A large part of your company’s utility expenses come from lighting usage. That’s why it is important to keep all your lights in top condition. With a regular maintenance routine, you can help save your company money, and keep the lights running reliably and efficiently all year long.
Following these maintenance tips can increase the lifespan and performance of your commercial lights.
Tip #1: Use the right bulbs for replacement.
Fluorescent lights in commercial buildings are very common. However, upgrading your lights with LED bulbs is a much better option for the long term. According to the Department of Energy, these lights use up to 90% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. They also generate low heat and can last for years. Furthermore, LED lighting can also assist in bolstering employee productivity. Many business owners are catching on, too. A recent survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that there are over 2.5 million commercial buildings in the country that use LED lights – five times the number of buildings that used LEDs in 2012.
Tip #2: Clean fixtures.
Dust accumulates on light bulbs every year. Over time, this can diminish the light’s performance and can even cause the bulb to overheat. Make sure you regularly clean and dust your light fixtures to ensure they work at optimal efficiency and do not pose a fire threat.
Tip #3: Allott time for routine maintenance.
Are you scheduling regular preventative maintenance for your heating and cooling system, or other machines in your building? Make time to monitor and check the condition of your lighting system at the same time. This helps you point out any potential problem spots such as flickering bulbs, or any other electrical problems with your lighting system’s wiring that may need to be addressed.
Our team at Tapps Electric is your resource on everything related to your commercial lighting system. Here are some reasons to hire our team of licensed Tacoma electricians to ensure your lights are properly maintained.
Reason #1: Safety.
Working with your commercial lights requires working with your electrical system. Sometimes, even simple light maintenance can result in electrical malfunctions. Working with Tapps Electric ensures that your building and your employees are kept safe. We can inspect old wiring of your lights, work with you to redesign or upgrade the lighting system, or simply answer questions you have about protecting your lighting system.
Reason #2: Peace of mind.
Commercial lighting maintenance takes time and if you are unfamiliar with the system, it could be stressful to ensure you have everything replaced and maintained properly. Electrical work – even switching out fluorescent bulbs with LED bulbs – needs to be precise. Instead of spending time figuring out how to do this, our team at Tapps Electric will ensure that the job is done right the first time. We stand by our work and pride ourselves in giving commercial business owners the confidence they need to continue operating their business without a significant disruption in light or electricity function.
As a Pierce County commercial building owner, it is important to keep lighting maintenance a top priority. If you are still using fluorescent bulbs in your building, now is a great time to upgrade your lighting system with LED lights, so you can ensure you are getting the benefits of the newest in lighting design. Lighting upgrades also make you eligible for rebates from Tacoma Public Utilities, which saves you even more energy and money in the long run.
Our skilled and professional team of Tacoma electricians at Tapps Electric can help get your lighting project complete quickly and efficiently. Contact us today to learn more.