There are many different ways to make a workplace more energy efficient and eco-friendly. One of the most popular methods to upgrade your lighting while also improving the environmental friendliness of your company is LED retrofits. Here are some of the tips that you should know to get the most out of your retrofitting project.
Think About Why
Before you start LED retrofits at your company, you should consider why you are doing it in the first place. There are many different reasons to install LED lighting, including making a space feel brighter or reducing your energy spending. The reason for the project will impact what type of lighting is best for you.
When you are completing LED retrofits, it’s a great idea to add timers. Timers are one way to reduce energy spending even further, and they will also take the guesswork out of turning lights at your facility on and off. Timers are particularly valuable in businesses that do not need lighting throughout the day, like warehouses and commercial buildings.
If you don’t want to install timers, sensors are another great option. These will be able to tell whether or not someone is in the area and turn the light on or off accordingly.
Stay on Track With Maintenance
LED retrofits require less maintenance than many other types of lighting, but that doesn’t mean that they require no maintenance. Make sure that you stay on track with maintenance and follow manufacturer instructions.
Retrofit Adjacent Fixtures Too
If you are doing one retrofitting project, it makes sense to retrofit as many places as possible in the same area. If only one light is LED, it will be brighter and have a different tone than other lighting in the area, which can lead to eye strain and discomfort from employees. Make sure that your LED retrofits include everything in the space.
Have a Lighting Audit
CMI can visit your business to perform a lighting audit and help you determine what lights should be replaced. This audit can also give you a good idea of what your workplace will look like after the LED retrofits are completed.
Finally, reflectors can also help you to get the most out of your LED retrofits. These will help ensure that larger spaces are evenly lit.
Complete Your LED Retrofits With Help from CMI Lighting
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