Interior Commercial Lighting


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Interior Commercial Lighting


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Interior Commercial Lighting:

Interior Commercial Lighting As a business owner, you know the importance of keeping your employees happy and productive, but you also need to attend to their practical needs. By having enough light inside your workspace, you can increase worker productivity, but only if you choose the right interior commercial lighting for the task at hand. While you want to offer bright, white light, you do not want to waste money on frequent bulb replacements or high energy costs. Certain types of lights are better suited for cost conscious interior commercial lighting need than others. Opting for these can help to lower your total operating costs and  in doing so, help boost your profits.

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Incandescent bulbs are the most commonly seen. These are popular for home and small business applications due to their very low cost per bulb. They also do not require special fixtures to install, just a typical screw in light bulb ceramic socket . If you have many lights for your business, though, these would not be a good option. While it may be very cheap to purchase the bulbs initially, when it comes to operating these over time, they are very inefficient when compared to other types of interior commercial lighting . Incandescent bulbs are also subject to a much shorter life span. This will require more frequent replacement purchases and bulb changings. Incandescents are best suited for home use, since there are much better choices for businesses.

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Energy efficiency for a low initial cost is very important when deciding on the lights you need for your company. If you just have light bulb sockets which are suited for screw in incandescents, you might want to take a look at halogen lights, 10,000 hour bulbs , or compact fluorescent bulbs. Halogen lamps and 10,000 hour bulbs are both technically incandescents. The difference is that halogens have a gas inside their bulb which regenerates the filament as it is lit. This greatly extends the life of the bulb. The problem with halogens is the intense heat that they can generate, so these might not be the best option for your interior commercial lighting if temperature is a factor. 10,000 hour bulbs are very energy efficient and easy to calculate energy savings . A non-incandescent screw in option is compact fluorescent lights. These are the same size as traditional light bulbs, but the bulb is a spiraled tube. Since they draw less power to generate the same amount of light, they will last longer, and lower your utility costs. These are the quickest and easiest way to replace the incandescents in you business.

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A better way to light larger areas is to use tube fluorescent lights . These will require special fixtures, but once they are put in replacing the bulbs and ballasts is a simple matter. Tube fluorescents are the most commonly used type of  interior commercial lighting. You can easily install several of these and operate them at much lower costs than the same amount of incandescents. Since these will be used for interior lighting, you will not have to worry about the quirks of fluorescents to not function in sub-zero temperatures. This can be overcome with special ballasts that can adapt these lights for below zero outdoor operation. Unlike interior commercial fluorescent lighting of the past, today's fluorescents no longer have the poor coloring or the flickering and humming which was so closely associated with them in the past.

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Energy efficiency should be a factor when you are deciding upon the types of interior commercial lighting you need for your business. This will help you to save on your operating costs over the long run.

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