How to Save Money on Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting is no small expense; the average cost of a light costs around 3 thousand dollars, and that only covers purchasing the materials. That doesn’t cover the energy costs of each light (whether its for a street, park, roadway, pathway, parking lot, or any other large public area) over time, nor does it cover the costs of installing each light. Sometimes public lighting tacks on permits, excessive trenching fees, and other hidden fees that can take an already expensive bill to even higher expense levels. But if there’s no choice other than to purchase outdoor lighting for a business, there’s a method to save potentially thousands of dollars and it’s a more viable option these days than it was 20 years ago. Look into purchasing lighting from a solar lighting company, and we promise you’ll save a lot more than originally thought. Here are reasons why.
How Can a Business Save on Outdoor Lighting? Through Solar
You read right, solar energy is now heralded as more cost-effective than grid-tie, fossil fuel energy. One of the largest reasons for this is because each light is self-autonomous and utilizes the power from the sun in order to power the light fixture in the system. Instead of spending money on expensive, messy trenching to gain power, the solar panel attached to the light pulls in photons and stores them as energy in the battery. Then, when the sensors detect low light conditions, the lights click on and utilize the stored power from the previous day. To trench and wire a light, it approximately doubles the price tag—even a single light can skyrocket to about 6 thousand dollars per light with trenching. And that’s just one expense you save.
You Save on Energy, Too
Each light in a grid-tie system draws power—which costs more money. Even the most cost-effective light fixtures draw about 50 dollars worth of energy per month. So if you have 30 lights installed in a system, guess what? Your energy bill skyrockets to 1,500 dollars a month! But don’t take our word for it. We welcome you to do the research yourself to find out how much a traditional lighting system can cost. If you’re looking to save on outdoor lighting for a business, solar is still the most economical method of doing so since you pay zero dollars per month on energy.
These are just two primary ways of saving money via outdoor lighting. The economic benefits of solar lighting over traditional are truly there—you just have to give the “go ahead” to save several thousands of dollars on lighting. We like to save money just as much as you do, so consider solar today and see how it improves your business budget. Thanks for reading.