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Sussex not-for-profit sees bright benefits of energy efficient lighting

Crosswinds Occupational Centre

Crosswinds Occupational Centre, Sussex, NB
Upgrades: Replaced T12 and incandescent lighting with LEDs
Incentive amount: $2,557.01
Investment: $14,825
Estimated monthly savings: $165
Estimated annual savings : $1,982
We’re a not-for-profit organization, so it was a struggle to make the decision to upgrade our lights, because of the costs, but we decided to proceed once we saw the payback associated with the new LED lights. Everyone really enjoys the new lighting, it’s so bright and now dimmable as well, which is really important for some of our clients. We’re pleased with the savings and benefits, and we would definitely recommend the program. – Wanda Steeves, Executive Director, Crosswinds Occupational Centre

 

 

Miramichi-area gas station and convenience store realizes return on lighting investment in less than two months

Courtesy Convenience

Courtesy Convenience Gas Bar, Miramichi
Upgrades: Replaced T12, metal halide, and incandescent fixtures with LED fixtures
Incentive amount: $3,486
Investment: $3,836
Estimated monthly savings: $172
Estimated annual savings : $2,070
The Small Business Lighting Program was so easy to participate in, and showed us what upgrades we needed to make to start saving immediately on our lighting costs. We are very happy with savings we are already seeing and with the return on our investment – Scott Creamer, Owner of Courtesy Convenience & Gas Bar, Miramichi

 

 

 

Bathurst’s Big D Drive-Ins replaces inefficient lighting, expects $1,400 annual savings

Big D Diner, Bathurst
Upgrades: Replaced incandescent, metal halide, and T12 fixtures with LED fixtures
Incentive amount: $2,592
Investment: $6,020
Estimated monthly savings: $118
Estimated annual savings: $1,400
"We are extremely happy with our results thanks to the Small Business Lighting Program. As New Brunswick’s only drive-in restaurant, it is very important for us to be well-lit, especially in the winter months," said Richard Dobson, owner of Big-D’s Diner. "Our business is now more visible, for less cost."

 

 

Guardian Pharmacy, St. George

Guardian Pharmacy

Guardian Pharmacy, St. George, NB
Upgrades: Replaced T8 and T12 lighting with LEDs
Incentive amount: $7,275
Investment: $12,600
Estimated annual savings: $4,315
"We’ve had a huge drop in our bill – we’re down 40% compared to last year," says Dave Johnson, owner of Guardian Pharmacy. "The quality of lighting in our store is now a consistent, bright light. You can really see a difference – it says ‘we're open for business’. Before, we spent a lot of time and money replacing lights and hiring electricians – I don’t need to do that anymore, and it means I can focus my time on my customers."