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LED Retrofit

energy savings from an led lighting retrofit project

Of all of the reasons to embark on an LED lighting retrofit project, the energy savings from the project might be the most compelling. Not only do the savings go directly into your pocket from a reduction in your monthly utility bills, but the carbon footprint your business is leaving is smaller. While the impact of the project on our planet is important, it’s the reduction in your utility costs that will likely get management’s attention and help sell the project.

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led lighting retrofit project

In our last post, What
will you save from an LED Lighting Retrofit Project?
, we provided a high
level overview of how to calculate the savings your business will recognize
from an LED lighting retrofit project.  As a reminder, the major
contributors to the total savings are:

  1. Labor savings
  2. Energy savings
  3. Material savings
  4. HVAC savings

In this post we will go into more detail about the labor
savings from an LED lighting retrofit project.

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Your business is interested in finding ways to save money throughout your company. You’ve worked on process improvement and other cost cutting initiatives and you’ve managed to find significant savings that went straight to the bottom line. You recently heard about the potential savings you can get from an LED lighting retrofit project and you have a question – “how do I calculate the savings from an LED lighting retrofit project?” This article will provide you with a high level overview to calculating the savings your company will realize from such a project, and future articles will provide more detailed information to computing the actual savings.

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If your business is considering a fluorescent to LED retrofit project but you’re not sure where to start, this high level guide should help you. You may not have time to look into all of the details of such a project and know what you should be considering, and so my goal is to provide you with enough information to make some decisions. If after reading this you still need more information, I invite you to contact me directly for an initial consultation into your LED retrofit project.

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When making the decision of whether to switch to LED lighting, many of our customers ask us to explain the advantages of LED lighting for their business. With so many potential projects competing for limited funding, a business needs to weigh the advantages that each project will provide so they can make informed decisions. If you need help identifying the specific advantages of LED lighting for your business, contact the lighting consultants at PKK Lighting in Madison, WI for a free consultation.

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The decision to change out your existing fluorescent lights should be an easy one. You’ve been diligently maintaining your T5, T8, and/or T12 fluorescent tube lights for many years. Whether those lights are high bay fluorescents, shop lights, or in-ceiling mounted troffer lights, you’ve finally come to the decision to do an LED retrofit project so you can take advantage of the many benefits LED fluorescent lights have to offer. The energy savings alone should be enough for you to start the LED retrofit project, but when you consider the superior lighting levels and lower ongoing maintenance costs you’ll realize from the LED fluorescent tubes, you’ll wonder why you didn’t start this project years ago.

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convenience store lighting display

Are your customers excited about their trip to the store to shop for fruits, vegetables, meats and deli items, or are they just going through the motions? If it’s the latter, then it might be time for you to evaluate your Grocery Store Lighting and upgrade to LED lighting, especially for your product displays. LED lighting throughout your grocery store will dramatically improve the look and feel of your store and can improve the experience of your customers.

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parking lot lights

In Wisconsin, where it seems to get dark at 4pm for half the year, keeping the parking lot lights on is critical for the safety of your employees, customers, or residents. Dark parking lots due to burnt out lights or uneven coverage can lead to an increase in vandalism, additional vehicle accidents, and other dangerous situations. Is it time for you to consider an LED parking lot lighting retrofit project? Here are 6 signs that it’s time to replace your parking lot lights:

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If your company or organization is planning an LED Retrofit project to upgrade your lighting, you’ll need to insure that you consider emergency exit lights as part of your project. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established requirements that all commercial buildings must have clear exit routes from any point within the building to a place of safety.

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