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3 Commercial Lighting Tips for Milwaukee Business Owners

As a business owner, you need to make smart and informed decisions about commercial lighting in Milwaukee. According to experts, lighting costs account for approximately 35 to 40 percent of a business’s overhead, so it’s clear that you want to find the most energy- and cost-efficient solution possible.

Three Commercial Lighting Tips

Since the team here at Current Electric has been serving Milwaukee business owners since 1983, we have an excellent understanding of what works and what doesn’t. Here are our top three commercial lighting tips for business owners:

  1. Have your current lighting system evaluated by an expert who takes both interior and exterior illumination into account. Before making any changes, ask for an expert evaluation of your current system. A lighting specialist can inform you if the wiring’s old and needs upgrading and whether there are more energy- and cost-efficient alternatives to the fixtures and bulbs currently in use.
  2. Plan your lighting system according to your business’s needs, including accent lighting to illuminate focal points, task lighting to provide lighting for specific tasks and ambient lighting for general illumination. In addition to providing sufficient—but never too much—lighting, consider using motion sensors to turn lights on and off in spaces and outdoors. Inside the business, this means that rooms that aren’t constantly occupied such as storage rooms and bathrooms don’t have to be lit all the time. For the exterior of your business, it can mean using motion sensors to turn on the lights when somebody approaches, which is a proven burglar deterrent.
  3. Use LED lights, which are energy-efficient, last longer and don’t emit heat. When compared to incandescent bulbs, LED lighting offers superior energy efficiency, a much longer lifespan and the advantage of never overheating and becoming a fire hazard. The drawback is that especially when it comes to things like dimmers, LED bulbs might not be compatible with fixtures for incandescent bulbs. You can read more about LED lighting in the

To find out more about commercial lighting, call your trusted electricians at Current Electric!

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