Chris Bowers, Elder and Treasurer of Grace Community Christian Church in Aurora, has graciously shared an opportunity your church may utilize in the future. Chris shared with us their lights and ballasts were wearing out in old lighting, which was a combination of metal halide and fluorescent lights. The lights outside in the parking lot had begun to die as well, leaving an unsafe lighting situation.
Chris contacted ComEd regarding their ComEd Energy Efficiency Program, which heavily subsidizes the purchase and installation of LED lighting and fixtures. After being referred to a “Trade Ally”, an electrical contractor that replaces old fixtures with new LED fixtures and installs LED lights, Grace CC was able to take advantage of the subsidies offered through the program for the fixtures and installation of work. Chris noted, “The whole changeover of our indoor and outdoor lighting was done for almost no cost to Grace.”
If your church has been considering a conversion to LED fixtures and lights, this program is worth investigating. Be advised that funding is available on a yearly basis for the program. Therefore, the recommendation is that you contact them now regarding funding for this year.
If you would like to learn more about the program, Chris Bowers is happy to speak with you. Please contact Chris at [email protected].
We would like to extend our appreciation to Chris for sharing this information.