Upgrades & Installations
Cox-Powell Corporation can dramatically reduce a facility’s power bill with a custom designed Energy Efficiency Lighting Retrofit Plan. A lighting retrofit/replacement plan will not only reduce energy costs it will also provide the building owner/manager with cost saving initiatives.
LIGHTING SYSTEM UPGRADES
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.
The high efficiency and directional nature of LEDs makes them ideal for many industrial uses. LEDs are increasingly common in street lights, parking garage lighting, walkway and other outdoor area lighting, refrigerated case lighting, modular lighting, and task lighting. With this type of upgrade you can truly see The Cox-Powell Difference!
They work instantly, LED lights are bright immediately and they can also be turned off and on as many times as necessary without affecting their performance, even over the long term. Halogen lights or low-energy bulbs usually take a few minutes to achieve maximum output, and turning them off and on reduces their lifespan. Are you convinced yet? You should be! Contact Cox-Powell today and we can evaluate or existing lighting system and provide you with a full-scale energy assessment and cost savings plan.
Less Flickering Means Less Headaches.Traditional fluorescent bulbs flicker and can have serious effects for those who suffer from migraines and headaches. It can also cause strain in the eye and contribute to other age-related degeneration. Don’t worry though, as LEDs do not flicker and can help reduce headaches due to their similarity with natural light.
Circadian rhythm is part of your biological process that influences the physiological process. Enough exposure to natural light promotes a healthy and regular circadian rhythm. LEDs mimic natural light and are designed in such a way that they help regulate the circadian rhythm.
Did you know that incandescent, fluorescent, and many types of halogen bulbs are being phased out? Due to changes in technology with respect to LED and other forms of high efficiency lighting, manufacturers are producing less and less incandescent bulbs. Most people balk at the price of LED technology, however, the cost savings coupled with the extremely less frequent bulb changes and maintenance that they practically pay for themselves.
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Cox-Powell takes great pride in being a turn-key contractor with the capabilities to be self-sustaining. LED lighting, lighting retrofits and installs are just a few of our specialties. Contact us today and let’s light up your life with The Cox-Powell Difference!
Below is a sample lighting upgrade project. Notice the color rendering along with the shadow lines on the wall. Savings for this project averaged around $7,982.00 per month and the return on investment is about 16 months based on 24-hour operations.