3 Tips for Energy Reduction at the Office
If you’ve had an LED retrofit completed, you’re already on the right track to reducing energy consumption in your office. LED lights use as much as 90% less energy than conventional lighting, and last up to five times longer. Even with your energy-efficient LED lighting, though, there are many more ways to improve your energy reduction. Try out some of these tips:
Install motion detectors: Turning off lights when they’re not in use is one way to do things, but it’s easy for someone to forget when they’re in a rush. Motion detectors that turn your lights off after there’s been no movement in a room for a certain period of time ensures that no matter what happens, you won’t be coming into the office the next morning and finding that the light in the copy room has been left on again. Plus, you can still turn the lights off manually.
Install task lighting: There’s no need to turn on all the office lights if it’s only one or two desks in use. Between their small size, bright (and dimmable) lighting, and the fact that they don’t give off heat, LED lights can be installed almost anywhere to provide more efficient lighting up-close.
Dim lights to necessary levels: You don’t need to keep your LED lights on the highest setting. Often, a lower setting is more than enough – especially when spring and summer roll around if your office gets natural lighting. Dim your LEDs when they’re too bright, and they’ll both last longer and save you more on your energy costs.
If you haven’t yet installed LED lights in your office or business, contact us today for a free estimate.