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On December 18, 2015, Washington approved the Tax Extenders Act, HR 2029, which extended the EPAct 2005 179D tax deduction one year retroactive (2015) and one year forward (2016).
This bill provides for a federal tax deduction of up to $0.60 per square foot for putting in energy-efficient lighting and associated controls. That’s $120,000 in tax deductions for a 200,000 square foot warehouse. This is a BIG incentive to upgrade lighting! Coupled with utility incentives, they go far in reducing payback times on a lighting retrofit.
Interested? Lumatech can assist you in obtaining ever free dollar available in your area to make your energy efficient improvements and GREAT investment.
Is your Arkansas-based company searching for cost-effective solutions to skyrocketing energy costs? The answer could be as simple as changing the lights. No matter where your plant is located in the Natural State, with modern advances in energy efficient lighting and controls, LumaTech’s warehouse lighting retrofit solutions could reduce your energy consumption by more than 40%.
Brighter, Better Lighting
For most manufacturing, warehouse, and distribution centers, 400W metal halide fixtures are the norm. Replacing outdated, energy gobbling lights with modern T-5 and T-8 fluorescents not only saves money, but also significantly improves lighting quality.
These new fluorescents deliver up to 90% of their lumen output with an estimated useful life of over four years!
Additionally, retrofitting with high- and low-bay in-line fluorescents reduces the number of fixtures needed to light the same area. Fewer fixtures means less maintenance, equaling even greater savings.
Eliminate Fluorescent ‘Buzz’
New, energy efficient, “instant on” fluorescents eliminate that annoying “buzz” because they don’t require a “warm up” period before reaching full intensity. This advance in lighting technology provides numerous options for occupancy and motion detection controls. Automating your facility’s lighting based on occupancy decreases usage when zones are inactive, an effective cost-saving option for warehouses with low-traffic areas or in non-critical locations.
Better for Your Environment
Another benefit to retrofitting your hot, metal halide lights with energy saving fluorescents is they operate hundreds of degrees cooler. You’ll reduce you’re A/C usage, lower utility costs—and your employees will enjoy a cooler, safer, better-lit work environment.
Perhaps your Arkansas-based business has corporate initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint, or obtain green certification and to help further our nation’s energy independence goals. LumaTech’s warehouse lighting retrofit solutions are the “low hanging fruit” of energy savings options.
The Big Payback
With rising utility rates (and no end in sight), a warehouse lighting retrofit project in Arkansas could see a return on investments in a matter of months. Combine your energy savings with numerous tax incentives and local utility rebates throughout the state, and these incentives could result in drastic reduction in energy usage—and a rapid payback on your investment.
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Lumatech has secured Arkansas first CSLC certification.
The CSLC is the first, and only, sustainability certification for lighting professionals. A CSLC certified individual will be familiar with the concepts surrounding sustainability and how they relate to lighting systems at all phases of implementation. The Department of Energy (DOE) defines sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
Think your business is to small for an efficient lighting upgrade? A simple investment in lighting can make a positive impact on your bottom line. Not to mention increased productivity and added security.
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Here Jonathan, CALT is installing a new T5 high bay fixture to replace a traditional MH400. 3 times the light, 3 times the life and half the energy draw.