EISA Energy Efficient Lighting Standards
You get out, What you put in….
As a native of Chicago, Brian Urlacher is someone I follow on Twitter, and his Tweets are entertaining sometimes. The saying above kinda rang true for us at M Lite Solutions.
We feel that building owners get out what they put into it. You see building owners that want to save money, and upgrade to LED fixtures will save 60 to 80% in energy reduction just by doing the right thing and investing in themselves with energy efficient lighting by M-Lites.com.
100 LED High Bays can save in many ways…
Upgrading 100 400 watt Metal Halide fixtures to 150 watt LED High Bays will save our client in Mchenry, IL. in many ways. Let’s begin with the “Cost of Waiting”.
As you can see from the chart above the cost of waiting per year is $21,000 in annual savings. For every month they do not change out their lighting, it would end up costing them $1700 per month. The cost of the goods without labor is almost $38,000, which means our warehouse client in McHenry, IL. will hit a rate on return of investment within 2 years time. This is the type of cost effective savings a business owner can get out what they put in.
Warehouse Watt Summary
In addition to creating a better working environment with brighter lighting, our warehouse in Mchenry will reduce their energy consumption by 67%. Again, our warehouse owner is getting out, what they put in and more…
McHenry Warehouse Environmental Impact
Although the world’s climate changes happen naturally. We contribute to the pollution of the environment more than any other living thing on our planet. So many people are finally wondering how they can help reduce the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and changing your lighting to LED can reduce plenty (see the chart above). Since change will not happen overnight, lighting is a definite step that we can take in this fight against global warming.
Going Green with LED Lighting makes sense for all of us. Let M-Lite show you how you can do your part and start saving the world one light at a time. For more information visit us on-line at M-Lites.com
LED Lighting Terminology
Color Temperature and Color Rendering (Kelvin and CRI): There are two standard measurements for the color characteristics of light: “color rendering index” (CRI), a term used to describe the extent to which an artificial light source is able to render the true color of objects as seen by natural outdoor sunlight which has a CRI of 100, and “color temperature”, which expresses the color appearance of the light itself.
Color Rendering Index (CRI): Incandescent is used as the base reference of 100 CRI. Compact fluorescent lamps are graded at 82-86 CRI, which is considered high quality color rendering. CRI is a more important consideration for retail lighting design than it is for office lighting. Any CRI rating of 80 or above is considered high and indicates that the source has good color properties. Incandescent lamps and daylight have a CRI of 100, the highest possible CRI. The higher the CRI of the light source, the “truer” it renders color. At M-Lite we strive to manufacture our LED lighting at 80 CRI or better.
Color Temperature (Kelvin): Refers to the way color groups are perceived – the psychological impact of lighting. Color temperature is how cool or warm the light source appears. The color temperature of a light source is a numerical measurement of its color appearance. This temperature is based on the principle that any object will emit light if it is heated to a high enough temperature and that the color of that light will shift in a predictable manner as the temperature is increased. This system is based on the color changes of a black metal as it is heated from a cold black to a white hot state. As the temperature increases, the color would shift gradually from red to orange to yellow to white and finally to a blue white. Color temperature is measured in degrees Kelvin (K). Colors and light sources from the red/orange/yellow side of the spectrum are described as warm (incandescents) and those toward the blue end are referred to as cool (natural daylight). The sun, for example, rises at approximately 1800 Kelvin and changes from red to orange to yellow and to white as it rises to over 5000 Kelvin at high noon. It then goes back down the scale as it sets.
Luminous Flux – the flow of light measured in lumens. With light bulbs, it provides an estimate of the apparent amount of light the bulb will produce. Depending on the application, much of an incandescent’s light is wasted because it’s emitted in every direction. LEDs on the other hand, put out directional light, sending all of the light exactly where it’s needed. This is why an LED producing 500 lumens might be equivalent to an incandescent producing 900 lumens.
Lumens measure how much light you are getting from a bulb. The more lumens means it’s a brighter light; fewer lumens means it’s a dimmer light.
