When you own and operate a business, it is all about the bottom line. You don’t want to spend money in places that it isn’t absolutely necessary. One of those areas is the lighting. Commercial lighting can get expensive depending on the building and what your needs are. You should certainly make some changes where possible in your commercial lighting to help you save a bit of money. There have been a lot of reports about the lifespan of commercial LED lights. Most have estimated it to be well between 50,000 to 100,000 hours. However, some recent reports revise it down to the 25,000 to 50,000 hours range. Misso Electric is here to talk about commercial LED lights and how some changes could help you save money in the long run.
Why Commercial Energy Audits are Required
The first step in making your building more energy efficient is going to be with an energy audit. There is a good chance that you had an energy audit and that is why you’re interested in making some changes to your commercial electrical system in the first place. This is a great way to see what areas of your business are using the most energy and where you can make some changes to help your building be more energy efficient. Getting an inventory of all the lighting can help you see how much LED lighting is needed in your building. During a commercial energy audit, the energy consumption is looked at very closely to help you understand what areas are using the most and what areas you can make some changes to improve it.
Determine Where LED Lighting is Most Beneficial
If there is any way to change out your current lighting for LED lighting, there is no doubt that you will save money. You may need to take a good look at some of the lighting in your building and see if there is LED lighting that is available for the fixtures you have in your building. There are no two businesses that are alike, so you need to be able to take a good look at your specific needs and go from there.
Install Lighting Control Systems
No matter what, there are probably some areas of your building that you don’t need to have lighting all of the time. When you have lighting controls installed in your building, you can see significant savings as well. Some buildings have seen savings as high as 40% on their energy consumption when lighting controls were added. They can come in different forms like motion sensors, timers, or even dimmers to help you get the lighting that is specifically tailored to your business and its needs. Make sure you’re picking a time when making these changes is going to disrupt your business as little as possible.
Commercial Electrical Lighting & Fixture Installations, Repairs, Maintenance & More in Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Tonawanda, West Seneca, Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda, Lockport & Greater Strykersville, NY
If you’re looking to make your commercial building more energy efficient, you can turn to Misso Electric to help. We know how to find ways to help you save money and benefit the bottom line when it comes to the success of your business. Our team of highly trained electricians will help get your building as energy efficient as possible. Call us today!