Since October 2013 we have reduced our grid supplied electrical usage by 80 percent. Our average 2013 electrical usage in our home was 40 kwh of power per day. In August 2016 it is now an astounding 4 kwh of electrical power consumption today!!!! Our electricity bill is now only $90 per quarter!
I have recently sourced 12 l.e.d. lighting manufactured using the most energy efficient l.e.d.’s manufactured by Cree. My 30 years experience in the electronics industry taught me that Cree are one of the highest quality manufacturers of opto electronics in the world and their latest generation high efficiency l.e.d. lighting is, in my opinion, someof the best to be found. I bought it through a local lighting shop in Ashfield N.S.W. and had Windon Electrical Services a local, inner west Sydney electrical contractor, do the installation of the l.e.d. lighting.
Cree’s CPY l.e.d. technology delivers an amazing 136 lumens per watt of light, which is an astounding figure. They state:
” Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) continues to break efficiency records with the next generation of its best-selling CPY 13,000 lumen LED canopy luminaire, delivering category-leading efficiency of up to 136 lumens per watt (LPW).* This new 13,000 lumen Cree® canopy luminaire offers superior illumination and industry-leading efficiency, as well as easy installation and lower total cost of ownership for better light experiences. Already a favorite with canopy owners for its uniform, clean white light, the 13,000 lumen CPY luminaire boosts efficacy by 20 percent, lowering operating costs while enhancing roadside visibility and appeal at service stations, convenience stores and drive-through restaurants or banking locations.
“Gas stations, travel centers and quick-service restaurants are under constant pressure to increase traffic and lower operating costs while providing safe and visually appealing lighting,” said David Elien, Cree senior vice president, lighting. “The Cree® CPY 13,000 lumen LED canopy luminaire delivers superior illumination that provides a comfortable, visually appealing environment for a better overall customer experience while significantly trimming operating costs.”
The improved luminaire is DesignLights Consortium® Premium qualified for maximum utility rebates and now generates added energy savings of $12 a year per luminaire, totaling cost reductions of more than $34,000 over 10 years for a typical petroleum retrofit installation.* It is also Class I, Division 2 hazardous-location rated for direct mount applications, with an expanded range of options for areas where flammable liquids and gasses are present.
Replacing metal halide luminaires with the CPY Series canopy luminaire is quick and simple with a slim, low-profile design that eliminates the need to cut into the canopy deck and a seamless direct mount that provides a water-tight seal in virtually any canopy or soffit for easy installation.
The entire CPY Series is also available at 4000K, and comes with Cree’s industry-leading 10-year limited warranty. There are two optics choices, a flat or prismatic drop lens to meet the visual, as well as the vertical and horizontal illumination performance needs of a typical canopy application. The integrated driver within the canopy housing further simplifies installation, reducing installation time and cost.”
By integrating solar power systems with high efficiency lighting, hot water heating, inverter based air conditioning and 12 v.d.c. appliances i think it is possible to get to a 90 percent energy input reduction from our 2013 electrical usage – amazing!!
Contact me here if you would like to discuss further.
Phil Paul 29 August 2016