Why is the warranty 3 years for commercial and 5 for domestic?
For the products we use, as they are top of the line and have been laboratory tested to arrive at their expected lifespan and warranty. The warranty is 3 years for commercial use (with a 12 months labor warranty) and 5 years for domestic use (also with a 12 months labor warranty).
Most businesses have 3000 operating hours a year – so 3000 x 10 = 30,000. So they will get 10 years usage before the leds start to deteriorate. When they start to deteriorate, they won’t turn off. They will start to fade at 30, 000 hrs. Companies and electricians claiming 50,000 hrs have nothing to substantiate this claim.
A carpark running 24 hrs a day will chew up the hours at 8000 hours a year in three years;, but there payback will be quicker and the lights will still last but not as bright.
Domestic lights could theoretically last 20 years as they will hardly be on.
What is the value of an audit when I could just get an energy monitor and make changes myself?
You could try to get staff to turn lights off and monitor energy usage for several months then see were you might be able to save power. However this approach is not much better than doing nothing at all.
You don’t need to monitor how much you are wasting for months before deciding do something. You are no doubt excellent at what you do but chances are, electrical contracting isn’t one of them – so you’ll still miss opportunities to save and spend money on improvements that will bring minimal return for the investment.
Switching some lightbulbs is only the very tip of the iceberg of energy saving opportunities and AIRS Electrical Contractors have the expertise and up-to-date knowledge on:
what’s available to save you energy AND
what is actually appropriate for your particular business.
An energy audit by AIRS Electrical Contractors means you’ll get the best expert advice and a roadmap for achieving savings immediately without the need to:
waste more time paying power bills that are too high
have ‘stabs in the dark’ at what might achieve the best energy savings for your particular business
spend money on changes without knowing how much will be saved over what period of time and therefore whether it is even worth it.