Media: LEDs lighten utility bills for businesses (Finance & Commerce)

Sep 6, 2016

From Finance & Commerce:

Last winter Opportunity Distributing Inc. spent about $11,000 to change lights in its Minnetonka warehouse to LEDs. The move has created a brighter space, a smaller utility bill and a more comfortable indoor environment. Working with the Minneapolis-based Center for Energy and Environment, owner Chuck Welle said he had two replacement options, fluorescent bulbs or LEDs for the 9,000-square-foot warehouse ...

"Over the past two to three years the market transition to LEDs has really picked up, particularly in the last year," according to Jamie Fitzke, lighting consultant and policy associate with the Center for Energy and Environment. "The quality has improved significantly … and the price point has been declining significantly" ... Once criticized as glaring, LED manufacturers have expanded color options, ranging from “true warm” to “cool white,” Fitzke added. LEDs now have better control features, allowing not just motion sensors in conference or bathrooms but the ability to automatically micro-manage illumination ...

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