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Lighting Retrofit Saves GlaxSmithKline $46K a Year

LED bulbyBy switching to LED lights at a Canadian office, pharmaceutical giant GlaxSmithKline estimates it is saving $46,000 a year.

The lighting retrofit at its Mississauga, Ontario, office, involved switching from fixtures that used 26 watts an hour to new ones using nine watts an hour, said Terrence DeWolfe of GlaxoSmithKline, in a statement.

Because the LEDs operate cooler than the traditional lighting they replaced, the company expects to save money on cooling costs too.

DeWolfe said the fixtures should pay for themselves in about two years.

The retrofit was handled by CRS Electronics, which also did a retrofit at the Palace Pier condo tower in Toronto, which it claims to be the largest LED retrofit of a residential project in North America.

Other companies are switching to LED, as well.

For instance, Ford is conducting a retrofit of its lighting systems at its Detroit Campus facilities. New England Energy Management (NEEM) will retrofit or replace more than 50,000 light fixtures, which will include the addition of lighting control systems and daylight dimming controls for maximum efficiency.

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4 thoughts on “Lighting Retrofit Saves GlaxSmithKline $46K a Year

  1. Daily we read articles about energy savings but never, it seems, read about how much these cost. The omission of this information makes me suspicious that these projects are more about publicity than real savings.

  2. Lighting Retrofits are great! Us at home can make a decision to turn off the lights but it is the corporations that need to make changes to have an effect. What normal person can save 46,000$ a year from changing light bulbs. New laws need to be passed.. make it cheaper to buy new bulbs then older ones, by using tax brakes and add taxes to company’s that use old technology.
    In the end it is all our power to pick between the junk we buy, We must make it clear that we will no longer support company’s that refuse to start changing. It is our support that funds them.
    And to GlaxSmithKline and other companies i say,
    “We can take one small step for men, But only they can take one leap for man kind.”

  3. we are considering a lighting upgrade retrofit
    7 floor common halls
    Basement lighting
    Common and storage rooms
    Parking Garage
    Outdoor Lamps

  4. CONSIDERING lighting upgrade
    2121 Roche ct, 112 unit residential condominium
    7 floor hall and stairs
    common and storage room
    Parking Garage

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