First Pentecostal Church
Historic New Orleans church upgrades to state-of-the-art LEDs.
New Orleans, LA
The First Pentecostal Church has a rich history of community and congregational initiatives in New Orleans. In 2013, the church celebrated its 55th anniversary. Like many historic churches, this building's upgrade of older, pre-existing technology presented an excellent cost-saving opportunity. Built in 1954, the facility was under-lit in several critical spaces of the church, which created inconsistent lighting output and temperature throughout the building.
Moreover, a lighting upgrade for the entire building required thousands of dollars of upfront costs — a factor that would greatly reduce financial resources for the church's ongoing congregational initiatives.
LightEdison with their Channel Partner, Sean Bernard of Bernard Construction, presented the members of First Pentecostal with a comprehensive energy solution to cover the installation, maintenance, and ongoing servicing of a new lighting retrofit. The retrofit solution is comprised of 380 fixture upgrades, including retrofit kits, replacement fixtures and replacement lamps, and is expected to generate savings of $56,230 over a 10-year period. A Lighting Services Agreement with Sparkfund allowed First Pentecostal to proceed with the lighting upgrade with zero out-of-pocket expense and monthly savings from day one.
In addition to the very strong financial performance of this installation, the retrofit reduced lighting energy usage by 79.9% and saved more than 75,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
With positive cashflow savings and a new custom lighting solution, First Pentecostal Church is lighting the way towards greater sustainability, financial savings, and comfort for their congregation.
Reduced energy consumption: Lighting load reduced 79.9%
Increased light output: Average lumen output increased over 15%
Increased light quality: More consistent color temperature and increased CRI
I always enjoy knowing I had a part in improving the quality of lighting, which directly relates to productivity and morale for my customers.
Scott Brown, Owner of Affordable Electric, LightEdison's Installation Partner at First Pentecostal