If you’re running a business where you need 24/7 illumination, your commercial lighting bill could be a significant portion of your monthly expenses.
That’s why it’s important to know that you’re using the right lighting solution and light bulb combination.
If you’re not sure, John Doerksen Electrical can take a look and perform a ballast and bulb replacement if there is a better lighting solution for your business.
In short, yes there is a difference.
Commercial lighting is designed to illuminate the business premises, both indoor and outdoor, in a way that business activities can be carried out in a safe way. There are various options when it comes to colours, designs, and intensities.
Take commercial ballasts, for example. They are designed for use with fluorescent lights, which limit current to the fluorescent bulbs, preventing them from increasing uncontrollably, overheating and eventually burning out.
The ballast is matched for specific compatibility to the light bulbs it uses. Compare this to residential fluorescent lights, where the commercial version produce stronger magnetic interference, in addition to more heat. That’s why proper installation from a licensed Winnipeg electrician is so important – to protect against fire hazards and electronic interference with your computers, etc.