Commercial Fixture, Ballast and Bulb Replacement
Every business owner knows they pay more for electricity than homeowner’s do. Lighting alone can be upwards of 35 percent of a business’s electrical usage. There are a number of options available, and selecting the right lighting for your requirements can save you money. A Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can assist your business with ballast and bulb replacement, as well as a wide range of commercial and residential electrical services.
Commercial lighting can facilitate the various activities conducted in a business, ranging from office lighting, to manufacturing and sales, for example. Each setting has specific requirements, such as the color quality, design and intensity. Use of the wrong lighting can adversely affect your business.
Fluorescent lighting is a common type used in the commercial setting. Commercial ballasts are one component of this type, and it provides the essential service of limiting the electrical current to the bulbs. The lights are designed this way, in order to prevent overheating, and excessive current, which will burn the bulbs out. Furthermore, not just any ballast will do. It is required for the ballast to be matched to the bulbs used. A Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can provide the ballast or bulb replacement you need with an exact match for reliable service and long bulb life.
There are other considerations involving commercial fluorescents that don’t affect residential fluorescent lighting. For example, commercial fluorescent lights produce more heat, and a higher magnetic interference. This requires a knowledgeable electrician for installation, in order to prevent interference with your business’s vital electronics. In addition, an electrician has the expertise to ensure installation will not create fire hazards related to the high heat. When you contact a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL to schedule electrical services, you can rely on receiving quality products, and a professional installation.
Perhaps you’re opening a new business, or plan a lighting upgrade. Use the following information to assist you in making a selection right for your business and budget. If you require assistance, contact a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL, we’ll be glad to help.
Incandescent bulbs are the least efficient options, but they do supply a high level of brightness. This type of lighting only converts 5% of the energy it consumes to produce light. The remaining 95% is converted into heat. In addition, incandescent light bulbs only have a lifespan of approximately 1,000 hours, compared to the compact fluorescents lifespan of 10,000 hours and LED bulbs which can last 30,000 hours or longer. Incandescent bulbs include xenon, reflector and the standard light bulb. The United States is phasing out incandescent bulbs, while other countries have already prohibited them.
Fluorescent lights are a common choice in the commercial and industrial setting. Fluorescent lighting includes compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs. They use from 1/5 to 1/3 the amount of electricity as incandescent bulbs, and last ten times longer. A CFL has the advantage of being used in sockets for standard incandescent bulbs. However, all fluorescents contain mercury and require special disposal.
High Intensity Discharge
High Intensity Discharge (HID) bulbs are another example of energy efficient, extremely bright and long lasting light bulbs. However, the displeasing colors they produce relegate them to use primarily in industrial and warehouse settings.
When new, HID bulbs can create a more light per unit of electricity consumed than fluorescent of incandescent bulbs. However, once the bulb reaches 10,000 hours of use, the amount of light provided can diminish by as much as 70%. In addition, the HID bulbs require UV filtering, and a degraded filter may cause sunburn or eye injury.
LED lights are extremely energy efficient and outlast any other bulb. They use up to 75 percent less energy than incandescent and can last up to 50 times longer. Furthermore they do not contain mercury or other toxic substances. While they cost slightly more, the energy saved and long lifespan more than compensate for the extra cost. It is recommended that you only purchase quality brands, as many off-brands will not reach the expected lifespan.
Saving Energy Without a Loss of Production
Your business depends on adequate lighting for its needs, and saving energy is a welcome bonus. Choose the most energy efficient lighting that will serve your business needs adequately. A Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can provide the lighting repair, electrical installation or other electrical services you require.
Signs You May Need New Lighting or to Replace Bulbs
The following signs can indicate you need to replace bulbs, ballasts or light fixtures, contact a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL for the services you need:
- Frequent burnout of light bulbs
- Light bulbs exploding
- Flickering or dimming lights
- Lights won’t turn on
- Lights are insufficient for the businesses needs
- Lights no longer function at all
- Your looking for a solution to lower energy costs
- Fixtures are outdated and wire is deteriorated
A Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can provide the ballast and bulb replacement you require for your business. Our electricians offer a wide range of commercial and residential electrical services. Recognized nationwide for Mister Sparky’s prompt service, 100% satisfaction guarantee, and emergency services anytime of the night or day, 365 days a year, you can rely on professional and reliable services from a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL.