Low-wattage T8s Help Facility Staff Reduce Energy Consumption and Save Money
Lighting represents a significant portion of energy consumption in commercial and industrial buildings. In buildings with linear fluorescent lamps that aren’t yet ready to convert to LEDs, low wattage T8s are an excellent option to decrease building lighting costs.
Low wattage T8 lamps, which are available in 28 and 25 watt versions, offer an immediate, easy and cost-effective way to reduce energy usage for customers without sacrificing light quality.
Here’s an overview of their benefits:
- Reduced Lifetime Costs: Low wattage T8s are comparably priced to 32 watt T8 lamps, and reduce lifetime costs by up to 23%
- Significant Energy Savings: Low wattage T8s are up to 20% more efficient than 32 watt T8s
- Light Quality: Most people are unable to detect any difference in light quality when replacing 32 watt T8 lamps with low wattage versions
- Easy Installation: Low wattage T8 lamps are often compatible with existing ballasts, making them instant replacement options that can sit side-by-side with 32 watt T8 lamps
- Longer Life: These energy-efficient lamps now have lifetimes up to 84,000 hours
- Less Maintenance: Expect up to 50% fewer trips up the ladder for your maintenance staff
Many commercial facilities across the region have benefited from replacing their 32 watt T8 lamps with low wattage versions. Renton, Wash. based lighting supplier Capital Lighting has recommended low wattage T8 lamps for its customers since 2011, helping its customers save money and energy when they re-lamp. One Seattle high-rise saved an estimated $24,000 in annual utility costs by replacing 16,000 32 watt T8 lamps with 25 watt versions and low ballast factor electronic ballasts.
To learn more about low wattage T8 lamps and how they can help save energy and money in your building, contact your local electrical distributor or visit http://www.lowwattt8.com/
About the Northwest Lighting Network:
Developed in partnership with regional utilities and their trade ally networks, the Northwest Lighting Network provides a central hub of resources for lighting contractors that helps to streamline and make energy-efficient lighting more accessible.