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LED Lighting Case Study

Magna Seating


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Why Should You Upgrade To LED Lighting?

75%-90% energy savings over incandescent, halogen, HID and fluorescent fixtures.

ZERO MONEY DOWN!! That's right we can upgrade your lighting to LED and you don't have to spend $1. Ask us how we can help you upgrade without spending $1.

LED bulbs consume 80% less energy when compared to incandescent light bulbs.

Maintenance Cost Avoidance (MCA) is minimum 5 years and can be as long at 15 years with our Best In Class LED fixtures having 200,000 hours life expectancy and a 10 year warranty.


Tax Deductions are available for upgrading to LED fixtures, the

EPAct 179D may allow your business a significant tax deduction.

LED fixtures contain no harmful mercury and use less energy and produce higher light output.


The Safety Source approached Magna Seating in reference to providing a turnkey LED lighting proposal to upgrade their interior and exterior lighting to new energy efficient LED fixtures.

The Safety Source provided a free no-cost, no-obligation proposal and once approved handled the application paper work in order to secure the largest energy rebate available from DTE Energy. The lighting project took three weekends to complete. The Safety Source worked around the hectic ever changing production schedule at this facility. The entire building envelope was retrofitted with energy efficient LED fixtures and lamps, including high bay, task, inspection, office fixtures as well as all parking lot and wall packs on the exterior of the 350,000 sq. ft. facility.

The LED upgrade resulted in the following savings, improved light levels and maintenance costs avoidance. These LED fixtures have a 100,000 hour life expectancy and come with 5 and 10 year manufacture warranty.

"The Safety Source offered a turnkey solution and handled the rebate incentive paper work with DTE Energy assuring we captured the maximum rebate for this project. We secured the rebate which covered 35% of the project costs allowing Magna Seating Detroit to realize an 11 month ROI. I can with all confidence recommend The Safety Source, LLC to provide excellent sales, solutions and service."


Facilities Superintendent

Magna Seating Detroit


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Scope Of Work

LED High Bay
  • Reduced high bay lighting energy consumption by 57% by replacing 485 each T5 6 lamp fluorescent fixtures that consumed 356 watts each with 456 each 159W LED fixtures that have a 100,000 hour life expectancy and 5 year warranty.


LED Task Lighting
  • Reduced task lighting energy consumption by 74% by replacing 140 each T12 & T8 8 ft 2 lamp fluorescent fixtures that consumed 192 watts with 140 each 50W LED strip retrofits with 5 year warranty.


LED Office Lighting
  • Reduced office lighting energy consumption by 50% by replacing 402 each T8 2 & 3 lamp fixtures with 402 each T8 18W LED tubes that have a 50,000 hour life expectancy and 5 year warranty.


LED Wallpacks
  • Reduced exterior HID parking lot & wall packs consumption by 74% by replacing 44 each 400 watt metal halide parking lot and wall pack fixtures that consumed 460 watts with 44 each 120W LED fixtures with 100,000 hour life expectancy and 5 year warranty.


Light Quality
  • Warehouse area from 34 to 57 FC 40% increase in foot candles

    Production area from 45 to 99 FC 65% increase in foot candles

    Inspection area from 55 to 122 FC 65% increase in foot candles

    Parking Lot area from 21 to 33 FC 37% increase in foot candles


Environmental Impact
  • Pounds of Carbon Dioxide reduced annually 2,029,041

    Equivalent number of cars removed from road 169

    Equivalent number of trees planted 19,880


Savings & Rebate
  • Annual Electricity Savings $100,800.

    Reduced maintenance costs by $10,000 annually, no need to replace lamps or ballasts for minimum of 5 years.

    Rebate amount captured from DTE Energy $86,707.


  • 11 Month ROI, 5 year warranty on LED High Bay fixtures, LED tubes and LED parking lot and wall pack fixtures.


- Step 1 -

Lighting Analysis

The Safety Source will perform a free comprehensive lighting analysis of your interior and exterior lighting.

- Step 2 -

Rebate Calculation

We analyze your current lighting scheme with the help of our program calculator to estimate any rebates you will receive for updating to LED.

- Step 3 -

Cost Reduction

After we determine the cost of upgrading your lights to LED, our software calculates the reduction in your monthly electric bill you should expect.

- Step 4 -


We install your new LED lights! After our turnkey installation, your energy bill will drop immediately and you will begin to see the savings on your next (and every subsequent) energy bill. Typical ROI is under 2 years.

The Safety Source has retrofit over 70 million sq. ft. of industrial and commercial space throughout the United States and Canada since 2008. We have performed these projects for the worlds largest OEM and Tier I automotive manufacturers, multiple car dealerships, distribution centers, retail stores, churches, schools, and hospitals.

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LED Panels

LED Retrofits

LED Wall Packs

LED Area & Flood Lights

LED T5 & T8 Tubes



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