If you've been to your local hardware store lately, you may have noticed a lot of lighting for sale. It can be overwhelming if you don't know what you're looking for or how much light you need. The good news is that most commercial buildings only need to replace their lights once every five years; however, if your business is going through rapid growth and changing its layout frequently (e.g., expanding), then an upgrade might be necessary often than that. Here are some signs that indicate when it's time to upgrade your commercial lighting:

When Your Energy Bills Are Too High

You should consider upgrading your commercial lighting when your energy bills are too high. LED lights use less energy than traditional lighting and last longer, so they pay for themselves in no time. The bulbs also have a higher lumen output (the amount of light emitted by the bulb), making them more efficient. LEDs last longer, have fewer moving parts and don't need to be replaced as often as traditional bulbs.

Your Lighting Isn't Bright Enough

If your space's lighting is insufficient, it may be time to upgrade. The amount of light needed depends on the room or space you're working in and what you need to accomplish there.

The first thing to consider when determining whether or not you will benefit from an upgrade is how much natural light comes into the area. If little natural light comes through windows, then artificial sources will have to do all the work. A warehouse would benefit greatly from this kind of lighting because it needs so much more brightness than an office, where most tasks are done at desks with plenty of natural light coming in through windows and skylights. High ceilings also require more brightness than low ones since they allow less ambient light from outside sources (like streetlights) inside at night; this means that warehouses might need brighter artificial lights than offices even if they have high ceilings, while offices may still require them regardless due to less ambient light getting past overhead obstructions like walls/furniture/people walking by each other etcetera.

You're Replacing Bulbs Frequently

You might be getting ready to upgrade your commercial lighting if you replace bulbs frequently. The quality of your light source is a significant factor in how long it will last, so if you notice that your lighting system is burning out bulbs more often than usual, it could be time for an upgrade.

Bulbs are more likely to burn out when they're dimmer (which is why we recommend not using low-wattage bulbs in areas where people need the most light). Old bulbs also tend to fail more quickly than newer ones because they were designed before advances in technology made them more efficient. Replacing burnt-out bulbs can be a hassle: finding matching replacements at local hardware stores can take time and money and sometimes even involve multiple trips back and forth until you find one that fits properly.

Your Lighting Looks Dated

If you're looking for a way to upgrade the look and feel of your business, consider upgrading its lighting. A modern light fixture can help you attract new customers and keep old ones coming back.

However, if your commercial lighting is looking a little outdated, it may be time to consider an upgrade! Old-fashioned lights can make your business look tired and dated—and even turn away potential customers.

Fortunately, there are plenty of options available when it comes to modern lighting fixtures: LED bulbs that last longer than traditional bulbs; motion sensors that automatically turn on as someone approaches the door; dimmers so staff can adjust brightness depending on the time of day; or even colored LED strips that change color based on ambient temperature or barometric pressure.


If you've answered yes to any of the questions above, it's time to upgrade your lighting. You'll be able to see better and work more efficiently with a more efficient, brighter, and newer system. Plus, you'll save money on energy bills with LED lights—and who doesn't love that?