FAQs

What is Efficiency-as-a-Service?

Efficiency-as-a-Service is a new model where you only pay for what you need, an illuminated workspace — not the ballasts, drivers, fixtures, and maintenance of a lighting system. 

At Allumia, we fund, design, install, and maintain a complete lighting upgrade for our commercial and industrial customers.

We then meter the new LED lighting system, track the energy savings and bill you for a portion of those savings on a monthly basis, for a fixed contract term. Our customers get new lights with zero upfront costs and immediate savings.

Is Efficiency-as-a-Service Financing?

EaaS is not financing, it is designed as a true service contract. This means that you pay only a portion of what you save. There are no “hell-or-high-water” payments, and if equipment isn’t performing you aren’t on the hook.

How can you guarantee that I save money?

While contractors estimate energy savings, we measure them down to the kilowatt-hour. We install a revenue-grade meter, which measures exactly how much energy the new lighting consumes. We compare your measured savings against your electric rate and determine the exact savings — and then bill you for a portion of those savings.

Are there really no out-of-pocket costs?

Allumia pays for all costs associated with your lighting upgrade, from design to installation, and provides replacement parts and maintenance for the duration of our contract. The result is a no-cost upgrade and net savings each month. We bill you for a portion of those savings.

What makes Allumia a better option than financing an upgrade or paying out-of-pocket?

In addition to Allumia’s zero upfront costs and provided maintenance, we’ve structured our Efficiency-as-a-service model so that our incentives are aligned with your incentives — more energy savings and lower energy bills.

Our years of experience negotiating with contractors, procuring materials and designing complex lighting systems, allows us to implement the most cost and energy efficient lighting upgrades. Unlike lighting contractors, we have a vested interest in how your new lighting upgrade performs long-term, and that performance is based on monthly-metered savings. Your savings, which we share with you, are based on your actual energy use, not a hypothetical estimate of what your energy savings and ROI might be.

What types of businesses does Allumia work with?

We currently work with businesses of various sizes in a variety of industries — manufacturing plants, parking garages, condo buildings, big box retail, grocery stores, etc. Our customers use a lot of lighting with fairly stable usage. 

Will working with Allumia decrease my company’s carbon footprint?

Yes.  Our LED lighting systems are 70% more efficient than traditional incandescent/fluorescent lighting. This translates to substantial energy and carbon savings. We help our customers decrease their carbon footprint in a way that is fast, easy, and cash flow positive from day one, while improving their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) scores. 

When will I see a difference on my bill?

You’ll see savings on your bill steadily increase from day one of construction (even before your Allumia service period begins)  — all the way to completion. 

What lighting brands does Allumia rep?

To date, Allumia has deployed more than 85 different lighting brands, because the only product we're tied to is the one that's right for the job.

The specific technologies we use are secondary to the savings they generate and their lifetime reliability. Since we only get paid when you save — and we're on the hook for providing all your replacements — our interests are aligned with yours in both energy and maintenance efficiency. 

It’s in our interest to design a system that is the most cost-effective, efficient and reliable. Sometimes that will include the big names, sometimes it may be a niche product you've never heard of.  Either way, it’s never about the specific brand. Our priority is always getting you the light you need in the most efficient way.

“Allumia puts their money where their mouth is. They paid for my upgrade because they know they can generate real savings. They took on all the risk and we shared the savings. It was a no brainer for my business.”

- Pat Perkins, Allumia customer since 2013

Complete Lighting Upgrades for your business.

  • Zero Upfront Costs
  • Guaranteed Savings
  • Ongoing Maintenance

Learn more about how EaaS could help your business save money and improve your lighting. Contact us for a free lighting audit.

Contact Us

Complete Lighting Upgrades for your business.

  • Zero Upfront Costs
  • Guaranteed Savings
  • Ongoing Maintenance

Learn more about how EaaS could help your business save money and improve your lighting. Contact us for a free lighting audit.

Contact Us