Monday, April 7, 2014

A Special Message for Fire Chiefs

Do your fluorescent lights look like the ones on the left, or the ones on the right? If you would like clear, natural, bright lighting that costs less, you need to know about Sky-Lite Plus!

Sky-Lite Plus lighting is a cost saving, labor reducing, safety enhancing plan that begins at your fire station. Some of our readers know that we have been in the lighting energy management business for the past several years.  To be frank, we never considered applying our services at fire stations until a recent discussion with a municipal fire chief.

To make a long story short, in the average fire station, the lighting in offices and living areas is terrible, and in the bays, the lighting is even worse.  This is a safety hazard, a work generator (constantly replacing bulbs) and expensive since the bulbs (T12's) and the ballasts (magnetic) are energy hogs with a short operating life. Electronic ballasts were introduced way back in 1981, but most of the fixtures in fire stations that we see are still the magnetic type. Our electronic ballasts eliminate flicker and hum while consuming less current and lasting longer (Five year warranty).

Fortunately, production of T12 bulbs ceased in July of 2012.  There are still a few around, but they are mostly all gone.  The newer T8 bulbs produce more light, provide better color clarity and last longer. Generally, new ballasts and our exclusive Sky-Lite Plus bulbs will quickly pay for themselves in energy savings ( Two Sky-Lite Plus bulbs will provide more light, better light, and less expensive light than four standard T8 bulbs) plus they have a five year warranty which reduces labor and replacement costs required to maintain less expensive bulbs. If you would like a demonstration and/or a quote on updating the lighting in your fire station, give us a call at 800.489.2611.  You'll be glad you did!