Three reasons you need energy-efficient commercial lighting
Finding the most energy-efficient commercial lighting in your grocery store, convenience store or supermarket is vital. Many business owners may not be sure upgraded lighting can bring benefits to their stores. However, Energy Optimization knows there are three reasons you should consider upgrading your lighting systems.
At Energy Optimization, our staff has been proudly offering energy retrofit solutions to businesses for more than 23 years. We’ve developed a variety of turnkey solutions for businesses who are looking to improve their energy efficiency, and our solutions have been very popular with our clients. In fact, our team has helped businesses all over the United States complete in excess of $750 million in energy optimization projects. One lesson that our experience has taught us is upgrading to more energy-efficient commercial lighting is vital to reducing the overall energy usage and energy costs of your business.
Three reasons you should let us perform energy-efficient commercial lighting upgrades for your business
Our Energy Optimization team clearly recognizes the benefits your business could achieve by performing an energy retrofit that includes efficient commercial lighting systems. In fact, there are three reasons you should seriously consider this type of upgrade in your store.
One reason you should consider upgrading your lighting systems is new light fixtures use less energy. As in any field, the field of lighting fixture design has seen rapid advances in recent years. Fixtures now include more efficient and robust materials that allow them to use less energy. This also makes them more resistant to damage, which means they tend to require less maintenance. Even though new fixtures use less energy, our team can assure you that they don’t produce less light. In fact, we completed a project for one grocery store where lighting system upgrades reduced energy usage by 40 percent while also allowing for a 70 percent increase in store light levels.
A second reason you should consider lighting system upgrades is to take advantage of the energy efficiency and cost reductions offered by light emitting diode (LED) bulbs. In our experience, LED bulbs are a great reason to upgrade your lighting systems. For one thing, they’ll last much longer than compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). LED bulbs also use about half the electricity of CFLs, and they can save you a significant amount of money on your electric bills, up to $10 per bulb in some cases.
Enhancing the customer experience of your store is the third reason you should consider upgrading the lighting in your business. As we mentioned, new light fixtures offer higher levels of light, and this can have a positive impact on the customer experience in your store. For instance, more light causes bright colors on your products to “pop” more, which may help them catch the eye of your customers. Higher light levels also make your store feel generally more open and inviting to your customers. Both of these improvements may result in increased customer traffic in your business and the profit increases that come from increased traffic.
Are you ready to upgrade to more energy-efficient commercial lighting in your store? Our Energy Optimization team is ready to help you find the solutions that work best for your business.
Contact our team today for more information about our services or to schedule an appointment.