Tetra Savings Calculator

Tetra LED Systems replace older technologies such as neon lighting in interior and exterior signage applications, while delivering long-life, reduced maintenance and up to 80% energy cost savings.

Tetra PowerStrip LED Systems replace fluorescent lighting in signage applications, while delivering long-life, reduced maintenance and up to 83% energy cost savings.

To estimate the potential Return-on-Investment that a Tetra PowerStrip LED solution can deliver to your signage application, and/or estimate the potential energy savings that a complete Tetra LED solution can deliver to your channel letter application, please use the Tetra Savings Calculator below. While it will generate an energy cost comparison between your existing fluorescent and neon systems and the Tetra LED and Tetra PowerStrip LED Lighting Systems, it is only an estimate, and should not be your sole source of information. Your actual savings may vary.

You may provide information about your existing neon or fluorescent lighting systems, or both to calculate your combined savings.

If you need additional help using this tool, please contact Technical Support at 888-MY-GE-LED.

Energy Parameters

Energy Cost $ / kWH
($0.11/kWH is North American average)

Current Fluorescent Sign

Enter the data for each sign here.

Lit hours per day
Sign Owner Upfront Signage Cost $
Maintenance Cost per Year $
Fluorescent Tube Used
Fluorescent Ballast Used
Fluorescent System Power Consumption ### watts/ft
Total Fluorescent Tubing Used ft.
Total Power Usage of the Sign ### W
Annual Energy Cost of the Sign $ ###
Total Annual Operating Cost $ ###

GE LED Cabinet Sign Solutions

Enter the data for each sign here.

Sign Owner Upfront Signage Investment $
Maintenance Cost per Year $
Tetra LED Module Used
Tetra PowerStrip LED System Power Consumption ### W/module
# Modules per Sign
Total Power Usage of the Sign ### W
Annual Energy Cost of the Sign $ ###
Total Annual Operating Cost $ ###
Total Number of Signs
(optional; calculations are based on one sign if left blank)

Current Neon Sign

Enter the data for each sign here.

Lit hours per day
Sign Owner Upfront Signage Cost $
Maintenance Cost per Year $
Neon Used
Neon Ballast Used
Neon Ballast Voltage
Neon System Power Consumption ### watts/ft
Total Neon Used ft.
Total Power Usage of the Sign ### W
Annual Energy Cost of the Sign $ ###
Total Annual Operating Cost $ ###

Tetra LED Channel Letter Solutions

Enter the data for each sign here.

Sign Owner Upfront Signage Investment $
Maintenance Cost per Year $
Tetra LED Module Used
Tetra LED System Power Consumption ### W/module
# Modules per Sign
Total Power Usage of the Sign ### W
Annual Energy Cost of the Sign $ ###
Total Annual Operating Cost $ ###
Total Number of Signs
(optional; calculations are based on one sign if left blank)

Fluorescent → Tetra PowerStrip LED
Results

Annual Operating Savings (each sign)

Total Annual Operating Cost of Fluorescent Signage $ ###
Total Annual Operating Cost of Tetra PowerStrip LED Signage $ ###
Total Annual Operating Savings $ ###

Payback Calculation (each sign)

Sign owner upfront Tetra PowerStrip LED-lit signage investment $ ###
Sign owner upfront fluorescent-lit sign cost $ ###
Upfront sign cost difference $ ###
Annual operating savings $ ###
Energy savings ### %
Payback (ROI) ###

Operating Savings for all Signage

Annual operating savings—all signs $ ###

Cost of Waiting / Environmental Impact (for all signs)

Cost of waiting or Cost of postponing the upgrade $ ### per month, or
$ ### per year
Annual Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emission reduction ### lbs.
Coal burning avoided ### lbs./year, or
### tons/year
Equivalent acres of forest added ### acres

Neon → Tetra LED
Results

Annual Operating Savings (each sign)

Total Annual Operating Cost of Fluorescent Signage $ ###
Total Annual Operating Cost of Tetra LED Signage $ ###
Total Annual Operating Savings $ ###

Payback Calculation (each sign)

Sign owner upfront Tetra LED-lit signage investment $ ###
Sign owner upfront fluorescent-lit sign cost $ ###
Upfront sign cost difference $ ###
Annual operating savings $ ###
Energy savings ### %
Payback (ROI) ###

Operating Savings for all Signage

Annual operating savings—all signs $ ###

Cost of Waiting / Environmental Impact (for all signs)

Cost of waiting or Cost of postponing the upgrade $ ### per month, or
$ ### per year
Annual Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emission reduction ### lbs.
Coal burning avoided ### lbs./year, or
### tons/year
Equivalent acres of forest added ### acres

Combined Savings (all signs)

Annual Operating Savings (all signs)

Total Annual Operating Cost of Existing Signage $ ###
Total Annual Operating Cost of Tetra PowerStrip and Tetra LED Signage $ ###
Total Annual Operating Savings $ ###

Payback Calculation (all signs)

Sign owner upfront investment for Tetra PowerStrip and Tetra LED-lit signage $ ###
Sign owner upfront cost for existing signage $ ###
Upfront sign cost difference $ ###
Annual operating savings $ ###
Energy savings ### %
Payback (ROI) ###

Operating Savings for all Signage

Annual operating savings—all signs $ ###

Cost of Waiting / Environmental Impact (for all signs)

Cost of waiting or Cost of postponing the upgrade $ ### per month, or
$ ### per year
Annual Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emission reduction ### lbs.
Coal burning avoided ### lbs./year, or
### tons/year
Equivalent acres of forest added ### acres