Midwest Collision Center Inc. announced a major green initiative to replace their fluorescent lighting with LED lighting from Green Universal Solutions Co. (GUSCO) becoming the first automotive body repair center in Michigan to make the change to replace every light with LED lighting.
“Besides being responsible in going green with LED, you get so many advantages ... better and brighter light, tremendous savings in energy used, the cost of the energy, replacement and maintenance costs with some of the LED lighting having an L70 rating of 200,000 hours,” says Ed Schippers, co-owner of Midwest Collision. “It really was a no brainer, a win-win-win for our decision to go LED. We win with all the savings... computed to be over $130,000 during first 10 years based on our current energy bills. Our employees win with better, cleaner, brighter, safer LED light. Our environment wins because when we save energy, we save all the pollutants that happen from creating that electricity.”
“I also appreciate the way that Steven Kuivenhoven, energy consultant from GUSCO, approached us... in that he had a conversation, he asked questions, listened to us share how our current lighting was inadequate, he asked for copies of our energy bills, took numerous light readings throughout the shop, then his findings were submitted and a proposal was created by the engineers at GUSCO. He then shared the proposal with us. It was very complete with all data we needed to make a decision,” says Ed and continues “GUSCO even fills out the consumers energy incentive paperwork for us... how great is that?” Joe Brule, co-owner of Midwest Collision adds, “The cars themselves are equipped with more and more LEDs. LEDs are everywhere. It’s the best time to upgrade for many reasons including the uncertainty about future electric rates. Consumers Energy supports the upgrade with an incentive and because GUSCO was able to cut our energy 76% we will, according to our company accountant, be eligible for a 179D tax deduction.”
“We at Midwest are all anxious to experience the LED lighting with the scheduled installation being the first part of September. “For the sake of our environment, your employees and your pocketbook, I would encourage every auto repair facility to contact Steven at GUSCO 269-779-6005 and learn about the savings.”