According to Jeff Perez, a commissioner at the city of Parsons said that there should be no question as to why they have to start replacing all the Municipal Building lights and use LED instead. LED lights are very popular nowadays as well as strip LED lights because these are cheaper alternative to our traditional lighting system.
The city commission had a meeting recently and Perez presented how the city will be able to save if they use LED lights since they are more efficient and uses less energy consumption.
Perez admitted that he is not an expert when it comes to electricity and the lighting system but the switch to LED lights will give the city a chance to save a lot of money.
Perez explained further that in comparison to incandescent or halogen lights, LEDconsumes 85 per cent less in terms of energy. The presentation showed no comparison between fluorescent and LED lighting though. Currently, the Municipal Building is using fluorescent lighting. He was able to show how much the city will be able to save if their fluorescent lights are changed into LED lighting. The figures he used were from the Westar Energy bill of the city. Westar disclosed to Perez that around one-fourth of the total electric bill is from lighting.
The presentation made by Perez showed that the city will be able to save more than $37,000 within 7 and a half years if they are to use LED lights. This time period is also the average lifespan of an LED light.
Aside from the savings they get in terms of energy consumption, the city won’t have to bother about changing the ballasts which is necessary for fluorescent lights. LED uses direct light and it is eco-friendly. Perez listed a number of benefits aside from the ones mentioned above.
Perez made an estimate and it shows that the city will need about $8,000 in order to replace all its existing lights into LED which includes the labour fee.
The Mayor of the city was also on the same page as Perez as he had witnessed their local hospital changing to LED lights. Homeowners nowadays even use strip LED lights in their homes for better lighting and to beautify their space as it is energy efficient compared to other lighting alternatives.