LEDs now Preferred in High-Rise Communities

February 2023

It’s easy to understand why LEDs are so popular in high-rise communities.

One community of 1,844 units made the transition 15 years ago.  When it came time to replace their 1,850 LED (Light-Emitting Diode) lights in 2021, which remain on 24 hours a day seven days a week, the choice to stick with LEDs was obvious.  Residents love their brightness and light colour.  The corporation loves the savings and low maintenance.

It was fifteen years ago that the community transitioned to LED retrofit bulbs using only 1 watt each from incandescent bubs which require 13 watts and regularly burn out.  The project cost was about $50,000 and savings were about $20,000 a year in electricity.  The project paid for itself in 2.5 years and generated savings over the remaining 12.5 years.

Additional savings were realized by not purchasing replacement bulbs and not having to replace burned-out bulbs.