Up to 95% of that lighting may be heat – which could be multiplying your bills
Conventional incandescent bulbs are slowly being phased out, but they still have a prevalent place on the market. And unless you’ve had an upgrade recently, this may still be the system used in your sports facility.
The problem with this type of lighting is that 95% of the energy being converted is used to heat, not light. Not only is this far more expensive, but in a building such as a sports facility, where optimum temperature must be maintained in order to provide a more comfortable experience, particularly for those participating in sports, you will be wasting further amounts of energy on additional air conditioning in response to the heat being generated by that light.
Furthermore, one of the largest contributors to excess lighting costs is human behaviour. Conventional lighting is unintelligent; it can’t react to occupancy or natural light. So, if somebody forgets to turn off the lights, or adjust the level of illumination in response to the available level of natural light required, you’ll find your energy usage skyrocketing.
Inefficient, outdated lighting is costing thousands of businesses – but it leaves its mark on the planet, too, at a time where it really is pivotal for us to be proactive in terms of sustainability.