Retrofit 400w Metal Halide with T8 High Bay Fixture

05/05/11 2 COMMENTS
By now most businesses have realized the need for replacing 400 Watt Metal Halide and High Pressure

 Sodium High Bay / Low Bay fixtures.
These fixtures in commercial and industrial settings are the single
 most waste of energy. Though in their time, they werean excellent way of
achieving higher light levels at an affordable cost per fixture, those days have long been surpassed by rising cost of electricity. Additionally, these HID lighting systems often require expensive lamps, ballasts and high repair costs. This makes these fixtures, a losing
proposition no matter how we look at it.

T8 Horizon™ High Bay Reaches New Heights

T8 FLUORESCENT HIGH BAY HORIZON LIGHTING FIXTURE FLORIDA SARASOTA BRADENTON NAPLES TAMPA CLEARWATER ORLANDO PORT CHARLOTTE HEAVY DUTY

The T8 Fluorescent High Bay fixture from Synergy Lighting reaches new heights by becoming the most economical solution for commercial and industrial facilities. The Horizon™ fixture replaces any 250 or 400 Watt High Bay with superior
brightness and performance. Though most Fluorescent High Bays look very similar, many T8 High Bays simply do not produce enough light to be a suitable replacement, however the Horizon™ High Bay outshines other brands with it

component structure and power design. The Horizon High Bay comes standard with a high fidelity .25-mil High -Polished Specular Aluminum Reflector. This enhanced reflector design captures all available light and projects the light around the lamps individually and projects more light downwards from the fixture.

Unparalleled Performance

The Horizon™ High Bay fixture is available in both T8 and T5 Models using either 4 or 6 lamps. The T8, (our favorite) offers the greatest impact to both the working environment and the profitability of it users. Replacing 400w Metal Halide with T5 reduces the energy consumption by only 158 watts per fixture. The Horizon™ T8 Fixture goes even further to reduce the energy used by 266 Watt per fixture while providing in most cases 20% brighter light than the metal halide being replaced. That results in the highest levels in savings of 65% over HID. Because the Horizon™ High Bay uses only top performing components, the fixture offers 36,000 hour lamp life (2x HID) , and an average ballast life of 15 years compared to 3 years for HID systems. The Horizon™ T8 and T5 Fixtures are the preferred choice for any warehouse, manufacturing, industrial, gymnasium, production or retail applications.

T8 T5 FLUORESCENT HIGH BAY RETROFIT FIXTURE HORIZON HIGH BAY PQL FLORIDA SARASOTA BRADENTON CLEARWATER TAMPA FT MYERS NAPLES LAKELAND ORLANDO

All The Bells and Whistles

HORIZON T8 T5 HIGH BAY FLUORSCENT FIXTURE

  • High polished 25 year reflector
  • CEE rated high efficiency ballasts
  • High Lumen Tri-Phosphor lamps
  • Top side ballast doors for easy service or ballast replacement
  • Instant on/off and re-strike
  • Motion/Occupancy Sensor ready
  • Bi-Level (Dual) Switching capable
  • Quick Disconnect; fast electrical connection reduces labor
  • Stainless Steel ZIP Cable; quick installation into any ceiling
  • V-Hook support system perfectly levels fixtures perfectly
  • 5 Year Warranty including ballasts
  • 3 Year Free Lamp Replacement

Synergy Lighting is Florida’s Exclusive and only Factory Authorized Distributor for Horizon™ T8 and T5 Fluorescent High Bay Lighting Fixtures.
We are proud to offer our complimentary 10 page energy analysis for any commercial or industrial facility considering switching to more efficient lighting systems. This detailed and analysis will help you evaluate what fixture would best suit your lighting needs. Synergy Lighting offers free delivery to all Florida cities and we can quick ship to any facility nationwide.

For more information on switching to Energy Saving Lighting, view our website and call Synergy Lighting for a free consultation.

Phone: (941)-756-4844
Toll Free: (877) 220-5483
Installation of this Project was Performed by WES Inc. FL-EC0001689

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Get CFL Light Bulbs FREE For Any Business Using Over 20 Lamps

25/08/10 1 COMMENTS

18 WATT GU24 CFL WITH LOCKING BASENo, you didn’t make any mistake when you read the headline of this article. Synergy Lighting has a special program for businesses within Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Lee & Collier Counties. This program will entitle your business to receive Energy Saving CFL Bulbs absolutely free of charge. The only catch is that you have to replace all the bulbs that use these lamps.  Example: If you have 36 recessed can lights, you can not do 20, you have to do all 36 and they have to be used indoors.

