Monday, January 6, 2014

Modular Buildings, Lighting The Way!

When you think of a commercial building you typically think of fluorescent lighting in tubes, laid in 2' x 4' or 2' x 2' grid. While that is one way to accomplish your lighting goals, why not look for a more energy efficient design or a more "fun" way to light up an area.

Some of our clients in the restaurant & retail industry have selected Pendant lighting our wall sconces to have direct and indirect lighting options, with energy efficient bulbs.

There are new & exciting options available for clients that want to spend a little money now, and have lower operational costs in the long run.

Incandescent: On the way to the boneyard
Halogen: Used mostly in industrial applications (produces heat)and requires special handling conditions
Fluorescent: Most common, but disposal can be tricky, fair life cycle, average costing
Compact Fluorescent Lamps: Small version of fluorescent, found in smaller use areas
High-Intensity Discharge Lamps: High and Low Density produce MUCH light, great for outdoor or industrial use
LED (Light Emitting Diodes): Are fastest growing, use less power & much longer life cycle
Current IBC codes require occupancy sensors and other features to be included, so thoughtful design is important to plan approval.

When you make your lighting choices make sure it meets your goals, and your business practices.

Contact our preconstruction team at Modular Solutions, Ltd (800) 441-8577 x 1


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