Seeing the Light
Did you know that lighting accounts for nearly half the energy used by commercial buildings? At that rate, it’s no wonder the cost of powering an office building is so staggering.
Energy-efficient task lighting offers a solution. In addition to providing an excellent source of ergonomic light, task lights can help reduce energy use and costs. So not only can your employees work more productively with better light, you can shrink your carbon footprint while making a difference where it’s felt the most—on the bottom line.
Humanscale task lights use only LED and compact fluorescent (CFL) light sources, which are far more cost- and energy-efficient than comparable incandescent bulbs. CFLs use 25% of the energy of incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer, while the latest LEDs use as little as 10% of the energy and last up to 60 times longer than incandescents.
Single-source vs. Dual-source Lighting
Overhead lighting is one of the biggest culprits of energy consumption. By placing energy-efficient task lights at every workstation, overhead lighting levels can generally be reduced, slashing energy use and costs. In fact, research has shown that a dual-source lighting system can reduce energy consumption by as much as 67%. That profound energy savings can reduce a building's overall energy use by as much as 25%. Less energy for lighting means lower operating costs, not to mention less pollution, and that's a benefit for everyone involved.