LED-BulbsThe city of Buenos Aires, Argentina is making huge changes to their roadways over the course of the next three years. 91,000 traditional street light fixtures will be replaced with LED, computer controlled lights that can be operated remotely.

By doing this, city officials are accomplishing several things. First, they’re providing more light to their already dangerous roadways. Buenos Aires has gotten so dangerous, in fact, that the government actually declared a state of emergency because of violent crimes. The brighter, cleaner light of LEDs allows facial recognition cameras to get better pictures of suspects. Second, they’re much less expensive to run. In general, LED light fixtures require about 1/4 of the wattage that a traditional street light uses. Since it’s estimated that lighting makes up about 50% of the expense of a power bill, this translates into a huge savings for the city as a whole. Moreover, Buenos Aires will recoup everything that is spent within two years of installation. From there on out, the fixtures will save money while being rated for up to 100,000 hours worth of use.

So what does this mean for a business owner in Scottsdale who may have never been to Buenos Aires?

The standard is still the same. If you light a parking lot outside of your building, the fixtures are costing you a fortune in electricity, maintenance and bulb replacements. The safety of your employees and customers is the most important thing, and your parking lot has to be properly lit in order to be actively doing everything you can to make that a priority.

Replacing your existing fixtures with energy efficient, LED options will make your parking lot safer while cutting your electricity costs for lighting by 50-80%. Beyond that, your maintenance costs will decrease, and you’re guaranteed to be able to run the lights for 50,000-100,000 hours.

The time that these fixtures will need to be operational becomes even less of an issue when you realize that the majority of them are equipped with dimmers that kick on during the day to reduce the energy used when natural sunlight is doing the job. Motion activators tell the lights when they need to activate during the day, and light sensors have them running at full power during the evenings.

Better yet, parking lot lights pay for themselves faster than most LED fixtures, and analysts are confident that most businesses can recoup their investment within a year. Beyond that, the potential for ROI is more than 12 times over the lifetime of the fixture.

Parking lots lights are just one illustration of how LED lighting can decrease your business’s energy output in Scottsdale. No matter what type of lighting is driving up your bills, LED fixtures can push those bills right back down.

You’ll be hard pressed to find a better way to invest in your business that will deliver more reliable numbers than these. On top of this, the rebates offered by local power companies, as well as EPACT tax incentives, help sweeten things even more.

Buenos Aires has set an example that corporate and commercial America can certainly learn from. There is no reason to consume excess electricity in Scottsdale, especially considering how much can be saved by switching to more energy efficient alternatives. It’s worth the investment, and we have the tools and experience to make it happen for you.

Want more information?  Have us do an energy audit of your property.  We’ll be able to provide you with all the available LED options.

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