While there are a few advantages of having LED, there are also a couple factors that can hinder people to make the switch such as upfront costs. However, you make the decision.
LEDs consume up to 85% less energy than incandescent and about 50% less energy than HID. They also last 25 to 50 times longer than incandescent/halogen and about 5 times longer than HID. They require no ballast and are eco friendly. For instance, incandescent/halogen bulbs typically come with little to no warranty, HIDs have a 12 month warranty. Priority Lighting now carries LED fixtures available with an industry high warranty for up to 10 years or 50,000 hours. This results in no maintenance and high energy savings.
INDOOR – If using recessed and/or track lighting, a common bulb that may be in place is a PAR20/PAR30/PAR38. Assuming it’s a 75 Watt PAR30 Halogen type lamp, we can compare it to our 2014 (newest generation) 14 Watt PAR30 bulb. This bulb is rated to last up to 25 times longer, use up to 80% less energy, produce a wide range of Kelvin colors (contact us to find the best color for your application), and has a 3-5 year warranty.
OUTDOOR – Let’s compare a common 175 Watt HID fixture (which actually consumes over 200 watts with the draw from ballast) to a 37.5 Watt LED fixture. HID monthly cost is $9.58 per fixture while LED is $1.71 – Change out 25 fixtures and that’s a $196.76 energy savings per month or a 10 year savings of $23,610 in energy savings alone! ROI is less than 3 years and rebates may be available making the ROI even greater.(Figures based on 25 fixtures – 12 hours per day – 365 days a year – $0.125 KWPH – $230 cost of fixture – does not include labor or taxes)
Did you know, there is a good chance your utility company is offering free money (rebates) to switch to an energy saving light source? Contact Priority Lighting today to see how much you can save! In addition, we will help you obtain any possible rebates, provide you with a detailed energy analysis on your current lighting system, and supply the best quality light bulb available on the market today.