November 2023 Update
Nov 30, 2023
It’s no secret that we are currently facing the highest energy bills in 2022 – and due to this I am sure every business is looking at how to save money and become more efficient in the workplace.
If you’re looking for a solution as to how you can tackle this energy bill crisis a simple answer would be to look at your existing lighting – is it energy efficient? Of course, by replacing your existing lighting or installing better located lighting it would be at a cost. However, you could be surprised by how quickly your investment pays back.
As well as the money saving benefits of upgrading and installing the right lighting you can also improve the increase of focus and productivity within your workforce instantly.
Poor Lighting at work can represent a significant cost to the business in the form of:
As a business owner and working in the industry that we do, I appreciate lighting is a very important part of any professional business. It is therefore an employer’s responsibility to make sure that there is adequate lighting in the workplace.
I personally believe there is nothing worse than trying to work with poor lighting! And of course, as an electrical company we get asked all the time about lighting installations and I believe our manufacturing partners that we have chosen to partner with can offer a precise design whilst always considering cost effectiveness for the end client.
If we are installing new lighting, there will of course be some element of infrastructure we need to do to make sure the new lighting can be fitted. But if upgrading existing lighting it is a straightforward process in most cases. And as mentioned previously the money you would spend on the installation or upgrade will pay you back dividends in the near future.
We all underestimate the importance of controlling your lighting. There is no need to have all your lighting on at once, all this does is cost you more money and is making the life expectancy less of the fittings you have installed.
As I mentioned earlier the energy costs are going to cause big problems for businesses in the coming months, if you are going to make the change to LED, its essential to figure out which areas need light and at what times of the day.
When we undertake any installations, we will always consider this, and we discuss this with our lighting partners so they can show real cost savings and where the most lighting needs to be directed to be most effective for the end user. With the use of sensors, PIR’s, timeclocks, smart lighting systems this can all contribute to the help with savings that we all need to be making on our energy bills.
The bottom line is, don’t delay these works! It will be better for your employees; the workplace will be more desirable, and it would save you money in the long run. There are now loads of products on the market to choose from, as well as good electrical contractors out there that can take your requirements and try to make the transition to LED as seamless as possible.