Safe Haven Storage sees benefits of LEDs
One self storage company has made the decision to switch a second location to LED lighting. Safe Haven Self Storage switched to LED lighting at its Mount Kisco, N.Y., facility and immediately saw great results.
Kristian Pariseau, Safe Haven Director of Operations, noticed that the savings that the company saw in their power bills were even more significant than they originally expected.
"The results and cost savings of the initial conversion to...LED lighting at our Mount Kisco facility demonstrated that it was an even better investment than we originally thought and we knew it was only a matter of time before the okay came to convert our second and larger facility." Pariseau said.
And the okay did come, as the company made the choice to switch its Elmsford location to an LED industrial lighting system. The new location is over 80,000 square feet, so the ability to cut down on the energy costs would make a huge impact on the location's bottom line. Because Safe Haven was able to obtain a rebate for over $30,000 through Con Edison's Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program as well as special financing, the company did not have to pay any initial out-of-pocket expenses.
But the energy savings aren't the only benefits that come with switching to industrial LED lighting. Because storage facilities like Safe Haven tend to have high ceilings and lights in hard-to-reach locations, changing out light bulbs can be a difficult and expensive process. With traditional incandescent light bulbs, their short life-span means they have to be changed out every few months. An LED light can last for years, meaning the property owner can cut down on maintenance costs.
According to Extra Space Storage, Safe Haven estimates that it will have a five-year savings of nearly $225,000.