Redblue Joins Forces with NetZero USA
Seeing a synergy with HVAC improvements and lighting upgrades, Redblue recently joined the Net Zero USA network to offer our Carolinas clients a solution that drastically reduces the cost of lighting their facilities. The electricity and maintenance savings provided by our retrofit projects are staggering.
Both T12 and T8 fluorescent light fixtures are considered outdated technology. The U.S. Department of Energy’s mandated phase out of incandescent bulbs and fluorescent bulbs and ballasts is well underway. When T12 production ceased, many businesses chose to install all new lighting fixtures in their facility via capital projects that solved a short-term problem but will never net a positive cash flow. Retrofitting existing fluorescent fixtures, however, with LED driver and diode strip kits will allow you to save as much as 85% on lighting-related electricity and maintenance costs. Metal Halides can also be retrofit with LED lighting kits with similar results.
The math that justifies a lighting retrofit is simple. The less efficient your current lighting fixtures are and the more hours they operate, the quicker your retrofit project will pay for itself. Factoring in utility company rebates and federal tax incentives, most of our LED retrofit projects have a very impressive 12-18 month payback period.
For those who qualify, we are aligned with one of the nation’s top banking institutions to offer financing for lighting retrofit projects. Electricity and maintenance savings start on the very first day that your new lights are put into use. By spreading out the capital expense over time, projects can often show a positive net cash flow within a few months. Some of our retrofit projects have even been 100% self-funded, showing a positive net cash flow from day one. Even the most conservative CFO will be impressed.
If your facility has T12, T8 and/or metal halide fixtures, you are wasting electricity. Ballasts and bulbs are a hassle to stock and replace. Go the maintenance-free route and improve the quality of light in your facility by upgrading to LED technology. Contact us today so we can evaluate your current facility lighting levels and come up with a retrofit plan. You’ll be glad that you did.