Getting a Green Light - without Spending Green
It may sound too good to be true, but we’re often able to retrofit and update your lighting with no up-front costs. Whether it’s through energy saving financing, or state and federal incentives (tax credits and rebates) – we’ve installed millions of dollars worth of lighting systems without our clients having to worry about where they’re going to get the money – it’s a win/win for everyone.
Here’s one example of how we do it:
A typical convenience store gas pump canopy has Metal Halide lamps of between 320 watts and 400 watts. In roughly 60 percent of the cases, it’s a drop down lensed fixture called a “Scottsdale.” We worked with Fulham, an emergency lighting company, to create a better solution to retrofit the energy-inefficient Scottsdale. We pioneered a new system that’s already showing impressive results. In 2010 we commenced our first install of 32 fixtures in a 24-hour Atlanta gas station, we haven’t had a single failure. We have been able to measure 6 percent more light (which means more security) and 67% less energy consumption. This system is instant “on”, meaning there is no warmup/restrike waiting time.
The whole project was a “pay through savings” deal where there are no upfront costs and the customer’s cash flow remains the same. In other words, we take the difference between what they paid before to operate their energy-hogging lights and their new high-efficiency and zero maintenance system. After the payback period, all the savings are pocketed by the business. It’s a no brainer!