Step 8 – Cut your lighting bills
Lighting accounts for up to 10–25% of the electricity bills for many businesses.
For some companies it can be as high as 50%. That is why this step is so important.
Fortunately, reducing your lighting bill is easy. By implementing the tips in this step, businesses can reduce their lighting energy use and running costs by up to 82%.
Saving dollars can be as simple as:
- turning off lights
- maximising the use of daylight
- switching to more energy efficient lighting
- removing lights from overlit areas
- zoning your lighting
- getting the most out of your existing lighting.
This step will also show you that when you invest in energy efficient lighting, the payback can often be surprisingly quick. This means you start saving sooner.