What is monthly added cost to electric bill when including residential/commercial outdoor lighting?
When you are doing either a commercial or a residential outdoor lighting project, you have to think beyond fixtures and fittings. Depending on the kind of project you are working on, whether commercial or residential, investing in energy saving appliances will, of course, translate to a low cost of the electric bill. However, all this has to be included initially before even the project begins and an accurate estimate was done. You might find that there is perhaps no need to really go on energy saving if the planning has some areas where the lighting is not primary; meaning it will not be in constant use.
You should be able to determine the average monthly cost by looking at the different fixtures and appliances and what their power usage looks like. Outdoor lighting most of the time is done to add to the decor and sometimes is not really needed to save the security light. This, however, does not mean that any additions done will not affect the bill at the end of the month. When looking at commercial areas, you can expect this cost to be very high as most of the time the lights are never off. You will also find that some commercial areas have an excess when it comes to their lighting and fittings.
Residential is usually straight forward and you should be able to make estimates very quickly depending on the average size of the place. A large place that has a fanciful design might have a lot of outdoor lighting. The same of course applies for a commercial place that has a certain aura or atmosphere to it. There are commercial areas that go a step further and light up the areas surrounding its perimeter. Obviously, this will have a great impact on the electric bill. It is, therefore, advisable to set up energy savers in such places
There are areas where you might be required to add some form of heating equipment. This mainly occurs in the commercial places. Nowadays, it is very common to find the commercial areas with a specific location outdoors where the heating equipment have been set up. Some residential places also have this feature but the cost would not be as high.
All in all, the area being worked on may have other areas that greatly affect the outdoor lighting. Electricity is not cheap and therefore the lighting should always be done with this in mind. It is always best to use the energy savers as the cost might be high initially, but the electric bill will be low.
Getting the right estimate from the right outdoor lighting contractor will also ensure that the project for the outdoor lighting is done smoothly and with no hiccups along the way. Because electricity does not come cheap, here are some more ways people are saving our their residential or commercial outdoor lighting.