June 02, 13
The Pros and Cons of Installing New Lighting in Your Business
- The Pros and Cons of Installing New Lighting in Your Business
If you’re considering buying new lighting for your business; you should spend some time listing all the pros and cons. Replacement lighting can be expensive so you want to be sure you’re making the best choice for your company.
By looking at all the positive and negative aspects of new lighting you can be sure you’ve made the right decision for your business.
Here are a few of the pros and cons of replacing your current lighting:
Time – Having new lighting installed can take some time, especially if you own a large building such as a warehouse or factory. Before you start, make sure the company you’re working with has professional installers who have worked on similar size buildings. Find out if they can work during your off hours or do the installation in sections. You may be able to have the lighting installed without having to close your business for a long period of time. Always ask how long their previous installation jobs took. Talk to their past customers whenever possible.
Cost – Installing new lighting can be expensive. But purchasing cheap lighting can cost you more in the long run if it uses a lot of energy or requires constant maintenance.
Product Quality – There are many lighting companies that sell shoddy or poorly made products. You need to make sure you’re buying from a reputable company that only carries the best types of lighting products.
Future Cost Savings – Though the initial costs of installation can be high; you may be able to save money over the long-term if the new lights lower your energy bills. Some new lighting works on half the amount of energy than older fluorescent lighting. This can result in a huge savings in your electric bills. This is only true if you purchase energy efficient lighting.
Brighter Lighting – Low lighting can affect the appearance of the interior of your building. A dimly lit showroom can hurt the atmosphere of any retail store. Bad lighting can also have a negative effect on your employees. It makes it harder to be productive and to deal with intricate tasks.
Less Maintenance – If you purchase the correct lighting it can be virtually maintenance free.
Better Configuration – There may be better options for lighting then when you first installed your current lighting. You can find high bay lighting or shallow lighting. T5 and T8 lights are designed so they can be configured to fit a multitude of layouts.
Remember, none of these “pros” are absolute. You need to choose the right lighting company that uses the best quality energy efficient fluorescent lighting to be able to achieve these results.
When you’re making your decision about which lighting company to use, always ask to talk with past customers. Ask if they were happy with the installation process, the final products, and their energy savings.
Choosing the right lighting for your business can be tricky. But by weighing all the pros and cons in advance you can make the best decision for your company’s situation.