More and more companies are looking for lighting solutions that are effective and inexpensive. LED technology was often overlooked due to its higher price tag, but LED prices have come down dramatically in the last few years and are rapidly continuing to fall. As they become more affordable, they become more popular in retrofit lighting applications.
How Does an LED Light Work?
Well, it’s complicated, so we’ll to try to break it down in simple terms. In essence, you have a positively charged piece of material and a negatively charged piece of material. When the LED (Light Emitting Diode) is turned off, the positive cancels the negative and everything sits there peacefully. But, add some power to the materials so you force an imbalance with the two materials and electrons jump around and then some color of light is given off. Depending on the materials, different colors of light can be produced. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about how this all works, we’re just glad it does so we can take advantage of this highly efficient technology.
Benefits of LED Lighting
All of our lighting solutions are going to give you significantly better performance and cost savings than your current setup. But below are a few key points to consider on why LEDs can be a good choice:
- No Hazardous Materials – No Mercury Disposal
- Current LED Lights Can Be Dimmed
- 50,000+ Hour Lifespan
- Can be Directional for Laser-Like Focus (like a flashlight)
- Withstands Cold Environments
- Emits Virtually No Heat
- Does Not Produce UV Light Which Sometimes Damages Products
- Provides that “WOW!” Factor of Having LEDs
As you can see LED lighting can be a great choice for your business. By taking advantage of our FREE energy consultation you can get a better idea how LED lights can be utilized in your project and what the total cost and savings would be.
"The entire project went just as promised. The cost, timing of installation and financing were right on target. Now that the retrofitted lights have been in place for a number of months, we have been able to realize savings of up to 40% on our electrical usage compared to previous years. Best of all, our staff members love the better, brighter, more-consistent lighting in our building."
Troy Clogg, Troy Clogg Landscape Associates
"The new lighting has greatly improved productivity, because the guys in the shop can see what they’re doing now. And we have fewer fixtures, which will save us money on our electricity. I love the motion sensors, which turn the lights on or off, depending on whether anyone is in the area. The sensors are great money-savers. Our return on investment is projected to be two or three year, so the project will pay for itself in a relatively short period of time."
Pat Iaquinto, Midwest Glass Fabricators, Inc.
"GPS helped us procure $7,000 in DTE Energy rebates toward the entire $35,000 project and prepared a work plan for an energy-saving grant application. They did a good job on the installation, and we’re satisfied with their work. Now we’re waiting to see the results of these energy cost-saving measures."
Matthew Schindewolf, City of Brighton DPS
"I was very pleased with the financing advice and the installation work. Not only did I finance the roof replacement and refinance the property loan, but I also used the savings to pay for the entire retrofitting. The quality of lighting is much better now, especially in our showroom, and our building is more environmentally friendly. I also anticipate significant energy savings in the future. All in all, this has been a very positive experience."
Bruce Bullard, Office Furniture Solutions
"Mr. Gobeille became my consultant and investigated ALL the products with regard to savings, biggest rebates and longest warranties."
"His loyalty was to us and not the lighting guys. He took the time I didn't have and investigated all the products and met with all the vendors. We are extremely satisfied with his hard work, long hours and recommendations to us on what he sees as the perfect fit for our lighting needs at Champion Chevrolet."
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