Contemporary Energy Solutions

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From energy efficiency and cost savings to controllable and safer light, Contemporary Energy Solutions (CES) implements lighting and controls integration projects that deliver maximum financial and environmental benefits. You, too, can improve the lighting situation of your facility, and, in turn, reduce your annual operating and maintenance costs.

The benefits of switching to LED lighting are endless.

1.) Proper lighting Improve Employee Health and Productivity

In addition to the high upfront energy cost of incandescent or halogen lights, studies have proven that employees’ health and happiness can be adversely affected by improper or dim lighting. However, effective lighting solutions using LED retrofits can be optimized to increase productivity, happiness, and overall well-being of employees.1 Although it’s not possible to completely avoid lighting costs, companies that optimize their lighting enjoy the extra benefit of increased productivity and have happier employees.

2.) LEDs Cost 6X less to Operate Than Incandescent Lights

As LEDs save money for companies and continue to improve, using incandescent lights is a nearly insane choice. First, incandescent lights consume six times more energy than LEDs. The cost to purchase and operate an incandescent light for three hours per day for one year is $8.89 (may vary slightly by location). At the same time, then cost to purchase and operate an LED light for three hours per day for one year is $2.81. Second, their lifespan is 50 times shorter than LEDs. Third, incandescent lights are very fragile compared to LEDs. Finally, the light quality of incandescent lights is not as bright or consistent as LEDs.2

3.) LEDs are Safer and More Efficient Than Halogen Lights

Halogen lights use close to 90% of their energy to give off heat, which has made them a potential fire hazard and incited special regulations at trade shows. However, LEDs only emit 10% of their energy as heat, making them cool to the touch and a more efficient option.

Although the initial purchase price of halogen lights is cheaper, the life-span of LED lights is 25-50 times longer. LED users save time and money as they avoid so many replacements. LEDs also save money on energy consumption. Halogen lights use an average of about 90 watts, while LED lights only use about 8 watts of power. That means that switching from halogen to LED lighting reduces energy consumption by 12 times!3

4.) LEDs are More Robust, Efficient, and Safer Than Fluorescent Lights

Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) have a lifespan that is four times shorter than LEDs. LEDs are also more efficient than fluorescent lights. For example, a 16.5-watt LED produces the equivalent light of a 20-watt CFL.

Unlike CFLs, LEDs can withstand extreme temperatures and they don’t contain toxic mercury.4

Contemporary Energy Solutions can help you solve this puzzle.

The process is simple. We identify the corners and look for effective ways to improve your overall lighting quality and control. CES will conduct a complimentary lighting assessment of your facility and demonstrate the benefits of an LED lighting retrofit project.

Since 2011, we have completed 2000+ Projects and retrofitted 70+ Million sq. ft. with energy efficient LED lighting. Call us today at 800-893-2388 or email to schedule an introductory meeting to help you analyze the cost saving benefits of a lighting retrofit.



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