The amount of energy and money the resort is saving with its new LED lights is remarkable. According to Regency Lighting, replacing the resort’s hallway lighting with Cree LR6s is projected to have a cumulative savings of approximately $131,659 in the first year, with a return on investment of about nine months. These savings include projected energy, labor and cooling expenses, as well as the cost of the lamps. A cumulative savings of more than half a million dollars is predicted by the fourth year of installation.
Designed for a 50,000-hour lifetime, the Cree LR6 LED downlights can reduce maintenance costs while providing a clear, crisp quality of light. The LR6 LED fixtures consume just 10.5 watts of power, an impressive 90-percent energy savings over the two 50-watt halogen bulbs they replaced.
By exchanging the existing halogen lighting in the lobby with Cree LRP-38 LED lamps, the resort is saving more than 80 percent on energy consumption alone. ""Accent lighting, like the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress’ lobby lighting, is often sacrificed when you make the switch to more energy-conscious lighting,” explained Tommy Mydlo, Regency Lighting. “The Cree LRP-38 adds back in the beautiful accent lighting guests are accustomed to experiencing, while providing the hotel with an environmentally friendly, fiscally prudent alternative to traditional halogen bulbs.”