The first ever OSRAM SYLVANIA Commercial Lighting Survey revealed the priorities and experiences of over 350 facilities decision-makers and lighting designers across the education, healthcare, hospitality, office and retail sectors. The survey sheds light on the current and emerging needs of building professionals and defines how highly efficient LEDs are shaping the future of commercial spaces. Among its key findings, realizing the energy efficiency, low maintenance and reduced operating costs of LED and solid state lighting, 73% of building and lighting professionals indicated they are currently using or planning to use LEDs in their commercial spaces. Furthermore, an overwhelming 84% of respondents revealed that energy efficiency, operating costs and maintenance are top considerations when making lighting decisions.
OSRAM states that the results signal that lighting has become a top priority for businesses. Nearly three quarters (71%) of facilities and lighting professionals have evaluated their commercial lighting in the past year. Most respondents believe it is more important to have lighting that saves money over its lifetime, despite the initial cost.