MTU Detroit Diesel Installs EverLast Induction Lights to Reduce Energy Costs and Improve Lighting
Jackson, MI– March 29, 2011 – When MTU Detroit Diesel relocated part of their operations to Aiken, South Carolina, they immediately began evaluating energy-efficient technologies. MTU partnered with Blue Sky Lighting Products to help them achieve their lighting needs for the 300,000 sq. ft. facility. "Energy savings, low maintenance, and increased foot candles were the top priorities for MTU," stated Bear Shelton, Regional Sales Director at Blue Sky Lighting Products.
MTU Detroit Diesel is in the process of replacing approximately 850 metal halide fixtures with 100w and 200w induction high bays from EverLast®, a U.S. manufacturer of induction lighting fixtures. This retrofit will yield an estimated 59% reduction in lighting energy consumption annually.
"We originally sold them on the idea of going with 160w LED high bays to replace their 400w metal halides," Shelton stated. "When the LED lamps were hung, MTU was dissatisfied by the quality of light produced by the LEDs and would not accept them. After comparing other lighting technologies and manufacturers, they all paled in comparison to EverLast in terms of quality, lumen output, research, product line and warranty."
EverLast® induction light fixtures offer a virtually maintenance free 100,000 hour lamp life with a 2-4 year return on investment, making induction technology an extremely energy-efficient and cost-effective lighting solution. Federal, state, and local tax incentives are currently being offered to offset the cost of implementing energy-efficient lighting. "The federal tax incentive for installing induction lights is 60 cents per square foot," stated Shelton. A number of utility companies are also offering incentives, such as credits and rebates, for energy-efficiency upgrades.
"Everyone from the electrical contractor to MTU's workforce and management is extremely happy with the quality of light. It's white and bright, which is exactly what they wanted," Shelton stated. "In fact, MTU's branch in Detroit, Michigan will be switching to induction light fixtures shortly as well."
MTU Detroit Diesel is one of the world's leading manufacturers of large diesel engines and complete propulsion systems. Its product range is the widest and most modern in the sector. It covers diesel engines as well as propulsion systems for ships, heavy agricultural, rail and military vehicles, and the oil and gas industry.1
MTU Detroit Diesel EverLast High Bays Install
EverLast® Lighting is a subsidiary of Full Spectrum Solutions, Inc. and has quickly grown into the leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting solutions for roadway, parking structure, facility and area lighting applications. For additional product information, visit www.everlastlight.com, call 888-383-7578, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Sky Lighting Products is an exclusive distributor of EverLast® induction products. They assist end-users in acquiring all possible tax and utility incentives, perform energy audits, and create strategies and designs to maximize lighting in parking, workspace, warehouse, retail and display areas. Notable customers include Southern Felt Industries, Bridgestone Corp, and Baxter Healthcare. For more information visit www.blueskylighitngproducts.com or contact Bear Shelton at 706-394-0097 or email@example.com.
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