M24 - Time Switches

Implementing this symbol means that the business/company has eliminated or is controlling any unnecessary light circuits running on the premises when unoccupied. Save $ 23 Million 522 Thousand 400

This issue is often overlooked or forgotten (especially during renovations) and or when a business has cut back on floor space. Unused areas remain connected to the main light circuit and burn up electricity unnecessarily. To separate, the building’s light circuit on the main power board is generally easily achieved. You can separate the power supply from those unused sections of the building. Ask your electrician to carry out a check and also ask if any other buildings are running under your power circuit. Get your electrician to install independent light switches or motion sensors for areas that are seldom used so that you could potentially save power even in the daytime. Ask what other possible alterations you can achieve in order to save power. Electrical work takes less effort than you might think and payback is fast. Note the required safety guidelines, to maintain security and the occupational health and safety guidelines. Your electrician can help you with that also.


Example: 10-story building with 500 double fluorescent-tube light fittings per floor. A building switched to its saving mode by switching all lights off for eight hours at night and over the weekend.
NoteTimes/Hours/Amount UsedDays Per Week UsedDays Used in One YearConsumption of ResourceTotal Use of ResourceCost of Resource Per UnitTotal Resource Cost in One YearEstimated Implementation CostEstimated Savings in Five YearsEstimate Pay Off Time
Without Implementation24 Hours365 0.72 KW/h31 Million 536 Thousand KW$ 0.27$ 8 Million 514 Thousand 720---
With Implementation16 Hours5245 0.72 KWh16 Million 112 Thousand KW$ 0.27$ 3 Million 810 Thousand 240-$ 23 Million 522 Thousand 400Instant