Based solely on external appearance, you might not realize that lightbulbs have come a long way in just the past decade. Commercial lighting has come even further, as there are many options beyond traditional incandescent and fluorescent bulbs of the past. Many businesses are investing in commercial lighting retrofit procedures to update outdated lighting and save money. What are some of the best reasons to plan your retrofit with CMI Lighting?
One of the most significant advantages of completing a commercial lighting retrofit is getting better quality light throughout your workspace. LED lights are found to be much better at improving visibility from adequate lighting for various tasks, whether your employees work at computers or perform manual work in a warehouse. Additionally, LED lights often have better CRI ratings, which means that they make it easier to see things in dark rooms.
Decrease Energy Consumption
One US Department of Energy study found that LED lights can use a whopping 75% less electricity than their traditional counterparts. As a result, a commercial lighting retrofit can save you money on all your energy bills. One estimate found that the average commercial business could save $3,600 for every 25,000 hours of usage per 25 replaced light bulbs.
Lower Maintenance Costs
Incandescent bulbs only last just over 1,000 hours before they need to be changed. While that might seem like a lot, it can mean that some businesses find themselves needing to change lightbulbs in only 50 days! Beyond the expenses of this, you will also need to constantly have maintenance requests for the area to maintain proper safety. Because a commercial lighting retrofit will decrease the frequency with which your bulbs burn out, your maintenance needs will also decrease.
Less Heat Production
Keeping your workplace cool and comfortable is a priority, especially in the summer. LED lights generate less heat than traditional incandescent bulbs. As a result, one of the other benefits of a commercial lighting retrofit is decreased heat production. This lowers the risk of a fire on your property and means that your summer energy bills might decrease due to a reduced need for air conditioning.
Improve the Inside and Outside of Your Business With Help from CMI Lighting
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