Keep your business lights on
Lighting technology is continuously evolving, improving in both quality of light and efficiency. As a business owner, you can now enjoy greater quality light with reduced electric bills. Enhanced controls like occupancy and ambient light sensors help use minimal energy while still providing the high quality office lighting you want.
The correct office lighting can be a game changer. It will save you money on energy bills, but at the same time, it will keep your workers happy. Dim lighting can significantly lower productivity, as it strains employees’ eyes, and does not provide the best working environment.
Upgrading your office lighting by replacing fluorescent and HID lighting with efficient LED lighting will improve your operating costs. It will lower your energy consumption, as LED fixtures burn significantly less watts for the same light output. Typically, a commercial space is lit by a 2×4 fluorescent grid, burning around 128 watts each. LED office lights burn 32 or 40 watts each.
There are many benefits that come with LED office lighting, in addition to energy savings. Lower maintenance costs is one of them. Traditional fluorescent and HID lights require a lot of maintenance, because bulbs and ballasts need to be replaced regularly. Additionally, sockets and lenses wear out and need replacement as well. LED office lighting has a significantly longer lifecycle, therefore yielding significant savings in maintenance costs.
More difficult to calculate than hard costs such as energy consumption and maintenance, but equally impactful are the intangible benefits of LED lights, such as increased sales. A brighter space will attract more customers. A brighter office will boost productivity. A brighter warehouse will lower the risk of accidents.
There are many reasons to consider upgrading your office lighting. Give us a call today to learn more about your options or get a free quote. Penna Electric has been installing and maintaining commercial and industrial lighting in Los Angeles and the South Bay for more than 13 years.
Our experienced commercial electricians are here to answer all your questions about options for improving your commercial lighting. Penna Electric has a wide range of experience with all of the most popular lighting options, and can help you make the best decision.
Don’t hesitate to contact us whether you need office lighting installation, repair or maintenance for your commercial or industrial business. We are committed to quality and excellence of service, and we can help at any stage of the process.
Frequently Asked Questions about Office Lighting
How do I choose the best office lighting?
There are many LED office lighting options in the market today, so we understand how overwhelming it can be to try and find the right products. We do have a list of common options and the best LED replacements, but you should know the factors that go into choosing the right product.
CRI stands for color rendering index and it’s a very important factor in commercial offices. The more time people spend under low-CRI lighting, the higher the chances they’ll complain of “bad” lighting. We recommend a CRI of 82 or more in office environments.
Lumens is another factor that goes into choosing the best LED lights and it refers to the light output of a bulb. Dimly lit offices impair productivity and also make it harder to be maintained and cleaned. Focus on high lumen output to ensure the office is adequately illuminated.
What are the advantages of LED office lighting?
The main benefits of using LED lighting in an office space are energy efficiency and better illumination, followed by cost savings. LED lights last longer than traditional bulbs, therefore they reduce ongoing maintenance. The fact that they are energy efficient helps with lowering utility bills. Not only that, but LED lights also emit a lower level of heat, which is quite the advantage when there are a lot of lights in a small space.
At a higher level, LED lights are generally good for the environment and they help combat climate change.
Does this apply to exterior lights too?
Yes. It’s important for business owners not to neglect exterior lighting upgrades, as exterior lights play an important role in the safety and security of your commercial space. Contact us today to discuss the options you have for upgrading your exterior lights and how to make the best decision for your business.
Why should I choose Penna Electric?
Whether you need office lighting upgrades or new installations, our experienced commercial electricians can handle the work. Penna Electric has over a decade of experience in commercial and light industrial electrical services, and we’re committed to your satisfaction.
It might be difficult to find the right partner for your office lighting needs, seeing how many options are available today, but Penna Electric stands out because our priority is you. Our team strives to ensure you have the best solution for your business, and we can help you get the right product for a pleasing and productive work environment.