Lighting Retrofits

Utility rebate and incentive programs for lighting retrofits or replacing and upgrading to new lighting are varied and constantly changing. Because of the uncertainty of utility rebate programs, now is the time to move forward with a retrofit before a program changes or expires.

What many businesses don’t realize is that each year state governments mandate that electric, gas and water utilities collect billions of dollars from rate payers and redistribute these funds in the form of cash rebates and other incentives to help offset the cost of these energy-efficient projects.

Utility companies promoting energy efficiency through lighting retrofits are offering tremendous incentives for an LED lighting retrofit or an upgrade to Induction Lighting. At the same time, we have seen where funds suddenly “dried up” and the rebate program was suspended for the year. In one case, the rebate funds for replacing Metal Halide parking lot lights with Induction Lighting were completely exhausted by February 2012.  

Lighting Retrofits

Another reason for implementing a lighting retrofit project now is

YOU’RE LOSING MONEY!

Here’s the deal. The savings realized through a lighting retrofit or lighting upgrade are large enough savings to pay for the upgrade in 24 months or less and, in many cases, put extra dollars in your pocket. Energy efficient upgrades like LED retrofit or new Induction Lighting fixtures offer you savings year after year. Money that goes straight to the bottom line.

Whether you have 1, 2 or 200 stores, as energy costs continue to rise, an energy efficient upgrade to your interior and exterior lighting will help you save money immediately and will return long term savings for years to come.  

Best Lighting Systems

Best lighting systems uses uses published recommended illuminance levels for a multitude of tasks and facility types from the Illuminating Engineering Society to demonstrate how to light a room. A general light level guide for businesses, facility managers, etc.

From Wikipedia “A foot-candle is a unit of illuminance or light intensity widely used in the lighting industry. The name “footcandle” conveys “the illuminance cast on a surface by a one-candela source one foot away.”

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How to light a room

Application – Foot-Candle Level

Aircraft Hangar 75-100

Assembly/Packaging – Medium 50-70

Assembly/Packaging – Fine 75-100

Auto Service Garage 60-80

Auto Showroom 50-80

Body Shop 80-120

Church 20-25

Cooler or Cold Storage Room 10-30

Engineering and Drafting 50-125

Food Processing 50-100

Foundry 40-60

Gymnasium Lighting – Recreational 30

Gymnasium Lighting – Elementary or Club 50

Gymnasium Lighting – High School 80

Hockey – Recreational 20-50

Hockey – Professional 50-100

Horse Riding Arena 25-50

Loading Dock 30-50

Machine Shop – Rough Detail 50-75

Machine Shop – Medium Detail 75-100

Machine Shop – Fine Detail 100-200

Manufacturing – Rough Detail 50-75

Manufacturing – Medium Detail 75-100

Manufacturing – Fine Detail 100-150

Multipurpose Room 30-75

Office 60-75

Parking Garage 15-30

Retail – Average 50-80

Retail – Super Center 80-120

Swimming Pool – Recreational 50

Swimming Pool – Club 75

Swimming Pool – Tournament 100

Warehouse – Active 20-30

Warehouse – Inactive 15-20

Woodworking Shop 60-80

See how Best Lighting Systems can save you time, money and energy, get a quote and a simple energy savings audit. Call sales toll free 1-844-LED PROS (1-844-533-7767)