AO Smith

Client objectives

A. O. Smith is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a complete product line of the best-known brands in North America and China. Their 52,000 sq ft Protective Coatings Division is located in Florence, Kentucky.

A. O. Smith Protective Coatings is committed to corporate cost saving measures while improving their work environment. Their objective was to find a quality lighting solution that could withstand the harsh environment and extreme heat from their smelting equipment.


OGW Energy Resources provided a unique solution with a 5 lamp T5HO fluorescent high bay light fixture that performs in extreme heat environments of industrial plants, saves energy, improves lighting and outperforms antiquated HID lighting technology.


  • 273 Watts compared to 458 Watts
  • 40,000 operating hours vs 24,000
  • 24,500 Lumens vs 20,300
  • Annual Cash Savings: $4,723.20
  • Annual kWh Savings: 230,000
  • Rebate for project: $1,950.00
  • Simple ROI: 62%
  • $40,540.80 10 year net positive cash flow


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