Naturally, performing a complete overhaul, including replacing ballasts and fixtures, will offer the largest savings, but even small changes, like switching from incandescent bulbs to fluorescents or LEDs, can make a big difference.
St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
Premier Lighting has provided the Midwest with commercial-grade lighting products and installation for over 22 years. Now, they're using their experience and confidence in the industry to provide free retrofit lighting evaluations and give businesses an idea of the cost and energy savings they can expect by upgrading to modern lighting equipment.
The retrofit process involves replacing parts from an existing lighting system with contemporary, energy efficient components. These new parts not only use less electricity to operate, but many also come equipped with occupancy sensors, day lighting monitors, and other controls that reduce light waste. Although making the transition to such a system does result in initial added expenses, Premier Lighting's Greg Ehrich says for many operations it is a wise decision.
"There are a variety of benefits that come from retrofit lighting, but perhaps most significant is the energy savings it provides immediately after installation and over the long-term," Ehrich said. "Many of our clients reduce energy costs by 50% to 90%, which means it doesn't take long for them to recoup their initial investment."
Indeed, for most businesses, lighting accounts for 30% to 40% of their electric bill, which means adopting a more efficient setup can lead to significant savings over the life of the equipment. Additionally, Premier Lighting helps customers apply for all available rebates and tax incentives, so they can lower upfront installations costs.
When asked what lighting upgrades they recommend, Premier Lighting explained there's no "one size fits all" system, and that they customize all their retrofits based on a customer's preexisting equipment, needs, and budget.
"Naturally, performing a complete overhaul, including replacing ballasts and fixtures, will offer the largest savings, but even small changes, like switching from incandescent bulbs to fluorescents or LEDs, can make a big difference," Ehrich said.
In fact, LEDs are one of Premier Lighting's most asked about bulbs, as consumers are curious to understand this rapidly changing technology. While LEDs have been around for decades, they only recently evolved to the point where they are useful in standard lighting situations, and since that time their high-quality light and energy efficiency have made them among the most popular lights on the market. Premier Lighting admits that LEDs have a higher upfront cost than other bulbs, but their long lifespan and reduced wattage makes them the ideal choice in certain applications.
Overall, Premier Lighting's goal with their free retrofit lighting evaluations is to explain to business owners how a few modifications can result in big savings and give them the peace of mind of being eco-friendly. To learn more about their services or to request an evaluation, contact Premier Lighting by phone or through their website.