If you are looking to upgrade your commercial lighting, then there are a few things you should consider if you’d like to save some money in the long run. First of all, it can’t be stated enough that a brand name and/or a higher price does not always make for a higher quality product! Below is a list of tips, provided by Archipelago Lighting, for choosing the best commercial lighting manufacturer you can find.
1. Use LEDs!
This is the most important aspect of upgrading your commercial lighting. If you don’t already have LED lights, you should seriously consider upgrading to them, as they are great for the environment and for your wallet. If you already have LEDs, then: 1.) Make sure that the light fixtures you switch to can still support them and 2.) Know that you have options for LED brightness and designs. Some LED lights have increased brightness, so that you can install fewer fixtures.
2. Install Motion Sensors
It is extremely common for employees to accidentally leave a light on overnight or even over a weekend. If this happens often enough, it can drastically increase your electricity bill. Motion sensors can completely eliminate this probably. In fact, since they turn off every time someone isn’t in a given room, they can end up saving you money in the long run! This is a perfect example of a good long term investment, in terms of saving on your commercial lighting.
3. Choose Fixtures That Maximize Output
With options for brighter LED lights available, comes the variety of fixtures which help optimize light output. Instead of using traditional fixtures which focus light downwards, you might want to invest in fixtures which aim to spread light. This can help you save on both light fixtures and bulbs. Check out Archipelago Lighting’s options here.
4. Get Rid of Those Old Halogens!
It’s no secret that halogen lighting wastes excessive amounts of energy. In fact, switching to LED lights can save you from 70 to 80 percent on your electricity bills! If this isn’t enough incentive for you to make the switch then consider this: While traditional lights have a typical lifespan of 1,000 hours, LED lights average at about 50,000 hours. Thus, LEDs can save you even more money in the long run!
5. Purchase Products You Know Will Last!
As stated above, LED lighting has a much longer lifetime than traditional halogen lighting. This means that you’ll have to replace light bulbs much less often. You should also invest in lighting fixtures which boast the same level of durability. It seems counteractive to purchase new commercial lighting fixtures at low prices, just to have to replace them in a few years when they wear down. Just like the rest of these tips, the key here is to consider long term investing: although it may cost you a bit more now, it will certainly pay off in the future, when your commercial lighting fixtures last for years on end.
Archipelago Lighting: Your #1 Commercial Light Manufacturer
The best step that you can make towards saving a lot of money in the long run is to stick with a commercial light manufacturer that you know you can trust. It can be difficult to find a company which has the products that can stand up to the strength of their brand name. Many commercial light manufacturers which have their products in chain stores are only well known because of that marketing exposure. In fact, they are often known for selling products which are not durable or reliable. Luckily, Archipelago Lighting is not one of these companies.
At Archipelago Lighting, we manufacture all of our commercial lighting in our factories in both Southern California and China. This international manufacturing process allows us to distribute our products all over the world with the knowledge that they are all of the highest quality. Below are some of our options for commercial lighting:
Outdoor Canopy Luminaires
These suspended canopies are best suited for gas stations. They are lined with strings of LED lights, which are known for their brightness and extended lifespans. They come in cords which are 48 ft. in length and can be daisy-chained for up to 3,000 ft. It saves at least 70% energy compared to metal halide HID light fixtures. If you install one of our outdoor canopy luminaires, you will be eligible for a utility rebate.
For warehouses, hangars, storage facilities, and more, we have designed our LED Linear HighBay luminaires. They are perfect for mounting heights between 15 and 50 ft. They are dimmable and feature easy ON/OFF functionality, which can drastically lower your monthly electricity bill. In fact, our Linear HighBay luminaires can save up to 55% energy, compared to traditional warehouse lighting systems.
We also offer a line of LED Shop Lights, which are intended to be suspended from or installed directly into relatively lower ceilings. They can be installed very easily and can be daisy-chained for up to 3,000 feet as well. We also feature our Linear Series, which are essentially LED tubes, or Linear Fluorescent Retrofit Lamps. They are great for saving on energy and money!
Outdoor Commercial Lighting Fixtures
Archipelago Lighting offers both wall-mounted and string outdoor lights. Wall-mounted lights are perfect for any business’ external walls. They can either be utilized to provide a sort of ambience to the outside of your facility, or even to cast some extra visual security. Our outdoor string lights have passed wet location submersion tests and come with 48 ft. long strings, so that they can be strung fairly high.
Archipelago Lighting is the trusted leader in commercial light manufacturing. Our semi-automated manufacturing process allows us to be creative and innovative with our designs. All of our products are designed for optimum functionality, as well as energy and monetary conservation. Visit our website to check out some more or our product lines, and to find out about our special offers!