Do you want to save some money on your electric bills? How about reducing the amount of maintenance and service work for faulty lighting and fixtures?
Enter LED Retrofitting.
Retrofitting, in short terms, is basically efficiency upgrading – an investment into long-term savings in power and cost. It’s also a good way to go green.
Retrofitting with LED bulbs not only benefits the environment but puts money back into your pocket or your business. The reduction in energy usage, energy bills, carbon emissions and the BIG increased lifespan (50,000 hours or more) means more savings to you in the long run. It also means a reduction of maintenance and A/C levels used to cool heat generated by light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and ballasts.
It’s not just for businesses – your home will benefit from the use of LEDs as well!
LED bulbs have a 68-85% energy savings over fluorescent lights. They also produce less heat than a fluorescent bulb and ballast, which will generate less work for your cooling systems (refrigeration in particular).
LEDs use less wattage than all current forms of fluorescent and incandescent lights. However they provide the same amount of light emitted, sometimes more.
Longer lifespan. LEDs last up to 5 times longer than standard fluorescent bulbs, meaning less need for replacements.
High customization and aesthetic appeal. LEDs can give a beckoning glow to show off your products or art, and it offers more uniform illumination than fluorescent bulbs. You can choose between lights that give off a neutral color, slight red color or a blue hue, or lights that change colors – the possibilities are numerous!
Lower maintenance, repair and replacement costs in the long-run. LED retrofits are not just the bulb, but the driver. Fluorescent bulbs use ballasts for their voltage control, while LEDs use drivers, which are electronic transformers that are more efficient at controlling voltage. Example: a commercial parking lot can have anywhere from 20-50 light poles; these poles usually have HID fluorescent bulbs, which last on average 2-3 years. The ballasts that control them last around 4-5 years. If these lights start failing, they are generally all replaced. This usually ends up turning into some form of replacement every 2 years, whether it’s bulbs or bulbs AND ballasts. LED bulbs and drivers on the other hand, last 10-15 years. Initial costs are a little more, but in the end your dollar is stretched much further with the use of LEDs. The biggest savings comes from the dramatically reduced frequency of maintenance and replacements. It’s less stressful on your wallet to only have replacements every decade rather than every 2 years.
Start reducing your power and maintenance costs now and upgrade to LED lighting! Ask us how!