Energy Efficient Small Business Incentives Help Burr Ridge Controls Company Overhaul Lighting and Decrease Carbon Footprint

(Bensenville, IL), February 12, 2017 – Sustainable Lighting Solutions has presented Kiser Controls, Co. with an Environmental Stewardship Award for decreasing its electricity consumption and carbon footprint. The Burr Ridge-based company is forecasted to cut its electricity use by more than 50,000 kWh per year, an amount equal to $5,400. These savings are made possible by installing new, energy-efficient lighting.

Sustainable Lighting Solutions, a certified trade ally of ComEd’s small business program, says saving money through energy efficient changes benefits everyone.

“Changes to lighting can not only improve the business atmosphere and our environment, they can save a significant amount of money for companies,” says Mike Sweitzer, President, Sustainable Lighting Solutions (SLS).

Kiser Controls, Co.’s switch to an LED solution with occupancy sensors will save it more than $5,000 per year and result in 31.4 fewer tons of carbon dioxide emitted, in addition to other noxious gases. SLS created the Environmental Stewardship Award to recognize the lasting impact that companies can make by changing their lighting.
Kiser Controls Co. supplies manufacturers in northwest Indiana and northern Illinois with industrial supplies and engineered solutions. Inconsistency of lighting from fluorescent bulbs, exterior metal halides repeatedly burning out, and safety concerns prompted the company to seek a new solution for its 10,000-square-foot building.

SLS developed a solution that included more than 100 new internal and external fixtures as well as occupancy sensors. The company also secured more than $14,000 in energy efficiency incentives through ComEd, enabling a two-year payback on the project for Kiser.

“Right away we recognized the color balance and the consistency of light throughout the building,” says Kerry Kiser, President, Kiser Controls Co. “Sustainable Lighting Solutions managed the project like we manage our customers.”

Project at a Glance:
• More than 100 new fixtures inside and outside
• LED Lighting and occupancy sensors will save $5,400 annually
• Payback in less than two years
• Annual decrease of more than 50,000 kWh
• Dramatic improvement in warehouse lighting
• Fluorescent tube disposal and $14,000 incentive management was a bonus

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About Kiser Controls, Co.
Kiser Controls, Co. located in Burr Ridge, IL, supports company’s automation needs with a wide variety of industrial control products and supplies, from air valves to vacuum pumps. The company’s Automation Specialists and Application Engineers work together to custom design the best and most cost-effective solution for customers’ automation needs. For more information, visit

About Sustainable Lighting Solutions
Sustainable Lighting Solutions (SLS) offers modern lighting solutions that transform a company’s workplace, warehouse, or campus. SLS’ solutions immediately reduce operating costs, decrease electricity utilization, and on average provide a two-year payback with lower utility bills. SLS tracks all available incentives and to date has captured more than $5 million incentives and rebates for its customers. For more information, visit

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