As the world continues its gradual recovery from the financial crisis of a few years ago, businesses are constantly looking for ways to save money in any which way they can. This can mean streamlining their sales model, rethinking their overall strategy, or freezing pay and bonuses for a further year. Cutting costs, especially in a registered business, has never been easy, but there are always new methods to look at. Have you ever considered your monthly energy bill?
Lighting can consume up to 40 per cent of a business' energy expenditure.
Many firms don't even consider how much of their outgoings are spent on electricity, gas and water, but there are considerable savings to be made if you know where to look. According to a report appearing in Breaking Energy, lighting can consume up to 40 per cent of a business' energy expenditure. Thus, there is plenty of scope to shave a considerable amount of money from your monthly bill, so let's take a look at how you can improve the cost efficiency of your firm's commercial lighting.
LED there be light
By switching from old-fashioned, energy-sapping incandescent bulbs to modern, slick LEDs, you're already halfway to making big savings on your bill. That's because LEDs are a hugely energy-efficient alternative, one which looks set to dominate the future of sustainable, eco-friendly lighting. According to the Department of Energy, LEDs use up to 75 per cent less energy than incandescent bulbs – and last a staggering 25 times longer.
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The same source states that, should commercial-scale LED lighting become commonplace across the world, it could potentially form the biggest impact on energy savings in the United States, let alone other developed countries such as Great Britain, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. For example, by 2027, continued use of LEDs could realistically save 348 TWh of electricity – that's the equivalent to the annual power output of no less than 44 industrial power plants.
Stay in control
Though simply switching off the lights if you're the last person to leave the room is pure common sense, in a professional workplace such as an office block, that isn't always possible. This is where a system such as RAPIX Lighting Control comes in handy.
The advanced, yet simple technology is designed to give you as much control over your lighting set-up as possible, meaning that you can save both time and a considerable amount of money with its easy installation and operating methods.
At Aesthetic Lighting Solutions, we'd be happy to talk over your options when it comes to making a few savings with your system, so be sure to get in touch with us today to find out what we can do for you.