How Difficult Is It To Upgrade To LED Lighting?

How Difficult Is It To Upgrade To LED Lighting?

It is likely at this point that you’ve heard of the benefits of LED lighting begun to search out various options and companies for a potential job. Upgrading your LED lighting by changing a few bulbs can seem like an easy solution, but consulting with a professional will ensure that your old lighting is converted in the most cost effective manner.

A Professional Lighting Audit May Be Required

A lighting audit is one of the best ways that you can complete an LED retrofit while saving the maximum amount of money from your retrofit. Getting a professional lighting audit is a minor expense but it helps to account for every bulb and fixture as well as find the ideal light output, quantities and more. An LED expert is able to read blueprints and drawings and can figure out the total amount of time that your appliances are running. Performing one of these reports will let you know the ideal solutions for your retrofit.

Feasibility Studies

After the initial assessment has been completed, a lighting expert may conduct a feasibility study which will figure out the number of lightbulbs that need to be replaced and determine the best light solution for your system that minimizes energy consumption.


After the two studies are completed you can get a complete review of the quantities and light types that are required to retrofit your building. By understanding the quantities and the cost savings that you can expect, you’ll likely be able to calculate a payback period for the retrofit!

After you get the go-ahead to upgrade your lighting system, the lighting experts or electrical contractor that you’ve hired will handle the process of sourcing and receiving the product. As soon as the products that are needed come in, the contractor will go ahead and begin the installation process. An LED retrofit will replace the existing fixtures with new and efficient fixtures that require less maintenance, improve productivity and maximize energy efficiency.

If you would like to get started in the process of upgrading your LED lighting, contact us today to learn more!

This post was written by Carl Edwards. Carl is the lighting engineer at Smart Energy Technologies. Smart Energy Technologies is a commercial lighting service company. They offer lighting solutions to a variety of industries. Some of these include, healthcare lighting, commercial restaurant light fixtures, parking lighting, prison led lighting, led warehouse lighting, and much more.

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