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What makes Innovative Systems Group, LLC the best choice for our gas lamp conversion?

What does it cost in electricity? Does it operate 24 hrs a day?

What maintenance costs will there be?

How bright are the converted lamps?

How many lamps has ISG converted in the Las Vegas valley?

How much does conversion cost?

What kind of light bulbs do you use?

What about 110 Volt or Solar Operated options?

What makes Innovative Systems Group, LLC the best choice for our gas lamp
conversion?

Experience, Product Quality, and Stability are the three main reasons folks have chosen ISG over 9000 times. communities, we will strive to work with you to create a brighter future. Please call or ask your representative for more details.

Our system offers superb reliability, appearance and overall cost efficiency. Back to top

What does it cost in electricity? Does it operate 24 hrs a day?

Based on current KWh rates the cost of running the low voltage fixture will be less than $3 a year, compared to the nearly $20 a month it costs to burn the natural gas.

Our fixture operates on a photocell which allows it to operate only at night, when it is needed. Back to top

What maintenance costs will there be?

One of the major strengths of our conversion system is its low maintenance. A blub change is estimated to be required every 2-4 years depending on the bulb choice and the other components, like wire, photocell, transformer and bulb tree; have an expected lifespan of at least 6-20+ years. Back to top

How bright are the converted lamps?

We have bulbs that range in lumens output from 50-350 lumens per bulb. This means we can provide you virtually any light output that you want from 100 – 700 lumens. For comparison, the average gas lamp puts out 350-400 lumens.

Dimmer, the same or brighter, ISG can design the system that works best for your property. Back to top

How many lamps has ISG converted in the Las Vegas valley?

ISG has proudly converted over 9,000 gas lamps to low-voltage electricity since July 2007. We have done large Homeowners Associations and single homes where the homeowner has to pay the gas themselves. Back to top

How much does conversion cost?

Including installation labor and materials the average cost is about $350-$450 per home, depending on the property, wire run required and type of bulb chosen. Back to top

What kind of light bulbs do you use?

Although ISG houses a variety of bulbs that can be custom fit to the wishes of the client, the bulbs that are most often used contain a mixture of halogen and xenon gas. This unique mixture gives them both a high efficiency and a superior quality of light. Back to top

What about 110 Volt or Solar Operated options?

SOLAR

Although solar energy is plentiful and free, a solar lamp conversion has the following disadvantages:

  • A High initial cost ($600-650 each).
  • A radically different appearance from the current structure of the gas lamps. (Including lamp head design, bulb shape and bulb color)
  • Need for direct sunlight to power light, which is compromised in most front yards by the street tree. (Just imagine how tall that tree will be in another five years!)

There are some additional troubles, such as a limited battery life, high repair and service costs and limited repair parts availability. Added together this makes a solar conversion the most expensive and high maintenance type of fixture available.

110V

This is a more traditional electrical system and although it shares the same dependability as a low voltage setup, its main disadvantage is that a properly installed system requires an 18″ deep trench to bury the line in the front yard. The requirement for permits and inspections that coincide with this makes the initial cost much higher as well. (Average $550-$600 per lamp.) Back to top

 
 
 
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“Due to the help of your company with the conversion, our HOA is now saving $2,000.00 a month and… we will not have to raise dues for a long time.”

-Sarah Humphreys
Pearl Point and Pearl Cove Board President

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