Thursday, September 24, 2009

Don't Turn Off The Lights

Who knew that Enrique Iglesias could be so wise?

My workplace has been turning off the overhead lighting on the hot days when the state of California declares a "power curtailment" day.  Which means power conservation between the hours of 11am - 6pm.  I am for power conservation, but the eye-strain gives me a headache every time.

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So today when our facilities manager sent out an email survey asking if people preferred the lights on or off, I got really concerned. I know they aren't just asking for those days when we have power curtailment. They as asking about EVERYDAY. I find it unacceptable that they're even considering this. For those of us who sit far away from any windows with sunlight, it's really DARK when they turn the overhead lighting off. Plus the eye-strain and headaches for me. They saw the money they saved by shutting off the lights, and now they want to do it for everyday? I won't go for it. Plus, isn't "shutting off the lights" a metaphor for something else for a business? :|

6 comments:

  1. Sounds a little cheap to save on overhead lights, kind of something you need to do your job in an efficient way. Hope you get it back soon!

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  2. Ridiculous! They may save on the power bill, but their productivity will suffer. Turning the lights off means naptime for me. Maybe not physically sleeping, but my brain slows to a crawl.

    What's funny is that if they turn off the lights, everyone will invest in their own personal lamps...that use the non-green light bulbs..then the power bill will go up again.

    And besides, it gives you a headache. That should be reason enough to ditch the idea.

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  3. I bet OSHA would have something to say about this extreme conservation. Talk about an accident waiting to happen.

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  4. Maybe they should get some energy efficient lighting instead of having employees working in the dark. I hate overhead lighting, so it probably not bother me much, but I know many others like good light.

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  5. cross my fingers for you that you´ll still get your light back!! It´s really not good for the eyes and that´s not worth for saving money

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  6. I'd break out a lantern. I hate being in the dark lol :D

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