Implications and RecommendationsMarket transformation technologies like solid state lighting can create a significant changeto your operations. We summarize measured results from your lighting demonstration andaddress the implications to make prudent recommendations on the right system goingforward. Because LED lighting and adaptive control technologies are application specific,our review includes an analysis all lighting technologies today to produce an unbiasedrecommendation that includes the most ideal business solution for the application.Competitive Technology Review (Induction versus LED)We provide a complete analysis of lighting systems looking at over 35 critical performanceparameters. Solid state lighting is a more expensive technology upfront but offers greatpromise for reducing energy use and operating expense. It is important to remember thatsome aspects of the technology are still evolving, including new lighting standards, whereasthe need for businesses to cut energy and maintenance costs is more immediate.Our competitive review provides the tools to evaluate and compare what manufacturer’sproduct makes the best economic sense and within the context ofyour business objectives.Our tools include a comprehensive way to compare system performance for theapplication so you can make critical decisions before products are installed forevaluation.
LED BasicsLEDs are more complex than traditional lighting. It is an electromechanical systemthat includes semi-conductor light sources, provisions for heat transfer, electricalcontrol, optical conditioning, mechanical support, and protection, as well asaesthetic design elements. Because the LEDs themselves are expected to havelong life, all of these other components, adhesives, sealants, solder joints andother materials must be equally long-lived. To the extent they are not, they willlimit useful life.Our training covers topics from the basics, to more intermediate and advancededucation required to understand today’s environment that will make solid statelighting successfully adopted in the marketplace.
Measurement DataOur measurement data includes a comprehensive performance evaluation of lightingtechnology. Our reports include both standard and case specific measurements. Product 1 Product 2 Product 3 Product 4 Delivered Lumens Lumens/Watt Wattage Chip supplier Driver supplier Drive Current Dimming/ Occupancy Sensing Active/Passive Heating Management Tempurature Range Kelvin CRI Rated Life Power Factor TDH LM-79 Test Data LM-80 Test Date Does MFG own IP? Longest burn hours in field testing How many installed in us? IES Problems?
Financial Assumptions and ProjectionsA lifecycle analysis is required to support a transition to solid state lighting that includesmonetizing value beyond energy savings. Our financial analysis includes the visual and non-visual benefits from solid state lighting systems so the value proposition of sustainable lightingtechnologies is identified and clearly communicated.Hours of Operation 6,912Labor Rates $20/HoursHours to Provide 15 minMaintentance PerLampsk/WH Rate .83Demand Charge Captured in varying energy charge/ none;Ballast Driver Re- 5 yearsplacementCost of Capital 10%Inflation Rate 3%Discount Rate 5%ComEd Incentive $100 per LED, $50 for inductionLighting Net Present Value (20 Payback (Years) Internal Rate of Return (IRR)System year cost)Product 1 $86,948 4.22 28%Product 2 $85,746 3.88 30%Product 3 $99,394 9.21 12%Product 4 $73,405 2.75 69%Alternative $112,394 N/A N/A