Month: February 2014
Our LED Troffer story:
When my good friend Manny Lin and I looked at how expensive it was to buy a New LED Troffer, we were shocked at the prices that we found. Many of the products that we were looking at to fill the needs on our lighting projects in Mississippi and Chicago were priced from $200 to $600 per fixture. The cheaper units actually didn’t give us enough light and the expensive ones were nice, but were putting our projects way out of budget.
So we went back to the drawing board and looked at out patented LED strip design and drivers. We met with our manufacturing arm and co-designed a NEW LED Troffer with UL approval. This is a huge step for M-Lite Solution, and Eco Lighting Designs being able to offer a LED troffer that retails for less than $100 a fixture, while producing over 5100 lumens of light.
Why is ours different?
The design is simple, and we are not recreating the lighting fixtures design. We have recreated what goes inside of the fixture. Our patented LEDs runs cooler, and our module provides an even flow of electrical current, which increases our LEDs longevity, and lighting output. We feel that the time has come that everyone deserves better light, and this New LED Troffer will do just that.
What type of Return on Investment can we expect?
When you reduce a fixtures power consumption by 50 to 80 percent, and have a maintenance free fixture for years to come, you will position yourself to save money. The actual return on investment depends on a few efficiency measures.
- How many hours are they in use
- What type of fixture was it replacing or compared to
- What is the cost per kilowatt hour from your current electrical provider
- Current annual maintenance of the previous or comparable fixture
Once we know the above factors we can give you an actual estimate of what your savings will be.
However, we recently did a product test on 70 common light fixtures at a HUD apartment complex in Woodridge, IL. and we will give you an example of their cost savings over a 10 year period.
Each lighting project is its own unique project. The reason I say that is, because this apartment complex has its own maintenance department that installed our products. So if you do not, we would have to factor that cost in.
If you notice from the graph, over a 10 year period they will save approx. $96,000 in energy consumption and maintenance. This project hits a return on investment at only 7 months of ownership based on there usage, and it cost them $823 a month not to do it. So as you can see, converting to an LED product from M-Lite Solution is a very wise investment. This is a small project, it gets really serious when we are talking hundreds, and/or thousands of fixtures.
What if we all made the switch:
Think about this? There are 500 million florescent troffers that need to be replaced or retrofitted in the U.S., not counting new construction.
What if we replaced them all and just ball parked what the savings would be?
We ballpark it at 685 Billion dollars in savings, and I think its much higher than that.
Do you think this could give our country or your business a shot in the arm?
Here’s a few things that I think it can do:
- We could hire more teachers
- fix more roads
- reduce our overall debt
- give your business more working capital
- reduce our green house gases
Can you see how this is a doable future for all of us?
We just need to be educated of how these New LED troffers and retrofit kits can give us a brighter future.
Please contact us to make the switch, and check out our new website, it is a work in progress and your input is welcomed.
Benefits of our LED products:
- Designed for long product life of driver and LEDs
- Instant on, and color stability over lifetime of product
- Significantly reduces maintenance costs
- Intelligently and aesthetically designed
- Low energy consumption, 70 to 80 percent power reduction
Efficency: 90-110 lm/ W
Light output: 2000,4000,5000 lumens
Input power: 20 to 50 watts
CCT/ color: 3000, 4000, 5000
Applications: Ideal for indoor commercial lighting installation
- Schools / Colleges
M-Lites New Led light bar system was primarily designed to be a retrofit option for the outdated florescent commercial fixtures (troffers) commonly found in schools, offices, and factories.
Our MLB series light bar system was designed for easy installation, while providing the highest quality lighting on the market without the high price tag associated with comparable LED retrofit kits.
At M-Lite, our mission is simple. We just take an honest approach to helping others with their lighting needs, and in the process we will reduce the worlds energy consumption one fixture at a time.
Please visit us at our New Website at: www.M-Lites.com