Savings and Benefits to Expect
Efficient lighting projects generate a reduction in company power consumption which can result in an electric bill that exceeds 40% savings.
Federal and state energy efficiency funds are helping businesses and institutions save money, increase safety and maintenance benefits and protect the environment – all with a cash flow neutral implementation.
What is Cash Flow Neutral?
State utilities are eager for commercial facilities to adopt more energy efficient lighting. To make these retrofits easy for businesses to implement, they provide installation funds up front and recoup that outlay by keeping your energy bill at pre-retrofit levels until installation costs are repaid. Then, your utility bill drops to reflect your new, post-retrofit energy demands. You provide zero installation funds up front and continue to pay utility costs at current levels for a short period; the entire retrofit process is cash flow neutral to you.
Replacing old metal halides with new energy efficient T-5 lighting will not only cut the power draw by 50% but also reduce fixture heat output by 50%, therefore reducing the amount of air conditioning that is needed to maintain facility temperatures and reducing your energy costs even further.
Energy savings are achieved through a combination of replacing the primary working components of light fixtures and/or replacing existing out-of-date fixtures (i.e. halides) with new, state-of-the-art equipment. Additional energy savings can be accomplished by installing occupancy sensors so that lights can be automatically turned off when no one is in an area.
Safety & Maintenance Benefits
By increasing and or having whiter brighter lights in your facility you are creating a safer working environment for your employees. If onsite injuries are reduced, workers compensation and insurance premiums go down as well. Lighting components are changed much less often resulting in less manpower and less material costs