What Is A Lighting Retrofit?

A Lighting Retrofit

is simply an upgrade to your light fixtures or lamps, which typically increases energy efficiency. Energy savings often offset the cost of these projects over time. The upgrade improves light levels and reduces maintenance costs. Utility companies often offer rebates for this kind of project nationwide.

When to Consider a Lighting Upgrade

There are many reasons to consider upgraded lighting in your facility. Below are some of the most questions to consider:

  • Would you like to know what it is costing you to light your facility? (cost of ownership)
  • Would you like to reduce energy usage in your business?
  • Are you looking for an investment to enhance your building value?
  • Did you know that many energy-saving projects qualify for incentives from your local utility provider?
  • Are you interested in reducing your operating costs, while maintaining or increasing light quality?
  • Are pollution reduction and “going green” priorities for your business?

What Are the Benefits of Better Lighting

Better lighting provides energy savings and reduced overhead. Customers also experience better light quality, improved safety on site and often increased productivity. Hear from some of our lighting customers to learn how improved lighting supported their specific facility needs and priorities.

How to Start My Lighting Retrofit Project

The best way to start is by contacting one of our Lighting Experts; it’s important to discuss your specific needs, your budget concerns, your timelines and any other goals of yours before getting started. Our decades of experience will ensure you are pointed in the right direction for your project. Call our team to introduce us to your business and we can discuss how to best move forward with your lighting project.

Factors that Impact the Cost of a Lighting Retrofit

The cost of a lighting retrofit project, as with any good investment, is carefully considered and greatly impacted by a few key factors. Below are the main components that impact the overall cost of a retrofit. Remember to call or email us anytime if you have questions about your lighting system, are considering upgrading or just need advice on the best solution for your space.

Factor 1: Your Facility

Your building size, structure, hours of operation, your existing electrical service and even your industry can impact the cost of a lighting project.

Factor 2: Your Lighting System & Operational Requirements

The second factor in building your new lighting system is your existing lighting system and your operational requirements. The three main points about your current lighting system that can impact cost are:

  • The condition of your current fixtures
  • The amount of light you want or are required to have
  • Your future business processes

Factor 3: Your Goals

Your goals should be the project priority. Whether you were approached by a lighting consultant, were given a directive to do a lighting project from a superior, or your own research has shown that an energy-efficient lighting upgrade may be the best solution for your goals, it is important to keep them front of mind.

Your Goals May Include:

  • Reduce Energy Bills
  • Reduce Environmental Impact
  • Lower Operating Costs
  • Improve Your Space
  • Support Employee Health & Wellness
  • Increase Aesthetic Appeal

Factor 4: Other Project Variables

Your facility, your existing lighting system, your needs, and your project goals are all factors in the cost of a lighting retrofit; a few more tangible factors also come into play.

Comparing Multiple Lighting Project Quotes?

Our best advice to anyone comparing multiple lighting project quotes from multiple vendors is to be sure you are comparing apples to apples. The best way to ensure you are comparing projects that will perform the same, is to start with a Lighting Energy Study. With a Lighting Energy Study, you will receive all of the information on what you are purchasing, how it is expected to perform compared to your existing technology, and the savings you can expect to see, all packaged into a turn-key solution that you can make a reality.