- Lower Monthly Bills – Your warehouse probably has high-powered lights running 24/7. Cutting down on energy usage (while maintaining or even improving performance) will have a dramatic positive effect on overhead.Top-notch LED lights, for example, use between 50 and 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent lights. Multiply those savings by dozens (or hundreds) of lights, and the financial benefits are immense.
- Better Performance – The lighting industry is undergoing a technological revolution, with high-performance, energy-efficient LED and halogen bulbs becoming better and more affordable by the day. In addition to using less energy, LEDs burn brighter and last roughly 25 times longer than their now-outdated rivals. Your warehouse will be brighter, safer to work in and require less maintenance, even as you spend less on monthly bills.
- Government Incentives – BC Hydro Powersmart offers rebates to businesses that replace incandescent lights with Energy Star-certified products once an audit has been approved. By investing in a cost-saving and environmentally-friendly warehouse lighting retrofit, you can receive a rebate for every new fixture, potentially amounting to thousands of dollars. That’s right, BC Hydro Powersmart will literally pay you money to save on monthly energy costs!
- Better Service and Maintenance – Your current lighting was probably installed years ago. The products may no longer be covered by warranty, and the company that put them in may not be obliging when it comes to follow-up service. It’s another reason to invest in a warehouse lighting retrofit. You’ll get newer, better products for your business, and if you choose the right installation company, you can ensure that they’re covered by warranty and long-term service guarantees.
You may be hesitant to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars upgrading the lighting in your warehouse. You shouldn’t be. Here’s why: