» Rebate programs and savings make switch to LEDs attractive

Rebate programs and savings make switch to LEDs attractive

February 27, 2013 by Jim Giuliano
Posted in: Facility Management, In this week's e-newsletter, Latest News & Views, Technology

There’s no better time than now to check out light-emitting diode (LED) lamps for commercial facilities.

Reason: More than $5 billion worth of commercial LED rebates are available from an array of 800 LED rebate programs  – 39% more than two years ago.

Performance and quality in LEDs have improved in recent years. While LEDs may not replace fluorescents anytime soon, businesses are having success using LEDs for:

• parking lots and garages

• task and desk lighting, and

• outdoor walkways.

Because of their long service life and easier disposal, LEDs reduce maintenance costs. They’re also the most energy-efficient lights on the market. One downside: Some LEDs fail unexpectedly, or gradually lose their light output and efficiency.

Go here for more on LED savings programs.


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