Value Energy Solutions Completes Energy Efficient Lighting Retrofit Project at Dutchess Recreation

Dutchess Rec. to realize substantial energy savings with energy efficient lighting retrofit

Online PR News – 21-February-2011 – – Value Energy Solutions, one of the largest lighting retrofit companies in the nation, recently completed an energy efficient lighting retrofit project for Dutchess Rec. in Poughkeepsie, New York. Dutchess Rec. is one of the largest dealers of powersports vehicles, parts and accessories in the Hudson Valley. Founded in 1971, Dutchess Rec. recently opened a new 5,000 square foot warehouse. Lighting the retail space and the warehouse is one of their major operating expenses.

Dutchess Rec. contacted Steve Lines & Jim Smith– Northeast Regional Manager with Value Energy Solutions to explore reducing their energy costs by replacing their lighting with more energy efficient lighting. Based on his recommendation, Duchess Rec. purchased 300 T5 adapters which will provide an estimated energy savings of between 40 -50%. The T-5 adapters allowed Dutchess Rec. to upgrade to more energy efficient lamps without the need to replace their existing fluorescent lighting fixtures.

Installing the T-5 adapters is a simple and quick procedure because the high efficiency low power ballast is built right into the adapter. Dutchess Rec. will also benefit from reduced maintenance costs because the life expectancy of the T-5 adapters is 60,000 hours and have a five year guarantee. Other benefits of the T-5 Adapters Include:

• ROI is typically less than 24 months
• Sustainable because use existing lighting fixtures
• No flicker or hum
• Improved lighting allows for delamping possibilities
• ETL Certified/ Meets UL Standards

Value Energy Solutions can offer their customers the right lighting solution at the lowest price point because they work with more than 250 lighting manufacturers. Each client receives personalized service and a customized lighting program not a “one size fits all approach”. To explore reducing lighting costs for your company or organization in the New York metro area please contact Jim Smith at 845.988.6755 or email

About Value Energy Solutions - Value Energy Solutions is one of the largest energy efficient lighting retrofitting companies in the United States. Realizing the need for building owners, property managers and facility engineers to find ways to conserve energy and cut their operating costs, Value Energy Solutions provides improved energy efficient lighting products as replacements for existing higher wattage fixtures. Value Energy Solutions was launched as a new venture by owners Dean Nations and Alan Carlquist as an expansion of their existing company, Value Lighting, Inc., a premier lighting wholesaler and distributor of lighting products.

The Value Energy Solutions lighting retrofit programs are offered for all commercial building types including Parking Garages, Warehouse/Industrial Buildings, Hotels, Retail Chains, Apartments and Office Buildings. Value Energy Solutions is located at 1110 Allgood Industrial Court, Marietta, GA 30066. To request more information please call or email at or 770.335.0909.

About Dutchess Rec.- Dutchess Rec. was founded in 1971. They are one of the largest dealers of powersports vehicles, parts and accessories in the Hudson Valley. The store has grown from a specialty shop to one of the largest multi-line dealers in the area. Dutchess Rec. prides itself on its customer service – they know how important it is to be taken care of and to have someone you can trust. The service department is staffed by professionals who have been with us on average 20 years, and have completed all the most up to date manufacturers training courses. For more information on Dutchess Rec. please call (845) 454-2810 or visit their website-