Owning a business would be the best thing that any person would want. There are many advantages of running your own business but as many as advantages may be, there are shares of disadvantages. One of the biggest disadvantages is having to bear your own costs of running the business. One of these costs is the energy bills for lighting as well as illuminating your building. According to statistics, lighting can consume as much as 35% of the energy bills and the overall profit margin of your business is affected. To cut on the commercial lighting expensive expenditure, below are some of the tips that you can put in place.

Understand your building’s lighting needs.

On your journey to cut the energy costs, the first step is to understand the type of lighting that best suits your business. Different businesses require different types of lighting. For instance, the lighting needed for a bookstore is not the same as that of a coffee shop. You need to ensure that the lighting is enough to fit their needs. Also, decide the color of your lighting. Depending on the needs of your customers, you will know whether to use more or less light. Putting your needs first before settling for a type of lighting, it will help greatly in reducing the overall lighting.

Use the energy-sufficient lighting.

Due to the advancement of technology, there are a variety of lighting products that can help greatly in reducing the workplace energy costs. During the winter season, the energy consumption is higher because of the heaters used to keep this warm. In order to deal with the rising cost during this winter, you can consider putting commercial insulation as a way of retaining heat that is needed to keep warm during the cold season. Also, if your goal is to make the room brighter and more welcoming you can opt for a reduction in energy consumption by reducing the carbon footprints.

Use of sensors as a way of lighting.

Instead of having to nag your employees to always remember to turn off the lighting every now and then, especially for the rooms that are not used often such as the bathrooms, it would be recommended to invest in the light controls. There are three major types of the light controls.

The lighting panels turn the fixtures on and off at the designated times. Basically, these controls are set to activate during the working hours.

Occupancy sensors are perfect for areas that you are not sure about the frequency of the occupancy. For instance the washrooms. The lights turn on when a person enters the room and goes off once he leaves the room.

The photosensors are the best deal for the outside areas. This is because they detect the changes in the lighting and they are able to detect when to illuminate the area.

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Hello, my name is Karen Cole 40 years-old woman, living in Philadelphia, United States. I am the founder and editor-in-chief of the HealthBenefitAdmin online magazine and I am responsible for the published content that would help my precious readers to live as happily, healthily and sustainability as possible.