LED Jobsite Achieves One Hundred Million kWh Saved Milestone
(May 3, 2018) Lind Equipment – leaders in portable LED lighting for construction companies – has announced that their award-winning LED Jobsite solution has reached a significant milestone that benefits users and the community at-large.
Having tracked in real-time the energy savings of their client’s construction projects, Lind Equipment’s state-of-the-art LED Jobsite lighting solutions have reached one hundred million kWh of energy savings. This is the equivalent to removing 16,000 cars off the road for one year, or powering 11,000 homes on an annual basis.
The milestone was reached in a little over two years, with the savings growing exponentially as adoption rates increase. If you monetize the savings using an average of 10 cents/kWh (national average), it adds up to $10M of savings.
“We are excited to be contributing to the energy savings in the construction industry,” says Brian Astl, president, Lind Equipment. “We knew what we were doing was essential to the industry and we are pleased to see how quickly it has caught on.”
It’s important today, he points out, for construction companies to pay attention to their jobsite carbon footprints. After decades of wasteful practices that are destructive to the environment, using LED Jobsite lights is a proactive step toward reducing the carbon footprint of construction sites.
Astl explains that most consumers are familiar with the benefits of LED lighting; it has a lower total cost of ownership, is more energy efficient, has a longer life and is safer for the environment than traditional bulb-based lights. However, he noted that it is often overlooked and underestimated just how concentrated those savings are on a construction site – where temporary lighting is typically run 24-hours a day over many months, or years at a time. Lind Equipment’s LED Jobsite lights not only save money and provide great benefit to the environment, but they are easy to install.
He stresses that the energy savings that result when switching from bulb-based lighting to LED lighting can potentially add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings. Not only is energy consumption reduced by 80 percent, but less LED lights will be needed to light up the same area.
“With LED lighting, the energy savings alone can pay back the cost of the lights on the first project they are used on,” Astl explains. “This should matter to the contractor, even when he or she is not the one paying for the energy consumption, because the potential savings to the developer/owner can place a contractor in a more favorable position by providing a more value-added service, this includes a more sustainable solution for the entire project rather than maintaining status quo with string lights.”
LED Jobsite lights available on the market today can replace the need for stringlights in almost all areas. With just one 360-degree LED area light, contractors can replace up to 250 feet worth of stringlights, reducing installation points by 95 percent. LED Jobsite lights have easy daisy chaining capabilities with a predetermined length of cable on each side that match the recommended spacing between a variety of lights. This saves on the labor and materials required for installation.
Current statistics show that only about 20 percent of lighting can be recovered for use on another job. In contrast, LED Jobsite lighting allows temporary lighting to be considered assets and reused from project to project. In addition, with no bulbs to replace, quicker installation/uninstallation time and fewer electrical circuits required, even without considering the energy costs, adopting LED on a jobsite will provide a return on investment based on labor savings alone. The labor at all stages—installation, maintenance and at take-down—is dramatically reduced. With the benefit of reusing the lights on additional jobs, the cost-benefit considerations weigh heavily in favor of LED.
Charity Sagert, Business Development, Commercial Construction for Vallen, says “The construction market is using LED on their jobsites more and more. The superintendents on both large and small projects appreciate the safety, durability and reusability of the Lind LED Jobsite system.” As the recipient of the top LED Jobsite Salesperson award from Lind Equipment, she added that “the lights pay for themselves on the first project and from there it’s pure savings as the lighting fleet moves to the next job.”
The necessity of making the change to LED has become more apparent. Now is the time to realize energy savings at your jobsites. Place yourself at a competitive advantage and make your jobsites known for their efficiencies in energy and labor savings. Contact us today at www.ledjobsite.com for information on how to take the next step.
About Lind and The LED Jobsite
For over 65 years, Lind Equipment has built its reputation as experts in manufacturing portable lighting and electrical equipment for the toughest jobsites on the planet. Lind recognized early on the potential for LED technology and heavily invested in research and development. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by construction companies, Lind’s expertise in LED technology enables them to create innovative lighting solutions that will benefit every jobsite. Lind has several widely popular patented lighting products used by many of the world’s leading construction companies.
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