The simplest method of reducing energy cost is to replace outdated magnetic ballasts and lamps with newer more energy efficient electronic ballasts and lamps. A few other solutions include replacing fixtures, modifying existing fixtures, and installing occupancy sensors. LED and induction technology is currently on the rise not only because of the reduced energy cost, but also because of the drastically reduced maintenance involved.
Energy Efficient Lighting Upgrades and Retrofits
An energy efficient lighting upgrade is any strategy that reduces the system’s energy use. A lighting retrofit is the practice of replacing components in the system with counterparts that make it use energy more efficiently. Energy savings are realized over time that can be significant enough to not only pay for the new equipment, but produce a return on the investment. Woodstone Energy can assist with incentives and rebates offered by federal, state and local utilities which can speed up the payback process.
This method is actually the most cost effective approach and often includes the repairing or replacement of defective parts in the fixtures, such as sockets and ballasts. With group re-lamping, all the lamps in a given area are replaced at a scheduled time.
Woodstone Energy applies a variety of lighting control technologies depending on your needs. We may implement bi-level switching, timers, various types of sensors, daylight harvesting, contactors and a multitude of combinations to maximize your facility energy consumption.