Owners and executive managers at senior living and retirement communities may already be aware of the many benefits LED lighting offers, yet are unaware of their options concerning making the switch. For instance, they may not understand what lighting as a service (LaaS) is and what it can do for them. In an effort to help, let's discuss how retirement communities can switch to LED lighting essentially for free.
What is LaaS?
Most business people have heard of software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS), describing the cloud and computing technology empowering businesses online, yet they may be unaware of LaaS. This is a term describing a comprehensive lighting service that offers both physical and online services. Quality LaaS companies include energy management solutions in the cloud for monitoring and managing a business's ongoing lighting and energy needs.
For instance, when it comes to LED lighting conversions, LaaS companies like MultiSite LED offer comprehensive services such as:
- Facility assessment (performance, maintenance, layout, consultation)
- Rebates (utilities, government, incentives)
- Design (interior, exterior, type, color, location)
- Procurement (factory direct)
- Labor selection and management (facilitated through cloud software)
- Installation (confirm benchmarks, standardize)
- No need for financing because lighting and service is provided as subscription
Basically, retirement communities with one or multiple locations can work with a LaaS company to comprehensively upgrade their lighting to LED from start to finish. From assessing their lighting needs to determining the rebates and incentives available to them, retirement communities can partner with a LaaS company to effectively make the switch. Additionally, this partnership can help them optimally maintain their lighting and energy needs long-term.
How Does LED Lighting Benefit Retirement Communities?
An article found on LED Inside called: "LED Lighting Boosts Senior Citizens Health in U.S. Assisted Living Facility", written on August 30th, 2016, helps answer this important question:
"Research has shown that LED lighting has positive effects on health including reducing headaches, nausea, Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, mood disorders, stress, vision loss and eye disorders. In addition to energy savings, the health benefits make LEDs the ideal choice for healthcare and senior living facilities.
...The efficiency of LED lighting also drastically reduces lighting costs, allowing capital to be used in other ways that help provide high-quality care for residents. LED lighting uses an average of 75% less energy and lasts 25 times longer than incandescent."
From health benefits to cost-savings, LED lighting has the potential to significantly improve the environment and bottom-line of active retirement communities. These benefits could also be used with marketing efforts, giving retirement facilities a way to market their communities as healthier, greener, and visually more appealing.
How Retirement & Senior Living Communities Can Switch to LED Lighting Essentially for Free
In addition to all the benefits active retirement communities gain by switching to LED lighting, they can also make the switch without spending any more money than they already are. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, this is exactly what happens when retirement communities avoid capital expenditures and subscribe to lighting as a service utilizing the money they are already spending for their energy and maintenance costs to pay for LaaS. The savings that LED lighting brings impacts the bottom line instantly.
At least, this is possible with MultiSite LED's LightShare program. Basically, savings pay for the conversion, as long as the retirement community is approved for the no money down financed loan.
The money saved with 70% reduced energy costs and little to no maintenance will pay for the monthly payments; this doesn't even account for the extra money saved from utility rebates, tax deductions, and government incentives – all of which MultiSite LED will help businesses attain.
By partnering with a quality LaaS company offering comprehensive LED lighting conversion and ongoing services, retirement communities can reap the benefits of LED lighting essentially for free.
Whether it's a single or multi-site facility conversion, MultiSite LED has the experience and capabilities to help retirement communities make the switch to LED lighting with streamlined efficiency. If interested in learning more please contact us today.