Lighting technology has come a long way in the last decade!
There are MANY benefits to a commercial lighting retrofit.
- Improved lighting
- Long-lasting bulbs
- Ballast elimination
- Energy savings
- Government incentives
Cowlitz Electric works directly with PUD so that our commercial lighting customers may receive a rebate from PUD to help pay for their lighting upgrade! That means you can save on both the energy and the installation!
Truly, the installation of LED (light emitting diode) lighting is one of the best ways to save money and resources.
How LEDs are Different
Energy.gov provides the following information on LED lighting. LED lighting is very different from other lighting sources such as incandescent bulbs and CFLs.
LED lighting is very different from other lighting sources such as incandescent bulbs and CFLs. Key differences include the following:
- Light Source: LEDs are the size of a fleck of pepper, and a mix of red, green, and blue LEDs is typically used to make white light.
- Direction: LEDs emit light in a specific direction, reducing the need for reflectors and diffusers that can trap light. This feature makes LEDs more efficient for many uses such as recessed downlights and task lighting. With other types of lighting, the light must be reflected to the desired direction and more than half of the light may never leave the fixture.
- Heat: LEDs emit very little heat. In comparison, incandescent bulbs release 90% of their energy as heat and CFLs release about 80% of their energy as heat. (source energy.gov)
Cowlitz Electric has a wealth of resources to help you understand the lastest technology and find the incentive programs that will help you to improve your lighting and save money! We begin with an analysis of your lighting systems. Then, taking into consideration the technology that will work best for your needs, your budget, and incentive programs that may be available to you, we create a comprehensive proposal to meet your lighting needs - saving you significant resources in energy and money far into the future!
Get Started On a Commercial Lighting Retrofit Project
Start Saving Energy and Cash!
Cowlitz Electric is a local company dedicated to delivering quality work at a reasonable cost to you. We take pride in the work we have completed in the community and would be honored to have the opportunity to provide your business with a commercial lighting retrofit proposal.
If you are interested in researching incentive programs on your own, check out this great website: DSIRE. Just type in your location and all the energy incentive programs will be displayed.
Want to save energy and money this year? CONTACT US ONLINE or give us a call today at 360-274-2929.
Cowlitz Electric is proud to offer the following services in addition to Commercial Lighting Retrofit: