How to Save Money on Your Office Lighting

When you think of a traditional office setting, you may think of fluorescent-lit hallways and stuffy, dark cubicles. Now, imagine your perfect office space—what does it include? Fortunately, it seems the world is moving away from the fluorescent lights and stuffy atmospheres and instead bringing some color to the workspace.

Office lighting shouldn’t be a financial burden on your business. Pinnacle Contractors is proud to specialize in energy-efficient LED lighting solutions that not only reduce the cost of your company’s electric bill, but also lift the mood of your employees and create a WOW factor for visiting clients. Check out some of our favorite cost- and energy-saving solutions:

Switch to Energy-Saving LED Light Bulbs

It takes a lot of power to run an office building, with as much as 30% going into office lighting alone. If your office still uses incandescent or old fluorescent lighting, it’s time to say goodbye and get on the path to cutting costs. Compared to incandescent and fluorescent counterparts, LED light bulbs are the most energy-efficient option available, using about 75 to 80% less energy and lasting about 25 times longer. Not only does this mean a lower electric bill, but also fewer times they’ll need to be replaced.

Use Dimmer Switches

Dimmer switches are often overlooked in office settings, but incorporating them into your lighting system will save energy. By implementing dimmer switches, you will also gain the capability of adjusting the lighting for any event, meeting, or gathering taking place.

Put Lights on a Timer or Use Motion Sensors

Have you ever returned to your office in the morning only to realize someone left the lights on overnight? While once or twice won’t make much difference, letting it become a habit can quickly add to your annual lighting expenses. Fortunately, options like timed lights or motion sensors can help avoid this problem. Motion sensors detect when someone enters the room and will automatically turn the lights on. When you leave, you can count on these sensors to turn off the lights automatically, thus saving energy. Timers allow the lights to turn on when motion is detected and will turn off if motion hasn’t been detected for a set amount of time, working to save you energy in the long run!

Use Natural Light

Open up the blinds and let the sunlight in! Not only is natural light an easy and eco-friendly way to lower energy costs during the daytime, but it’s also proven to help people be more productive, happier, healthier, and calmer throughout the day.

Shut the Lights Off

We know it sounds like an obvious solution, but always remember to shut the lights off when you leave a room or close for the day. It can be easy to forget sometimes, but remembering to turn off the lights is one of the easiest ways to save money on your electricity bill—you’d be surprised at just how many people forget to do this!

We always say that anywhere there’s a light, improvements can be made. Making those improvements and upgrading to high-quality lighting doesn’t have to be a financial burden. Let Pinnacle Contractors help you improve the quality of lighting in your office and help you choose the right energy-saving solutions. We can perform a full inspection and audit of your energy use to see where your energy could be better spent or reduced. We can even help with getting you the lighting products you need at affordable prices. Contact us today to learn more!

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