How much money can I really save by upgrading the lighting in my business?

You could save up to 35 percent of your energy use by replacing your T12 linear fluorescent lamps and magnetic ballasts with T8 linear fluorescent lamps and electronic ballasts. In addition, low-wattage T8 fluorescent lamps can save an additional 20 percent on energy costs. A single compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) can last 10 times longer than a regular incandescent bulb and use 66 to 75 percent less energy. LED illumination can reduce about 50 percent of the energy consumption from typical fluorescent lighting in lighting refrigerated areas in a supermarket. Pulse-start metal halide lamps with electronic ballasts are up to 30 percent more energy efficient than non pulse-start metal halides. No matter what type of lighting measure you have in your business, you can likely reduce costs and conserve energy.

Call the SF Energy Watch hotline at 415.355.3769 to schedule a free energy assessment.  An energy assessment is a process that identifies how energy is being used throughout your establishment and can help determine opportunities for efficiency improvements. You can also qualify for financial incentives that will help you reduce the cost of energy efficient equipment. Visit SF Energy Watch to find out if you qualify!

You can also read SF Energy Watch Case Studies to learn more about businesses that have benefited from the program.