Case Study: LED lighting retrofits replacing fluorescents reduces maintenance costs and greenhouse gases.

Case Study: LED lighting retrofits replacing fluorescents reduces maintenance costs and greenhouse gases.

The Customer:

A manufacturer of electrical and print technology products with several manufacturing locations and strategically positioned distribution warehouses throughout the United States to service their various customer bases. The company offers graphic vinyl films, flexible substrates, print technology, and commercial and electrical signage products.

The Objective:

This manufacturer needed a solution to reduce energy costs while maintaining current light levels at an East coast manufacturing facility.

The Challenge:

Reviewing their existing lighting configuration and components (T12-Lamps, Magnetic Ballasts) we recognized that a traditional retrofit approach of replacing these outdated components with upgraded lamps and ballasts would best achieve a cost-effective improvement.

The Solution:

We offered a lighting retrofit program to replace the existing outdated 360 T12 fluorescent lamped-fixtures with new high-performance, long lasting, energy efficient LED tubes and Power Supplies. Our project management team executed this retrofit on time and within the budget without any disruptions to manufacturing schedules.

The Results:
  1. An immediate reduction of maintenance costs estimated at $7,000+ annually for the first 4-years due to both the products rated life (36,000 hrs.) and their multi-year warranty.
  2. An immediate reduction of energy usage by 53% AND an estimated $12,000+ annual utility cost savings based on the U.S. average retail price of electricity of $0.1032.
  3. An annual reduction of 34,286 lbs. of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere (a fundamental cause of the greenhouse effect).

“The difference is stunning, both visually and financially. The fixtures make a big difference
in the work environment, and we’re extremely pleased with the end result”.

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