The most compelling reason to begin an energy management/efficiency project is financial benefit. Reduced energy consumption results in reduced energy costs. Beyond the direct savings achieved by buying less power, there are many financial incentives offered in the form of government tax deductions and power utility rebates (where available and subject to qualifications that vary greatly) to encourage adopting energy-efficient  practices.

Is an energy-efficient LED retrofit financial valuable?

The answer is simple: yes. Energy-efficient LED lighting upgrades have some of the best financial returns of any energy management technology today. A custom designed LED retrofit from Front Range LED Lighting often delivers a Return of Capital (ROC) generally under 24 months, depending on the legacy system being replaced. 

Additionally, LED offers:

  • Energy savings of up to 50 – 90%.
  • Lower to Zero Maintenance Expenses.
  • Reduced carbon footprint and zero hazardous waste.
  • Longer lamp life, superior warranties up to 10 years.
  • Improved quality of light.
  • Eligibility for utility incentives, tax rebates and local incentives
  • Installation costs can usually be recovered in less than 24 months.

Can LEDs be retrofitted in traditional florescent tube troffers and HID fixtures, or is it necessary to replace the old fixtures?

Generally, LEDs can be placed in the same indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures. Front Range LED Lighting offers LED retrofit solutions that upgrade in-place fixtures, saving money and improving efficiency. 

Do LEDs provide non-disruptive repair and replacement?

Yes. Rarely does a LED lamp fail, but when they do, replacement is non-disruptive and generally covered by warranty. Front Range LED Lighting recommends that the failed LED be replaced promptly and then brought back into use so proper lighting is restored. Also, Front Range LED Lighting’s customer service plans include an on-site spare strategy, and fast replacement of lamps.

Why change at all? 

Most commercial lighting systems today utilize outdated, inefficient old technology lighting (such as T12, T8 and T5 fluorescent bulbs, HID, etc.). These old technology systems produce poor light and are very wasteful, in terms of energy consumption and maintenance expense. In addition, mandates from the U.S. Department of Energy have already prohibited the manufacture of certain inefficient lighting options.  These old technology systems are also hard on the environment, driving up greenhouse gasses (CO2) and hazardous waste (mercury, etc.).  Leaving these systems in place is simply wasting money. 

How difficult is it to install a retrofit? 

For most light fixtures, the process involves removing the existing bulbs and ballast, sometimes sockets, and brackets, then replacing them with LED lamps with an integrated driver.  The retrofit generally only takes a few minutes per fixture, so disruption to your business will be minimal. 

Are you are wondering if an energy-efficient LED lighting retrofit can be used in your facility?

These are the questions you will need to think about and answer.  Call us today for your free lighting analysis. 

Useful Links from The Department of Energy:

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About LED Lighting

LED Basics

Led Lighting Retrofit in Colorado Springs


Retrofit FAQ

At Front Range LED Lighting, we know that a lot of business people are trying to educate themselves about LED lighting retrofits. Here are some frequently asked questions when considering a transition to a high-efficiency LED lighting system.

What is LED Retrofitting?

LED retrofitting means that you can keep your existing light fixtures.  We will bypass your existing ballasts or transformers and replace the old style lamps with LED lamps.  The improved lighting technology will increase the energy efficiency and the quality of light in the facility. Retrofitting is a term often used when converting older, outdated lighting technologies such as fluorescent, CFL and HID (metal halide) to a newer energy-efficient technology, like an LED system.  

Why consider retrofitting to LED?

There are a lot of reasons why companies consider energy efficiency projects. Being environmentally responsible is a reward in itself, being eco-friendly enhances a company’s image by reflecting the environmental concerns of clients, vendors, employees, and the broader public.