June 02, 13
How to Find Energy Efficient Lighting
Finding the right commercial lighting for your business can be difficult. You want energy efficient lighting but you also want it to provide adequate light. Poor lighting can cause a decrease in the productivity and performance of your workers.
How do you maintain a high quality of lighting at a minimum of cost?
The best way to reduce your cost overall is to consider long-term solutions. Don’t look for the cheapest industrial lighting you can buy. In the end, it will cost you more in energy costs.
Buy the best quality energy efficient lighting you can afford and you’ll save money for many years to come.
Always buy from a reputable company that’s been in business for several years. You want to work with a company that has a reputation to uphold and a proven record of cost savings for their past customers. Ask for reference from other business they’ve worked with and see if they’re satisfied with the products and the customer service they received.
Always ask specific questions about their fluorescent lighting products such as:
How long it take the lights to come on and what restrike time is needed? Many types of florescent lighting require 5 – 7 minutes to restrike after a power outage. But new types such as T8 lighting are back on as soon as the power if back on. There’s no lost recovery time.
Compare their lighting side by side with other fluorescent lighting.
A HP8-6-6 lamp will consume 210 watts of energy. A 400 watt HID will consume 460 watts of energy.
When you add up the difference within you entire factory or auto-dealership you can see the potential for savings.
If your company has used the same lighting fixtures for many years; you may be surprised at how much more efficiently T8 lighting works.
Ask about required maintenance. This is another area where new lighting products excel.
One of the many differences in T8 luminaries is they maintain consistent light throughout their life span. They won’t dim or provide less light after hours of usage. Their output remains the same.
The bottom line is this; when you replace your company’s old lighting with fixtures such as the HF8-6 you will improve your light levels and use half the energy. This is not only good for the environment; but it’s great for your company’s bottom line. The less spent on energy the higher your company’s profit margin.
If you’ve been thinking about replacing your business lighting maybe now is the time to take the next step. Talk to a representative of an energy efficient lighting company and see what they can offer your business.
They will also be able to help you calculate your potential energy savings over the next few years. You may actually save money in the long run by spending money to have new energy efficient lighting installed.
You may be surprised to find out easily new lighting can be customized and installed in your facility. New shallow depth fixtures can be installed with as little as a 4″ depth. This reduces the chances of damage due to material handling equipment within a warehouse setting.
Reduced consumption using energy efficient lighting is a win-win for businesses and the environment.
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