Switch and Save

By switching to CFL (Compact Fluorescent Bulbs) businesses can save huge on their electric bill and replacement bulb costs. Typically these lamps replace a 60, 75 or 100 Watt Incandescent lamp while reducing energy consumption down to only 18 watts. The CFL bulbs available to qualified business on this special program must use either the 18 or 23 watt CFL with locking base.

What Is A Locking Base?

GU24 LOCKING BASEThe locking base is a very simple device that ensures the business owner and the Department of Energy that once you begin using the CFL bulb, that an employee will not accidentally insert the wrong bulb into the socket thus defeating the concept of energy savings. Additionally this lowers your replacement cost of replacement light bulbs in the future. For installation just simply screw the base into the lamp socket and it stays there. The posts on the base of the bulb simply plug and turn into the base and lock tight until time for replacement.

How Much Will I Save?

Well, alone on the price of the initial light bulbs, you are saving big because they are FREE of charge. The socket adapters are required and cost $ .89 cents each. Energy savings for a business operating 12 hours per day is $34.95 per bulb per year.

Guarantee

Every light bulb is warrantied for 2 years from the date of purchase against any premature failure! You will save huge on your electric bill! All Standard CFL Lamps are Energy Star Approved and UL Listed. Additional colors are available.

 

For more information on CFL Bulbs, view our website  or call Synergy Lighting for a free consultation.

 

Phone: (941)-756-4844

Toll Free: (877) 220-5483

e-mail: sales@synergylightingusa.com

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* Please not Hotel Rooms and Living Spaces do not qualify on this program. However common areas for hotels and condos are qualified.

San Marco Plaza | Induction Parking Lot Lighting | LWR

24/07/10 0 COMMENTS

San Marcos Plaza LightingSan Marco Plaza located in Lakewood Ranch Florida was constructed just over 3 years ago. This charming plaza designed around a tall welcoming clock tower in the center of the shopping area is home to several new businesses including shopping, dining, salons, banking and events. However due to its erection in the middle of a hard economy and Real Estate crunch, the businesses in this center have had more than their fair share of burdens in maintaining the beauty of the center. The center itself is illuminated with a large selection of modern lighting fixtures from Hubbell Lighting. Not only is the center architecturally stunning in it design, but the lighting itself is amazing. The fixture selection is comprised of beautiful, ornate acorn style post tops and wall mounted fixtures. Unfortunately because of timing, the lighting selected for this construction project was performed just before major industry changes in Energy Savings and Green Energy Initiatives.

The massive amount of decorative lighting at San Marco Plaza requires a tremendous amount of maintenance compared to other shopping centers. With over 350 outdoor lighting fixtures, on 2 levels of building space, and 67 Parking Lot Lighting Poles, one can only imagine how often light bulbs have to be changed. By June 2010, nearly three years after original construction, nearly all of the 67 Parking Lot Lighting Fixtures had burnt out lamps and was in need of some serious repairs and maintenance. That is when the Board of Directors consulted with Synergy Lighting of Bradenton, Florida to find some alternatives.

The Parking Lot Lighting System

Induction Parking Lot Lighting Service San Marco Plaza was designed with 67 Acorn Style Post Tops mounted on 25 foot fiberglass poles. These single and double headed poles were originally Metal Halide. Standard metal halide was banned from production in 2009 and replaced with Pulse Start Metal Halide which has some great benefits as to warm up time and product life. However the cost operation of Standard Metal Halide or Pulse Start Metal Halide remain high. Synergy Lighting recommended a Retrofit of the existing lighting system to Induction Lighting. Induction Lighting provides the same scotopic levels of light as metal halide while reducing energy waste by over 50%. Unlike the Metal Halide which needed complete replacement within 3 years, the Induction Lighting selected and supplied to San Marco Plaza by Synergy Lighting offers 20 Year Maintenance Free Operation and Resulted in an energy savings for the plaza in excess of $290.00. The light levels of 250 watt Metal Halide in this instance was more than necessary, so the system was reduced to the 85 Watt Induction System with use of Retrofit Kits designed by Synergy Lighting.

