Your company's lighting needs depend on a variety of factors, including office space, 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.

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Light Bulbs

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. And, clean the lighting fixtures in your office and production areas on a regular basis. Dirt can absorb as much as 50% of your lighting.

Exit Signs

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.

Occupancy Sensors

Stop lighting rooms that don't need it. Occupancy sensors are inexpensive devices that can reduce lighting costs by up to 40% by turning off lights in unoccupied areas.

Natural Lighting

Open the shades 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.