Commercial Lighting Retrofit

EcomizeUSA is quickly becoming  one of Maryland's leading suppliers and installation contractors of commercial lighting solutions.  Our commercial lighting solutions impact your bottom line, by reducing operating costs of older sodium, metal halide and fluorescent low-bay and high-bay light fixtures.  Often these saving can be up to 80%.   Our energy solutions include Light Emitting Diode (LED), induction lamp and T5 fluorescent technologies as well as intelligent daylight andPassive Infrared (PIR) lighting controls.

  • Outdated lighting in a large commercial or industrial building can be responsible for up to 80% of your onsite electricity usage

  • The savings made by new energy efficient lighting is typically the single biggest cut in electricity consumption (and carbon footprint) in one single step - up to 80% is possible, with every penny saved contributing directly to your bottom line

  • The ROI represents a sound financial investment. Energy saving lighting retrofits provides a quick, guaranteed return, usually within 24 months; however, is some cases less than 12 months is possible

  • There are many indirect financial benefits including an estimated 16 years of no lighting maintenance costs, better productivity in improved working conditions, avoiding financial penalties of new stringent environmental regulations etc...

  • NO CAPITAL EXPENDITURE - Energy saving lighting qualifies for BGE financial assistance so you may be able to avoid making any capital outlay, only paying as you make savings

Increase efficiency, decrease heat emissions, environmental benefits and saving money are a few of the benefits of upgrading to an energy saving lighting option. Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), light emitting diodes (LEDs), and high intensity discharge (HIDs) are great energy saving lighting solutions for your home or business.

Whether you are looking to light a factory, a school, a medical facility or retail space, you can save energy by replacing your current lighting with new CFL, LED, HID or fluorescent lighting. Call EcomizeUSA to find out how you can update and advance your business today.

Further environmental benefits

An investment made in energy saving lighting provides a very strong message - customers and supply chains increasingly need to see businesses taking Corporate Social Responsibility and green initiatives seriously ...

"According to the U.S. Department of Energy, lighting represents 40% of the average commercial building’s electric bill. Responding to demand for more-efficient solutions, the lighting industry developed a wide range of energy-efficient products that can significantly reduce lighting energy costs while maintaining or potentially improving lighting quality. In new construction, energy-efficient lighting is the norm due to tightening energy codes. In existing buildings, older, obsolete systems are being upgraded as availability of older systems is eliminated by product regulations. The Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction was created to enhance the financial attractiveness of investing in the most energy-efficient lighting and other building technologies."  Source:  Commecial Lighting Tax Deduction

Tax Deductions for Commercial Buildings

UPDATED June 11, 2009

"A tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot is available to owners or designers of new or existing commercial buildings that save at least 50% of the heating and cooling energy of a building that meets ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001. Partial deductions of up to $.60 per square foot can be taken for measures affecting any one of three building systems: the building envelope, lighting, or heating and cooling systems. These tax deductions are available for systems “placed in service” from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2013."  Source:

Tax Deduction Versus Tax Credit

A tax deduction is a cost subtracted from adjusted gross income when calculating taxable income; tax liability is not reduced dollar for dollar, as is the case with a tax credit, but instead in proportion to the taxpayer’s tax bracket.

Utility rebates help offset the cost of retrofitting outdated lighting fixtures to more energy efficient ones.  Rebates are available from the following Maryland utility companies:  BGE and PEPCO.  The amount of the rebate varies depending on the location of your business, but it can be as much as 50% of the project cost.  Contact us and we will schedule an energy audit, followed by a free estimate of the lighting retrofit project cost and the projected amount of the rebate.

Call us today to schedule your energy audit!