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parking lot lights

In Wisconsin, where it seems to get dark at 4pm for half the year, keeping the parking lot lights on is critical for the safety of your employees, customers, or residents. Dark parking lots due to burnt out lights or uneven coverage can lead to an increase in vandalism, additional vehicle accidents, and other dangerous situations. Is it time for you to consider an LED parking lot lighting retrofit project? Here are 6 signs that it’s time to replace your parking lot lights:

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led-emergency-exit-lights

If your company or organization is planning an LED Retrofit project to upgrade your lighting, you’ll need to insure that you consider emergency exit lights as part of your project. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established requirements that all commercial buildings must have clear exit routes from any point within the building to a place of safety.

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lighting-Installation-companies

After electricity did you know that labor to change burned out lights is the next highest cost of owning a lighting system? Up to 11% of your expense to operate a light fixture is comprised of the time it takes to maintain it! There are a few simple things you can do to minimize time and labor costs and still keep your facility properly lit and productive:

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led-bulbs-for-sale

By far the most expensive part of owning and operating artificial light today is electricity. Up to 77% of the cost to keep the lights on is spent on the power supplied by your local utility. It may also surprise you to learn the next most expensive part is the labor to install and change lights. Around 11% of your cost to flip the switch is time and money spent on labor. Here’s a breakdown of your total cost to own a lamp:

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led-bulbs-for-sale

In our blog post PKK Lighting 2017 Lightbulb Buying Guide – Part 1, we provided a short history lesson about light bulbs and the transition from incandescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes to more energy efficient LED light bulbs. In this post we will provide additional guidance as to some of the key features and functionality that are important considerations when purchasing LED light bulbs.

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led-bulbs-for-sale

PKK Lighting has been selling light bulbs to our commercial customers for many years and we are committed to providing that service well into the future. As part of our commitment, we want to help educate our customers about the current light bulb market so they can make informed choices about the light bulbs they purchase for their business or organization. This is the first in a series of posts to provide that education.

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