Cree, Inc.'s energy efficient LED light bulbs
will soon illuminate all dining rooms and restrooms at restaurant chain Denny's Corp.'s new and renovated locations. Financial details were not provided for the transaction, but considering the items purchased were LED light bulbs, one can expect that a lot of money went into these light bulbs. Over the long term, Denny's will end up saving a significant amount of money.
LED light bulbs only use about 10 percent to 15 percent of the power that incandescent light bulbs use. The reduction of power usage does not mean a reduction in light; LED light bulbs provide the same lumens for far less watts. LED light bulbs would be perfect for a restaurant, as the lights in a restaurant are nearly always on, especially in the dessert case.
LEDs have good color rendering as well, which is very important in the food industry. If the food doesn't appear nice, people will be less likely to try it. Good lighting is integral to a satisfactory dining experience. By installing LED light bulbs in their restaurants, Denny's is simultaneously improving the aesthetics of their restaurants while getting set to save a very large amount of money.
Restaurants use around 285% more utilities than the average commercial building. The quickest and easiest way to reduce those costs is to switch out incandescents and older fluorescents for daylighting and LED light bulbs. Denny's has done just that, and is reaping the benefits of minimized energy use.