LED retrofitting is a method of upgrading the existing lighting installation in commercial or residential buildings to LED lighting. The process involves installing LED lamps or fixtures and removing the old lighting system.
In this article we will explore the advantages of Led Retrofit led lighting and the cases of uses that might apply.
Retrofit LED lighting is one of the most cost-effective ways to upgrade old lighting systems. It can reduce electricity consumption, maintenance costs, and replacement costs by up to 90%.
They are a better choice for safety because they produce less heat. This means that they are safer to use in areas where there is a risk of fire or even just the risk of getting burned.
To replace a 100W incandescent light bulb, an LED will require approximately 10W, and to replace a 32W fluorescent tube, an LED tube will consume 13W to 15W. Think of the savings on an entire office floor. It can also improve the quality of the light in an area without adding additional energy consumption. On top of being more energy efficient, they depreciate slowly. Did you know a fluorescent lamp loses much of its original brightness in the first quarter of its life? LED will depreciate gradually and reach 70% of its original brightness (L70) after thousands of hours. From 15000 for screw-in, domestic grade lamps to hundreds of thousands of hours for high-end commercial fixtures.
One of the top benefits of LED retrofitting is drastically lowered energy consumption. This is a highly positive change for the environment, as it reduces emissions and air pollution. LEDs are more efficient than incandescent and fluorescent lights, which means they require less energy to produce the same amount of light. This translates to lower electricity bills and lower environmental impact. On top of that, Fluorescent lamps require special handling when recycling. They contain mercury vapour and fluor powder. Of course, LEDs also use electronics and are not entirely pollution-free, but they have a significantly smaller environmental footprint.
The first thing to do is to find out what fixtures you have that could be retrofitted. If you have any of these technologies, you can retrofit them to LED:
Retrofitting fixtures is a great way to save money. You can either replace the fixture entirely or replace the lamps in your fixture. Ask an expert about your situation.
When retrofitting your fixtures, you may also have to change the dimmer switches to an LED specific version.
LEDs are not just for lighting. There are several types of these retrofits and fixtures that are available for offices, factories, warehouses, retail stores, hospitals, schools, and many more.
Here is a list of commonly used solutions:
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