South Winn Insurance

“Having worked under various fluorescent bulbs for the last 25 years in my insurance business, it is a true pleasure to work under the natural bright light of the LEDs.”

-Mary McEnaney, Owner


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Fluorescent lighting is a luminaire most commonly used in an office environment. Working inside a building with poor lighting can affect productivity and make it difficult to read or see clearly. Mary McEnaney, owner of South Winn Insurance, recently moved her business into a newly purchased building that added additional office space for employees. The goal was to beautify the interior and find an alternative to replace the existing fluorescent fixtures, without increasing energy costs. Mary turned to the LED lighting experts at LED Source® for a solution.

LED Source listened carefully to the concerns of the owner and chose the proper LED fixtures and lamps for the offices, hallways and conference room. Cree CR24 LED Troffers were selected since they provided the right amount of light for the offices and consume only 44 Watts, with a 50,000 hour life span. A total of 30 LED troffers were installed throughout the building. To create a warmer color temperature for the hallways and conference room, 6 Cree LE6 12 Watt adjustable downlights, 42 Lighting Science 15 Watt Definity BR30 LED lamps, 8 Lighting Science 8 Watt A19 LED lamps and 2 Color Kinetics 3 Watt eW Profile Powercore Cove LED lights, met the project goals. By upgrading to LED lighting, South Winn Insurance earned the distinctive title of being one of the first “Green” businesses in the community.

LED Source helps businesses apply for available LED lighting energy rebates and tax incentives. The South Winn Insurance project used ENERGY STAR fixtures and lamps, which qualified for a $4,400 rebate from Alliant Energy. It is estimated that the annual savings for South Winn Insurance will be $3,006 in lighting energy, $1,635 in maintenance and $100 in air conditioning. The total annual savings is projected at $4,741. Return On Investment (ROI) for this project is anticipated to be 1.5 years.

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