Lighting is one of the most significant energy expenses a commercial facility has. It’s also an area where the latest generation of technology is vastly more energy efficient than its predecessors. Today, one LED bulb can last up to 25 years—X times longer than a comparable incandescent—all the while using X times less energy. [graphic] And in just the last few years, the price of LEDs has plummeted, making them an affordable option for everyday consumers.
The jump in efficiency and fall in cost mean that a lighting upgrade has one of the fastest rates of return you can get when it comes to energy optimization. [Call out boxes with photos/text link to stories about Odawa Casino, Milosch’s Palace.]
Lighting controls—such as motion-sensors and timers—are companion measures you’ll also want to consider, to make sure you’re using those lights only when you need them.