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Lighting Technology

 
 

ED Lighting Technology – Brighter Lights, Brighter Future

Demand for electricity is at an all-time high. From powering the lights to keeping employees productive at work, it's a critical to our way of life. While forecasts vary, energy demand is projected to substantially increase and now is the time to start planning for a cleaner, brighter future.

Light-emitting diode (LED) is a highly energy efficient lighting technology and has the potential to fundamentally change the future of lighting in the United States.

 

Types of Lighting Retrofits

An LED lighting retrofit does not automatically mean that fixtures must be replaced. There are three options, depending on your existing lamps and lighting system:

Direct Lamp Change-Outs- Simply changing out the bulbs (swapping fluorescent tubes with LED tubes). This is usually the lowest-cost option. 

Retrofit Kits- These kits mount directly into the existing luminaire housing, allowing you to keep your original fixtures and convert them to energy-saving LED fixtures. 

Replace Entire Fixtures- Replacing the entire existing lighting fixture with a new LED fixture is the most costly option, but may be the best option for your building. 

We will discuss all of these options with you after your Free Energy Audit. [LINK]


Did You Know…
Good-quality LED bulbs can have a useful life of 25,000 hours or more
Unlike incandescent bulbs — which release 90 percent of their energy as heat — LEDs use energy far more efficiently.
Today’s LED bulbs can be six-seven times more energy efficient than conventional incandescent lights and cut energy use by more than 80 percent.
— US. Dept. of Energy

 

Environmental Impact

Installation of energy efficient lighting technology will save an estimated 61 Million kWh over the life of the measures. (The kilowatt-hour (symbolized kWh) is a unit of energy equivalent to one kilowatt (1 kW) of power expended for one hour of time.)

 

61 Millions kWh is equivalent to:

  • 31,518,693 pounds of coal not burned

  • 4,085,985 gallons of oil not burned

  • 7,365 homes provided with electricity each year

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The environmental benefits from such projects are:

  • 125,610 pounds of Sulfur Oxides (Sox) emissions avoided

  • 33,420 pounds of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) emissions avoided

  • 67,534,003 pounds of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions avoided