Posted June 25, 2019

LED job site lighting saves 200 million kilowatt-hours

Lind Equipment reports its LED Job site System significantly contributes to sustainable building practices in the construction industry.

Lind Equipment’s revolutionary LED Job site lighting solution has reached 200 million kWh of energy savings. The LED Job site System is a temporary lighting solution that is a complete plug-and-play system that can be reused across multiple construction projects, providing quantifiable project cost savings along with dramatic energy savings. 

Lind Equipment compiles real-time data to precisely quantify the energy savings generated by its LED Job site System on active job sites. This energy savings milestone is the equivalent to removing 32,000 cars off the road for one year or powering 22,000 homes on an annual basis. Using the national average of 10 cents/kWh , it adds up to $20 million of savings in electricity costs.

The significance of this milestone reflects the market’s recognition of the many benefits providing by the LED Job site System and is a clear indicator that contractors are raising the bar for acceptable temporary lighting on their jobsites. Contractors who can bring high levels of savings to a job, along with significant safety and environmental benefits through efficient and reusable temporary lighting equipment, are elevating the standard in sustainability across the construction industry.  

Traditionally, contractors don’t consider the amount of energy consumption lighting can have on a project, since often the energy costs fall to the developer/project owner. But as shown, the savings can be tremendous and is increasingly being considered by owners and contractors as it is more important than ever for construction companies to pay attention to jobsite carbon footprints. After decades of wasteful practices that are destructive to the environment, adopting the LED Job site System is a proactive and profitable step toward reducing the carbon footprint of construction sites. Waste is reduced by reusing the LED lights from project to project which reduces waste going to landfills and contains no hazardous chemicals such as the mercury present in compact fluorescent and metal halide bulbs, or other toxic heavy metals. 

“When we first introduced the LED Job site system, electrical contractors challenged us to prove the savings and how it would improve their operations,” says Susan Azevedo, LED Job site Product Manager, Lind Equipment. “Through demonstrated results across many projects, contractors came to understand the potential benefits of shifting from traditional disposable temporary string lights to the practice of investing in sustainable and reusable jobsite lighting equipment. Our community of LED job site contractors are increasing their project’s profitability in an environmental and socially responsible way and we are extremely proud to play a part in their success.” 

The LED Jobsite increases project efficiency and profitability by reducing labor and material, saving the owner hundreds of thousands of dollars in electricity, and creating a safer, more sustainable job site. The return on investment is fast – typically within months on the first project. With the ability to reuse the lights on multiple projects it is clear why more contractors are standardizing on the LED Job site System across all their projects.