The Ultimate Guide to a Commercial Lighting Audit

Is your commercial lighting helping or hindering your business? That’s the central question behind US Lighting’s proven process. During this lighting audit, our experts perform a thorough analysis of your site’s lightning needs, to understand your current lighting situation and areas that need improvement. 

Optimizing Your Commercial Lighting Fixtures

A commercial lighting audit starts after taking a moment to understand your operations and lighting needs, we visit your site and quantify just about every variable there is for lighting quality and your lighting fixtures. This gives us the ability to accurately diagnose your situation and produce a design that could drastically improve your energy consumption, lighting efficiency, and costs.

An analysis of your current lighting fixtures is the first area we target with our lighting audit. We measure:

  • Types of lamps: Knowing the quality of your lighting starts with understanding your lamps.
  • Fixture condition: Do fixtures need to be replaced? Are they operating at 100 percent? 
  • Usage hours of each fixture: How long does your fixture need to run every day, and are there better options for your current needs?
  • Distance between light fixtures: The consistent dispersion of light may be important, but so is maintaining a good light on a specific workspace.

The measurements acquired in our lighting audit provide insight that allows us to optimize your lighting for your needs. Once we understand your hardware, the lighting audit moves on to other variables, like your operational procedures and working conditions.

Understanding Your Working Conditions

Your space needs to be a distraction-free environment where adequate focus, safety, and control are possible. No commercial lighting audit is complete until we understand variables like the physical dimensions of each workspace, how light interacts with these dimensions, and everything else running your current lighting systems.

The on-site lighting audit isn’t just for measuring the lamps themselves but to get a sense of your space and how your new lightings systems will need to interact with this space. Current light (Foot Candle) measurements are one of the most important measurements we take, as are the current energy costs. At US Lighting Systems, we don’t think it’s enough to simply improve your lighting. We strive to improve your lighting while reducing your lighting expenses.

The Benefits of a Lighting Audit

It can be intimidating to have lighting professionals come to your site and poke around. But US Lighting Systems representatives work with minimal impact on your business and obtain the measurements we need to optimize your commercial lighting. The end result of a comprehensive lighting audit with US Lighting Systems is a system of LED lighting solutions that enhance your lighting efficiency, lower your energy costs, and ultimately provide your space with a better quality of lighting.

Contact US Lighting System today at to learn how we can improve the lighting for your space and reduce your energy costs.


David Etzler, LC

David, LC, LEED GA, is a pioneer in the green industry. David is Lighting Certified (LC), earning the distinction from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professional (NCQLP). The LC was created as a baseline standard for knowledge covering the entire scope of the vast lighting field. As the President of US Lighting Systems, David manages the firm’s strategy and growth, including strategic partnerships with property management firms and building owners all across the country. David came to US Lighting Systems through SIB Lighting and the acquisition of his company, HOA Energy Advisors, in May 2015. HOA Energy helped commercial properties save money on their energy bills through lighting and lighting control systems. Having retrofit and managed over 75 large projects, HOA Energy had become a leader in the industry. David is active in the Green community and shares his love of the planet with his family and friends.

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