Gymnasium's Electric Bill Drops $3,000 after Switching from HIDs to UFO LED High Bays

Matthew Drennon, Assistant Director of Maintenance & Facility Operations at Union WELL Inc. in Sacramento California, recently reached out to ELEDLights for assistance on a new project: converting a high school gymnasium from 400W HID lighting to LED. In total, he replaced 55 HID fixtures rated at 400W with our 120W Ultra-High Lumen UFO LED High Bays.

"It was a great investment," Drennon says. "The lights no longer have warm-up time, and they have a constant even color temperature." But that's not all.

LED lighting is not only significantly brighter; it typically uses at least 50% less energy than traditional HID fixtures. Drennon can attest to this energy savings; his organization saved $3,000 on their most recent energy bill after converting to LED lighting.

"I work for a non-profit organization that oversees the recreation facility at Sacramento State known as The Well. We have an increasing attendance that is driving our usage of all utilities up: water, sewage, but our electricity bill has dipped to cost of fiscal year 12/13," Drennon told us. "Typically, we see an increase from the March to April billing cycle of about $1,500 over the last five years. Last year after implementation from March to April we saw a decrease of $3,000. Even with significant growth in attendance, our bill has remained about $1k less per month since then, compared to the previous year."

High-power, high-quality LED lights like our Ultra High Lumen LED High Bays generate the brightest light at the lowest wattage, which results in the largest possible energy and cost savings. 

Shop for UFO LED high bays for your gymnasium or indoor sports space today.