If you’re one of the many companies with metal-halides in your facility, you’re not alone. In fact, back in the 1960’s when they were introduced, metal-halides were the energy efficient solution, and could be found in almost every city in the world.
The most common uses for metal-halide fixtures include commercial, industrial, sports arenas, factories, outdoor roadway and parking areas, and retail stores.
Times have changed… thank goodness!
I won’t go into the technical rationale for swapping out your metal-halides (MH’s) to install LED’s, a quick Google search will get you more than you’d imagine if you really need the facts. But what I will do is give you the top 5 reasons my clients identified as their motivation to make the move,
- Expensive to maintain: MH’s only last 6,000 to 15,000 hours
- Expensive to operate: They consume way too much (455W) energy VS LED’s
- Slow to start, taking 15-20 minutes to warm up
- Quick to lose high output (lumens) and colour quality (lamp degradation)
- Not compatible with controls such as occupancy sensors and dimming (below 50%)
Plus, thanks to the currently available incentives offered through Ontario’s Save-On-Energy program, each metal-halide qualifies for a $110.00 incentive when replaced with a qualified LED fixture. This is something you want to take advantage of while the getting’s good!
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Founder, NexGen Energy Group
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