The dimensions and needs of a supermarket require a large amount of artificial light. Taking this into account, its managers will need the best quality/price ratio in lighting systems, and also to achieve greater energy efficiency and savings in electricity consumption.
As we have already seen, LED lights stand out from other bulbs in every way. They use up to 80% less electricity than normal incandescent bulbs, and do not emit heat, UVA or infra-red rays. This favours optimal preservation of all the products found in a supermarket, especially in the fruit, vegetables and fresh meat or fish section.
LED lights are also perfect for illuminating exteriors, parking lots, lifts for large sales areas, or for use on illuminated signs.
Clear and bright lighting gives the supermarket a fresh, well-kept and appealing atmosphere for shopping, while at the same allowing customers to clearly see all the details of an item: price, label, ingredients, nutritional values, colours and appearance, etc. This is something that consumers much appreciate.
In addition, the wide range of colours and shapes of LED lights contributes to the decorative aesthetic, which is also important in a supermarket.
How long do LED lights last and how do they work?
LED lights are more efficient at converting energy into light. Their operation is based on the diode: a two-pronged electronic component that allows energy to flow through it in one direction. When electrons pass through this type of semiconductor, they turn into light.
As for the duration, while a normal light bulb has a useful life of approximately 5,000 hours, the useful life of an LED is greater than 100,000 hours of light. For all these reasons, LED technology is already well established in homes and businesses of all kinds. But now let's see the advantages of installing it in a supermarket.
Advantages of LED lights in a supermarket
We have already seen one of the most important benefits: they consume less electricity than traditional light bulbs and energy-saving light bulbs.
This is a technology that does not degrade from continually being turned on and off, which this does not affect its performance, and the bulbs have greater durability. This translates into significant savings in the short and long terms, both in maintenance and spare parts for the lights themselves, and in the annual electricity bill.
A good lighting project is vital to get the most out of the products and make sure this is reflected in sales. It’s important to avoid having too much light and choosing the wrong source. It is a well-known fact that an important part of the success of a supermarket is its image, and LED lights contribute to this in a very positive way.
Did you know that when buying fresh products, colour is one of the most persuasive factors? A good colour provides a suggestive image, which invites direct consumption. And then straight to the shopping cart!
Add to this the fact that LED lights provide quality artificial light. They do not get hot and therefore do not emit heat: almost all the energy goes into generating light. For this reason, their installation in refrigerators helps avoid food deterioration, favouring preservation. At the same time, the fact that the lights do not emit heat translates into savings on air conditioning.