Monday, February 15, 2016

We’re LED Converts!

As you likely know, we’re big on energy-efficient lighting. To practice what we preach, we’ve made the switch to LEDs in our front office – and have learned a few things in the process.

A local consultant recently showed up at our door. He was working with our electric provider to do energy audits at businesses, and we signed up.

Although our fluorescent lighting in the warehouse was already efficient, the lighting in our office was not. We were using fluorescent tube lighting there, and we discovered that by switching to LEDs, we’d earn back our investment in less than three years.

“We’d be crazy not to do it,” says Connie Taylor, Operations Manager at Bulb Direct. “What really stunned us was that by taking advantage of current LED rebates we’d save 60-70% and it would cost us less than if we bought the bulbs ourselves – even as a reseller.”  

Best of all, installation took less than two hours without any disruption in our work flow. That included redoing all 42 fixtures.

We chose 15-watt OSRAM® Sylvania® SubstiTUBE® IPS LED T8 lamps, which are specifically designed to replace traditional fluorescent T8 lamps. For the common areas and most offices, we selected 4100K bulbs (which matched our fluorescents) and 3500K bulbs for a couple employees who wanted a lower (warmer) color temperature.

These LEDs are mercury-free, provide instant light, offer a 50,000-hour life, and come with a five-year warranty. “We’re a small office, and we expect to save 50% in our lighting costs over the next five years with just 42 LEDs,” says Connie. “Imagine how much more a big operation could save by making the switch!”

Look at our electric savings!
Yearly cost with traditional fluorescents
Estimated yearly cost with LEDs
Estimated yearly savings
Estimated 5-year savings

If we can do it, so can you! Make the switch to LED today. Learn more by calling us at Bulb Direct (800-772-5267).

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