THE LIGHTING DESIGN:
Once all data is collected on site, the lighting consultant will work with our expert designer to design the new lighting system and specify all products to be installed. At this time, he will include lighting controls such as occupancy sensors, daylight sensors, skylights, etc… Each product recommended will be based upon the balance between best lighting output for the space, maximum energy savings and maximum rebate qualification. It would be easy to just recommend the best, most energy efficient and expensive lighting products available but we strive to find the proper balance between cost and benefit that our customers can afford. We look for the be ROI when considering the products to be recommended.
We are committed to saving money for each of our clients by reducing their electrical demand through the installation of more energy measures, including lighting, motors and controls.
In each new installation we recommend, we find the perfect balance of the following:
Increase in Light Output:
We find that most businesses have inadequate lighting. The light output is usually insufficient for the task being performed in the area and the type of existing lights are usually old, use high wattage, and such are costly to operate. We design the new lighting to fit the task of the area. In every case, our new LED lighting is brighter and provides more light than the existing lighting.
It’s a challenge today to maintain profits in any business. Ever increasing costs typically exceed increasing revenues, leaving the business owners with less and less profit each year. There are few opportunities for permanent cost reductions that do not affect the quality of your product, service or employee work load. Installation of LED lighting is one such opportunity. Reduction of your electric costs directly increases your profits, without incurring any additional costs such as labor, cost of goods sold or overhead.
Rebates and Incentives:
Utility and State rebates largely depend on the specifics of the new lighting installed. We design each new LED lighting system to maximize the rebates for each customer. We strive to find the lowest “net cost” to the customer (project cost – rebates).
Typically, the right solution to the above is the one combination of products and design that yields the highest Return on Investment (ROI). Your total project cost less rebates received is considered your investment and the annual electric savings the project yields is considered your financial return. ROI is calculated as follows
ROI = Annual electric savings / net project cost
Due to the high amounts of rebates available today, coupled with the opportunity to replace costly inefficient lighting with new LED technology, we are seeing ROI’s typically of 40% to over 100% on most projects. Often, the ROI on our lighting upgrades exceeds the ROI the business makes on its own services, making the investment of the customer’s capital in a lighting upgrade more profitable than their business itself.