Lighting Upgrades End Color Variance Frustrations at Baraboo Business
Baraboo, Wis. – Customers at Slumberland Furniture in Baraboo are getting a better sense of what they’re buying thanks to the store’s investment in major lighting upgrades.
FOCUS ON ENERGY® Trade Ally contractor, Hills Wiring Inc., installed more than 300 LED lights in the retail furniture store’s main showroom, mezzanine area and warehouse on West Pine Street in Baraboo, replacing lighting from the late 1980’s.
“This made a significant improvement on the appearance of the furniture on the showroom floor. This was one of the reasons we decided to do this project. It was frustrating to hear the color variance from our showroom versus the customer’s home. This issue was eliminated with the new improved lighting,” said Store Manager Dave Tourdot.
Slumberland Baraboo received $5,124 in financial incentives from Focus on Energy to help offset the investment in energy-efficient lighting. In addition, the store will lower its annual energy use by 70,628 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, which equals about $10,000 a year in avoided energy costs.
The lights, over their lifetime, will help save the store more than 861,000 kWh of electricity, which equates to the carbon dioxide emission of 665,000 pounds of burned coal.
Slumberland in Baraboo is a customer of Alliant Energy, one of the 107 Wisconsin utilities that partner in Focus on Energy. Residential, business and other customers of those partnering utilities are eligible for the energy expertise and financial incentives Focus on Energy provides.
A third-party evaluation noted Wisconsin runs the most cost-effective energy efficiency programs in the nation. It also found every $1 invested in Focus on Energy generates more than $5 in benefits for Wisconsin, including economic benefits, reduced pollution and reduced energy costs.
About Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities' statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program funded by the state's investor-owned energy utilities and participating municipal and electric cooperative utilities. Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Focus on Energy information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control Wisconsin's growing demand for electricity and natural gas. For more information call 800.762.7077 or visit www.focusonenergy.com.