COMMERCIAL LIGHTING & SURGE PROTECTION
LATTICE provides innovative lighting and surge protection products for commercial and agricultural applications. From energy saving bulbs to ag lighting to Smart Control Systems, LATTICE has the business solution to meet your sustainability goals while enhancing profitability.
Energy conservation and sustainability are huge concerns for a lot of people in the U.S. In fact, 63 percent of Americans have said that they want to see an increase in energy conservation to help combat issues like climate change.
In response to the increase in demand for energy conservation efforts, many businesses are looking for ways to conserve and be more energy efficient. One of the best ways they can do this is by changing the type of lighting they use.
Read on to learn about some of the best commercial lighting options you may want to consider if you’re looking to make your property more energy efficient.
WHY CHOOSE ENERGY-EFFICIENT LIGHTING?
If you’re on the fence about switching up your lighting and making your business more energy-efficient, consider these benefits. There are plenty of reasons to prioritize new, greener lighting moving forward, including the following:
SMALL INVESTMENTS YIELD BIG RETURNS
When it comes to making your office a greener or more sustainable place, lighting is one of the most affordable places to start.
You can update your lighting without having to spend a fortune on renovations. In exchange for some small upfront investments, though, you can see a big return.
You’ll be amazed at how much lower your electricity bills are. Better-lit office spaces tend to help workers be happier and more productive during the day, too. This, in turn, can yield better results for your company’s bottom line.
BETTER FINANCING OPTIONS
Businesses that make energy-efficiency a priority tend to be more appealing to lenders than those that don’t. If you’re hoping to increase your chances of securing financing in the future, taking steps like upgrading your lighting now could benefit you farther down the line.
HIGHER RENTAL RATES
If you’re a property owner who rents out space to other businesses, upgrading the lighting situation could also mean asking for higher rental prices.
If you can boast more energy-efficient lighting, you may be able to raise the rent on your properties and bring in more money. You may attract higher quality tenants, too, when you make these kinds of improvements.
Finally, prioritizing energy efficiency, even in something as simple as the way you light your property, can make your business more appealing to customers.
With so many Americans focusing on sustainability and conservation, there are tons of people who want to support businesses that are making concentrated efforts to improve their practices.
Your business will get a reputation boost when you change to energy-efficient lighting, and you may find that you’re attracting new customers.
ENERGY-EFFICIENT COMMERCIAL LIGHTING OPTIONS
Clearly, it’ll behoove your company to make energy-efficient lighting a priority. What kind of lighting should you choose, though?
Listed below are some of the most popular and energy-efficient options you may want to start using:
Halogen incandescent lightbulbs are the most basic lighting option to consider if you’re looking to make your property more energy efficient.
They contain a capsule that increases bulb efficiency by holding gas in place around a filament. These bulbs meet the federal minimum standard for energy efficiency, and they come in a variety of colors and shapes.
There are plenty of options that are more energy-efficient than halogen incandescent lightbulbs. For example, there are LED lightbulbs. LED is short for Light-Emitting Diodes.
These lightbulbs are some of the most energy-efficient options on the market. They last much longer than halogen incandescent, and they use significantly less energy.
Compact Fluorescent Lamp (or CFL for short) lightbulbs have a curly shape to them. They are another good option to consider.
These lightbulbs cost more money upfront, but they often pay for themselves within a few months of installation. From there, businesses start to save a considerable amount of money after making the switch.
Some people have concerns about CFL lightbulbs because they contain a small amount of mercury. As long as you recycle them in an appropriate way, though, this shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
PROTECT THE LIFESPAN OF YOUR EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY WITH POM POWERGUARD
POM PowerGUARD is a breakthrough technology to increase energy efficiency. It works in five key ways by reducing kW demand, reducing kWh, improving power factor, protecting against spikes and surges, and extending equipment life.
Protect your entire electrical system and save money in ways no other product can offer. Specialized equipment like electronics, personal computers, and appliances will have maximum surge and spike protection. POM PowerGuard® is rated to take 5 lightning hits in 1 second and still keep on working. You see you can’t blow a magnetic choke (with a 5-year warranty it is a small price to pay to protect your investment) *. And POM PowerGuard® can also improve sound and picture quality for audio and video equipment, including the most sophisticated home entertainment units.
POM PowerGuard® Systems (technically called Shunt System) is a breakthrough technology in the ongoing battle for energy efficiency. This System also takes the high ground in the uncharted territory of Power Conditioners and surge suppression devices achieving energy savings for all inductive equipment and appliances like refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, heat pumps, heating system circulators and blowers. (Example: at .12 KW/h your estimated annual savings is $263) Your return on investment is approximately 3.5 years.
POM PowerGuard® Electrical Efficiency System consists of a system of parallel wrap-around magnetic chokes. These chokes work as a 60 HZ band pass filter, taking unwanted spikes and surges offline and returning the energy as clean 60HZ energy to the opposite phase. The net effect is to reduce kW /KWH demand (lower electrical bills) while protecting against multiple transient voltage spikes and surges (including lightning) dynamically improving the power factor. *Additional effects are increased voltage, balancing voltage phase to phase, and the reduction of total harmonic current (“dirty power”).
Most homes require just a single POM PowerGuard® unit, which can be easily installed by a licensed electrician at the service entrance circuit breaker panel. Once installed, PowerGuard® provides years of energy savings on inductive equipment and protection for all equipment powered from the panel.
The damage to electronic and electrical equipment caused by a single surge or spike can easily exceed the cost of a PowerGuard® unit for your home. Specific savings depend upon the electrical equipment, hours of operation and utility rates, but a PowerGuard unit typically pays for itself within two to three years of installation through energy cost savings alone.
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