According to the U.S. Department of Energy, lighting accounts for an estimated 20 percent of the total energy used in commercial buildings. A large part of reducing energy use is proper lighting maintenance. More often than not, many buildings do not have detailed lighting maintenance policy other then replacing burned-out bulbs. Poor lighting maintenance can lead to visual degradation, reduce worker productivity, and contributes to higher energy costs. Having an effective lighting maintenance schedule can include many things including scheduling, policies, and inventory control.
Principles of Lighting Maintenance
Your business should practice basic maintenance strategies between professional visits including:
Lighting Maintenance Policies
A lighting maintenance policy is a set of written procedures designed to serve as a guideline, not only for everyday maintenance practices, but for optimizing lighting systems on a year-round basis.
Elements of an effective maintenance policy include:
Replacing Lights and Fixtures
Replacing lights and fixtures is an essential part of lighting system maintenance. There are two types of replacement: spot and group replacement. Spot replacement is replacing lamps as they burn out, and is the most commonly used technique in traditional maintenance programs. Group replacement is replacing a set of lamps all at once.
Whether you are an operations manager or facility manager who has preventative maintenance, design, testing, or documentation requirements that staff personnel are unable to complete in addition to their day-to-day duties, or a property manager seeking routine or specialized services, Worldwide Energy has a solution that can be customized specifically for your requirements.
Worldwide Energy can provide maintenance support on electrical systems, refrigerated cases, interior and exterior lighting, mechanical systems, and on-premise signs. Whether you need filter changes, seasonal service, re-lamping, recycling, preventative maintenance, or electrical system trouble-shooting, one call gets it all. Call our offices today at 913.310.0705 to see how our experts can help you with your facility maintenance needs.