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Tips for Energy Efficient Lighting Solutions for a Commercial Fitout

You can save a lot of money by creating an energy efficient commercial fitout. If you already have a fitout, then you can actually carry out a lighting retrofit to get an idea of how to improve the performance of the fitout from the aspect of lighting only.

Not many people consider this but when you upgrade the lights in a commercial building, you can have a considerable effect on the operation costs of the building. You can concentrate the upgrading efforts for both interior and exterior lighting systems. You can replace the light bulbs you use with more energy efficient LED fixtures that can last a long time. You can check out some of the other energy efficiency procedures that can be adapted to your commercial fitout at the beginning of the design by visiting The Total Control Electrical blog. There are so many lighting options you can choose that will use up less electricity to deliver a higher light output. These types of lighting tend to be more reliable and you will not need to deal with lighting that fails unexpectedly costing you in replacements.

You can work with the electrical contractor to select areas where you need more light intensity or task lighting. These will generally be in the workspaces. You can make sure that the lighting is positioned correctly so that it hits the surface of the worktable and that sufficient light intensity is produced to ensure that employees don’t need to strain their eyes. And this will improve the comfort of the employees. Traditionally, offices and other commercial spaces generally have insufficient illumination and the activities that take place in a certain area were not considered. For example, the office tables will be laid out in a room where light fixtures are already provided or a generic lighting is given. But when you select specific lighting for specific tasks, you are boosting the productivity of the space.

The lighting controls can also be customized to change the colour temperature of lights. And there are so many innovations that allow you to automate the lighting process. For example, you can configure lighting in certain areas to switch off or switch on at a certain time. And the lighting can be configured on a schedule to mimic the progressions of natural light from daytime to nighttime. This is known as colour tuning and is a great way of improving the productivity of employees. You can also have lighting with sensors in certain areas that are not traversed frequently so that they only switch on when they detect movement. You can look into solar powered lighting when it comes to exterior applications. This will also save costs. And you need to make sure that the lighting in the building complies with the latest energy code. You can also see how solar power can be used to power interior lights so that your company can set your goals on net zero energy initiatives.

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