|We are surprised to learn that many of our clients don't clearly understand how much they are paying for electricity.|
|In most jurisdictions, you contract to buy electricity for a stated rate - e.g. $.10 per KiloWattHour|
|HOWEVER, in most jurisdictions, you also pay additional charges :|
If you generate your own electricity, you need NOT PAY ANY of these extra charges.
|To find out what electricity is REALLY costing you :|
|A typical 200 watt incandescent light standard will consume 2.4 kWh of electricity per night, for an annual cost of about $125 per year. The electrical bill for a PortaDyne-Lite is ZERO.|
An ordinary light standard must be connected to the 'grid' by wires which are buried in the ground. For a typical installation, the cost of trenching and wiring ( each on a per-foot basis ) can add up to $2500 ( CONSERVATIVELY ) per light .
Since an ordinary wired light needs to be connected to the mains, you will need to hire a licenced electrician - once for hooking up the underground wires to the switch panel inside the building, and again to hook the wires to the lamp post outside. With the PortaDyne-Lite, since there's no wiring, there's no cost to hire an electrician.
If the environment is already paved and/or landscaped, the disruption, damage, and expense can be considerable- again concrete cutting and repair is charged on a per-foot basis.
The total cost of trenching, cutting, repairing, and underground cabling could exceed the total cost of the PortaDyne-Lite by the time you reach 50-100 feet distance from the power source.
You can see why we compare a regular wired light to an iceberg - most of the cost is 'below the waterline' - underground and invisible ( but costly )
With the PortaDyne-Lite, there is no 'connection' - since it generates its own power, it can be conveniently located as desired with no wiring.
Every time the underground wiring fails ( construction, landscaping, frost, rodents ) it will need to be located, retrenched, reinstalled, reburied, repaved and/or relandscaped - a considerable expense which is NOT NEEDED with the PortaDyne-Lite.
Industry sources indicate that on the average, these underground wires need to be repaired/replaced about once a decade.
|The rates discussed here pertain to Ontario - please check to see the equivalent figures in your jursidiction.|