Five Star Luxury Builders

Energy Savings

Five Star Luxury Builders strives to implement energy saving features in all of our remodel and new-build projects. We also install other energy saving devices such as CFL/LED lighting and KVAR units for both residential and commercial buildings.

The KVAR PFC Unit is designed to provide significant savings on electric bills, increase the life of electrical motors through heat reduction and provide surge protection for the entire home or facility. Using methods employed at large industrial complexes, now reduced to a compact unit, to reclaim and recycle electrical energy. The application has benefits to both the user and the supplier of electrical power.

Customers using the KVAR PFC Unit have realized savings of up to 15% on their home or small business monthly power bills.

The KVAR PFC Unit fine-tunes the electrical system in your home or office. This fine tuning reduces heat generation, reduces amperage and results in reduced consumption of electricity. It causes less waste of electrical energy while increasing the life of the inductive equipment in your home or office. It protects against power surges and increases the capacity to the electrical panel by making it run cooler. All this means extra dollars in your pocket. All KVAR PFC products are backed with a comprehensive full twelve or five year factory warranty.

How The KVAR PFC Unit works
The KVAR PFC Unit increases power factor, by reducing the amount of reactive power (kVAR) that the load draws from the utility company. KVAR PFC Units store the reactive power (kVAR) needed for the creation of the EMF within the inductive load. As the motor operates, this reactive power is “pulled” and “pushed” to and from the KVAR PFC Unit by the motor. The amount of reactive power purchased from the utility company by power factor optimization has been greatly reduced, or eliminated.

Clients are benefited:

  • through lower power bills.
  • by less heat generated in motors and appliances, which will increase the productive life cycle of these products.
  • with power surge protection for the whole home or facility.

Power Suppliers benefit by being able to supply power to more customers without the generation or acquisition of additional power, and reduces capital expenditures by leveraging the existing infrastructure.

The technology applied by the KVAR PFC Unit reclaims, stores and supplies power to inductive motors and loads. This process provides the reactive power (kVAR) required to establish the electromagnetic field (EMF) around the inductive windings of a motor, while reclaiming and recycling the power during the normal working phase. The power reclaimed and recycled by the KVAR PFC Unit would normally be pushed back through the power distribution lines.

As a result of providing reactive power (kVAR) locally, motors run cooler and more efficient. This equates to substantial savings and longer equipment life.


  • Reduces electricity required by existing inductive loads
  • Enhances capacity of existing electrical system
  • Eliminates danger of harmful power surges on appliances and sensitive electronic equipment
  • Reduces harmful effects caused by electrical noise in the electrical system


  • Electrical Noise Reduction
  • Power Factor Optimization
  • Voltage Regulation


  • Single Phase and Three Phase units available
  • Utilizes Self-Healing Low Loss Capacitors
  • 20 Year Design Life
  • Surge Suppression – 2000 Joules
  • Typical Protection For : Electrical Storms, Lightning Activity and Power Utility Spikes
  • Let Through Voltage – 150V line-to-neutral
  • Load Rating – 20A
  • Six-Way Electrical Protection
  • EMI / RFI Noise Reduction 0-40dB

Light-Emitting-Diode Lamp
A light-emitting-diode lamp is a solid-state lamp that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as the source of light. The term “LED lightbulb” is also colloquially used. “LED lamp” may in general refer to organic light-emitting diodes (OLED), or polymer light-emitting diodes (PLED) technologies as well as conventional semiconductor light-emitting diodes; although the OLED and PLED technologies are not yet commercially available.

Since traditionally the light output of individual light-emitting diodes is small compared to incandescent and compact fluorescent lamps, multiple diodes were and are often used together. In recent years, as “diode” technology has improved, now “high power” light-emitting diodes with higher lumen output are making it possible to replace A19, MR16, PAR, and other incandescent, halogen, and even fluorescent lamps with LED lamps. In other words LEDs can be made interchangeable or retrofitted with other types of traditional lamps. Diodes use direct current (DC) electrical power, so LED lamps must also include internal circuits to operate from standard AC voltage. LEDs are damaged by being run at elevated temperatures, therefore LED lamps typically include heat management elements such as heat sinks and cooling fins. LED lamps offer long service life and high energy efficiency, but initial costs are higher than those of fluorescent lamps.

Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL)
A compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), also known as a compact fluorescent light or energy saving light (or less commonly as a compact fluorescent tube), is a type of fluorescent lamp. Many CFLs are designed to replace an incandescent lamp and can fit into most existing light fixtures formerly used for incandescents.

Compared to general service incandescent lamps giving the same amount of visible light, CFLs use less power and have a longer rated life. In the United States, a CFL has a higher purchase price than an incandescent lamp, but can save over US$30 in electricity costs over the lamp’s life time. Like all fluorescent lamps, CFLs contain mercury, which complicates their disposal.

CFLs radiate a different light spectrum from that of incandescent lamps. Improved phosphor formulations have improved the subjective color of the light emitted by CFLs such that some sources rate the best ‘soft white’ CFLs as subjectively similar in color to standard incandescent lamps.

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