Lighting Costs for Jails

The lights run on a militant schedule in a jailhouse. Lights out may run from late evening until early morning, whereas common areas must remain lit 24 hours a day. Exterior lighting illuminates the outdoor perimeter from dusk to dawn.

The average jail uses:

Asset 10@2x
730 lights
Asset 11@2x
For 14 hours a day
Asset 12@2x
330 days a year
Asset 13@2x
At an average cost of $0.11 per kWh

On top of that, lighting maintenance is a costly expense. But, with FES’ Lighting-as-a-Service, we’ll pay for installation and take care of the maintenance costs for 15 years.

How Can LED Lighting Benefit Your Facility?

On top of that, lighting maintenance is a costly expense. But, with FES’ Lighting-as-a-Service, we’ll pay for installation and take care of the maintenance costs for 15 years.FES understands that facility renovations rarely make the annual budget. Year after year, jailhouses continue to depreciate, and maintenance demands stack up.

Upgrading your lighting system to custom LEDs does much more than improve the environment for workers and those detained.

Improved safety for staff, inmates, and visitors.

A dimly lit corner provides an opportunity for less-than-exemplary behavior. FES customizes LED lighting solutions to ensure every nook and cranny is illuminated. As an added bonus, higher-quality lighting offers a more pleasing atmosphere.

Eliminate deferred maintenance and address repairs quickly.

By partnering with FES, our promise to you is 15 years of free maintenance. Rather than wait for multiple needs to arise before scheduling costly repairs, simply give us a call, and we’ll send a contractor to your location to take care of the issue.

Confidently divert budget spending elsewhere.

Once we audit your energy consumption, we’ll provide you with forecasted savings that you can expect to see immediately, and in the long term. With this financial windfall, allocate funds to places where you need them most, and let us alleviate you from any lighting burdens you may have.

LED Savings by the Numbers

Jails who upgrade their lighting with FES see an average of:

295,914 kWh yearly energy savings

$3,879 yearly maintenance savings

$29,624 yearly energy cost savings

$33,503 total yearly savings

$502,545 total savings by partnering with FES

What Our Customers Are Saying

“I am so impressed with the lighting project so far! I simply cannot believe what a difference the outside pole lights have made, it is truly impressive. Work is continuing on the inside lights and I am anxious to see the project completed. Thank you for working with us!”

Sheriff Ryan Needham

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

What Is the
Investment Cost?

Here’s where it gets really good - you can become a Lighting-as-a-Service partner with FES for no upfront cost. That’s right, zero capital investment and instant savings.


Here’s how it works:

  • We’ll develop a custom lighting solution for your facility after our initial audit. The lights will be delivered to you, and we will pay a contractor to install them.
  • On top of that - we’ll pay the contractor for 15 years to ensure the lights are in optimal condition at no charge to you!
  • Out of the total energy savings that we can achieve for your facility, we share the benefits.
  • You receive 25% and we receive 75% of the energy savings.

How to Get In Touch

Are you ready to learn how you can get approved to become one of our premier correctional facility partners? Reach out to discover how we can help you get the most out of your lighting system and cash in on big savings. We can’t wait to see you in LED.

Wayne