Retail, Commercial, and Industrial facilities employ a wide array of lighting fixtures and AirPro Commercial Electrical Services has years of experience helping companies just like yours. We help install, maintain, and repair any type of lighting you might be using.
We have experience with indoor lighting used for normal business operations in a small, boutique retail space and security/safety lighting for large parking lots, and about everything in between. We have Commercial Electrical Services experience with:
This is the original electrical lighting technology, invented by Thomas Edison in 1879. Little has changed about how these lights work since Edison’s day. Incandescent bulbs use more energy producing heat than light and more businesses stopped using these low-tech fixtures long ago.
Your facility might still use Halogen bulbs for directional spotlights. They produce a tremendous amount of heat; there are more energy-efficient options available.
In 1926, fluorescent bulbs became the next step in commercial lighting. The 2’ to 4’ long tubes are quite common and do a good job dispersing light over large areas. Electric current releases electrons into a mixture of gases and the whole tube emit a bright light. Fluorescent tube lighting uses ¼ the amount of energy and produces more light than incandescent bulbs. When the tube ages, the filaments often hum and the light might begin to flicker.
Fluorescent fixtures use:
Another form of fluorescent bulb was designed to replace screw-in incandescent bulbs, called compact fluorescent lamps or CFLs. Their first iterations were a weird “Curly-Q” design, while later examples cover the tube and are indistinguishable from incandescent bulbs. These lights use 25 to 30% of the energy and last about 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
The gas mixture inside fluorescent bulbs includes mercury and mercury is a neurotoxin. The gas is harmless inside the bulb, but great care should be taken if the bulb breaks.
The next step towards energy-efficient lighting uses light-emitting diodes. The diode is made of a semi-conductive material; when electricity passes through the diode it . . . as the name states, emits light. This technology is the most direct conversion of electricity into light; LEDs use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last between 20 and 50 times longer.
When first introduced, the bulbs were expensive. The price has dropped significantly, and the variety of bulb shapes and sizes has grown exponentially.
Interior Security Lighting
Fire Safety systems, of necessity, utilize emergency lighting and illuminated exit signs; the lights have backup batteries to ensure they function without electrical service. This lighting is tightly regulated by building fire codes. AirPro Commercial Electrical Services is familiar with the codes and can help you properly maintain your safety lighting.
Metal halide lights push an electric arch through a mixture of mercury and metal halide vapor. This creates an intensely bright, white light, and they are typically installed in outdoor settings: sports fields, parking lots, and heavy industrial facilities. High-pressure Sodium lamps use the same technology, but with a different gas mixture.
While the light is intense, the color is yellow. These lights are typically used as streetlights, for industrial, and parking lot applications. Both metal halide and sodium light fixtures are often elevated to high standards.
Exterior Wall Pack Lighting
Wall pack lighting uses similar lighting technology, but with a different application. Wall pack lights are mounted on exterior walls, as the name implies, providing security and visibility around commercial and retail facilities. The light is intense and generally directed downward.
Often, utility companies offer incentives for businesses, large and small, to complete energy-saving upgrades. This includes replacing appliances and equipment with energy-efficient models. It often includes replacing less-efficient lighting fixtures and bulbs with improved technology with major energy upgrades. Give us a call and let us help you determine whether these incentives can help you.
With our four decades of experience as a Commercial Electrical Services contractor, AirPro Houston provides you with the skill and expertise to help determine if you need to replace your Federal Pacific Electrical Panels.
We have financing options available with great options with up to 72-month terms with approved credit. Call our teams of Commercial Electricians at 281-880-8805 and let us partner with you for all of your electrical repair and installation needs.