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When considering an electrical contractor for your lighting services, check and see if they’re a State Certified Licensed Electrical Contractor. Don’t pay for an un-licensed maintenance company. Our professionally recognized electricians can make the difference in your next project!

Buell Electric provides Lighting Contractor Services and Lighting Retrofits not only in Tampa Bay, but throughout the entire state of Florida. We are a Florida State Certified Electrical Contractor.

Buell Electric Lighting Services

CFL Lighting

Efficient: CFL’s are four times more efficient and last up to 10 times longer than incandescents. A 22 watt CFL has about the same light output as a 100 watt incandescent. CFLs use 50 – 80% less energy than incandescents.

Less Expensive: Although, initially more expensive, you’ll save money in the long run. CFLs use 1/3 the electricity and last up to 10 times as long as incandescents. A single 18 watt CFL used in place of a 75 watt incandescent will save about 570 kWh over its lifetime. At 8 cents per kWh, that equates to a $45 savings.

High-Quality Light: Newer CFLs give a warm, inviting light rather than the “cool white” light of older fluorescents. They use rare earth phosphors for excellent color and warmth. New electronically ballasted CFLs don’t flicker or hum.

Versatile: CFLs can be applied nearly anywhere that incandescent lights are used. Energy-efficient CFLs can be used in recessed fixtures, table lamps, track lighting, ceiling fixtures and porchlights. 3-way CFLs are also now available for lamps with 3-way settings. Dimmable CFLs are also available for lights using a dimmer switch.Cont

LED Lighting

led lightingLong-lasting: LED bulbs last up to 10 times as long as compact fluorescents, and far longer than typical incandescents.

Durable: since LEDs do not have a filament, they are not damaged under circumstances when a regular incandescent bulb would be broken. Because they are solid, LED bulbs hold up well to jarring and bumping.

Cool: these bulbs do not cause heat build-up; LEDs produce 3.4 btu’s/hour, compared to 85 for incandescent bulbs. This also cuts down on air conditioning costs in the home and business.

Cost-effective: although LEDs are expensive, the cost is recouped over time and in battery savings. For the AC bulbs and large cluster arrays, the best value comes from commercial use where maintenance and replacement costs are expensive.

Light for remote areas: because of the low power requirement for LED’s, using solar panels becomes more practical and less expensive than running an electric line or using a generator for lighting.

Occupancy Sensors

Occupancy or motion sensors are devices that turn lights and other equipment on or off in response to the presence (or absence) of people in a defined area. Some sensors also control lighting based on the amount of daylight available in their coverage area.

More sophisticated sensor units now offer users a variety of adjustment capabilities; manufacturers have also introduced sensors that can be integrated into a building’s automation and control system.
A complete sensor unit consists of a motion sensor, an electronic control unit and a controllable switch/relay. It also has a timer which signals the electronic control unit after a set period of inactivity. Some units also incorporate an optional daylight (or light level) sensor.

Units are available in wall-mounted switch configuration for use in offices or other small areas and in ceiling and wall-mounted configurations for large, open areas. There are also sensors specifically designed for bathrooms, stairwells, and hallways

Lighting Contractors


lighting contractorsCut the Cost of doing business by cutting the Cost of doing business.
Tiered of People Leaving the lights on in your office or warehouse all night? Buell Electric offers Lighting Control Solutions at affordable cost. Installing Lighting Contactors on a Control System is one of the easiest, most cost effective ways to reduce your energy bill.

We Offer New Lighting Contactor Systems, Lighting Contactor Maintenance, Lighting Contactor Replacements and service.

State Certified Electrical Contractor Offering Lighting Contractor Solution. By Hiring Buell Electric for your lighting needs you have a little extra peace of mind knowing that we are licensed electrical contractors not some handyman with a ladder.

Night Time Lighting Inspections

night lightingBuell Electric inspects properties on the 1st and/or the 15th of every month. This inspection includes a comprehensive report of each center’s lighting deficiencies; including canopy lighting, security lighting (wall packs), pylon signage, and tenant signage. This report can include an approximate cost for repair. The report/estimate is then emailed to the property manager for repair, approval, and authorization.

