You company's total lighting needs depend on a variety of factors, including building size, business location, and hours of service. But no matter what your specific situation is, there are still a few standard tips that can increase your lighting savings.
Replace all your high-use incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights. A compact fluorescent light uses up to 75% less electricity to produce the same amount of light as an incandescent bulb.
Replace exit signs with light emitting diode (LED) exit signs. An ENERGY STAR® labeled LED exit sign can last up to 25 years and save almost $25 per year.
Stop lighting offices, conference rooms, and even whole floors that don't need it. Occupancy sensors are inexpensive devices that can reduce lighting costs by up to 40% by turning off all lights in unoccupied areas.
Encourage your employees to open the shades and blinds on mild temperature days. If there's enough light coming through the window, you might be able to turn off some of your artificial lights. Natural light is preferred by artists and designers. And best of all, the sun is free.