LED Retrofits – It’s as easy as screwing in a light bulb.
Any lighting upgrade should increase product longevity, have a positive effect on the commercial space and environment, and ultimately provide energy savings. Simply replacing burned-out lamps with like technology, while inexpensive, is the lowest common denominator in terms of retrofit potential. Instead of sticking with the status quo, turn potential into reality with an LED lighting retrofit.
An LED retrofit is the replacement of a luminaire’s light source with an LED source, while leaving some part of the fixture in service. A retrofit project may also include replacing other components, such as ballasts, reflectors, lamp holders, or lenses. With a retrofit such as this, energy savings are realized over time, and not only pay for the new equipment, but produce a return on the investment as well!
Whether your project incentive is energy savings, reduced maintenance time, or a higher quality light source, LED lighting is the answer. The lifetime cost of using LEDs is far lower than using fluorescent lighting, and upgrading your existing fluorescent lighting fixtures with EarthTronics LED Earthbulbs will yield massive savings on your energy bill and lower your overall maintenance costs.
LEDs are not only more efficient than any other lighting option out there, but also more affordable than ever, thanks to economies of scale and energy rebate programs.
Aside from energy savings and reduced overhead, clients who are conserving energy also benefit from better light quality, improved safety on site, and even increased productivity. When considering the overall savings generated by LED lighting, the decision to retrofit your existing fixtures should be an easy one to make.
For example, EarthTronics’ LED Plug-in Lamp line has served as a successful switch from CFLs for the past three years. The four different bulbs in this product family—9, 10, 11.5, and 12 watt—provide 33% energy savings, and illuminate identically to the CFLs they replace. The lamps work directly on existing instant start electronic ballasts for easy “plug and play” installation; no rewiring necessary.
LED retrofit kits can make installations quick and easy with only a few simple steps. Our adjustable LED Downlight Trim Bulb, and Recessed Fixture/Ceiling Retrofit Kits are easy to use and provide up to 80% in energy savings!
Prior to investing in any retrofit project, Janelle Penny of www.buildings.com recommends asking yourself the following questions:
-Is the space already over-lit?
-What are your current and future lighting needs?
-How long do you plan to occupy the space?
-Do you want to incorporate sensors into fixtures?
-What control capabilities are you looking for, even beyond your lighting system?
If you need help identifying project needs and outlining a lighting strategy, get in touch with EarthTronics directly to learn more about how we can assist you with your next lighting upgrade.
Looking for more information?
- Read our blog entitled, “LED Lighting Retrofit – Short Term Investment, Long Term Benefits.”
- Check out the article entitled, “7 Tips to Maximize LED Retrofits.”