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Warehouse Lighting Controls May Lower Electricity Costs

Efficient warehouse lighting controls can help lower your energy bills and overall operational costs significantly. Keeping all lights on all the time is an expensive way to run your business. Our expert commercial electricians share simple ways to make your lighting more cost-efficient. 

  • Install motion sensor lighting: They sense occupancy and either dim or turn lights off when the space is not in use.
  • Use dimmers: Upgrade to ballasts and LED power drivers with dimming capabilities. Lowering brightness even by a fraction can reduce your energy usage and costs.
  • Switch to scheduled lighting and task tuning: Sophisticated centralized controls allow you to schedule when lighting is turned on and off based on the time of day, week and month to conserve energy. You can reduce usage even further by tuning lighting output to occupant requirements rather than have standard bright lighting across the facility.
  • Join a demand response (DR) program: Many utilities offer reimbursements for participating in a DR program which allows them to control lighting and thermostats based on the load factor.
  • Consider daylight harvesting lighting systems: Sensors determine when artificial lighting is required based on the availability of natural light.
  • Invest in plug load controllers: Having the ability to automatically cycle loads off based on work hours and occupancy can result in measurable energy savings.
  • Promote personal control: Educate your staff about energy efficiency and encourage them to turn off lights when a space is not in use. Installing remote controls, desktop dimming switches and virtual online switches can help with your energy conservation efforts.
  • Have an energy management strategy: Centralized energy management software tools will enable your warehouse manager to monitor and control usage more efficiently. Some systems are also able to detect when individual lights are out or malfunctioning. This helps with efficient maintenance and repairs.

At J & S Electrical Contractors, Inc., we offer tailored solutions for your commercial or industrial facility. Whether you are installing a completely new electrical or lighting system, expanding, or upgrading your facility, we have the capabilities to enhance efficiency, safety and energy savings. For over 25 years, plant and facility managers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and across the country depend on us for a wide variety of electrical, commercial and mechanical contractor services.

Ask us for a custom warehouse lighting/electrical plan to reduce your operational costs. Our extensive experience with light level and load calculations as well as fixture layout design contributes to a more efficient environment. Our commercial electricians are fully licensed, certified and up-to-date with technology and safety codes. From installation to maintenance and emergency repairs, you can rely on us for economical electrical solutions.

Call us at 215-633-8330 to learn more about our electrical services. Or request a quote online for your commercial and industrial projects.