The North Lakeland Elementary School Board approved Nov. 11 moving forward with Batteries + Bulbs for its LED lighting upgrade project for $91,318.
“With it — it has a focus on energy rebate on it,” district administrator Brent Jelinski said. “How that works is that we would pay the price of the install and the product, and then submit the focus on energy and get the rebate after that the project has already been done.”
Jelinski said the district was in the process of meeting with the company and the hope was to get the majority of the project done over the holiday break in December.
The project would entail replacing all existing lights in the school which had not yet been converted to LEDs, with a 10-year warranty on the majority of the products and a seven year warranty on retrofit products.
“It’s going to put a lot less strain on our aging electrical system,” Jelinski said.
He estimated the current electrical system as “pushing 50 years old.”
Based on information from various lighting companies, the switch to LEDs could save the school approximately $10,000 cost saving per year, Jelinski said.
“It would pay for itself in under 10 years, if that is the case,” Jelinski added.
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