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Warehouse LED Lighting Project Financing

Financing LED Projects to Help Manage Energy Costs in Warehouses

Warehouses across the USA use 7.6 kilowatt hours per square foot annually.  That adds up to over 20,000Btu of natural gas every square foot of warehousing space.  Not surprisingly, lighting and heat account for 76% percent of this total.  This all adds up to a large carbon footprint and high costs for the companies utilizing the space.  In fact, an estimated 15-20% of warehousing total costs come from energy.

That’s 20% not from workers, not from equipment, but from energy.  Imagine being able to cut those costs to increase your bottom line.  LED lighting offers a clear solution.  Typically, an LED fixture will save warehouses 60~75% on their lighting consumption.  That’s just on the lighting, but cool running LEDs will also assist with refrigeration costs on certain kinds of warehouses.

It all sounds good until you look at the costs.  LED fixtures being used to replace fluorescent or high bay fixtures cost a pretty penny.  Everyone business owner would want to lower costs on the next energy bill, but not every business has thousands and thousands to invest in new light fixtures.  Sure the payback and ROI are there (and can be calculated using our LED Energy Savings Calculator), but who has that kind of cash up front?

Green Lighting LED both recognizes the problem and has a strategy to solve it for our distributors.  We offer their customers complete project financing.  This includes the cost of installation.  With low interest rates, quick approvals, and easy lease to own options ranging from 12-60 months – transitioning to LED lighting has never been easier.

On your next warehousing project, consider offering your customers complete project financing from Green Lighting LED.  Why pay for new light fixtures when you can let the new light fixtures pay for themselves?

LED project financing from Green Lighting LED provides a solution.

Pennsylvania LED Grant for Small Businesses to Upgrade Lighting

Governor Tom Corbett today encouraged Pennsylvania small-business owners to apply for DEP’s Small Business Advantage Grant to finance pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects.

In this LED grant, businesses can apply for 50-percent matching funds of up to $9,500 to adopt or acquire energy-efficient or pollution-prevention equipment or procedures.

“Supporting projects that promote energy efficiency, especially in small businesses, will help keep Pennsylvania on the path to energy independence,” Corbett said.

Applicants must be a for-profit corporation, limited liability corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity with 100 or fewer full-time employees. The grant-supported project must be located in Pennsylvania, be owned by the applicant and save the business at least 25 percent plus $500 in annual energy consumption or in pollution handling or prevention related expenses.

Applicants may be manufacturers, retailers, service providers, mining operators or agricultural businesses. Eligible projects include high-efficiency LED lighting manufactured in Pennsylvania by Green Lighting LED.

The application deadline is Sept. 6. Eligible applications will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis from July 8 through Sept. 6 or until funds are exhausted, whichever comes first. Funding is eligible on the LED grant for those costs incurred between July 8, 2013 and June 30, 2014.

Applications must be mailed to the Department of Environmental Protection’s Grant Center, P.O. Box 8776, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8776 or hand delivered to DEP’s Grant Center, 15thFloor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301.  Faxes or electronic submissions will not be accepted.

For more information and to view the application package, instructions and application form, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click on the “Small Business Advantage Grant” button. To contact the Small Business Ombudsman’s Office, call 717-772-8909 or emailepadvantagegrant@pa.gov. 

Green Lighting LED contact: Josh Gehly, 814-897-8870

We offer additional LED lighting project financing options.  To learn more about LED lighting financing through Green Lighting LED, visit here.