Are you looking for energy saving tips to help your business reduce annual energy costs? Businesses consume far more lighting energy than homes, so if you’re looking for a simple and cost-effective place to start, addressing your business’s lighting solutions offers ample opportunity.
Upgrade Light Bulbs
“Out with the old” should be your mantra here. Incandescent light bulbs are far from efficient, emitting 90 percent of energy as heat – also not light.
Compact Flourescents (CFLs)
The curly cousin of long-tube fluorescents, CFLs can be used in place of incandescents in standard light sockets. They contain mercury and should be handled with care; however, they use 75 percent less energy and last 10 times longer than incandescents.
Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
Lasting 25 times longer than incandescents and using 75-80 percent less energy, LED lighting options have recently come down significantly in price. Also to get the most bang for your energy buck, LEDs are a top choice.
Metal Halides (HIDs)
High intensity discharge lights are extremely efficient at producing large quantities of very bright light and are an excellent choice for warehouse and commercial settings. Be sure to talk to an electrician to get the best color spectrum to suit your needs.
Using 1/5 to 1/3 the energy as incandescents and lasting 10 times longer, also these fluorescents offer flexibility in various commercial settings.
Twice as efficient as incandescents, also halogens produce a very bright white light that is well-suited for outdoor applications such as security and stadium lighting.
Take Advantage of Technology
Dimmers and Timers
Light dimmers and timers deliver just the right amount of light just when you need it, reducing energy use and also costs. They also improve security while you are away and can enhance the functionality and ambiance of your business.
The future of lighting, we’re not talking battery-operated, but fully automated lighting powered by remote control and smart device applications. The technology of this solution offers you the capability to monitor usage and costs, with the added convenience of on-site and remote functionality.
Find the Perfect Solution
Designed to your specifications, our experts can design custom lighting solutions that perform well and look great – all while also keeping energy costs under control.
For Any Situation
Security, landscaping, parking, retail – you name it! Whatever your lighting needs, L-Train will spotlight your perfect solution.
Looking for more ways to save your energy dollars?
Schedule a commercial electric energy audit today. A commercial energy audit can offer even more energy savings tips for the benefit of your bottom line. L-Train Electric also can:
- Assess current efficiency levels.
- Also reducing unnecessary energy consumption.
- Improve function, comfort, and safety.
- Lower your carbon footprint.
- Create a custom plan designed to help your business reach energy efficiency and savings goals.
- Also more!