Exterior Industrial Lighting
Lighting a large exterior space outside of a warehouse, manufacturing plant, around parking lots or distribution centers can be the single most expensive cost you have as a business owner. But it doesn’t have to be any longer. At Republic Energy Services, we successfully assisted companies cut down on their energy costs from 50%-70%, since 1988 alongside Philips. Your environmental impact plays a huge role in how customers, employees, and other businesses perceive you. What better way to impress them than by going green?
How Do Industries Affect The Environment?
Industrial businesses are the third-largest man-made source contributing to climate change because of the large amounts of carbon dioxide they emit. Though carbon dioxide is an essential part of plants and animals, too much can negatively affect the temperature of our planet. The CO2 ultimately traps the heat the sun produces, which is why you hear about icebergs melting or farmers struggling with their crops.
Large companies are wanting to do more for their precious earth and create an everlasting environmental impact. So, if large companies like McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Wal-Mart, Nike, and Target, can go green, you can too! By switching to LED bulbs, you’ll instantly start seeing a difference. Not only in your energy savings, but also in the productivity and health of your employees.
How Do LED Lights Work?
LED bulbs work significantly different than regular incandescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs are the most popular in the world because of their low cost and warm lighting colour. But it could also be that people aren’t really aware of the effect incandescent and fluorescent lights have on the environment.
Incandescent bulbs have a lifespan of around 1,200 hours and can easily be thrown in the trash and then replaced by another inexpensive bulb. They’re also actually only producing 5% of visible light. Fluorescent bulbs, though they can burn for an impressive 30,000 hours and are also a cheaper option, actually have toxic materials inside. Should the bulb break, you need to be careful when cleaning up and disposing of the bulb seeing as it’s considered hazardous material.
LED bulbs have a lifespan even longer than 30,000 hours and are not considered toxic in any way. They produce about 5% heat while 95% of the energy is converted to light.
Increase Employee Safety & Health
Having the proper lighting for your business is very important, particularly when employees are working with large equipment or having to drive through a parking lot or car park. By adding bright, appropriate, lighting, you can reduce the risks your employees may face due to poor lighting. Working in darker conditions can also cause fatigue, headaches, eye-strain due to squinting, stress, and even depression. By distributing LED light evenly to the exterior of your business, your employees’ posture, productivity, and energy will greatly improve.
Cut Maintenance Costs
Are you constantly having replace lights on higher posts in the parking lot? Do you have to worry about getting a bucket lift to be able to reach the light? And then pay for labouring costs? How many times a year does this occur? With efficient bulbs like LED, that last for up to 50,000 hours, you won’t have to go through this routine often anymore. Even used 12 hours a day, an LED bulb can last for 11 to 12 years.
Some of the Reasons You Should Make the Upgrade
Not only will you be lowering your energy bills, you’ll be lowering your carbon emissions. Your carbon emissions are essentially the carbon dioxide you’re producing that’s being emitted into the air, the ocean, and even affects the food we eat, crops, animals, etc. Reducing your carbon footprint is a great start, like biking to work, taking shorter showers, or not supporting large factory farms, but ultimately, businesses play a huge role in the amount of gases being released. Upgrading to LED lighting is just a start towards a better future for our earth and only a simple phone call away!
Employee & Customer Benefits
Going green can positively impact your employees in many ways. Not only can it improve efficiency, but it can also improve the safety of the workplace, especially if there are large parking lots and office buildings involved. Reduce the risk of accidents with LED! Dim lighting, or bulbs that burn out regularly, are not safe when there is large equipment or tools involved. A dimly lit office can also have a negative impact on people’s moods. When you upgrade with RES, we’ll make sure every outdoor space is properly lit so we can improve productivity and increase visibility to reduce any potential risks or accidents.
Is Upgrading To LED Lights Affordable?
Absolutely. Do we argue the fact LED bulbs are a more expensive upfront cost than incandescent bulbs? No. But think of all the times you’ve had to replace your light bulbs outdoors. They’re most likely being left on for 12-24 hours to keep the exterior of your business lit, which means their lifespan shortens and you have to pay for labouring costs to have them replaced, particularly if they’re located higher up.
When you upgrade with RES, we provide complimentary audits, no matter the size of your space, to discuss possible lighting solutions, modern lighting aesthetics, and how we’ll stay well within your budget to ensure 100% customer satisfaction. Our lighting experts are just that – experts. They can answer any of your questions regarding your strict budget, immediate results, and long term savings.
Upgrading your exterior lighting is the first step towards a greener future. Not only are you creating a positive impact on the environment and seeing huge savings in your energy bill every month, but you’re also impacting your employees. Having poor lighting can affect their health negatively and cause headaches, stress, and even unnecessary accidents.
Bright and proper lights have proven to increase productivity, sleep routines, and improve their overall health and even work-life balance. This could also have a chain reaction. Once you upgrade to efficient LED lighting solutions, other businesses around you will follow suit.
How Is The Installation Done?
We’ve partnered with Philips Lighting, a true expert when it comes to your innovative LED solutions. This package includes a lighting audit, engineering, design, tax, manufacturing, installation, and more. Set up a complimentary lighting audit so you can learn all about how, and where, you can improve your lighting solutions and start saving on those high energy bills.
Improve the safety for your employees and customers in parking lots, car dealership lots, or even dark walkways, and boost their mood with a bright setting! Reduce your monthly costs and your carbon emissions, and start being the change you want to see in the world. When you turn your business into an energy efficient space, maybe this will encourage others to follow suit and create an even bigger positive impact on the environment.
Contact a lighting solutions expert at RES by visiting our contact us page or calling 416-844-9366. We'll come to your facility and provide a lighting audit to determine where you can benefit from cost effective lighting solutions.