Lumens produced is just one factor of the performance of a light, and sometimes it is misleading. To understand how to fully evaluate the LED product, we need to look the overall system efficiency, optical control, thermal management of the LEDs.
Another factor that can also be very misleading is the life of an LED lights, the life time is defined by how long will the light last before the fixture reaches 20 percent lumen depreciation.
For example, most of the time an LED Light has a life time of 50,000 hours, it does not mean that after 50,000 hours, the LED lighting product will not work at all. It will still be working, but the Lumens it emitts is factored at 20% less than when it was first used.
For more LED Lighting Facts, visit our website at http://www.m-lites.com
Instant energy savings with our LED lighting solutions
Chicago Building owners are at the forefront of leading the nation with Green Certified Buildings, or LEED Certified buildings. LED lighting upgrades, and retrofits are now playing a big part in that success story, and is one of the easiest upgrades for building owners to improve on to become Green Building Certified. LED lighting upgrades also assists with building owners becoming more compliant as new legislation is introduced over the next year by local, state, and federal agencies. At M-Lite Solution we enjoy providing the latest LED technology to help building owners become more energy efficient.
By improving the standards of LED lighting with M-Lite’s patented designs, we provide this Chicago Warehouse with brighter lighting, we create a cooler work atmosphere for their employees, and provide a maintenance free product for years to come that uses a fraction of the watts compared to less efficient florescent fixtures, and we do it without the mercury, neon, or UV Rays. Environmental sustainability starts with us making a change to better lighting, and M-Lite Solution is a premier provider of LED Technology World Wide.
M-Lite will not only save you a significant amount on your energy consumption, but we will also provide you with superior illumination. M-Lite’s patented LED design will produce a brighter light, and a more Human Centric Blue Light (when 4000 to 5000 kelvin color is selected) that stimulates the mind to become more tasked focused, so that your staff can work at a higher level visual acuity, and out preform others that are working in dull yellow light designed in the 1950’s.
Cost of Waiting
To justify our Chicago Warehouse clients LED retrofit investment, we measure their return, and provide them with peace of mind, by offering a comprehensive Client Impact Analysis that measures, and quantifies the end results of our Energy Efficient LED Lighting upgrade based upon pre-process measurements, and information provided by the end users staff.
The overall goal is the complete success of our Chicago Warehouse’s LED Lighting upgrade. To that end, we have outlined an anticipated Return on Investment (ROI) in our analysis. This analysis provides a baseline of expectations and the framework for our clients decision-making process prior to beginning their LED retrofit. The “Cost of Waiting” graph aides in the decision making process, which normally factors energy, HVAC, and maintenance savings unless otherwise stated.
Energy Reduction and “The LED Retrofit Pay Back”
From the charts below, you can see our Chicago Warehouse has an energy cost savings of 73%. Of course the real real reason many of us look at these reports is to see what the pay back period is. Our Chicago Warehouse operates 90% of its fixtures 24/7, which isn’t common for most commercial buildings, or warehouses. The pay back on our Chicago Warehouse is less than 10 months, and it is of little wonder why informed building owners are making the switch to LED technology in cities like Chicago all over the world.
The Environmental Impact
Because incandescent, florescent, and metal halides consume more energy, they are responsible for a greater amount of pollution associated with electricity generation, including the release of trace amounts of neon, mercury, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide into the surrounding environment while you work under them. Do you really want children, or you peers exposed to these toxic outdated lighting products? Refer to the chart below for how much of an impact one Chicago Warehouse can make.
Our Motto: “The Earth is green, and it is everyone’s responsibility to watch over it.”
At M-Lite Solution we are passionate about assisting building owners like our Chicago Warehouse reduce greenhouse gases. Our patented LED lighting technology is among the most energy efficient lighting solutions offered on the market. M-Lite does this by keeping things simple, we provide brighter light that last, and uses less energy, but don’t take our word for it, see our client testimonials online at www.M-Lites.com.
If you are a building owner, maintenance worker, a student, or just someone that wants to become an energy champion, and wants to save on energy, contact us at (630)290-1319.
Together we can make the world green, one fixture at a time.