SPRINGFIELD — Hampden Zimmerman, a provider of lighting design, announced a partnership with Energize Connecticut to offer commercial customers in Connecticut a rebate to save money by reducing energy and electricity costs through the installation of high-efficiency lighting.
The Energize CT LED program improves commercial customers’ cost-saving efforts by providing the opportunity to convert from halogen, incandescent, compact fluorescent, or full-wattage linear fluorescent lamps to energy-efficient LED lamps or reduced-wattage fluorescents. Energize Connecticut’s utility partners, Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) and United Luminating (UL), are collaborating with electrical distributors like Hampden Zimmerman to offer commercial lighting customers discounts on pricing.
“For commercial customers who are concerned about ever-increasing utility bills, this is a smart way to save electricity,” said Mark Lauria, regional president of Hampden Zimmerman. “By bringing the incremental cost of premium replacement technology down at the distributor level, customers can purchase products at a cost comparable to conventional lighting solutions.”
Energize Connecticut is an initiative dedicated to empowering Connecticut citizens to make smart energy choices. It provides Connecticut consumers, businesses, and communities the resources and information they need to make it easy to save energy and build a clean-energy future for everyone in the state. It is an initiative of the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, the state, and local electric and gas utilities. The initiative is funded through a charge on customer energy bills.
“Energy Star-certified commercial-lighting fixtures provide up to 80% energy and cost savings, lasting 10 times longer than traditional, incandescent lighting. Plus, qualified fixtures and replacement lamps produce lower heat, which lowers air-conditioning costs,” said Lauria. “The long lifespan and efficiency of the lights require fewer replacement bulbs, which helps business owners save utility costs — anywhere from $5 to $22 a year per lamp installed — as well as labor and replacement fees.”