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Chicago Warehouse; LED Lighting Retrofit case study

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cost savings can improve your bottom line!

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Can your bottom line use a boost? 

Cost savings from a lighting component upgrade project are derived from both savings in energy usage and also savings on future maintenance costs in both the capital expenditure on replacement lamps in addition to the man hour costs involved in making the replacements.

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Component upgrading is the term used to describe the process of replacing lamps and tubes in your business premises with new LED retrofit products or LED troffers. The LED lighting upgrades are undertaken to reduce lighting energy costs, maintenance costs, and associated carbon footprint.

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Uniquely, We provide a comprehensive and complete commercial component upgrade service, migrating our clients from their existing lighting to high specification, low cost LED retrofit kits, light bars, or troffers to significantly reduce both energy and maintenance costs as well as making a substantial reduction to their carbon footprint.

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We have designed and manufactured a complete range of high specification LED products to meet the requirements of any commercial component upgrade project.

We are able to undertake commercial component upgrade projects for all sectors of business and industry as well as meeting any, and all local, and federal government requirements.

Typically, based our projects completed to date, energy cost savings alone fall between 50% and 90% of current lighting energy spend giving a project pay back time of between 6 to 36 months (at typical current energy costs).

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To find out what a lighting component upgrade or lighting retrofit for your business will save you please request a survey at

(630) 290-1319and we will produce you a comprehensive report at NO CHARGE.

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LED Retrofit Project at Hawthorn Ridge Apartments: Case Study

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Case Study: Commercial troffer component upgrade to LED Retrofit

 Hawthorne Ridge Apartments: Woodridge, IL. (Small Retrofit Project)

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Component upgrade of 70 fixtures in common areas: 1 x 4 Florescent Troffer to 1 x 4 LED Retrofit Kit (pictured above)

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When we reduce a fixtures power consumption by 50 to 80 percent, and we provided the consumer a maintenance free retrofitted fixture it does make you ask yourself, why hasn’t everyone done this yet? At M-Lite, we have often found that the most common reason why the change has not occurred is because the product has not been demonstrated properly as to how it can be cost effective, and pay for itself.

So let’s see how a little investment can become a huge cash savings over a short period of time.

The actual return on investment (ROI) depends on a few efficiency measures below:

  • How many hours are the lights in use

  • What type of fixture are we upgrading to LED

  • How many are we upgrading to LED

  • What is the cost per kilowatt hour from the current electrical provider

  • How much does it cost to maintain the current fixture annually

Looking above at our snap shots will give you an idea how our recent case study and project came to be.
The maintenance superintendent at Hawthorn Ridge apartments had contacted us after researching multiple LED retrofit solutions, but unfortunately he could not find a cost effective approach that would offer them a decent return on investment. He was referred to us by a retired Dupage County employee, whom had worked with us on a previous energy saving project. We knew this would project would be a challenge due to a limited budget, but we also knew that one of our retrofit systems would provide them with a cost effective solution. After months of testing different solutions, Hawthorn Ridge Apartments selected our MR14 model.
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The MR14 retrofit kits are the perfect component upgrade for most commercial Troffers that are 1×4 in size. These 1×4 Troffers normally have a 2 fluorescent tubes, and ballast system. Depending upon the age, and type they will consume between 68 to 120 watts. Our MR14 LED retrofit kit consumes 34 watts, so worst case scenario it will reduce the fixtures power consumption by 50 percent.

As you can see from above the “Cost of Waiting” chart, it illustrates how it will cost Hawthorn Ridge apartments almost $900 a month not to retrofit. This is huge for such a small project, and considering HUD will give this apartment complex help with the majority of cost is another plus that we did not even factor in on our project proposal.

Another benefit that this project had was that the install was done by the maintenance staff at Hawthorn Ridge, which is one of the reasons why they will have a return on investment in less than 7 months. Since all projects are different we will customize our reports to factor in your variables, but in the case of this project, the cost of an electrical contractor to do the install would of still hit a return on investment in less than 12 months.

Overall, the goal is to save money, and investing in an LED Retrofit project can do just that. Hawthorn Ridge figures this will allow them to cut energy cost, and generate additional funds for other building upgrades in the future.

For further questions on this case study, please contact Dave Rozek at 630.290.1319

 

 

New UL approved LED Troffer: How it can change our lives

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Please contact us to make the switch, and check out our new website, it is a work in progress and your input is welcomed.

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