When running a business, efficiency should be a top priority. Conducting a lighting energy audit for your facility can help you understand how well your business handles, or doesn’t handle, its energy demands. A lighting audit is a walkthrough of your facility to record current lighting conditions and determine what to change or upgrade and where energy savings can be made. A lighting audit will collect general information about your facility, such as floor and ceiling plans and room dimensions.
Audits will also collect information on lighting such as a fixture count, the type and size of fixtures, number and type of lamps or ballasts, wattage, and availability of natural light. Additionally, audits will look into how occupants feel about their current lighting system and collect current financial information.
Lighting audits aren’t complicated but they do require a level of knowledge and an attention to detail. Working with a professional like Lightning Mobile Electric will start your project off with an organized report of everything you need to know to move forward.
Why do you need a facility lighting audit?
Lighting audits are an important process for businesses that want to upgrade their lighting, compare costs and potential savings, learn what new products can benefit them, or just check-in on overall facility efficiency. A lighting audit will help you understand proper light requirements, space layouts, and current electrical performance.
Every lighting project is unique, however businesses typically need an audit to see and plan upcoming maintenance, lower energy costs, meet required light levels, increase productivity, increase safety, as well as take advantage of utility rebates and tax incentives.
Determining your objective for a lighting audit
Lighting audits are a necessary part of business for commercial and industrial buildings, office spaces, indoor and outdoor retail venues, parking areas, and roadways and a project of this size can be overwhelming. Before you start crunching numbers or counting bulbs, you’ll want to know your goals behind the audit.
Lighting audits are typically centered around energy savings, maintenance savings, light level, light quality, and light color. Prioritizing your needs from this list can be a great place to start and help you and your lighting professional focus on the most important aspects of your project.
Benefits of Facility Lighting Audits
Commercial and Industrial facility lighting audits provide value in a number of ways. Lighting Mobile Electric technicians will work with you to build a customized plan addressing your facility’s unique needs and providing advantages including but not limited to:
- Cost Savings
- Energy Savings
- Increased property value
- Eco-friendly options
- Updated components
- Improved comfort and productivity
- Improved control through timers, sensors, and dimmers
- Waste reduction
Why hire a professional
Hiring a professional when it comes to your lighting audit services will ensure that your project is done right from the start. Our team at Lightning Mobile Electric is experienced in commercial lighting services of all shapes, sizes, and needs. We will work with your business before, during, and after your project with individual attention and support.
Our professional staff will help you save time and money by providing high quality and energy efficient products, installation, and support. We also understand existing rebate programs to help cut usage and increase savings. Call or email us today to talk about your lighting audit needs!
Common Questions Around Lighting Audits
How do you conduct a light audit?
A representative of Lighting Mobile Electric will meet with you onsite to walk your facility and do an assessment of your current lighting conditions. From there, you will be given suggestions on everything from what needs to be updated, aesthetics, and even how and where you can save on energy costs.
A lighting audit is a great time to ask questions about your facilities unique needs and understand the potential for a ROI for your business with savings on energy costs, long term lighting solutions, and even current rebates.
How long does a lighting audit take?
When it comes to running a business, we know that setbacks to your schedule can be damaging. This is why it's a benefit to know that energy audits can be scheduled in advance to help you plan ahead and accommodate your schedule.
Every project and facility is different and understanding that the larger the building, the more the auditor needs to go through making the assessment longer. We have seen audits go as fast as an hour but have also had audits that can take a few days. At Lighting Mobile Electric, our years of experience with lighting audits allows us to get through them as quickly and efficiently as possible.
What are the components of an energy audit?
A lighting energy audit consists of a walkthrough of your building where Lightning Mobile Electric technicians assess your current lighting conditions. The tech spends time analyzing general information about your building and records your current lighting conditions. Depending on your unique needs, this can be a detailed process assessing every factor that goes into your lighting and energy usage. Once we have the information we need, our techs can then come up with a plan to help you determine upcoming maintenance, lower energy costs, what you need to meet required light levels, increase productivity, increase safety, as well as take advantage of utility rebates and tax incentives.
How much does a lighting audit cost?
To determine the cost of your lighting audit please call us to discuss the details and unique needs of your facility.
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