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Whether it’s an industrial or commercial electrical system, utility bills are an unavoidable overhead unless you have a vast area of space covered with wind or solar panels. And inadequate lighting systems lead to higher utility costs due to higher power wastage.

If you are finding that your commercial utility bill goes well beyond the ‘acceptable threshold’ and it’s still rising in order to keep your facility lit up, you might not necessarily be at fault. It might just be an indication that it is time to invest in a commercial lighting retrofit.

Retrofitted buildings are more energy-efficient, making sure large lighting systems work on as little energy as possible. So let’s take a look at some of the most impressive benefits of commercial lighting retrofit and how it can help your business.

Reduced Electric Bill

The most obvious benefit is that commercial lighting retrofits reduce electric consumption and cost. You can expect to see a 50-70% reduction in your lighting bill, by replacing halide lighting fixtures with T5 tube lights or LEDs.

Better Lighting and a Safer Environment

LEDs are much brighter and last longer than halide-based light fixtures. Apart from the cost element, LED lights are also easier on the eyes as they don’t produce any UV, helping your employees work more efficiently and for longer. They also help increase employee safety, improve morale, and create a better working environment.

Motion Sensors For Lighting Control

A commercial lighting retrofit can also include motion sensors for rooms and warehouses where foot traffic isn’t as frequent. These sensors turn off or dim lights significantly if no one is present within their range.

Investment Gets Recouped

Commercial lighting retrofit costs may seem very high, but you can easily recoup the expenses within a few months in terms of saved costs. The positive cash balance means you get to use your savings elsewhere, strengthening your bottom line.

Tax Benefits

Certain states offer a tax incentive for using energy-efficient solutions – in this case, LED lights. Section 179D allows commercial companies to deduct as much as $1.80 per square foot for energy efficiency.

Lower Cooling Bill

Yes, a commercial lighting retrofit can also help reduce cooling bills. LED lights and T5 fluorescents operate much cooler than incandescent or halide-based fixtures which means reduced cooling costs for the whole facility.

There is also the added benefit of being able to promote the image of a greener and more sustainable company, helping the business earn customer and market goodwill.

If you would like a custom-designed commercial lighting retrofit for your building or facility and want to reduce energy costs, give us a call today or fill our quick form to schedule a visit and get a FREE quote!

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