LED lighting today is well known for its energy saving abilities, but how quickly will the savings pay back the higher cost paid over older technology. To answer this you need to have specific data as everyone’s answer will be different. Factors affecting paypack are initial cost of the LED product, the alternative lower expense of traditional lighting, your actual electricity cost per KW/H. There may be also additional expense of electrical work if any ballast or fixture modifications are necessary.
Lifetime of LED products is also very important as they typically last many years longer than legacy lights. As electricity prices continue to rise LED lighting becomes even more attractive as a cost saving lighting source. For most residential users of LED the return on investment might not initially be very attractive as the usage time each day will not be excessive. For commercial and Industrial users where lighting remains operational for 12 hours per day or even 24 hours per day returns on investment can be anywhere from 1 year to 2 years, both very attractive investments. Consider also the added savings on regular maintenance most traditional lights require and LED becomes a very attractive investment.
Here at Americas Best LED we calculate the value proposition for many business clients using their specific data to showcase why LED is today an easy decision. Here are a couple of examples of great costs savings and attractive returns on investment for LED lighting.
- Warehouse – Operating 24 hours each day, .10c KW/H existing 50# 400 watt Metal Halide lamps
Projected ROI Projected Project Investment $10,000.00 Total Annual Savings $19,637.00 ROI In Years 0.51
- Office Bldg – Operating 50 hours per week, using 2 x 4 troffers with 4 x 32 w Fluorescent tubes and a 0.11C KW/H
Projected ROI Projected Project Investment $2,757.60 Total Annual Savings $1,927.11 ROI In Years 1.43
In both of these examples the return on investment is extremely fast, 6 months for the warehouse and 17 months for the office. However the more impressive numbers come when you look at the lifetime savings, this is simply the savings made over the life of the LED product. The warehouse saves $81,062.50 from a $10,000.00 Investment, equally attractive is the office with saving $23,641.20 from a $2757.60 investment.
It’s always best to have a return on investment analysis done before committing to an LED lighting upgrade. Contact Americas Best LED for this FREE service at 727 314 8656 ,we are always ready to help those ready to save energy.