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Recently, Alpenglow worked with an electrician to produce retrofit scenarios for a local commercial project. Our analysis shows that a total retrofit cost is about $110,000 for luminiaires and labor, but that Federal tax credits and local utility energy rebates return almost $50,000 immediately. The reduction in lighting load and associated cooling loads total about $16,800 per year in a single facility. The LEDs also allow instant-on switching in warehouse situations, allowing even further savings (LEDs, unlike metal halide or other arc-sources, do not require lamp warm-up). The model shows that the facility will save over 233,000 kWh annually, and will save about 137 tons of CO2. This is the equivalent of taking 12 SUVs off the road annually.
Individual projects require analysis as more LED products are available on an almost daily basis. New replacement lamps for 400W metal halide fixtures are now available, and larger lamps are coming soon. Before-and-after studies are required for Federal tax credits.
Contact Alpenglow to discuss how LED retrofits can save you money and improve your bottom line.