Induction Lighting to Metal Halide Comparison

Comparison Per Fixture 85W Induction System 250W Metal Halide System
Average cost per fixture $700.00 $439.00
Hours used per year 4750 4750
Hour life of bulb 100,000 20,000
Energy cost per year (.13 pkw) $52.48 $30.33
1 year Energy Cost $52.00 $182.35
Product Life 20 Years 3 Years
Product Warranty 10 Years 1 Year
Labor Cost every three years None 65.00
10 Year Life Cycle Cost $524.68 $2195.50

The final result for San Marco Plaza is a maintenance free Parking Lot Lighting system that will pay for itself in less than 24 months and yields a 432% return on investment within 5 years. Labor and Maintenance costs have been reduced by thousands of dollars and lift fees over the next 20 years. The light levels of the induction lighting provide above adequate foot candles throughout the shopping centers 5 acres of parking space. The retrofit kits designed by Synergy Lighting come with a complete 10 year warranty against premature failure or defect.

For more information on Induction Lighting, view our website or call Synergy Lighting for a free consultation.

Phone: (941)-756-4844

Toll Free: (877) 220-5483

e-mail: sales@synergylightingusa.com

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LED Light Bulbs | How Much Do They Save? Sarasota | Bradenton |Tampa | Miami

01/07/10 0 COMMENTS

With significant changes in our country’s global economic and environmental climate, every day customers ask us about going green with LED Light bulbs. Synergy Lighting offers over 300 of these newly popular, environmentally friendly, Solid State Lighting Products which achieve phenomenal energy savings and feature CREE Brand LED’s. Of particular interest is the myriad of associated questions commonly asked of us by consumers.

  • Do the LED Light Bulbs really last a long time?
  • How much do they cost?
  • Do LED Light Bulbs put off as much light as a standard light bulb?
  • How long before the price comes down?

LED Light Bulbs Save Money
At one point in time, though we highly encourage the use of LED Light Bulbs, the resulting answers were all positive until that moment in time when you have to disclose to a customer how much the LED bulbs would really cost. Many LED distributors will do anything but answer that all consuming bottom line question, “How much do they cost?”  One can only imagine the words we hear from a customer when the price comes out. Customers must come to understand that the Price of the Bulb and the cost of operation are two different things. The price of the lamp, or the purchase price rather is usually insignificant compared to the operating cost of electricity, replacement and labor. In the following comparison, we will compare a 60 Watt Incandescent to an 8 Watt LED to show the true “Life Cycle Cost.”

Comparison 8 Watt LED Bulb  60 Watt Incandescent
Average cost per bulb $70.00 $0.39
Hours used per year 3850 3850
Hour life of bulb 50000 1500
Energy cost per year (.13 pkw) $4.00 $30.33
Product life in years 13 Years 5 Months
13 year Energy Cost $52.00 $394.29
Replacements required N/A 33.3
Time to change bulb 10 minutes 10 minutes
Labor Cost ($12.00 per hour) 2.00 66.00
Total Life Cycle Cost $124.00 $473.27

Total Energy Savings Achieved: $349.27

As clearly demonstrated with the above chart, an energy savings of $349.27 per bulb can result in thousands of dollars saved by reducing energy waste for a business with multiple lamps. When one looks at the initial price of an LED light bulb, this must be considered the investment value, and the energy and labor, replacement cost savings is the return on investment (ROI). The ROI is 498% and a 87% total reduction of energy waste.

 

For more information on LED Lighitng or LED Light Bulbs, view our website or call Synergy Lighting for a free consultation

 

Phone: (941)-756-4844

Toll Free: (877) 220-5483

e-mail: sales@synergylightingusa.com

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13 Watt CFL Spirals On Sale!

19/06/10 0 COMMENTS

13 Watt CFL Sale

Prolume Brand $1.89 Each (10 Per Case)

Prolume Brand
T3 Integrated Spiral
Length: 4.2 Inches
Energy Saved: $61.02
Available in 27K, 35K, 41K 50K
2 Year Free Replacement
10,000 Hours Avg Life
900 Lumens Output
85 CRI Color Rendering
Equals: 60W Incandescent

Order Online Now
Full Case Only, Offer Ends 7-30-2010

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Why Light Bulbs Don’t Last | Sarasota, FL

19/06/10 2 COMMENTS

Synergy Lighting for years now has attempted to educate its customers on the value of quality light bulbs. In hard economic times, businesses often look for ways to cut expenses and save money. We see these businesses often perform layoffs or reduce their inventories in order to keep a positive cash flow. However most businesses do not realize their savings potential just by switching to quality light bulbs which can result in huge savings.

First we must identify the difference between price and cost. A .39 cent light bulb does not have a cost of .39 cents. That is the price of the bulb. The cost is measured by how much electricity is paid for to illuminate the bulb, and how much labor is paid to change the bulb time and again. For most businesses, a .39 cent light bulb has an annual cost of $42.65 when you calculate electricity and an employee changing the bulb twice a year at a pay rate of $10.00 per hour. Remember, a $10.00 an hour employ also has taxes to the business owner above and beyond their normal pay rate.

