"Green" Lights – Energy Savings of 75% or More
Whether you are a business or homeowner, we can all afford to save money. High efficiency lighting lasts longer and uses less energy - saving money on both power bills and replacement costs. Switching over from traditional lighting can save about $14 per year per fixture.
High Efficiency Lighting in Your Greenville, SC Home
The options available in light color, brightness and functionality are extensive. Recessed lighting and light bars with LED bulbs are the most popular new installations. They create a dramatic difference in the dynamics of the room in which they are installed. If you want to add drama to your living room, under cabinet kitchen lighting or incorporate a dimmer switch for adjustable brightness anywhere – high efficiency lighting is the smart choice. And Dipple Plumbing, Electric, Heating and Air has "green energy" smart electricians to install them.
High Efficiency Lighting in Your Business
Your business will flourish with high efficiency lighting. In addition to creating a healthier, better lit work environment, programmable controls can add light where you need it most, when you need it most. With relatively low up-front costs and lower maintenance, replacement costs and lower energy bills, you'll soon see savings reflected on your bottom line.
Fluorescent T8 and CFL (compact fluorescent bulbs)
Simply switching from standard incandescent and halogen bulbs are usually the first step for homeowners. Although the bulbs are initially costlier, a CFL light bulb uses up to 75% less energy and lasts 10 times longer. A fluorescent T8 is one inch in diameter and comes standard in a newer home, but a ballast retrofit by a professional electrician can provide you with an energy efficient, no hum, no flicker flourescent light. Your home will be cooler and safer with high efficiency bulbs, standard bulbs burn hot (halogen typically burns at 1000º F!) which adds additional heat to the room and may create a fire hazard.
LED High Efficiency Lighting
All LED lighting is high efficiency. While it is the more costly than CFL and Flourescent T8 bulbs, the savings are more dramatic over time. Advances in manufacturing are continuing to bring the upfront cost down. You have probably begun to see LED lighting replacing incandescent bulbs in streetlights, traffic signals and car headlights; your recent set of Christmas lights may be LEDs. This type of lighting is ideal for under-cabinet lighting in your kitchen and home office. Homeowners are currently replacing recessed lighting in kitchens, halls and bathrooms with high efficiency LEDs at the rate of 20 million per year. Dramatic outdoor lighting displays can illuminate your home and landscaping. Check out your options and comparisons at Energy.gov recessed down lighting.
Special loans, rebates and tax incentives may also apply, check here for specific incentives in Greenville, SC. UpstateForever.org
To learn more about saving energy, please visit www.EnergySavers.gov And of course, please contact one of our certified technicians at Dipple Plumbing, Electrical, Heating and Air to discuss a solution for your home or business in Greenville, SC.