Energy efficient lighting control options for commercial buildings

With a new found emphasis on being energy efficient, the approach to commercial electrical issues has changed. This is especially true when it comes to lighting. But what can companies and businesses do to keep lighting and electricals within energy efficiency guidelines? And what are the effective energy efficient lighting control options for commercial buildings?

What are the most effective energy efficient lighting control options for commercial buildings?

One of the most effective ways to keep your lighting energy efficient is to install functional lighting controls. These can include:

  • PIR sensors
  • switches
  • dimmers

Lighting control: Switches and dimmers

While switches are the most common form of controlling your lighting, they do not provide a lot of option. The light is simply off or on with no compromise. However, using a dimmer can be a great idea. The lower your light setting, the less electricity the light will be using. This means that your employees can control the light at will, turning it down when a bright light is not necessary. As a result, your business could save money. Installing LED lights would make this an even more energy efficient option.

Lighting control: PIR sensors

Finally, sensors that trigger light from motion are the most energy efficient lighting control option. This is because you don’t have to rely on humans to remember to switch off the light when leaving a room. As a result, your conference room will never be left lit up again. Instead, with a PIR sensor, your light will be switched off automatically, when people leave the room.

For more information or advice about energy efficient lighting for commercial buildings, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical. We are Preston’s leading electrical experts, and you can count on us for professional design, installation and maintenance.