If you’ve never heard the term “lighting retrofit” before, it may seem that you probably don’t need one! This couldn’t be further from the truth. In simple terms, a lighting retrofit is when you upgrade your existing energy wasting light fixtures and/or bulbs with hyper-efficient LED lights.
Why on earth would you want to do such a thing when you have lights? And they turn on?
Good question! Aside from the benefits to the environment that such upgrades can have – reducing your carbon footprint for future generations and making the world a more sustainable place, that sort of thing… it can save you money and increase your overall productivity. What? Yes, you read that right.
Why would I want to reduce my carbon footprint for future generations?
Aside from the fact that you are a great human and you care… the future is in conservation, and it is a real priority for the generations that will be looking at your business. For some, how you use your energy will be a factor in determining whether they want to use your services or even be employed at your business. Stay ahead of the curve and show them with your actions that you care about the impact you have on the world we will leave behind.
How can spending money fixing what ain’t broke save me money?
A good lighting specialist will evaluate the ways that you are using your lights, and when. They will help you determine where you can cut down on wattage and where you may need to increase brightness in certain areas to increase your employee productivity. With all of the advances in LED technology, the lights can be as bright as you need them to be without producing glare. This saves everyone headaches and tired eyes.
Did you know that studies have shown that a brighter light, say a 4,000 – 4,500K colour temperature can prevent drowsiness? Those working under these lights report feeling less tired late in the afternoon. And did you also know that warmer colour temperatures (2,500 – 3,500K) can produce a more calming effect on people? It’s true – the right lighting can have a profound impact on your employees’ wellbeing.
A lighting specialist will help you find the right light for the spaces that you are using. Light that will compliment the space and what you are using it for, and they will find you all sorts of ways to save throughout the process.
The biggest savings comes on your electricity bill!
LED lights use about 10% of the energy that standard bulbs do. That is a potential 90% savings on your energy usage if you are swapping out bulb for bulb. Which, as we talked about above, you may not be. You may actually need fewer LED lights to illuminate the same space! This is because LED lights are available in a variety of hues and temperatures without using more wattage.
Now you are probably wondering… how many employees will it take to change your new LED light bulbs?
You can ask us in about 15 to 20 years because that’s about how long they can last. Sometimes longer!