Ballast and Bulb Replacement
The lights that keep your office, storefront or commercial workspace bright each day can account for nearly forty percent of your business’ overall energy usage. If you aren’t using a reliable and efficient light system that is best suited for your needs, that it s very likely that you are overpaying for the hydro at your business. With so many options out there that can potentially save you money and reduce your total energy consumption, you may feel overwhelmed when it comes time to upgrade your current system. That’s why the certified commercial electricians at Highmark Electrical offer a comprehensive guide to help you determine what system will work best for your lighting needs. We offer a one-year warranty on all of the equipment we provide, and will be with you every step of the way during the installation to make sure you get exactly what you were looking for in terms of functionality and aesthetics. We will also be sure to inform you about any potential rebates or incentive programs that can help your company save even more thanks to your new lighting system.
What Lights Will Best Suit Your Space?
Commercial lighting differs from residential lighting in that it is specifically geared towards helping businesses illuminate their premises for certain purposes such as sales, manual labour and manufacturing, or typical office work. It is important to be aware of the fact that your standard residential lighting equipment will not be up to task when used with industrial grade light fixtures, which is why it is so important to have a certified team of professional electricians handle all of your commercial lighting installations and maintenance.
Most incandescent lighting systems will probably not be ideal for commercial usage, as the bulbs tend to use more energy and produce less light compared to other kinds of lightbulbs. You will typically only see incandescent lights used for specific task lighting in a commercial setting, or for accents in a retail setting. Otherwise, an incandescent lighting system for commercial use makes very little sense in terms of efficiency and financial savings.
A halogen lightbulb is twice as energy efficient as its incandescent counterpart, but is still commonly used for specific task lighting due to the intensity of the light it provides. You will likely want to use halogen bulbs outdoors to light up the outside of your store or to keep your parking lot and premises well lit at night to ensure employee safety.
This type of lighting system is by far the most commonly used type of lights in commercial settings. They are highly efficient, and provide businesses of all types with adequate, reliable lighting that makes virtually any task easier. They also last a great deal longer than any type of bulb, and thanks to recent advances such as compact fluorescent tubes that can replace traditional incandescent bulbs, the can be used virtually anywhere in your office or other commercial space, even outdoors. One thing to note is that these bulbs contain mercury, and need to be properly disposed of separately from your regular waste.
There are a few other newer types of commercial lighting that have just recently started to become popular on the market, such as LED bulbs, and Highmark Electrical is ready to help you find the ones that will best suit your needs.