A commercial location uses far more electricity than a home would. A big part of this is the lighting involved. In many cases, the lighting fixtures in place are the older standard of incandescent lighting, which loses up to 90% of its energy as heat. This not only wastes money on lighting costs, but it increases your cooling costs. Additionally you will save money on how often you replace light bulbs. Some energy rebates or tax credits may also be available for upgrading to more efficient lighting. Consult an accountant for details. We are more than happy to come to your place of business and evaluate your lighting, and give you some options to upgrade. In many cases, the new lighting will pay for itself in only a few years.
Types of energy efficient lighting installed by Integrity Power and Electric
LED (Light Emitting Diodes)
This type of lighting uses 75-80% less energy than incandescent bulbs. Additionally, you can save on cooling costs due to the heat the lights are NOT giving off. LED lights also last up to 25 times longer.
HID (High Intensity Discharge) Lights
These are also known as Metal Halides. These are normally used in warehouses and large commercial environments. They are very efficient at producing large quantities of a very bright light.
CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lights
These are the spiral looking light bulbs that you an use in the place of incandescent light bulbs. They last ten times as long and use up to 75% less energy.
Commercial Fluorescent Lights
These are used as overhead lights in many commercial settings. They use 65-80% less electricity than incandescent bulbs and last up to ten times as long, with a comparable amount of light given off.
These are twice as energy efficient as incandescents, and produce a very bright white light. The are normally used outdoors as security or stadium lights.
Contact us today to find out how Integrity Power and Electric can help you save on your energy costs.