Power Consumption and Your Laser
Using the formula and information below, you can discover how much power our laser systems draw as well as how much it costs to operate a laser. Most users are pleasantly surprised at how energy and cost efficient these powerful systems are - even our highest-wattage machine costs less than a dollar a day to operate!
The cost of operating the laser can be easily figured out by plugging your electricity rates into the formula below.
Laser System: 120-watt Fusion Pro 48 (we'll demonstrate with our largest and highest wattage laser)
Typical Maximum Power Consumption of the Laser: 1900 watts
Power Costs per Kilowatt Hours: $0.075 (This will be different based on your electric company.)
(wattage x power cost / 1000) x Time in hours = cost to operate the laser for one hour
(1900 x $0.075) / 1000 x 1 = $0.143
So it costs, roughly, just under 15 cents per hour to run the laser, or $1.20 per eight hour day. And that's for the highest wattage machine that Epilog manufactures - a 60-watt system would be approximately half that cost.
Keep in mind these numbers may fluctuate depending on your machine and local energy costs; however, the differences will be minimal and will still result in a very cost-effective, energy-efficient operation.