Nine electrical distributors and the Long Island Power Authority promote SSL to residential customers.
The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), through its Residential Energy Efficient Lighting Program, is promoting LED-lighting technology as an energy-saving with the help of nine electrical-distributor partners.
“LED lighting can use up to 75% less energy and lasts at least 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs," said LIPA chief operating officer Michael Hervey. "Lighting can account for up to 15 percent of the average electric bill, mostly due to the use of inefficient fixtures and light bulbs."
A typical downlight is rated to last for 50,000 hours, which equals for more than 20 years in a standard residential use scenario. This will save consumers $350 during the product lifespan.
"As homeowners become more receptive to new lighting technologies, they not only want energy-efficient solutions, but high quality, reliable ones," said program participant Mark Eubanks. " LED Retrofit Downlight meets these needs by using tested LED technology to achieve the savings and quality of light that homeowners desire."
LIPA's Hervey added, "We continue to assist and encourage customers to replace inefficient lighting with new LED technology at a reduced cost, which in turn will result in lower electric use and lower bills for our customers."