Dr. Stacey Sanford, owner of Desert Dental Care, has won a grand prize package from SRP: LED lighting for her 1,800-square-foot building.
“The new lighting is great: the rooms are markedly brighter, so it makes it easier to see; the pure light and color are very natural, so it’s easier to match colors on teeth,” Sanford said. “The day after we had it installed, my patients said, ‘Wow, it’s a lot brighter.’ It’s just beautiful -- especially the sleek wall sconces.”
A month ago, an SRP contractor replaced the outdated fluorescent lights at Desert Dental with the new LED lighting.
“The process was pretty painless,” Sanford said. “Once we had the audit done, the contractors came in and we set up a day and time to make the changeover. It was very simple and didn’t impact my day-to-day business. This will also be beneficial in the long run.”
The LED lights will reduce lighting costs by up to 35 percent. LEDs can also last up to 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs and emit less heat.
“SRP’s Small Business Solutions rebate programs are a tremendous benefit and help to our entrepreneurial customers like Desert Dental Care,” Dan Dreiling, SRP director of market research and customer programs, said. “We hope that through campaigns like this, more of our small business owners will learn they also can have a no-cost lighting audit done. And, if they opt for improvements, we offer discounts that usually cover as much as 75 percent of the installation of new energy-efficient equipment.”
Improvements will also reduce maintenance and repair costs. Customers usually recoup their investment in less than a year.