Lighting is one of the largest consumers of energy in commercial buildings. In a workplace, reducing energy consumption not only benefits the environment, it can improve productivity, performance and our well-being. A simple lighting retrofit can make a significant difference to your energy consumption and the occupants in your building. There are several benefits when it comes to upgrading your lights. We’ve put together some options on how you can improve your workplace for the better:
Why you should make the switch to LED?
In the last decade, we’ve seen LED technology revolutionise the global lighting market. There are many advantages to upgrading to LED lighting. LEDs are energy efficient and produce high quality light. They have a longer operating life span with fewer replacements and maintenance. LED lights can be beneficial to our health and well-being to improve productivity, morale and safety. They use significantly less energy than fluorescent, halogen and incandescent lights which can cause eye strain, glare and headaches. LEDs are flicker free and improves reliability. Switching to LEDs lights in your office can effectively compensate for high energy costs and eliminate the risk of maintenance associated with replacing traditional lighting.
Smart Lighting Controls
Another effective way to save energy is to integrate intelligent smart lighting controls and sensors throughout your office. LED lighting solutions including wireless, daylight, dimming and sensors can be set to each individual’s preference. In some instances, they can even be controlled by your smartphone. Additional motion-sensors and timers are a great investment when it comes to saving energy. By implementing them in areas that aren’t regularly used throughout the day such as bathrooms, basements and car parks, you can ensure your lights only turn on when someone is occupying the space and turn off after a set period of time. Smart lighting solutions can guarantee greater savings on energy costs and improve your office environment in an efficient way.
The Australian government offers substantial rebates for businesses and households upgrading to LED lighting under the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) and NSW Energy Saving Scheme (ESS) programs. These government initiatives are designed to make energy efficient products and services more affordable and encourage sustainable practices that reduce our energy consumption. Some states offer a partial or complete subsidy for energy upgrades for those eligible under the scheme. If your site was upgraded to LED over 5 years ago and you’re experiencing a number of failed fitting due to be replaced, you may still be eligible for a rebate by upgrading your existing LEDs to a newer and more efficient ones
LPA Lighting is an accredited VEU/ESS certificate provider in Australia. We offer a range of energy efficient VEU/ESS approved products, expertise and services to supply and manage your lighting upgrades. Contact our team today to discuss how we can improve your bottom line with an energy efficient solution.
LPA’s experience and range of capabilities in lighting design and commercial solutions can put your improved energy efficiency solutions within reach. No matter your motivation, LPA can improve your energy savings, environmental impact, social responsibility or a combination of all three with a lighting upgrade. Our holistic approach means your project is managed from start to finish including all specialised activities throughout the project’s life cycle. If you are ready to upgrade your workplace, contact our team today.
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