A car dealership’s lighting costs can be as much as 50 percent of its overall energy use. Lighting is responsible for 20 to 25 percent of overall U.S. energy consumption, with 50 percent of that coming from industrial and commercial lighting, as outlined by the Energy Efficient Lighting Association.
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Auto dealerships consume on average more energy per square foot than a typical office building: using about 110 kBTU/sqft compared to prime office space at 93 kBTU (source: National Automobile Dealers Association). This can mean thousands of dollars in energy costs for the typical dealership each year.
DTE Energy, a utility based in Detroit, has started a project that involves retrofitting old streetlights in Michigan communities to make them more reliable and energy efficient. The $4 million capital investment program will retrofit 150 streetlights with energy efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
Santa Ana, California will begin a project to install more than 1,000 light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights. The city will install LED safety lights at 298 intersections to better light the roadway and crosswalk. Santa Ana will save an estimated $120,000 in energy costs each year thanks to the new streetlight installations.
A number of cities around the nation are realizing the benefits of upgrading streetlights with more energy-efficient lights, and more are increasingly choosing to invest in light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Costs for LEDs have fallen by as much as 50 percent in the last two years, which has helped spark interest in the smart lighting solution.
Recently, many cities across the country have either considered upgrading streetlights to be more energy efficient or have already made the switch. West Allis, Wisconsin first began installing energy efficient lighting fixtures to better illuminate the city’s streets about two years ago and now plans to expand their use of the updated lights.
The cost to upgrade to LED street lighting has fallen by nearly 50 percent in the global market over the last two years, and analysts expect the prices to continue to decrease. Technological improvements of LED street lights have also helped to garner attention and interest in the lighting solution.
A new memorial bridge connecting parts of New Hampshire to Maine is currently under construction, and the finished project will include energy-efficient lighting. The bridge will connect Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine, making commutes between the two cities and surrounding areas easier.