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Saving Money With Commercial Lighting

Firms are always looking to save money and improve productivity. One way to do this is through commercial lighting options. Most commercial spaces are over lit, costing companies more money than ever. Finding ways to save money on commercial lighting is imperative for a firm’s success. Consider implementing the below steps for a successful outcome.

Start small
When considering how to save money with commercial lighting, take small steps. Consider installing a lighting system into one heavily trafficked room. This is a great way for a firm will reduce electricity expenses and improve the area’s atmosphere. When others notice a difference in comfort, think about placing some energy-efficient lighting devices like a dimmer and occupancy sensor in the room. Implement the new lighting features for a two to three month trial period. At the end of the trial period, compare the electrical bills to prior periods. There will be a difference. Use this difference to emphasize the advantage of saving money with commercial lighting choices.

Use Dimmers
Dimmers provide an excellent way for a firm to save money on commercial lighting. Statistics show that installing a single dimmer can save up to $100 in annual electricity expenses. These energy-efficient devices can be used during presentations, meetings that include overheads, and in other appropriate locations where strong lighting is not necessary. Instead of having the room be completely dark, dimmers increase comfort levels and reduce eye strain. Dimmers come in a variety of forms to suit company needs and budgets. With an estimated useful life of at least 10 years, these devices can provide years of budget-saving use.

Install sensors
Occupancy and vacancy sensors are wonderful devices for turning out those lights that employees or others forget to turn off while leaving a room. This not only saves electricity and money, but provides the firm with a more efficient operation. Sensors work by being integrated into a firm’s current lighting system. Once integrated, users must only program the sensor device to shut off lighting after a specific amount of time. Shut-off time can periodically be adjusted to suit varying needs and requirements. Installing these sensors in high-traffic areas like work areas, lunch rooms, meeting areas, and warehouses will save valuable resources.

Control lighting
By controlling the amount of light that enters a facility, company’s can easily save money on commercial lighting. Technology has advanced to the point of offering a number of shading options to optimize light. The technology makes it possible for the shades to  adjust to the sun’s positioning based on the season and building placement.  This assures users of receiving vibrant sunshine that increases productivity. This is done automatically, so companies do not need to concern themselves with continually adjusting shades to meet individual needs or requirements.

Controlled lighting makes it possible to optimize lighting usage. At times when sunlight is hindered, as in foggy or rainy weather, shading can be completely opened. Days when bright sunshine exists will have the shades adjusting to allow maximum sunlight into the room without all the glare or eye strain associated with unprotected and direct sunlight exposure.

Commercial lighting is traditionally one of the largest expenses  firm encounters. Learning how to implement cost-saving strategies that will improve productivity and profitability can be done.

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