million metric tons of carbon emissions, and eliminate the need for 133 new power plants.

ARE THERE REBATES/INCENTIVES/TAX CREDITS AVAILABLE FOR SWITCHING TO LED?

In many cases, yes. In order to find out if you are eligible for a rebate or other incentive program, you can reference the Department of Energy’s DSIRE site, or call a Smart LED Concepts Lighting Specialist.

IF LEDS PROJECT LIGHT IN SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS, DO THEY PRODUCE A GLARE?

LED lights are designed to blend seamlessly with architecture and environment. The diffusing lens and reflector system deliver an optimal light distribution that softly washes walls and sufficiently illuminates work surfaces. LEDs are not visible, so you won’t be distracted by hot spots or glares. The only thing you’ll experience is life under beautiful, more natural light.

SEE WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Customer Satisfaction Is Everything.
Here at Smart LED Concepts, we strive for perfection. We are dedicated to bringing the very latest in LED lighting design, illuminaires, equipment, products and services to our customers, surpassing expectations.

To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing this letter as a company reference for Smart LED Concepts, with whom I have an ongoing working relationship with. I am recommending them to you so that you might benefit through their superior knowledge and services in the LED lighting business.
Sean Gleason and his team from Smart LED Concepts are and have been from the very beginning extremely helpful in taking care of the Carolina Ale House and all of its lighting needs. They have provided excellent advice in the lighting and design stage, demonstrating different products at night to give us an idea of the all of the options out there.
I would highly recommend Smart LED Concepts to any business that are looking to a lighting solution for their business. The importance in lighting up the Carolina Ale House cannot be overstated. It has helped with visibility, marketing and branding which has in turn had a significant impact on our bottom line.
Smart LED Concepts i not only provides high quality lights and controls but it backs them up with support and technical assistance and know how. For example as a sports bar we need to stand out – what better way to do that than by changing the color of the bar to the same color of the favorite sports team, green for St Patrick’s day, Red/White/Blue for July 4th etc. The Lights themselves are extremely cost efficient and reliable but it’s always good to have a support team behind you the help with any questions I or my staff might have.
I assure you that you will not be disappointed in what they can offer you, your company and your customer.

Joe Marouf
Owner Carolina Ale House Chain S. Florida

CUSTOMIZED LIGHTING SOLUTIONS

Make properties more appealing and noticeable than others around them, increasing property values for Commercial and Residential properties and business traffic for entertainment establishments.