A customer from California contacted Access Fixtures asking if LED tennis court lighting would save energy relative to pulse start metal halide (PSMH) lighting systems.

The answer is yes and no. LED lighting will save energy, but there probably won’t be payback. The lights are not on long enough each day to cover the initial premium LED lighting costs. The wild card is how much the LED luminaire will reduce the maximum usage as compared to the PSMH. Electric bills have components for both peak demand and usage. How much impact will reducing 4000 watts of peak demand have on the electric bill? We would need to further investigate, but we need to see the invoice and calculate the cost of the reduction in peak demand.

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