Commercial Exterior Lighting

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What do I need to know to light a commercial building?

Commercial Exterior Lighting

If you own a commercial building, you're probably focused on keeping costs as low as possible while keeping the building secure. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Use low-power fluorescent or halogen bulbs instead of incandescents, which use more power.
  • Use controls such as dimmers, light sensors and motion detectors to automatically turn off lights that aren't needed.
  • Consider energy-efficient LEDs instead of neon for signs and attention-getting effects.
  • Point all exterior building lighting downward, both for maximum effect for your money and to prevent "light pollution" in the night sky.

   

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