How Could Your Business Benefit from Energy Saving Bulbs?

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As electricity costs rise in Australia, we’re all trying to find ways to cut down on our energy usage. Perhaps you’re being more conscious of which lights are on at home or you’re choosing energy efficient appliances. But have you applied these energy saving practices to your business?

 

Cut down costs

There’s no doubt that businesses use a large amount of electricity and it can be a major part of a business’ expenses. One way to drastically cut down these costs is by installing energy saving light bulbs in place of your incandescent or halogen lights. Electricity provider Endeavour Energy state that energy efficient light bulbs like compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) use 75% less power than the traditional incandescent bulbs.

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are another form of energy saving bulbs your business should consider and both CFLs and LEDs are available in different colours of light, from a warm yellow to a cool blue.

Apart from saving on electricity costs, your business will also see a better bottom line because CFLs and LEDs generally require less maintenance than older bulbs. This means you have to change the bulbs less often – maybe not for months or years! Small Business BC, an online resource centre for businesses, said that a usual 60 watt A bulb will last for about 1,000 hours compared to a CFL that will last for 10,000 hours and an LED that can last for up to 50,000 hours.

 

Up your reputation

Using energy efficient bulbs will also reduce your business’ carbon emissions. This is not only good news for the environment but can give your business a positive reputation among customers as a green and environmentally-conscious company.

The carbon management company Climate Friendly explained that businesses who take real action on climate change can promote themselves by advertising in certain eco-friendly publications. Demonstrating your commitment to sustainability also gives you a competitive edge over other businesses, makes you more credible, and can increase customer loyalty as they consider you a business that is concerned about more than just the money.