We’ve decided that it’s time to do something nice for ourselves. So we’re going to replace our shop lights.
We currently have 109 400w Metal Halide high bay lights lighting our shop. Running 9hrs a day these fixtures consume roughly 98,000 kWh of electricity a year.
With help from Efficiency Vermont (Vermont’s Energy Efficiency Utility) we’re going to replace these old fixtures with new T5 Fluorescent High Bay Fixtures.
It’s estimated that these new fixtures will save 58,000 kWh / year.
It’s also estimated that over the lifetime of the fixtures we will reduce our Carbon Dioxide Emissions by 460 tons.
While the economics of the retrofit certainly stand on their own, incentives from Efficiency Vermont make this a “no-brainer”.