The significance of energy efficiency within energy and resource production circles is a challenge for many, yet its weighted importance seemingly differs across organizations, countries and continents. As part of an overall umbrella of energy saving initiatives, LED technology has some decisive, distinct and immediate advantages:

  • Energy savings are immediate and with a demonstrable ROI.
  • Easily acquired and immediately deployable, requiring little to no installation.
  • Increasing lumen to watt efficiency contributing to smaller form factors – less weight.
  • Compoundable energy savings proportional to broader based installations.
  • Universally applicable.
  • Not always capital intensive – can be accomplished as a rollout – also alternative financial models are available.

Even in spite of these unique and significant advantages, LED technology is still relatively slow to gain the traction it deserves. And unlike commercial applications where the benefits of LED are somewhat counterbalanced by the initial cost premium, capital intensive industries such as mining are weighted against the efficient use of their capital assets, so the focus on ‘energy efficiency’ becomes far less substantive in the overall calculation. But energy savings adds up, and savings in one area almost always commutes into savings in another, and before long people look for ways to perpetuate this cumulative effect.

Consider this:

PX64 & PX 80 (300W) replaces 1000W Metal Halide and HPS fixtures

PX18 (110W) replaces 400W Metal Halide fixtures

PX12 (70W) replaces 500W Halogen

PX4 (20W) replaces 150W Halogen

Waste, in any form, means there is an attributable expense.