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Lighting Tips: How Small Businesses can Save Energy
Improving the efficiency of your lighting is one of the best ways you can save on energy costs. Energy-efficient LEDs last up to 50,000 hours, generate less heat, and give better-quality light than older technologies.
Eight ways to save on lighting
- Switch frequently used lights first. The biggest return on LEDs comes from lighting that’s always (or frequently) on—for example, your exterior lights.
- Look at cooler and display lighting. Because LEDs generate less heat, refrigerated displays and other climate-controlled spaces will not have to work as hard at cooling.
- Consider the benefits of better lighting. Replacing dim, yellow, or flickering lights with high-quality LEDs boosts employee productivity, customer comfort, and product appeal.
- Choose your color and ambiance. LEDs offer a wide range of color temperatures, from cool to warm, and are well suited to both directional and dimming applications.
- Match the light to the task. LEDs come in many styles and can be used anywhere—showroom floors, freezer cases, office task lamps, overhead fixtures, and exterior lots.
- Add controls and sensors. Lighting controls and sensors save you money by automatically turning off lights when they’re not needed.
- Upgrade tube fluorescents. Switch to high-performance T8 fluorescents—or, even better, convert existing fixtures to accept linear LEDs.
- Make use of natural light. If it makes sense for your budget and space, add skylights and daylighting controls that adjust interior light levels based on available daylight.