Shining a Light on Big Savings

We’ve been telling you for a while now that switching from fluorescent lighting to LED lighting is a smart choice for your business. It’s easy to implement, long lasting, environmentally friendly, and economically friendly. Today we’re going to focus on the economic benefits. Making the switch can save your business a lot of money. Of course, everyone’s idea of a lot is different, so we’ve decided to get specific. Specificity is good, right? Take a look at our case study below and it will be easy to see exactly how much you can save by getting rid of your fluorescents.

For our example, we chose an average small office of 25,000 square feet. This office is being lit by 66 standard T-12 fluorescent tubes that are used 12 hours a day, 5 days a week. The chart below shows average savings when the fluorescent tubes are replaced with our plug-and-play LED tubes. (Not to ruin the surprise, but the bulbs will pay for themselves in just over a year, leaving you over 15 years of energy savings to enjoy before you need to replace them.)


Fluorescent T-12 Tubes LED Tubes
Initial cost of tubes $330.00 $1,320.00
Wattage used 3,168 990
Cost of electricity (annually) $1,235.52 $386.10
Life span 6 years, 4 months, and 28 days 16 years and 9 days
# of tubes changed per year 10.30 0
Cost of tube replacements per year $51.48 $0.00
Total cost per year $1,287.00 $386.10
Total cost over average LED lifespan $20,630.00 $7,837.00
Total savings with LEDs $12,162.00
Break-even point 1 year, 1 month, and 5 days


Now is a great time to make the switch to LEDs. New technology means that you no longer have to rewire your lighting fixtures before you make the change. Plug-and-play LEDs fit into your existing fluorescent ballasts. In addition, instant pricing incentives mean you’ll save up to 22% on bulbs. When we first introduced these bulbs, they cost $28.00 to $32.00 each. Today you’ll pay just $25.00 each!

If you’re ready to consider installing LEDs in your facility, give Rogards a call. We’re happy to come out to your office and do a facility assessment to show you how quickly the bulbs will pay for themselves.