By Jennifer Farnsworth
More businesses are making the change to LED lighting, regarded as the optimal choice for businesses.
LED, or light-emitting diodes, lighting can be found at local suppliers like Hill Electric Supply in Glens Falls, where they have an increase in the number of local businesses utilizing LED to save money.
Karl Hesner of Hill Electric said the company has done extensive work upgrading facilities to LED lighting. He said most businesses and nonprofits qualify for incentives to make the switch.
“We are very familiar with the current market offerings and can offer the latest and best options for an LED upgrade. There are not many lights that can’t easily be upgraded to LED,” said Hesner.
There are many options for businesses to look at when making the switch. Some factors to look at the type of business, the square footage of the building and hours of operation. Hesner said the list of available LED solutions is broad and growing daily.
“The technology is increasing in efficiency by leaps and bounds. There is real money being saved by real people in the immediate area,” said Hesner.
LED lights are made in both small and large units and have the capability of matching the lighting of the traditional lighting options that have been utilized in the past. They are considered highly efficient, which is why many businesses are making the switch.
LED lighting does not emit as much heat as traditional bulbs, which is another bonus for businesses and showrooms.
Hill Electric offers a no-obligation audit and proposal that is tailored to each individual business. Hesner said their customers frequently experience no out-of-pocket costs with a lighting upgrade.
“There really is nothing to lose by exploring your options in this area,” he said.
Dale Electric Supply’s parent company, Hill Electric Supply Co. Inc. first opened in 1948, serving local builders, contractors, facility managers and end users. Their 43,000-square-foot facility provides over 18,000 different part numbers in stock, and has access to over 1,000,000 items from over 350 manufacturers.
The company has worked on LED installation projects for many local businesses and nonprofits, including Wood Carte, Lewis Super, Regan Denny Stafford, Livingston’s, Noble Ace Hardware, Koke Industries, Great Escape Hotel & Park, ADK Animal Hospital, Glens Falls Animal Hospital, Double H Ranch, Miller Mechanical and Doty Machine.
Hill Electric itself replaced its tube fluorescent lights with tube LED, making a brighter sales counter. The company estimates they will save 38 percent or more on their lighting bill, and will not need to replace the bulbs for at least 10 years.
Contact Hill Electric for more information at www.dale-electric.com or call 1-800-462-7733.