The Energy Chronicles

Aesthetics & Efficiency

LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting has been widely adopted in commercial buildings throughout the past 10 years, promoting energy savings and improved light outputs. But, what about the hospitality industry where look and aesthetic are crucial to each restaurant, hotel, and shop? The original LED bulbs were efficient but not attractive. Today, we can have both efficiency and aesthetics.


If you wrote off LED bulbs for your hotel or spa 5 years ago, check again. LED bulbs now come in all-glass “vintage” styles that are made to mimic the aesthetic of old incandescent bulbs. You can have both: beautiful lighting and low energy costs. The yellow filaments are LED lighting elements in place of the traditional incandescent filaments. The LEDs are dimmable and available in all shapes and sizes.

The Energy Group recently performed a lighting audit for a resort in Missouri that has 10,000 incandescent light bulbs on the property. LED bulbs can maintain the beautiful aesthetic of the resort while saving $70,000 per year on electricity costs alone!

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