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Old 12-09-2014, 03:49 PM
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wonder what it costs to replace all those lights and the ROI.. I put cheap cheap fluorescent lights in my old shop building, light was not that great and very slow to light with a unheated building.. so still had to use work lights..
The electrician said they were a little bit shy of $200 each.
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Very cool Doug!

Re...CFL's and fire...very few actual cases of flames....just a major stench....we get industry reports.

ROI....really varies depending on :

-Initial cost

-What they are replacing

-What energy costs are in existing building...A/C has to be taken to consideration as well being that the existing fixture will emit a certain amount of btu's.

Most of the time an energy audit is done to see what the ROI is....maintenance programs/costs are also taken into consideration.

Cold weather....the cheezy fixtures you buy at the local store typically are not rated to start under 40F....they will....but as noted, they take a while to boot up.

Best bet are the T5 tubes, 4100k with electronic ballasts....and a brand name.

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yeah,, I have not been sold yet on replacing to LEDs as well as solar as the ROI, number never added up for a homeowner.. after so many years, you finally maybe get them paid off, but then you have obsolete devices and start all over, that is only if none failed before the ROI, ,and business/warehouse different story....

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yeah,, I have not been sold yet on replacing to LEDs as well as solar as the ROI, number never added up for a homeowner.. after so many years, you finally maybe get them paid off, but then you have obsolete devices and start all over, that is only if none failed before the ROI, ,and business/warehouse different story....

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Depends...solar has really dropped....$1 per watt these days.

LED's even at $20 per lamp are worth it.

We replaced around 150 in our place (65R30) and the power bill dropped quite a bit and the A/C ran way less.
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We have replaced every light fixture in our house with LED. Home Despot had a huge sale on Feit Electric lights, so we cleaned them out. Between that and a new heat pump our power bills are now about 30 to 50% of what they used to be. I'm pleased.
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We have replaced every light fixture in our house with LED. Home Despot had a huge sale on Feit Electric lights, so we cleaned them out. Between that and a new heat pump our power bills are now about 30 to 50% of what they used to be. I'm pleased.
Love it!

I never reported back on our heat pumps, but our electricity AND propane costs have ALREADY PAID for the costs.....we do spend a ton on electricity and heat, so the savings was MASSIVE......love our pumps and our new light bulbs.
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