Green Lighting add up to Millions $$$
Lighting efficiency touches each of us with far reaching consequences.
Let’s see how your power efficiency adds up to big money.
First let’s look at one example, this demonstrates the value of our General Energy Efficiency; GEEI product.
This is an example of one common usage, a bank of 4 fluorescent bulbs, 4 foot long- Like you see in most businesses.
A rough estimate for the cost to run a 4 foot 4 bulb 192watt fluorescent fixture is about three cents per hour or .72 cents per day (or about $263 per year). This varies according to type and wattage combined with electrical rate. This is link is an independent example showing the cost breakdown. http://www.pge.com/mybusiness/energysavingsrebates/tips/spotthebigspenders/
(Other methods and sites come to similar or even higher numbers because electrical rates are higher. Most likely the actual savings will work out higher than what we use as an example). I have just got to mention that in the example above, the equivalent amount of light output for the familiar but now outdated incandescent light bulb would cost between $500-800 a year to power. Now that is crazy, but people are still using the outdated incandescent when they don’t need to burn up good money. Not keeping up with advancements burns money!
Book No Money to Burn by Energy Expert Victor Brodt discusses energy efficient lighting.
As the rate on electrical rises, as most of us expect, the cost per day will only be on the rise and make the energy efficient lighting system even more valuable and make the cost of inaction greater and greater with each new day.
The unique GEE higher efficient lighting product in this case is calculated to be 45% more efficient so at a cost of .72 per day per fixture, that would be a savings of .32 every full 24 hour day. (To be clear the rate of savings could be between 30-45%, because the newer the fixture, the better the efficiency; in this case we assume that an older model is the typical base for making comparison (75% of US have these types of products). Our studies show that even with the newer more efficient models, it is still very cost effective to upgrade as soon as possible. So in this example of a typical office light, each fixture bay will cost about $117 per year more to power than the GEEI product. It is easy to see that the old style bulb costs many times more to run than the purchase cost. The cost is roughly $29 extra per bulb, per year on electrical cost alone. Other factors may sweeten the formula, but for a simple rough rule of thumb; figure your savings as either $30 per bulb or $120 per bay. Higher rates, rebates, tax breaks, and energy surcharges come into play as well.
Where is the energy lost? Why is so much money saved?
Some energy is lost because of the old style ballast; a change of the current required for the lighting, consumes wattage, so a portion of the electrical power does not even become light. A ballast can run quite hot to the touch under normal usage, then as time goes by the heat tends to destroy the internal parts, and the ballast will need to be replaced. Some elements used in some of the old style ballasts are identified to be hazardous and need to be specially disposed of as toxic waste. The GEEI product can be installed without the extra labor of removal and without the cost of disposal, as the new efficient product wires in without using the ballast, and the old ballast can be left in place.
The GEEI bulb is smaller but gives out more than the same amount of light; less light energy is lost because of a thinner tube. Also the reflection of the light and electrical usage is engineered to work at top lighting energy efficiently.
The installation of the new energy saving light bulb product is quite simple.
The fixture remains the same and the design fits into the same size as the old bulb. The tombstone type ears are easily rewired to direct regular voltage. The new reflector and bulb holder house the efficient low profile electronics which replace the old ballast system. The old fixture remains in place, there is no need to remove the unit; in fact the changeover can even be done without the need to shut down power to other fixtures on the same line. This can be very important in certain circumstances where for example a large bank of lights in an active factory need to remain in use.
Business can proceed as usual.Businesses and others have possible additional bonuses, there is a Federal tax deduction, and there are local utility rebates or benefits that may apply. In the case of a business over the useful life of the system, thousands and thousands of dollars go directly to the bottom line of the business instead of to the power company. This ends up being a good chunk of real money that lands in real pockets. The larger the facility and lighting system, the greater the benefit, some projections for midsized companies can be shown to benefit over the years, to add to the bottom line by half a million dollars and more!
The average homeowner will benefit on a smaller scale and the changes in the bill will not be as drastic because hours of operation should be much less and there are fewer units to factor in, but there are still important considerations. Saving money is always better than giving it out when you don’t really need to; wasting energy affects us locally and globally.Overall the usage of power and the Carbon emission reduction is staggering if many of us wisely make the switchover. Regular incandescent lighting is phasing out, it has already begun, the law is in the first phases of removing old style lighting. Why not take advantage of the change now? This is one of the most simple and effective changes that can be made. You can be part of the legitimate movement to make our world more efficient and greener.
On both large scale and small scale, it makes your world and your pockets greener. This is a win-win situation. In your workplace and in your community - Be a hero today!
Victor Brodt- Eco Energy lighting Expert
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