Steps for a Sucessful Retrofit Project

Posted by Brooke Hild on 11/8/17 12:00 PM

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Just like with anything in life having a strategic plan makes the task at hand more successful. If you are looking to upgrade your outdated lighting to LED and choose retrofitting, you need to have steps in place.

The first and possibly most important plan is to identify if your current fixture can be retrofitted. There is no sense investigating which LED retrofit you will use if what you have is not compatible. After that is complete, examine if there are any components that should be removed. In some buildings, unnecessary fixtures have been installed that should be removed prior to a lighting upgrade.

Once you are ready to go you need to establish a baseline, and a return on investment that makes sense for you. There are systems today that help establish successful ROIs based on energy savings and other factors, without having to create extensive spreadsheets.

Now comes the fun part; do your research. Finding the right company to partner with for a LED retrofit project is very important. You need to make sure the product you are getting is reliable, and manufactured to the highest degree.

 While price may play an important role, you should also remember you get what you pay for. If a retrofit price seems too good to be true, it probably is. A cheaply made LED retrofit is only going to cost you more in the long run, because you will most likely need to replace is sooner rather than later. You should also make sure it is UL approved, because then you know it has passed all the safety requirements. If you are not able to install the retrofit kits yourself, you should also find a reliable contractor to assist you with this.

Reflective Concepts manufactures an UL approved LED retrofit kit. Unlike traditional retrofit kits with LED strips, RCI’s comes standard with removable LED lamps to extend the lifecycle. When the bulbs go out simply replace them at a fraction of the cost. To learn more about starting your retrofit project with Reflective Concepts call or contact us today.


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Topics: Fabricated Reflectors, Reflective Lighting, LED lights, Tailored Reflectors, Decorative Lighting, Light Quality, Retrofit, Energy Efficient