<![CDATA[Edison Electric - Bright Idea]]>Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:41:53 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Residential LED Lighting ]]>Tue, 04 Oct 2016 18:13:46 GMThttp://edisonelectricmontana.com/1/post/2016/10/residential-led-lighting.htmlAre you thinking of remodeling or building a new home? One of the most important features people tend not to give enough attention to when building or remodeling a home is lighting. Folks, lighting will make or break the outcome of your construction project. As much attention should be put into designing your lighting as picking cabinets, flooring, finishes, etc. Failure to do so, will most likely end in disappointment. And, maybe a the need for floor lamps. Possibly, a lot of them.

There are three basic types of lighting that work together in your home: Ambient (general lighting), Task, and accent lighting. Making use of these will help make your project a success.

Have you ever been in a kitchen or living room that has only one small light fixture? Was it sufficient for cooking, family gatherings, or entertaining? Do you ever wish you could turn on more lighting depending on the task? If it's not there, then it's not an option. The more options you give yourself, the happier you will be. 

Of course it's much easier to install enough lighting in the construction phase rather than after your furniture is in place. But don't worry, there are many industry options available to accomplish this after the construction process also. And, with 25 years of experience doing just that. Call Edison Electric today at 406 369-2886 for a bright idea.
Recently completed Edison Electric project
PictureDining room during construction

PictureDining room after LED lighting installed

LED recessed, chandelier, and fireplace monopoint lighting
PictureKitchen during construction

PictureKitchen after LED recessed, pendant, and under cabinet lighting installed

Pictureliving room before

Pictureliving room after LED recessed lighting installed

Pictureentry hallway before

Pictureentry hallway after old surface fixtures were removed and replaced with LED recessed lighting

PictureBreakfast nook ceiling area before

PictureBreakfast nook ceiling area after LED recessed lighting installed

New kitchen island with LED Edison bulb pendant lights.

PictureNew pantry & laundry area with LED recessed lighting.

<![CDATA[LED Technology]]>Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:06:48 GMThttp://edisonelectricmontana.com/1/post/2016/09/led-retrofitting.htmlLED

The new technology has arrived. It is time to embrace it and reap the benefits. After a short payoff period, this new technology will put money back in your pocket for years to come. Average life spans of most LED fixtures range from 50,000 to as much as 100,000 hours. Based on a 10/hr a day use, that's 13 to 27 years of maintenance free service! This technology has the ability to cut your energy bills by up to 65% or more depending on the application. 

For example, the picture above is (2) 400 watt metal halide pole lights at local car dealership. They have 100 of these on their lot, that's 40,000 watts burning for every hour they're on. Averaging 10 hours a night, sometimes more (winter months). At $.10/kWh, that's $40 per day, $14,600 per year, and $73,000 for 5 years to light that parking lot. And that doesn't include any associated maintenance costs that they will definitely have (lamps, ballasts, bucket truck, electrician, etc).

Now this photo shows a 150 watt LED replacement for a 400 watt HID light. It consumes 63% less energy, performs just as well or better, has an average life of 100,000 hrs, and virtually no maintenance costs. Those same 100 pole lights would cost $15 per day, $5475 per year, and $27,375 for 5 years to light that same parking lot without maintenance costs. Which power bill would you rather pay? In just five years, that technology will have saved almost $46,000 in energy costs. And, still has a rated life expectancy of 20+ years. This type of project would completely pay for itself in 4 to 5 years, and even sooner if customers take advantage of available utility rebates. In some cases, rebates can actually completely offset labor costs of upgrading. The longer you wait, the more it will cost you in energy bills.

There is not any valid reason to not take advantage of this technology. When was the last time utility rates went down? Never! When was the last time they went up? And they will continue to go up. This type of technology and savings can be applied to any size project large or small. Call Edison Electric today (406-369-2886) and find out how you can start saving money now.