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Lighting Retrofits

We will develop an energy efficient lighting plan that will fit your needs without interrupting your business or production process. Here are just a few of the reasons why it makes sense to consider updating your current lighting system:

Retrofit Lighting Benefits:

Energy Savings

Achieve savings of 50% or more on your lighting costs.

Utility Company Rebate Programs

Utility company incentive programs pay up to 50% of the costs. Direct Install Programs can pay as much as 90% of the costs. (Limited funds are available.)

Environmental Benefits

Lighting represents 37% of the energy consumed in commercial buildings each year. Lowering energy use will reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide and other air pollutants that are generated during electricity production.

Reduced Maintenance Costs

With new equipment, no maintenance is necessary for years. The life cycle of the new equipment is much longer.

For example:

LED Exit lighting - 100,000 Hours vs. 2,000-3,000 hours for incandescent lamps.

T8 and T5 Ballast Life - 5 year warranty on ballasts.

T8 and T5 Lamp Life - 30,000-46,000 hours vs. 15,000-20,000 hours for T12 lamps.

Compact Fluorescent Lamp Life - 8,000-12,000 hours vs. 2,000-3,000 hours for incandescent lamps.

Replacing Obsolete Equipment

Effective June 30, 2010.

If you are using T12 Fluorescent technology, largely considered antiquated, you'll no longer be able to purchase replacement magnetic ballasts to support those T12 lamps. Incandescent Exit Lights are no longer available for purchase, therefore parts will be scarce.

Better Light Quality

Dramatically improved CRI (color rendition) over older lighting technology, such as T12 metal halide and high pressure sodium lighting.

Improved Lumen Maintenance

The new equipment maintains light levels far longer than the older equipment.

Wide Range of Light Color Choices

From warm light, like an incandescent, to cool light, such as sunlight.

Reduced Lamp Flicker

Electronic ballasts drive fluorescent lamps at 20 kilohertz (kHz), a frequency well beyond the visible range of flicker to the human eye. This can significantly reduce eye strain in the work environment.

Quiet Operation

T8's operate more quietly than T12's, eliminating the "hum" often associated with fluorescent lighting systems.

Reduced Cooling Costs

Electronic ballasts consume fewer watts than magnetic ballasts while providing superior light quality. They generate less heat, which reduces cooling loads.

Tax Savings

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 provides tax deductions for lighting retrofits.

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