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Use LEDs to lower business lighting costs

Purchasing LED lighting offers instant cash incentives as well as long-term savings


by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - An LED lamp is shown being installed during a recent LED lighting upgrade at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art on the campus of Willamette University in Salem. The upgrade was accomplished through Energy Trust of Oregon incentives, which are available to Sandy business owners. Local business owners who want to reduce the costs of doing business might want to check this out.

Officials of the Energy Trust of Oregon have proven that businesses can save up to 75 percent on the cost of lighting while also enhancing the lighting.

The use of light emitting diodes (LEDs) is the key to this upgrade, and the Energy Trust is trying to get the word out.

Its trade ally, North Coast Electric, is hosting an LED demonstration event in Sandy for small businesses to reduce energy waste and save money on lighting upgrades.

The event will be held continuously from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Energy Unlimited, 38888 Pioneer Blvd.

Event customers can receive instant cash incentives for specific LED lamps during the event and for a limited time following the event.

Energy Trust lighting specialists will be on hand to answer questions about lighting upgrades and energy savings.

Not only does LED lighting offer high-quality light, it also is less expensive to operate and there is an increased lifespan, reduced maintenance, longer warranty and less heat produced.

For more information about the event or about LED lighting, call 503-281-8888 or send an email to jarnold@ncelec.com.

Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization that helps utility customers with cash incentives and information about efficient use of energy.

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