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Outdoor Lighting Solutions

February 18, 2020

We’re finally more than halfway through the winter (but more importantly, we're halfway to summer). The days are officially getting longer and some lucky workers may be able to see the sun while walking to their car after work. (See exhibit A)

For those late grinders, graveyard shift employees, or post-work shoppers; nighttime is all they get. Having a well-lit facility and parking lot (or deck) is an important factor in providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere for all.

The yellow/orange tint of High-Pressure Sodium or Metal Halide Lighting, along with their lapses of lighting coverage, can make an uncomfortable impression.

No one should feel unsafe when walking to/from their vehicle.

The best solution? LED lighting.

The benefits of upgrading to outdoor LED lighting include;

  • Optimized lighting direction that can focus on areas that need illumination. (LEDs also reduce light pollution AKA the brightening of the night sky due to artificial lighting.)
  • They have a longer lifespan, providing up to 100,000 hours in commercial applications. (Worth the investment when you think about time and money spent replacing other forms of lighting.)
  • They are the most energy efficient lighting option, which means lowered energy usage and higher savings.
  • With their enhanced aesthetics, LEDs have a high light/brightness output that lasts up to 90% of its lifespan.
  • LEDs directional capabilities can help prevent slips/trips/falls thanks to properly lighting the grounds and pathways of your facility
  • LEDS are also environmentally-friendly, free of mercury and carbon dioxide, and produce almost no UV emissions.

Outdoor lighting sets the tone of your building or property – it’s the first thing everyone sees. If people are rushing to get in and out of your building from their car, you have a safety (and comfort) problem. 

Thankfully for New Jersey businesses, outdoor LED lighting solutions don’t have to hurt your bottom line, with big incentives and rebates offered by New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program™.

For small-to-mid level sized businesses, Direct Install covers up to 70% off of the total cost of outdoor LED lighting upgrades, when combined with HVACR upgrades. That’s where we come in!

As a top-performing participating contractor with Direct Install, Donnelly Energy can help your business take advantage of the program in a full turnkey fashion from start to finish. The first step? Signing up for a free assessment or submitting a request to learn more.

Learn more about Direct Install and other programs at www.NJCleanEnergy.com

Tags: Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, LED, NJ Clean Energy, Outdoor lighting, Safety,