Auto Dealership Cuts Monthly Energy Bill in Half With LED Lights

Auto Dealership Cuts Monthly Energy Bill in Half With LED Lights


My wife jokes and my controller here
joke because I actually look forward to an energy bill every month because who
doesn’t like open it up and seeing that year-over-year usage and you literally
see almost a 50% reduction. One of my fellow competitors down the street who’s
been in for 12 months I called that owner and just asked I said, “Hey could I
take a look sure year-over-year electric costs? I know you installed these LED
products twelve months ago.” And he said, “Not a problem.”
I was shocked the the kilowatt usage and obviously the cost savings so as soon as
I saw the results from the other business the decision was made. We saw a
50% kilowatt usage reduction and about a forty to forty five cents on the dollar
savings in our electric bill month over month. Just by changing lights nothing
else. What made it easy was U.S. Energy did the analysis, presented us a report, I
have to say I thought the report was shooting high. I was like, “Wow! Could we
really save this much money?” U.S. Energy was within five or ten percent of your initial target, well that’s what was shocking. We saw an immediate increase in
coverage and consistency and obviously you don’t see that drop-off with LED
like you do the metal halide over time. Where you just go from, you know,
yellow to more yellow as the older bulbs degrade. All I had to do was say, “Yes”. They made the presentation, they backed the presentation, they guaranteed
the performance. We used to cycle our lights on and off, just to try to save
energy costs. And we don’t have to do that anymore, it costs half as much to
run them or more. The consistency of the light is where I saw a huge difference.
So not only energy cost wise but like all auto dealerships or auto dealership
roads there’s always a concern of theft. There are rings that come in and they
steal things. And they just go from one dealership to the next one of the nice
things you know, having the lights on it makes a big difference where my
next-door neighbor they shut their lights off because they’re still using
old metal halide so it helps security wise, being able to see our
product, you know, regardless of time. I’m I like to tell people, “You’re missing
out.” “You need to convert. “Why wait?” “There’s no reason to wait.” If you want to pay double the energy costs and quadruple the maintenance costs, it’s
kind of nice not having to go through twice a year and have your entire lot
redone because of bulbs burning out or blowing up or whatever the case may be.
It’s kind of a weird deal not having to worry about it. I don’t miss paying those
bills. In this day in age, it’s actually nice for someone to tell you something’s
going to happen and then it actually happens.

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