When it comes to maintenance in your home or business, finding ways to cut down costs are always on your mind. Your lighting solutions are no exception. Perhaps you’ve made a transition to newer, more energy efficient fluorescent bulbs or replaced old fixtures. This is a great start, but what if there was an additional way you could save money down the road on operating costs, part replacements, and time lost to maintenance?
Well, you can, and it’s as simple as popping off that inferior fluorescent light cover for an alternative you may have not considered in the past – the eggcrate fluorescent light cover.
With Traditional Fluorescent Lighting there’s
More Light filtration. Most traditional fluorescent light covers are full thickness, translucent sheets. They cover the entire bulb from ballast to ballast. This means that they filter all of the light that passes through. This can be a good thing if you have multiple lights in your space. However, some people are frustrated with dim lighting that comes from fewer lights with fluorescent sheets.
Greater Heat Buildup. When you have a fluorescent flat sheet covering the entire fixture and bulb, the heat from the operating light – no matter how minimal – always builds up over time. This heat can warp the plastic over time and lead to unsightly discoloration. More heat also means that ballasts and other parts wear out quicker.
Increased Maintenance. A full cover fluorescent flat sheet means you’ll have to devote more time to maintenance in the long run, specifically to cleaning. Because they cover the entire bulb, these flat sheets collect more dust and dirt inside as well as any insects that find their way in. This can be unsightly and frustrating.
Eggcrate Fluorescent Light Covers
Our Eggcrate fluorescent lighting diffusers allow nearly unobstructed air movement which will increase the bulb and ballast longevity through more efficient heat dissipation. This product also provides a clean architectural appearance and is an efficient and economical light control device.
Eggcrate Louvers are appropriate for areas where brightness control is not critical. Large areas of ceiling can economically be covered to provide a sense of lightness and space. Different styles of Eggcrate Louvers are available to meet your particular needs and budget.
Make a Lasting Change
Remember, when it comes to fluorescent lighting solutions, you have many options. Some of them are more cost effective in the short term, but others can actually be a better long-term solution. Consider eggcrate fluorescent light covers for greater light output, increased part longevity, and decreased maintenance costs.