Every year, about 30% of energy consumed in commercial buildings is wasted according to EnergyStar.gov and about 19% of all energy used is for lighting alone. If you are paying sky high electric bills here are some options to reduce your costs. Thankfully, we can help you with some cost effective lighting options.
Reduce Energy Consumption
- Install motion sensors or occupancy sensors in low to no traffic areas.
- Integrate lighting controls in your work place.
- Replace your exit signs with LED exit signs. According to EnergyStar, this will save you $10 per sign per year.
- Replace incandescent and CFL bulbs with LED light bulbs in your floor and desk lamps.
- Retrofit or upgrade fixtures to house LED lights.
- Upgrade outdoor pole and parking lot lighting to LED.
This chart compares the cost of running 30 bulbs for 7 days a week and 12 hours a day.
|Watts||240 (8 per)||450 (15 per)||1800 (60 per)|
|Electricity Cost (11cents / kwh)||$115.63 per year||$216.81 per year||$867.24 per year|
|Lifespan||50,000 hours||8,000 hours||1,250 hours|
|Number of times changed bulb during LED lifespan||180 (6 per)||1200 (40 per)|
Cost Effective Lighting
LED is the clear winner in the chart. CFL comes in 2nd and incandescent is the outdated energy hog. While compact florescent lamps may be energy efficient, they contain mercury which means they need to to be handled with care and disposed of properly. LEDs are durable, power up quickly, aren’t effected by cycling on and off quickly and give off little heat.
What Our Customers Say
“Arrived when they said they would, completed the work quickly, and best of all- cleaned up their mess! Thanks for the electrical work and making our entrance brighter with the new LED lights.”
Who to Call
Joyner Electric and Security provides lighting consultations and surveys for retrofitting light fixtures, area lighting, parking lot lighting, outside pole lighting, emergency lighting, nursing facilities, banquet room lighting, warehouse lighting and more. We provide creative and cost effective solutions for results that will meet your expectations. Retrofitting light fixtures is an area that might just serve you best. Let us help you with your outside and indoor lighting issues and we will find the best solution for you.