As technology advances it often throws into sharp focus the faults of the technology that we used to rely on. A prime example of this is one of the earliest electrical inventions: the lightbulb. When it was first introduced, people who tried using candles again often wondered how they ever go along with such dim lights. Today we think the same thing about old fashioned lightbulbs after using a more powerful, energy efficient LEDs for a while. Many businesses and facilities that were built before LEDs became widely available are now having their systems upgraded to include them, a process known as retrofitting.

Is a retrofit right for your location? We’ll let you be the judge, but here are some of the pros and cons that you can use to guide your decision.

Pros

  • LED lighting can save as much as 70% in energy costs.
  • Very low maintenance costs
  • Higher quality, more even light
  • Less heat generated
  • Lower light pollution
  • Better security through better lighting

Cons

  • High upfront costs
  • Light downtime during installation

There are other, smaller bonuses to retrofit as well, for example, very little of your old system needs to be replaced. Unless your wiring is particularly old, you don’t have to worry about having your building or lot torn up to replace wiring and lamps.To top it all off, most LED retrofits will have a full return on investment in just two years’ time. Upgrades and replacements like this are one of the services that Rancho Electrical specializes in. If you’re interested in improving or replacing your lighting, get in touch with us today!

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