Rethink Lighting. Realize Savings.
A lighting retrofit can pay dividends for years to come, helping to fund other projects in your business. In many cases, utility rebates are offered for lighting upgrades. However, many commercial and industrial businesses find that the energy savings alone from switching to LED lighting is worth the initial cost of the upgrade.
WHAT DOES UPGRADING TO ENERGY-EFFICIENT LED LIGHTING
MEAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
1. Savings Help Fund Other Projects
Savings are realized through reduced energy costs and maintenance expenses. This is a payback on your business investment that continues to accrue every year. Each proposal we provide outlines annual energy and maintenance savings. There are many capital expenditures, like installing a new roof or paving a parking lot, that do not have a payback. The savings from a lighting upgrade for your store, warehouse, manufacturing facility, or parking lot can actually pay for those other needed improvements.
2. Utility Rebates
Utility companies offer incentives to upgrade your lighting to more efficient options. Unfortunately, navigating through their rebate processes can be tricky. As a premier commercial lighting contractor, Energy Stewards has a proven track record with most utility companies and can maximize the incentive amounts while reducing the processing time. Not only that, but we take care of all of the utility rebate paperwork for you.
3. Discontinued Lighting
T12 fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts are no longer being produced. If your facility has these lights you need to make a change. Regardless of the type of fluorescent lamps you have (T-12, T-8, or T-5), we can provide you with better LED lighting that is more energy-efficient and comes with rebate incentives.
4. Quality, Safety, and Image
We’ve heard story after story from customers how the productivity and attitude of their employees improves with better lighting. Customers have seen better quality and less product returns for defects that are identified before shipping as a result of better lighting quality. The improved safety of employees is another very tangible result of upgraded lighting. In certain types of facilities, OSHA can require minimum lighting levels be attained in order to better protect the health and welfare of workers. Ultimately, a well-lit business is more attractive and can improve the image of a company to customers and the general public.
BIGGEST ENERGY OFFENDERS
If you have a business chances are you have one of two types of lighting – fluorescent lights or metal halide. Both cost you significant amounts in wasted utility costs as well as maintenance. In large retail, commercial, and industrial buildings, lighting can contribute to over 25% of your total energy consumption. Switching to more energy-efficient LED lights is critical as the energy savings and reduced maintenance costs to your business will increase your bottom line.
Did you know that metal halide lights lose 30% of their capacity in the first year, yet still draw 100% of the power? Lighting quality is drastically reduced and they produce poor conditions for quality and safety. Replacing metal halides with new upgraded LED lighting can result in huge energy savings and lower utility bills, while dramatically improving lighting quality.
If you haven’t upgraded your light fixtures in the past 10 years, chances are you have T-12 fluorescent bulbs & ballasts. These inefficient lights are no longer being manufactured and must be replaced. Even facilities with T-8 and T-5 lights will see energy savings by switching to modern LED lights. Regardless of the type of fluorescent lighting you have, there are more cost-efficient options available that will significantly add to your bottom line as a result of energy savings.
LED lighting options have drastically improved in the past 5 years. They are much more affordable, they come in a variety of spectrum options and they are even dimmable. They provide a significant savings in energy costs and they highly reduce maintenance costs due to their long lifespan. While other lighting options require continued bulb replacement and other maintenance expenses, LED bulbs last significantly longer and ultimately save businesses money.