Dining in a restaurant involves the use of all 5 senses. With lightings being able to affect the mood exuded in the restaurant, creating the right ambience is as essential as good food and service. The good news is that it is definitely possible to engage in cost saving techniques whilst not skimming on the right lighting in order to provide the best experience possible for consumers!
1. Switch To LED
Throughout this short article, it is important to keep in mind the following 3 letters, "L-E-D (Light Emitting Diodes)". LED lights offer incredible flexibility, longer life span and are also energy efficient, consuming up to 90% less energy than other incandescent bulbs. Even though the initial investment may be higher, over time, you can expect to use lesser bulbs and your pockets will benefit.
Even though Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) can be considered as a close contender to LEDs, LEDs are arguably comparatively better. The following diagram will help with the comparison between LEDs, CFLs and incandescent lights.
2. Install A Motion Light Detector
Besides the use of LEDs, installing a motion light detector in areas of the restaurant that do not need to be lit constantly could also aid in cutting out unnecessary costs. According to GreenHotelier, you could consider using PIR (Passive Infra Red) sensors which can detect movement over a range of 12 metres. Doing so can reduce costs by an estimated 30%.
3. Less Bulbs Is More
Without sacrificing on brightness, do also consider using less light bulbs in the kitchen. Studies by Nodak Electric Cooperative have shown that a single 100 watt bulb provides the same level of brightness as six 25 watt bulbs, but consumes 50% less energy in the process. So, why spend more when you can make do with far less? ;)
With that, let us know if we managed to convert you into a LED lover! We hope we did!