Albright Electric specializes in lighting retrofits and energy efficient solutions
With over 50 years combined experience, we can get the job done right the first time drawing on expertise from experts in all fields. Our experienced workers combined with a network of contractors and specialists that we can refer to, make all jobs a trusted investment from the beginning to the end.
Why do you need a Lighting Retrofit?
Rather than looking ahead at a savings forecast and seeing a predictable increased bottom line, most business owners tend to look at a lighting retrofit, upgrade, or necessary improvement as costly and shun the idea without hesitation. However, with a proven track record of savings, we can present the solutions to you along with a 5 year comparison of savings in order to make an accurate decision.
Your home or business is just like your body, if one part is not functioning efficiently, the rest of it is affected. Upgrading your lighting system, or anything in your home for that matter, will contribute to a number of factors:
- Form & Functionality
- Customer Perception
- Environmentally beneficial
- Added Value
- Establishing a stronger Brand
- Increased Productivity
- Less exposure to older, harmful building products
Lighting Retrofit Basics
Something you should know:
EISA Act of 2007
The Energy Independence and Security Act 2007 (EISA) is a federal law aimed at the reduction of energy consumption, reduced dependence on foreign oil and strategies for addressing global climate change. A portion of the EISA act relates to the use of of metal halide probe start ballasts for use in 150W – 500W luminaires and prohibits the sale of these ballasts effective January 1, 2009. as of July 1, 2010, the Department of Energy prohibited the manufacture of T12 magnetic ballasts solely for replacement purposes.
The stated purpose of the act is “to move the US toward greater energy independence and security, to increase the production of clean renewable fuels, to protect consumers, to increase the efficiency of products, buildings, and vehicles, to promote research on and deploy greenhouse gas capture and storage options, and to improve the energy performance of the Federal Government, and for other purposes.” [i]
Ultimately, the Act is a way of lowering energy costs to consumers and it followed another major piece of energy legislation, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct).
How does this affect you?
The EISA Law places a federal ban on T12 ballast and bulb manufacturing and limit the sale of remaining quantities. This means you will have to upgrade to new energy-efficient T-8 or T-5′s if you are currently using T-12′s..
On the bright side, this is the perfect time to upgrade your facility’s lighting to a more efficient system. According to the Energy Cost Savings Council, energy-efficient lighting projects generate an average45% return on investment, paying for themselves in just 2.2 years, which is a pretty good ROI with 5 years left on your lease. Considering the increased availability of incentives and rebates, coupled with the extension of the Energy Independence Act of 2007 (EISA) tax deduction for qualifying projects completed before January 1, 2014 and savings is significant in an even shorter time frame.
As National Lighting Bureau Vice Chair Susan Bloom once said, “Very simply, there has never been a better time for end users to capitalize on their lighting upgrade opportunities.”