A guide to efficiently saving energy in the office
Office lighting systems are a dominant user of electrical power and an internal heat source that often needs to be removed from space. Modern energy-saving lamps, luminaires (accessories) and controls can often reduce energy consumption by up to 50%. Specifying a well-controlled, high-quality, energy-efficient lighting system that can take advantage of available natural light can provide an effective and comfortable working environment for occupants.
Offices can be mobile or open-plan and the tasks performed may have very different lighting requirements. However, following some essential guidelines can offer effective lighting solutions that also minimize energy consumption.
Update top lighting
The need for the time is to update your old fluorescent and incandescent lights from the great top accessories. However, it is a proven fact that fluorescent bulbs consume less energy than incandescent bulbs, but fail to match the energy savings of LEDs.
LED lamps use nearly 80 percent less energy than traditional light sources and last much longer. To replace large fluorescent antlers, you can use LED light panels, which will work just as well and use only a fraction of the energy. The most recommended option will be to exchange the T5 and T8 fluorescent tubes for LED lamps, which will have a big impact on energy saving and light quality.
In addition, they also produce virtually no heat. The less heat produced in the building, the less the explosion of the air conditioner will be to try to balance the temperature. They are also available in color temperatures ranging from warm white to intense white to suit your particular preferences.
Efficient accent lighting
Accentuate your company's logo with rail light or for an elegant style in your conference room, use wall scones, most offices use some kind of accent lighting. We live in a technologically advanced era where LED has potentially replaced all traditional luminaires with its acumen of various color temperatures, light outputs and energy-saving capabilities. If your wall lamps use incandescents, replace them with LED bulbs. The same goes for MR16 rail lights or recessed lights: the possibilities are endless!
Control the lights
Installing motion sensors in areas of the building that do not require constant lighting, such as bathrooms, rest rooms, or supply cabinets, is a convenient way to control the amount of light being used. To reduce electricity usage and extend the life of your office lighting, you can also install an intensity regulator to customize lighting levels.
Low wattage signals
In the lighting designs of any commercial building, safety lighting, such as emergency and exit signals, is the most imperative. These signals use 24/7 power, so why not switch to output signals that use as little as possible? Output LED signals can last up to 25 years and come in a variety of designs that will complement the design of your office space. An even more energy efficient option is photoluminescent output signals. These signals do not require any electricity usage and are recharged when exposed to external light sources.