For example, say you have a 1 million sqft distribution center that has 2,500 metal halides(1000w) and operates 80 hours a week. Thats about 11,440,000 kilowatts per year. Lets say the the utility rate is .15 a kwh. That comes to about $1,738,000 a year in lighting cost. If you were to retrofit them to a 6 lamp T5HO Hibay fixture(360w), your kilowatts per year would be about 4,433,000 x .15 kwh comes to a total of $540,000 a year in lighting cost. A savings of about $1,300,000 million a year.
The difference is like night and day. Not only will most states pay you to do this type of lighting retrofit, you will end up seeing a pay back in less than a year and in some cases less than 6 months. Take a look at the chart below to see how the savings add up.
Even if you have installed some new lights in your warehouse, manufacturing, or distribution center and want to see if there is a way you can save money and add to you bottom line, give us a call today or fill out our request form.