4 Must-Have Upgrades for Your Commercial Lighting Solution
You Can Reduce Costs and Enhance Efficiency With the Right Tools
Every business has different priorities when it comes to their lighting solutions. For some, it’s simply about having enough lighting to get the job done; others want to showcase certain products, while in some cases the priority is to create a safe working environment for employees. That's why just installing a few fixtures throughout the space is not enough to get the job done. In this blog, we showcase four features ranging from commercial lighting control to motorized shades that help you achieve the unique goals of your Wayzata, MN business. Keep reading to learn more.
The number one thing that you can do to enhance your commercial lighting is to invest in a smart control solution. With intuitive control of your lighting, it’s easy for you to find the ideal settings to meet your distinct needs while reducing your monthly energy bills. Manage lights through a dedicated touchpad, mobile app, or elegant switches on the wall. You can even automate lighting through occupancy sensors and schedules to make sure lights are off when they're not needed.
If you're going to upgrade to a smart control solution, we also recommend changing out your fluorescent or incandescent fixtures for LED ones. Changing from fluorescent to LED alone can result in up to 75 percent power reduction in your property. LED lights also don't emit heat so you can reduce your HVAC costs as well. LED is also more compatible with smart control systems from Lutron, Control4, and Crestron. Not only can you integrate your bulbs more easily but you have greater control capabilities from full 0-100 percent dimming to adjusting color temperature to set the right ambiance.
Now that your commercial lighting control system has given you an easy way to manage your lights, there's no reason to go for a flat approach. Add depth to your lighting by incorporating fixtures that have specific purposes beyond your general overhead lights. Accent lights let you showcase specific products or architectural features. Task lighting helps employees get the job done from securing POS stations to lighting up individual cubicles. Outdoors, these can be used to illuminate walkways leading to the parking lot, so employees feel safe when they are heading home for the day.
When thinking about your business lighting, it's important to take both natural and artificial light into account. Don't let your shades be an afterthought. Through your commercial lighting control, you can incorporate motorized shades that you can manage from the device of your choice. With smart control, you can optimize the amount of natural light in your business to enhance productivity and reduce your monthly energy bills. In the summer, automatically close shades during the hottest times of day to cool down your space.
Want to learn about more ways to enhance the lighting in your Minnesota business? Fill out our contact form to set up a consultation. We’ll learn about your unique needs and preferences and design a custom solution for your space.