LED lighting is the fastest payback and ROI energy efficiency measure you can invest in. LEDs, or lighting emitting diodes, are 80% more efficient than traditional lighting.
LED lighting also lasts a lot longer than traditional lighting, with realistic longevity of 100,000 hours for a good and branded system of LED. Since there are 8,000 hours in a year, that is over 12 years of life expectancy if run 24/7.
Additionally to cost and maintenance savings, LED lights also look more modern. Since the systems frequently come in 4000k (interior) and 5000k (exterior), lights that are LED look and feel more modern for businesses.
Interior LED Lighting
Interior LED lighting, replacing fluorescent and high intensity discharge traditional lighting, are an incredible advancement in the past 10 years. These systems pay for themselves in energy savings over just a few years, sometimes less than 2 years with utility subsidies.
We recommend Philips branded (or Signify) products for interior LED lighting, because of high quality and longevity as well as best in class controls. While many brands work well, we look for high quality in terms of CRI (color rendering index) for interior LEDs. Brand name really makes a difference here.
The 2×4 troffer in a ceiling is the most common lighting in a business or public building. It is typically lit with T12 or T8 fluorescent lighting, which has mercury inside of it and is toxic.
We recommend these fixtures with either a Type C (new LED driver and tubular LED) application, or our most popular offering is the Philips Evokit. This system not only saves energy, but also gives the space a facelift and enables integrated lighting controls.
High Bay LED
High Bay lighting, common in warehouses, manufacturing, and fire stations, have a high intensity light output. These are commonly metal halide or sodium vapor lighting, but can also come in 6 lamp and 4 lamp T8 and T5 fluorescent lighting.
New LED lights are brighter, longer lasting, save energy, and also really benefit from sensors and controls. We see some of our best ROI projects include high bay LED lighting.
Low Bay LED
Parking garages, maintenance bays, and manufacturing are common areas to find low bay and linear LED lighting, traditionally fluorescent lighting or a lower wattage high intensity discharge lamp and ballast system.
Many low bay lighting applications have 24/7 operations, like a parking garage. Because of these long hours, these systems use a ton of energy and have a fast payback or ROI. We also love to integrate advanced sensors and controls on these systems, since fast moving vehicles can trip a system of controls and lead to better functionality.
Exterior LED Lights Make Spaces
More Energy Efficient
We typically recommend a locally manufactured fixtures by Jarvis when installing LED exterior lights. The quality of an outdoor fixtures really comes down to the LED driver, since it is exposed to so many harsh conditions like temperature and moisture.
LED Pole and Area Lights
Pole lights create a safe parking experience – no one likes to be in a dark parking lot at night. LED lights are brighter, as well as safer.
These LED retrofit or replacement projects for pole and area lights are fast payback projects, but more importantly, save in long term maintenance costs. A replacement typically includes a bucket truck or lift rental and is costly.
LED Wall Packs
LED wall packs are brighter, longer lasting, safer, and less environmental impact than traditional lighting options. There are many unexpected benefits that our clients see from LED outdoor lighting, from crisper and safer client experience to more profit from energy and maintenance savings.
LED Tubes and Drivers
Philips has many solutions for more simple fluorescent to LED conversions, including both Type A and Type C LED tubes. Type C includes a new external LED driver, while Type A include a ballast compatible tube for a fast replacement. The Comed Energy Efficiency program has incentives for both applications, helping to make the transition easy.
How it all works
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Let’s do this.
Our Energy Efficiency Professionals do the necessary swaps, tweaks, and in some cases, complete overhauls to bring your costs way down and your savings way up. We know how to save you money – and we know what it takes to make the most of all of those energy rebate programs. In fact, we guarantee that no one can find more rebates off your project than Verde.
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If a bulb burns out or an issue occurs, call us. We’ll make it right.
The bean counters on your team will be jumping for joy from the unexpected savings and your team’s Earth lovers will be singing your praises in no time. That’s because Verde’s solutions are just as good for your bottom line as they are for the Earth.
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