Lighting Efficiency

The three basic steps to improving the efficiency of lighting systems:

1. Identify necessary light quantity and quality to perform visual task.

2. Increase light source efficiency if occupancy is frequent.

3. Optimize lighting controls if occupancy is infrequent.

Step 1, identifying the proper lighting quantity and quality is essential to any illuminated space. However, steps 2 & 3 are options that can be explored individually or together. Steps 2 & 3 can both be implemented, but often the two options are economically mutually exclusive. If you can turn OFF a lighting system for the majority of time, the extra expense to upgrade lighting sources is rarely justified. Remember, light source upgrades will only save energy (relative to the existing system) when the lights are ON.

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