How To Clean Up Your "Dirty" Power With Energy Efficient Lighting

Posted by Jimmy Hovey on Mon, Mar 05, 2012 @ 08:03 AM

Beyond The Obvious Benefits Of Energy Efficient Lighting....

Lighting Uses ALOT Of US Total Electricity Capacity

Lighting utilizes about 18% of the total electricity currently generated in the United States.  Lighting within commercial buildings is responsible for roughly 71% of the 18% total electricity generated.  Energy efficient lighting is one physical change that  could bring that percentage down drastically.


Energy Costs WILL Go Up

While this is important for you as an individual business owner or even a homeowner, the reality is that the demand for energy is rising.  Due to regulatory problems and the length of time it takes to get a power plant built, the available supply is likely to dwindle in the future. 

Increased demand paired with reduced supply will eventually lead to higher energy costs.  That's why everyone needs to pay attention to how reducing wattage through energy efficient lighting, can bring benefits throughout your overall energy demand requirements. 

It Is Possible To Reduce Your Lighting Electricity Load By 50%....Or More

With a properly designed lighting layout, it is reality that 50% of the lighting load can be reduced in a building.  We have done this and have seen up to 75% reductions on interior and exterior applications. 

The Other Benefits BEYOND Reducing Load

But the excellent benefits of updating your lighting goes further than the obvious benefit of reduced cost, better light, tax deductions and reduced maintenance costs.  Energy efficient lighting can impact your facilities overall power quality.

1. Better Lighting Technology Cleans Up Your Power

Lighting also has an impact on the facilities power quality for the entire electrical distribution system.  Poor power quality is a major problem that you may not be aware of. 

The quality of power to your site can impact the amount of energy wasted, overall capacity of the facility, and can ruin equipment that you have in place. 

Updated lighting technology has much higher power factor values and low harmonic distortion which will improve a facilities power quality across the buildings entire electrical system. 

2. Reducing Load Can Have Added Value To Future Expansion

By reducing lighting loads by up to 50%, you will also free up valuable electrical capacity in your facility.  This could be a major factor outside all of the other benefits of increasing your facilities energy efficiency, especially if you are expanding. 

Reducing capacity may mean not having to add capital intensive electrical infrastructure.  This alone could make the energy efficient lighting upgrade well worth the investment.

Learn More About The Benefits Of Energy Efficient Lighting

Isn't this exciting? 

How many business expenses can you actually REDUCE? 

There aren't very many...besides eliminating people....and our economy doesn't need that.  The downfall to any energy efficient lighting project is that it requires money. 

BUT, we find most times (we will tell you if it doesn't make good business sense) the benefits FAR outweigh the negatives. Projects typically return 100% of the investment in 1-2 years.

So we want to show you all the benefits of energy efficiency and put together an e book all about the benefits of energy efficient lighting. Click on the book below to get your F-R-E-E copy.

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