The State of Hawaii’s electrical power is almost completely generated by oil. With increased pricing, as well as increased military housing in the State, both power pricing and capacity are being strained.
Hawaii also has a very high amount of military housing on the islands. Military personnel do not pay their energy bills, so use of air conditioning and lighting are not regulated. These high energy-consumption systems create a tremendous drain on Hawaiian electrical systems.
"In our recent meeting with hotels, homebuilders, and businesses we saw a way to solve their energy problems by helping these customers quickly move to LED lighting," commented Stephanie Moon, Permlight Residential Sales Manager.
"Our products consume less power than incandescent and fluorescent and generate less heat, so the tropical air conditioning loads can be reduced and further save power," added Moon. Permlight’s Enbryten Down LED recessed can light consumes only 15 W and has comparable output to 75 W incandescent and 26 W fluorescent lighting.
Some hotels have calculated they can save $1500-$2000 a month per floor of their hotels by switching to LEDs. "We are excited to see so many people and businesses eager to embrace the future of lighting and solve our energy crisis by using technology available today," said Manuel Lynch, president and CEO of Permlight Products.
Permlight is planning aggressive educational LED lighting programs in the State of Hawaii over the next 12 months and will be conducting monthly seminars to educate potential users of the products on how they can recoup their investment in the technology almost immediately with reduced power and significantly reduced maintenance.