When constructing a building or house, you need to include lighting into your budget. When searching for the most cost effective lighting system, more companies end up making the switch to Power over Ethernet (PoE). Simply put, PoE lighting is a highly efficient LED lighting configuration that runs off low voltage, ethernet power and offers a tremendous amount of savings.
1. Use of existing infrastructure
Virtually every commercial building has the infrastructure needed to deploy a comprehensive PoE lighting system. All it takes is some sort of ethernet port. These can usually be found in routers, modems, network cabinets, and even phone systems, offering a large number of power access, all over your building. If there’s not a port near you, then you can easily use PoE extenders to reach the light sources in the building.
2. Lower Electricity Cost
Arguably the largest reason businesses are switching to PoE lighting is the savings you get on your electric bill. According to PoElightus.com, you can save up to 50% on your next electric bill if switching from traditional (incandescent) lighting. In a large warehouse, or commercial building, that savings could be thousands of dollars. Just think about the ways your business could reinvest those savings. Another saving to mention is PoE lighting’s lifespan. An incandescent bulb may last for a year, but PoE LED’s can last anywhere from 15-25 years depending on use, saving your company money in the long run on installation costs. This brings me to the next reason businesses are switching to PoE LED’s.
3. Low Upfront Installation Costs.
Forget about paying a master electrician to install and design your new lighting system. Electrical installs can be expensive and dangerous while PoE LED’s are a routine install for a low voltage technician. Because PoE is a low voltage lighting system, the installation can only be as complex as running cable and hanging the lights. If you have ethernet network infrastructure installed in your building (you probably do) then this is a routine job for low voltage installers like CUSITech’s technicians.
4. Lighting Automation
If you thought PoE was inexpensive, just wait until you hear another way you can save money with PoE lighting. Imagine if you could automate a building’s entire lighting system. If you switch to PoE lighting, your entire lighting system can be managed on your smartphone. Set schedules to turn off lights after your employees hit the road or install light sensors that automatically shut off if they don’t sense movement in the area. These smartphone apps can also give you advanced analytics so you can see your lighting usage by the day, month, or year. From there you can optimize your lighting routine and look like an IT rockstar to your team by saving them some serious money.
If you or your business are interested in learning more or installing a PoE lighting system, reach out to us anytime at cusitech.com, we have years of experience with tech like this and can deploy expert teams of technicians and project managers to help guide you along the way.
CUSITech provides a single point of contact to manage the planning, surveying, installation, and implementation of these projects with our nationwide skilled W2 technicians, so you can hit go-live dates on time and on budget. Give us a visit today: https://cusitech.com/services/qsr/