Imagine driving down a street lined with car dealerships on either side. Each car on the lot is spotless: regularly washed, buffed, and wiped dry. Now imagine every dealership on the block has crisp LED lights showing off that new car look…everyone, except yours, that is. Instead, 11 of your 30 pole lights are burnt out. Your 20 year old fixtures still have 1000W metal halides that cost $75 per bulb plus the cost of renting a lift to replace it. You are paying a fortune every month to keep even those 11 bulbs running 12 hours per day. You are the darkest dealership on the block. You are a target for theft and vandalism. According to the FBI, car theft was up 20% in Washington in 2017. Dim, burnt out, inefficient lighting increases the likelihood of thieves stealing car radios or driving away with a brand new Dodge Ram.
Prior to January, that was our customer. Neighbors on all sides of the street had already upgraded to LED. One third of our customer’s exterior lights were burnt out. Windows were regularly smashed in to steal radios and miscellaneous parts. They needed to get all their lights working, but the 1000W lamps in each pole light were costing too much. They needed a better option.
Our solution to upgrade all the pole lights to 90W LED fixtures drastically reduced their electric bill, increased safety, and added a competitive edge to their business. And if that wasn’t good enough, the Puget Sound Energy paid for a majority of the project! It was a win-win for everyone. The metrics speak for themselves:
- $13,489 saved/yr
- 140,513 kWh saved/yr
- 90% energy saved/yr
- 68% incentivized by Puget Sound Energy incentivized
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