Quality Machine

Metal Halide Upgrade to LED


Quality Machining of Bellefonte was looking to upgrade their lighting fixtures both inside and outside of their facility. With a 100,000 sq. ft. facility and over 300 lights, their electric bills were astronomical and their visibility was poor. Having not replaced fixtures since the building was built in 1907, the drain on energy and company resources was significant.


Energy Stewards replaced all of the metal halide lighting in the main shop as well as all of the exterior parking lot and building lights with energy-efficient LED lights.


The total project cost was nearly $48,000. The First Energy rebate for the project was over $8,459 and helped Quality Machining offset the cost of the work.  In addition, the estimated energy and maintenance savings was approximately $12,600.  Taking all of these rebates and savings into account, the project cost payback ended up slightly over 3 years.

Total project cost:


First Energy Rebate:

almost $8,459

Project payback time:

slightly over 3 years

The Process

Energy Stewards takes pride in making upgrading your lighting to LED simple. Our turnkey 5-step process is comprehensive and designed to make your life easy.


Free audit of your electrical usage and lighting.


Customized efficient lighting solution for more output with less usage.


Experienced staff remove your old lighting and install new.


We take care of properly recycling your old bulbs.


We take care of rebate forms for you on top of lowering your utility/maintenance costs.

Returning customers, such as Quality Machine, have had nothing but positive feedback to share about our turnkey process and our personal involvement in their business. Energy Stewards also offers financing options that provide you with monthly payments that are equal to or less than your savings from your lighting retrofit! That means “net-neutral” on your cash flow.

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