Commercial Lighting

Buell Electric repairs, replaces, and installs all types of canopy lights, decorative lighting, and wall packs. We are experts in the following types of lighting: Metal Halide, Sodium Vapor, Induction, Fluorescent, and LED.

Interior Lighting

Buell Electric provides interior lighting repairs, retrofits, and group servicing. We have lighting technicians available to assist with interior lighting projects, from a simple repair to a complete energy saving retrofit. Lighting maintenance is available on an as-needed-basis or as part of a full maintenance/management contract. If you frequently require the services of a lighting company, you may want the convenience of this fixed-rate contract.

Improved Appearance

A lighting retrofit isn’t only economical and better for our environment, it will also improve the appearance of your workplace. Retrofits will shine brighter and appear livelier with no yellow, dim, or overcast lighting areas.

A footcandle is defined as: A unit of measure of the intensity of light falling on a surface, equal to one lumen per square foot and originally defined with reference to a standardized candle burning at one foot from a given surface.
By upgrading your lighting system, you will increase the number of footcandles in your office or warehouse, and improve the color rendering index (CRI).

Increase in Productivity

Studies have shown that when there are increases in the quality of working conditions, there is an increase in employee production and overall company morale.

This is known as the ”Hawthorne Effect” and it’s common business knowledge that if your employees and clients are treated well, that they’ll return the favor.


Some people may say this is the reason they decide not to retrofit, but the cost of waiting sometimes outweighs the cost of the actual retrofit. Can you imagine paying 50% more to the electric company than you really have to?


The procedure of retrofitting is basically the replacement of one lighting system with an energy-efficient lighting technology. This is one of the easiest, least expensive, and least destructive means of creating more energy for future use. Retrofitting saves energy, rather than drilling newer and expensive power plants.

The idea is to lower demand through efficiency instead of increasing supply by spending more resources.

Retrofit lights trim down the consumption of electricity which, in turn, reduces demand.

A lighting retrofit is one type of upgrade in which one can see the savings during the same/or very next month, depending on your electric company’s billing cycle. The savings are real and the longer you wait, the longer your money will continue to go out the window.

While newer technologies add increased reliability and longevity to the system, lighting issues can be easily overcome with the help of specific design considerations.

Landscape Lighting

dock lightingIf you’ve invested considerable energy into your outdoor spaces, you certainly won’t want to leave them in the dark half the year. Landscape and Outdoor Garden Lighting allows one to reap a full return on investment. Your outdoor spaces may reveal a new life beneath the moonlight. Highlight your property’s unique architectural features and natural textures, such as trees, ponds, and shrubs. Landscape lighting services, such as lighting steps and pathways, will offer a sense of security to your family and guests. Avoid the hassles of never ending maintenance fees, and make the proper choice. Go with quality, long-lasting fixtures, installed by the experienced professionals at Buell Electric.

Dock Lighting and Power

Buell Electric provides Dock Lighting performed by a licensed electrical contractor. Having an Electrician complete your Dock Electrical Project will not only ensure the cleanest look, but it’ll also provide the safest option; since Buell Electric complies with the National Electrical Code Standards. We offer further dock services, listed below:

  • Dock Wiring
  • Boat Lift Control Wiring
  • Boat Lift Motor Wiring
  • Shore Power
  • Dock Lighting
  • Accent Lighting
  • Remote Control Lighting
  • Transfer Switches for Generators
  • Dockside Cable and Data Wiring
  • Snook Lights

Security Lighting For Your Business or Home

residential electricianOutdoor Security Lighting from a Tampa Electrician creates a safer environment for your business or home. Sleep easier with the help of Buell Electric’s full-service, turnkey program. We provide complete outdoor lighting systems for residential homeowners and commercial property owners.
Let Buell Electric help you create a lighting system that meets all your needs. One of our professional technicians will visit your property and design a lighting plan tailored to your requests. Lights may be installed on specially placed poles, or on the property, based on the necessary level of lighting.

Tampa property owners can benefit from a lighting security system that’s able to detect and recognize movement in an otherwise overlooked and dark surrounding. The best vision for outdoor lighting is performed with downward directed and shielded security lighting, of medium intensity.

In addition to the position of the security lights, the ability to control the glare is also a general concern. This is crucial because Tampa property owners need the ability to see criminals so they may provide authorities with descriptions, information, and other valuable information.

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