Is it time to upgrade your commercial lighting?

With recent innovations and the rapid developments in technology for commercial lighting, now is the time to review and upgrade your business lighting system. This will ensure your lighting systems meet required regulations and are as cost effective and environmentally friendly as possible.

Here at Cooper Weston we are full scope NICEIC electrical contractors and can undertake a review of your current commercial lighting, advise on the improvements required and implement these upgrades for you. You will want to consider:

Lighting In Your Workplace

Did you know that as an employer you have a duty of care to ensure your workplace has safe and effective lighting in all areas, in accordance with the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992? Employees productivity can be impacted by poor lighting; fluorescent lighting can cause headaches and eye strain leading to health issues. By upgrading to LED lights your team will have a more beneficial and healthier working environment.

These LED lights can be put on sensors as well so they switch on when they are needed. This will save energy and money as the lights will only be on if required and staff will not need to remember to switch them off!

LED lights and energy saving halogen bulbs are more energy efficient than many of the older lighting systems currently still in use in some commercial premises and offices. By upgrading your system to these new bulbs you’ll be helping the environment and your budget.

Lighting Outside Your Premises

As the nights get darker it’s paramount to consider the lighting outside your business and how this impacts the security of your staff and your premises.

Good lighting around doors and on pathways will help your staff feel safer when entering and leaving the premises at the start and the end of the day. They will be able to reach car parks and pavements easily without worrying about their safety or that of their vehicle.

You also want to ensure your premises are as secure as possible and security lighting can help with this. Dark areas offer an opportunity for people to hide or give cover for them to access the building outside of working hours. Bright lighting will also deter intruders as they will be easily visible.

How we can help you

We have plenty of experience working in many different commercial environments and can ensure your lighting system meets all your needs, tailoring the design to your exact requirements.

The Cooper Weston team work with you so lighting levels are right for your business and team, whilst ensuring the system is as energy efficient as possible to save you money on the day to day running costs. Lighting can account for a very large percentage of your energy bills in commercial premises so cost saving LED bulbs can have a big impact on reducing this. They can also last up to fifty times longer than a standard light bulb and approximately five times longer than a fluorescent energy saving light bulb.

If you’d like to discuss the lighting requirements for your commercial premises or offices, please contact us. Working across London and the South East, including Horsham, Crawley, Brighton and Guildford we’ll be happy to help and answer any questions you may have.

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