Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 30, 2012
The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently reported that the U.S. government in 2012 consumed 192.2 trillion BTUs of electrical energy alone. The federal government announced the same year it would take steps to cut its own energy use 28 percent by 2020. Numerous municipalities have set aside grants for energy efficient upgrades. The easiest and fasted way government and municipal facilities can contribute to this goal is by installing energy-efficient lighting solutions to retrofit outdated, inefficient T12 fluorescents lighting systems to newer more efficient T5 systems.
Lighting retrofits are an ideal solution to achieve energy-efficient and aesthetically pleasing lighting fixtures while supporting sustainability goals. Yet, government and municipal facilities face the challenge of costly and/or disruptive construction that can make even a basic linear fluorescent lighting retrofit seem out of reach.
Now is time to consider lighting retrofits
Why? Federal and State incentives are being granted and utilities are providing rebates to facilities that install energy-efficient lighting retrofits. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Energy has mandated manufacturers phase out production of most T12 lamps (nearly 500 million still illuminating the nation) by July 14, 2012, making it more difficult to maintain outdated systems in the future.
City of Callaway goes green with LUXADD
The City of Callaway, Florida, recently received an Energy Grant from the State of Florida for the purpose of upgrading several components within multiple City buildings. A significant part of the grant was the upgrade of lighting within the buildings from T-12 & T-8 to T-5 light fixtures.
Bobby Baker the Interim City Manager & Public Works Director of the City of Callaway recommends: “Due to the cost of replacement of each light and stay within the designated budget we opted to use the retrofit kits designed by LUXADD. We found the kits to be very cost effective in both supplies and manpower for installation and allowed us to meet the state requirements while staying within budget.”
Through this truly effortless LUXADD fluorescent lighting retrofit the City of Callaway instantly started saving 65% of its electrical energy consumption.
LUXADD is a leading lighting solution provider based in Miami, FL and is comprised of experts dedicated to design and manufacture new technologies that improve energy efficiency in lighting, the single largest consumer of electricity worldwide. The U.S. Department of Energy's fluorescent lighting made official that most of the T12 lamps will be phased out of production starting July 2012. Current lighting systems consisting of T12 fixtures with magnetic ballasts will be retrofitted to modern T5 lamp technology with electronic ballast over time. The Express T5 Retrofit Kit for T12 offers the highest ROI on the market with a less than 1 year average. LUXADD’s patented and UL listed technology makes retrofitting as easy as changing a light bulb – made in the US for the US. More information can be found at http://www.luxadd.com