Why Choose LED?
Significant Energy Savings
LED technology can dramatically reduce the amount we spend on lighting across all industries. Whether you’re a home owner, work in a commercial office tower, or manage an industrial facility; early adopters of LEDs will reap the rewards.
For home owners, it would be safe to assume that most houses have swapped all their A19s (screw in bulbs) with LED by now. Just by doing this easy task, your going from 60W to 9W. If you had a CFL in there before, perhaps you went from 23W to 9W. Whatever the case may be, the fact is the wattage for each lamp has been reduced by a large factor.
Commercial buildings are huge energy consumers of energy. There are often literally thousands upon thousands on lamps that are constantly on. Underground parking lots are usually on 24/7! So then if it is a fact that commercial properties use massive amounts of energy to light the property, would it not make sense to reduce this amount by as much as possible? Most people are aware of LED lighting benefits, but don’t really understand the true cost of not upgrading to a more advanced and efficient system. Converting an entire commercial building to LED can literally save $10,000, $25,000, $50,000 per year on energy, depending on the size of the property.
Industrial factories are known to consume the most energy. Massive amounts of energy is required to power heavy machinery, welding equipment, cranes, hoists, heating and cooling, the list goes on. Depending on the scale of the facility and the operating hours (often 24 hours per day), significant savings can be attained.
Let us demonstrate our simple yet effective process to theoretically determine how much your property uses and can save on energy.
To begin, we first need to collect data of the current lighting system that is installed at the property. We do a though walk through and count every single light fixture. Whether it be a single bulb or a 400W Metal Halide high bay. Everything is recorded including the wattage of each lamp, type, and of course operating hours.
After recording the necessary lighting information, everything is entered into an excel spread sheet. The image below is our Energy Analysis Report. Here you are seeing the theoretical total energy consumption of the current lighting system compared with the difference with the LED equivalent. On average, projects reduce their energy consumption by 30-50%. The light grey box at the bottom right of the image is the most important, as it tells you how much to expect in annual energy savings.
We had a client ask how we came up with the 11 cents per kWh. So, we called EPCOR (their energy provider) and asked them right then and there. After including the extra fees associated with purchasing energy such as transmission, admin, rider, etc. The final amount the EPCOR representative said was 11 cents per kWh. This amount is a standard used to make energy efficiency analysis reports.