Question

• 2-46 The lighting needs of a storage room are being met by six fluorescent light fixtures, each fixture containing four lamps rated at 60 W each. All the lamps

are on during operating hours of the facility, which are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 365 days a year. The storage room is actually used for an average of 3 ha day. If the price of electricity is $0.11/kWh,determine the amount of energy and money that will be saved as a result of installing motion sensors. Also, determine the simple payback period if the purchase price of the sensor is $32 and it takes 1 h to install it at a cost of $40.

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