Three Things That Kill Light Bulbs:

Heat

Any illuminated light bulb has heat. Even cooler burning lamps such as CFL’s and Fluorescent produce some form of heating.  This heat or burning of the filament or cathode, over time dissipates the tungsten and the filament becomes thinner and weaker till it eventual breaks.

Vibration

Often customers grin when we tell them about vibrations damaging the tungsten filaments or cathodes. The standard feedback is that their light bulbs are firmly mounted and do not have vibration. Air Conditioning, doors opening and closing and wind load forces on a building cause subtle vibrations undetectable to humans, but can be passed on to the filament of a lamp even if so subtle we can not feel them. As you will see in the video below, the filaments or cathodes have their own vibrations from molecule collisions while under a heat load.

Power Surge

Every time we turn a light on there is a power surge to the filament or cathodes. Many other power surges happen daily that we do not recognize, such as every time an Air Conditioner turns on or off, a large motor operates, or even a power surge from a laser printer spooling up. By design, the utility company redirects power to grids several times a day which causes a series of small power surges that are only sensitive to light bulb filaments.

It is only when we combine all three of these actions together that it kills a light bulb. Over time naturally the repetitiveness of these actions will kill the lamp, or if any one of the three has a drastic increase over the other we will realize this with a premature failure of the lamp.

Filament ComparisonSylvania, Philips, GE and many other manufacturers use a Standard Tungsten-Alloy Filament stretched between two filament supports. Unlike the Pure Tungsten Filaments invented by Thomas Edison, and used in most Industrial Grade Bulbs, the tungsten-alloy filament is weaker and does not hold up as long. This may be part of planned obsolescence, or a way to get a consumer to buy more bulbs.  Industrial Grade lamps such as Halco, Superior Life Lamps use Pure Tungsten filaments with additional filament supports. This increase lamp life and stability when subjected to Heat, Vibration and Power Surge.

As previously stated above, the typical Philips, Sylvania, GE bulb with a price of .39 cents has a cost annually of $42.65. If we change to an Industrial Lamp with a price of .59 cents, the price is higher, but the resulting cost would be lowered to $33.92 per year because of it’s life that is 4 times longer. This has an additional Price of .20 cents that results in a cost savings of $17.46.

50 Bulbs saving $17.46 over 24 months would save a business approximately $873.00! That’s cutting costs!

Conclusion: Spending a few cents extra on a quality light bulb can result in tremendous savings and increased cash flow over time.

 

For more information on quality light bulbs, view our website  or call Synergy Lighting for a free consultation.

 

Phone: (941)-756-4844

Toll Free: (877) 220-5483

e-mail: sales@synergylightingusa.com

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Lighting Leasing Plans | Florida

18/06/10 0 COMMENTS

Due to soaring energy costs many companies are aggressively exploring ways to reduce their energy consumption and improve efficiencies. Replacing or retrofitting obsolete lighting systems can often provide significant savings and many local utilities are offering rebates to customers that upgrade their lighting with new, more energy efficient products.

Leasing Your Lighting System Saves MoneyWith today’s credit crunch, leasing these projects provides an attractive alternative to a capital outlay and often makes the purchase of a lighting project more feasible. Payments can often be structured so they are less than the monthly savings and can generate immediate positive cash flow for the customer.

Synergy Lighting has the knowledge, resources and expertise to deliver the leasing options that energy management professional’s demand.  To better serve our clients we now offer leasing of your lighting system on our Green Energy Leasing Plan, which offers the following benefits:

Manage Cash Flow

Payments can be matched to the energy savings generated by the project and this can provide you with positive cash flow.

Overcome Budget Constraints

We can provide you with a variety of financing structures specifically designed to work with your budget. Here are a few examples:

  • Step Payments
  • Monthly or Quarterly Payments
  • Deferred Payments

100% Project Financing

Bundle charges related to lamps, ballast, fixtures, installation and disposal into a single monthly payment. We’ll even issue purchase orders to your vendors to reduce your administrative burden.

Preserve Working Capital

Avoid large capital outlays and preserve your working capital for other important projects

Dedicated Sales and Service Support

With Synergy Leasing, you will always talk to a live person so that you can get the support you need, when you need it. Synergy can provide state and local government customers with tax exempt pricing and structures unique to their market.

 

For more information on leasing, call for a free consultation.

 

Phone: (941)-756-4844

Toll Free: (877) 220-5483

e-mail: sales@synergylightingusa.com

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