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Energy Consumption Dramatically Reduced by LED Highbays

Energy Consumption Dramatically Reduced by LED Highbays

LED Linear High Bay for T5HO Fluorescent High Bay Replacement
by Mark Martin

What Drives Energy Consumption Reductions?

Electricity rates will continue to increase and competition in the LED market has made the Linear LED highbay a more than attractive option for the warehouse lighting market. The clock is ticking on the T5HO Linear highbay. Once the the best option to replace Metal Halide Highbay Fixtures, T5HO’s are now on the receiving end of being replaced by Linear LED highbays. So lets make a comparison of a 4 lamp T5HO Highbay to one of our 150w Linear LED Highbays

LED Linear Highbay vs. T5HO Highbay

The LED Linear Highbay can produce the same or better light output, with longer life (100,000 hrs. compared to 36,000 hrs.), Lower Maintenance costs( no more relampping and ballast replacements), and lower Power consumption (50%). Not to mention State Rebate Programs. Electricity rates will continue to increase and competition in the LED market has made the Linear LED highbay a more than attractive option for the warehouse lighting market. We're going to make an energy comsumption comparison of a 4 lamp T5HO Highbay one of our 150w Linear LED Highbays.

4 Lamp T5HO VS 150W Linear LED

The cost of a 4 bulb t5HO Fluorescent fixture with bulbs is roughly in the $120.00 range, lamps included. The cost of ILLUHB4150 150W Linear LED Highbay light Fixture is $211.00. Therefore the difference in the cost between the 2 fixtures is $91.00. The difference in power consumption is 80W. The 150 Watt Linear LED highbay delivers 21,000 Lumens due to the Directional Lighting characteristics of the LEDs as compared to the 4 bulb T5HO at 18,000 Lm.

 

 

"The Cost Benefit Analysis of Better Energy Consumption Reduction Strategies"

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T5HO Fluorescent Highbay 4 Lamp

After 1 year the t5HO highbay would cost. ((24hrs x365days x230watts/fixture x$.15)/1000 watts) x 100 fixtures= $30,222 in energy consumption.

LED Linear Highbay 4ft 150 Watt Project Cost Savings

For the sake of our example we will use the DLC Rebate structure for the State of New Jersey is $140.00/fixture. ($211.00-$140.00)= $71.00 /Fixture Cost. $71.00/Fixturex 100 Fixtures= $7,100.00 Cost of Purchase Installation Costs ($50.00/Fixturex 100 Fixtures)= $5,000 Installation Costs.

LED Linear Highbay 4ft 150 Watt Energy Consumption Cost Savings

ILLHB 150 Watt Linear High Bay
After 1 year the LED highbay would cost ((24hrs x365days x150watts/fixture x$.15)/1000 watts) x 100 fixtures= $19,710 in energy consumption. In this example we have realized a 45% savings in energy consumption which equates to $10,512.00 Considering the energy savings coupled with the rebate the ROI or Return On Investment for this project would Calculate to ($12,100/yr/$10,512.00/yr)= 1.15 years ROI.

 

What's The Correlation Between Energy Consumption Savings & Maintenance

The LED has 100,000 hour life Cycle. T5 lamp life cycle is around 36,000 hrs. In an area that is costly for a company to shut down to do maintenance, LED makes a whole lot of sense. To have an electrical contractor come in and re lamp your fixtures 3 times and add in at least one ballast change your looking at easily an additional $25,000 in maintenance costs over 10 years. With the Maintenance costs factored in the true ROI is ($12,100/($10,512 +$2,500))= .93 Year or 11 months ROI.

Make the sensible conclusion and transition to LED Linear Highbay.

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