Maximize the Impact of Your Lighting Retrofit

If you are considering a retrofit of your current office lighting to LED lights, there are some things you can do to maximize the effect. While the process of exchanging old-fashioned incandescent or fluorescent lighting for LED lights will reduce your energy bill in itself, there are some additional measures you can take to make the most out of this project.

Maximize the Benefits of Retrofitting LED Lighting

  1. Get your employees involved

    Involving your employees in your lighting retrofit project can provide you with additional valuable insights into the best types of lighting needed for various areas in your office. Remember, your employees are the ones spending most of the day there, so they probably have a good idea as to what lighting is required where.
  2. Install motion timers or sensors for low-traffic areas

    If you have an area of your office that isn’t occupied most of the day, it’s a good idea to install a motion sensor or timer for the times when it is used. Conference rooms and storage areas are prime examples of these spaces. Save on energy where you can!
  3. Replace inefficient lighting, even if it's new

    If you or the maintenance department have recently replaced existing lighting, it’s important that these fixtures be included in the retrofit to help maximize the effect.
  4. Use appropriate lighting where needed

    As we discussed earlier, different areas of the office will likely require different lighting for the ideal impact. By taking employee feedbackinto consideration and reviewing the office lighting throughout the space, you can more efficiently plan and implement the perfect lighting. This could include aspects of general lighting, focused lighting and timed/sensor-based lighting.
  5. Finalize the layout

    By creating a layout or using existing drawings of the office space, make copious notes to make sure you have covered all lighting areas. Don’t miss an opportunity to maximize the effect of the retrofit project.
  6. Install dimmer switches to maximize efficiency

    Maximum light is not always necessary. In areas that can take advantage of dimmers, install them for even more savings.
  7. Check for retrofitting tax credits or rebates

    Check with local power companies to see what incentives are available for your lighting retrofit project. Many power companies offer a tax credit or rebate opportunity for this type of retrofit.
  8. Include outdoor lighting retrofits

    Many offices have lighting installed outside of the office doors. Make sure you evaluate this opportunity and retrofit outdoor lighting to take full advantage.

At Allstar Electrical, we are always looking for ways our customers can take advantage of cost-saving solutions and provide better lighting for less money. If you are a business owner or property manager, contact us today at 303-399-7420 to find out more about energy-efficient lighting for your office.

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