Lamp Retrofit Program

Background

Though relatively cheap to purchase, incandescent and halogen lamps fail quickly and consume large quantities of power relative to their LED counterparts. As a result, while incandescent lamps have lower initial costs of ownership, LED lamps have dramatically lower total costs of ownership. A lamp-to-lamp comparison between a typical halogen MR16 and Aeon Lighting Technology’s version 5 MR16, a 50W halogen equivalent, illustrates this point well.

 

ALT v5 MR16

Halogen MR16

Power (W)

7

50

MSRP ($)

491

42

Lifespan (hr)

500003

20002

Power Cost per LED Life4 ($)

35

250

Lamp Cost per LED Life ($)

49

100

Total Cost of Ownership per LED Life ($)

84

350

1. Prices subject to change. LPI may sell for less.
2. Data for a representative halogen MR16.

3. L70 value.

4. Assumes a rate of $0.10/kWh.

The numbers speak for themselves; over the LED MR16’s lifetime, users of halogen MR16s will pay more than seven (7) times more in utility costs and 3.6 times more in total costs, for the same light. What’s more, this comparison is conservative because it omits service and maintenance fees to have lamps changed, and because it does not account for the rebates for which LED upgrades qualify.

The halogen versus LED MR16 comparison clearly demonstrates LED’s lower total cost of ownership in a lamp type that is widely used in businesses, commercial properties, and in residential buildings. The cost benefits of LED lamps are even greater when compared to a standard incandescent lamp. Consider the following comparison between a typical incandescent A19 and Aeon Lighting Technology’s version 5 A19:

 

ALT v5 A19

Incandescent A19

Power (W)

7

60

MSRP ($)

391

12

Lifespan (hr)

500003

7502

Power Cost per LED Life3 ($)

35

3002

Lamp Cost per LED Life4 ($)

39

67

Total Cost of Ownership per LED Life($)

74

367

1. Prices subject to change. LPI may sell for less.
2. Data for a representative halogen A19.
3. L70 value.
4. Assumes a rate of $0.10/kWh.

As the table illustrates, incandescent lamp users pay 8.6 times more in utility costs and five (5) times more in total costs for the same light.

Users of CFLs also stand to gain by switching to LED. Consider this comparison between a 13W CFL and LPI’s LED equivalent, ALT’s A19:

 

ALT v5 A19

13W CFL

Power (W)

7

13

MSRP ($)

391

62

Lifespan (hr)

500003

100002

Power Cost per LED Life3 ($)

35

652

Lamp Cost per LED Life4 ($)

39

36

Total Cost of Ownership per LED Life($)

74

101

1. Prices subject to change. LPI may sell for less.
2. Data for a representative 13W CFL.
3. L70 value.
4. Assumes a rate of $0.10/kWh.

As the table illustrates, incandescent lamp users pay 1.9 times more in utility costs and 1.3 times more in total costs for the same light.

The bottom line: if you use conventional lamps, you are paying too much for your lighting. LPI’s Conventional Lamp Retrofit Program can help.

LPI’s Conventional Lamp Retrofit Program

LPI’s Conventional Lamp Retrofit Program’s three phases focus several of LPI’s core services on upgrading your conventional lamps – light sources for which LED lamps are clearly superior alternatives. As with all of LPI’s service-based offerings, this program is modular, allowing clients to select as many or as few components as necessary.

Phase One: Lighting Analysis

Many retrofit projects benefit from even a basic lighting analysis, to determine if existing light levels are adequate, and if not, how best to improve them. This analysis paves the way for prudent product selection. To read more about LPI’s lighting analyses, click here. To learn more about LPI’s LED lamps, click here.

Phase Two: Energy Audit

Phase Two takes the target light levels and products identified in Phase One as inputs and generates a detailed energy analysis as its output. LPI conducts energy audits using industry-validated software. The audit’s data quantifies the savings your LED relamping project will generate, the cost of waiting to relamp with LED, and the energy consumption your LED retrofit will save. In addition to providing the financial rationale for relamping, the audit’s data is helpful in applying for energy rebates. To learn more about LPI’s energy audits, click here. To learn more about how LPI can assist you in collecting energy rebates, contact us.

Phase Three: Installation

You’ve confirmed the financial benefits of an LED relamp, and your lights have arrived. Now it’s time to install them. Relamping halogen and incandescent fixtures with LED lamps are among the easier, more straightforward LED retrofit projects. In many cases, they require nothing more than the unscrewing of the existing lamp and its replacement with an LED lamp. When the lamps are difficult to reach, or when fixtures must be disassembled, or when dimmers must be installed, LPI’s team of electricians can assist. Click here for more information on LPI’s installation services.

Contact LPI today to learn more about how you can lower your energy consumption by up to 85 percent, reduce your total cost of light by up to 75 percent, eliminate the need for lamp maintenance, and earn incentives for your LED lamp retrofit.