How can effective lighting control increase energy efficiency?

Energy efficiency is all about reducing the amount of electricity and electrical items your business uses, as well as saving money on energy bills. So, how can effective lighting control effect this? Well, with the right lighting control in place, your business could drastically increase energy efficiency. Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical specialists. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the energy efficiency benefits of lighting control.

How can effective lighting control increase energy efficiency?

Effective lighting control tools can help to reduce the amount of electricity used in your premises, whether it’s commercial, industrial or residential. There are a number of reasons for this, including:

  • Dimming lights uses less electricity- all types of light bulb, from halogen to LED’s use less electricity when dimmed. And this difference can be quite substantial. For example, dimming an incandescent or halogen light will, on average, reduce energy use by about 20%! This can be a big saving on your monthly energy bill.
  • Extend bulb life- because dimming switches reduce the amount of electricity going to the bulb, all types of bulb will last longer when controlled with a dimmer. This means your property will not use as many light bulbs, and not need to dispose of as many either, bringing practical advantages for the environment and your energy bill.
  • Motion lighting uses even less electricity- in properties with shared areas, the lights can often be left on for long periods of time, even when the space is not in use. This often occurs in hallways and stairwells. Motion lighting in these areas can be activated with motion, and then automatically switch off when the area is no longer in use. This can help you save money on energy bills and improve energy efficiency.

For more information or advice about energy efficient lighting for commercial buildings, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.