"Doing Watts Right..."
Our goal is to be the preferred provider of best-in-class high performance lighting solutions, using our technology and product development expertise to offer the absolute best available products and financial return structures to commercial customers. EcoSocio draws from its technology and product development heritage to very carefully select the "Best of the Best" leading-edge lighting products based on a customer-focused assessment: highest performance, best cost to performance, shortest payback periods, highest ROI's, long life, quality, reliability, warranty, testing and certifications.
The Value Propositions of HiPerformance Lighting
Certainly the foremost justification for the expense of a lighting retrofit is the measurable net financial benefit of the lower energy costs and O&M savings. These financial benefits, on their own, justify the capital expense based on high ROI's, short payback periods and/or net positive cashflow after the cost of financing.
Also, it is now becoming possible, and routine for some businesses, to measure other benefits that were traditionally "intangible" and difficult to measure. These Socio-Economic benefits include the health and performance of those exposed to the lighting environment - both employees and customers. Absenteeism, turnover, energy level, mood and general health have an effect on the financial performance of a business.
The Financial Value Proposition
Energy Cost Savings: Solid State Lighting uses 50 to 95% less energy to produce the same amount of light (depending on what is being replaced) and provides an immediate energy cost savings upon installation.
Operation & Maintenance Cost Savings: With 50,000 to 100,000 hours of maintenance-free life expectancies, lamp replacement costs, ballast replacement costs, labor costs, down-time costs and accident risks are virtually eliminated – 50,000 hours equals 12 hours per day, 7 days a week for 11.4 years.
Short Payback periods and high ROI's: The longer the lights are on per day, the shorter the payback period and the higher the ROI. Lighting retrofits paid for as a capital expense provide ROI's of 12 to 24+% and payback periods of 18 to 30 months. Lighting Retrofits can also be 100% financed using our EcoLease for 36 to 60 months to provide a net positive cashflow – i.e. the monthly payment is less than the monthly cost savings – with zero up-front capital expense (OAC).
The Health & Performance Value Proposition
No UltraViolet (UV) light, EMF, flicker or hum: At least 5 to 7% (some studies report as much as 30%) of the population (read as: customers and employees) are sensitive to these conditions to varying degrees, for some, it's physically debilitating. HiPerformance lighting technologies can eliminate UV from the delivered color spectrum, providing a healthy lighted environment.
Greater Visual Acuity: Seeing better leads to less fatigue & eye-strain, better mood, higher performance & higher quality work product. Recent studies have concluded that the human eye's "rods" are the more dominant receptor over "cones" under artificial light than it was originally believed to be. Rods are much more responsive to the brighter white color spectrum produced by solid state lighting, providing greater visual acuity.