Great Clips on Fayetteville Road in Raleigh was looking to save on escalating operating costs and contacted GreenTech Solutions Groups for options in lighting its store. High monthly electric bills were a growing concern since the salon was equipped with 4-foot T8 fluorescent fixtures and operates 7 days a week for 12 hours a day.
GreenTech took into consideration reducing the glare factor and providing the best color temperature with the LED lighting upgrade. The outdated T8 fluorescents were replaced with 4000K 40W LED panel lights equipped with step dimming to maximize energy savings. The upgrade resulted in an impressive 73% reduction in lighting energy use and operational costs.
The project gave Great Clips higher quality light and brightness and improved color rendition (CRI). The integrated step dimming feature allows for three levels of light output dimming down to 50% and 10% light output based on ambient light levels further reducing the power consumption. A generous rebate from Duke Energy Progress paid for nearly 54% of the total project, ultimately reducing the payback period to 2.2 years.