June 02, 13
It doesn’t matter if you own a small, mom-and-pop corner store or if you are running a large-scale manufacturing plant, commercial lighting is an important part of your daily life. For a retail establishment proper lighting can help attract customers and can also help you sell more products. For industrial applications, quality commercial lighting can help your employees work more safely and more efficiently.
Florescent lights are commonly used in commercial lighting and there are a number of reasons why. Florescent lamps are able to produce very bright light that is evenly distributed which makes them a very good light source. The primary reason florescent lighting is used is because it uses considerably less electricity than incandescent bulbs. The amount of money that can be saved by switching from incandescent bulbs to florescent lighting is huge.
There are many different types of commercial lighting, probably many more than most people are aware of. Outside you will have things like street lights to help keep your parking lot illuminated. This is important for the safety of your customers and your employees. You will also have security lights which are used near doors and various access points around the building. Most businesses also have lighted signs. There are several different types of commercial lighting that you will find indoors as well. You might use floodlights to illuminate a loading dock. Low bay light fixtures are used in buildings where the ceiling height is between 15 and 20 feet. This type of lighting provides good illumination without too much glare. High bay light fixtures are normally used in areas where the ceiling height is in excess of 15 feet. Places like factories, warehouses, gyms, stores and garages might use this type of lighting to provide enough light to very large areas.
As you can see, there is an awful lot to think about if you need to replace or retrofit commercial lighting in your building. One of the most important thing is to keep in mind is going to be energy efficiency because more efficient light fixtures will mean money in your pocket. At HiBrite Lighting, we offer commercial lighting fixtures and components and energy efficiency is one of our top priorities. We have lamps with up to 38,000 hour lamp life. Our lamps also experience less than 7% light loss over the lifetime of the bulb while HID’s can experience a 40% light loss within the first year. We also employ a unique 95% reflective surface that can help reduce your electricity bills by up to 60%.
If you would like a free energy analysis you can put your name and e-mail address into our contact form or you can give us a call at 605-339-1111 to see how we can help you save money with your commercial lighting needs.