Success Story – LED’s Illuminate Northfield Business

NORTHFIELD – Larson’s Printing of Northfield found illumination through an onsite evaluation from Energy Smart. As the owner of the screen printing and embroidery business, Kurt Larson became interested in reducing energy use through a focused community outreach initiative by Energy Smart, and later requested an onsite assessment of the company’s facility. Energy Smart worked with Larson to choose the right energy-savings approach. Now Larson’s Printing is saving money using LEDs to light the shop as they produce custom imprinted clothing and promotional items.

Kurt Larson says the assessment made a difference, noting that it made him aware of options for cost savings and, more importantly, rebates. “[Energy Smart] explained the benefits of cutting our electrical demands,” said Larson. “They calculated our current use, what it would be after the [LED] retrofit and then suggested which bulbs would work best and would qualify under the current rebate program.”

Larson’s Printing upgraded 94 interior incandescent lamps and two exterior metal halide wall packs to energy efficient LEDs, resulting in an estimated dollar savings of $1,786.22 annually and energy savings of 19,763 kilowatt hours. Larson also adds, “One of the biggest benefits is not having to spend so much time purchasing, stocking and changing light bulbs. I have already recommended Energy Smart’s services to several others.”