Good quality, appropriate lighting improves working conditions and has a positive impact on productivity.
Lighting should be task appropriate. For example, the amount and quality of light needed for a task such as intricate watch repair is different to that needed in a storeroom.
As a general rule, it is always better to use as much natural light as possible, only using artificial lighting to boost light levels when required. Taking advantage of free light reduces the amount of artificial light you have to pay for.
If you are unsure about what lighting level is appropriate, contact the AGL Energy Advisory at 1300 793 477.
You can also refer to the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1680.2.2. Table 3.1 of this standard sets out minimum lighting levels by task.
If you are unsure about the de-lamping process, contact a professional lighting specialist to help guide you. Or contact the AGL Energy Advisory at 1300 793 477.
Depending on the type of globes that are in use in your business, chances are there is a more energy efficient globe you could be using.
Ask a lighting professional about more energy efficient solutions that are available to your business. Or contact the AGL Energy Advisory at 1300 793 477.
Lighting sensors can provide significant energy savings by ensuring lights are only used when needed.
As sensors are an additional cost to install on top of globes and fittings, they are usually considered in conjunction with planning a new lighting refit or when moving in to a new tenancy and installing lighting from scratch. For further information, contact a commercial lighting specialist or talk to the AGL Energy Advisory at 1300 793 477.
Parking and outdoor lighting
Outdoor areas and parking areas can use a lot of energy. All the preceding tips also apply to these two areas.