Lighting Energy Audits
Why is good lighting necessary?
Good lighting makes good business sense. It can also make a positive contribution to safety and productivity.
Lighting loads as a percentage of a customer’s overall energy consumption vary for different industries. In heavy industry, lighting loads are about 7%, and in light industry the lighting load accounts for about 15%. While in commercial properties the lighting load can be as high as 40%.
Three attributes of good lighting …
- Must be the right light (correct choice of light source, correct luminance etc.)
- Needs to be in the right place (directing the light, efficiency of light fittings etc.)
- Should be used at the right time (time control, daylight switching/linking to e.g. lux sensors, occupancy sensors etc.)
How can we help you?
Electric Ireland can undertake a lighting energy audit in your plant in order to reduce the electricity you consume through lighting (and therefore reduce your CO2 emissions), but also to improve the quality of lighting. A full report is then presented to you to enable you to fully understand where savings and improvements can be made.