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LED lighting retrofits involve replacing older lighting systems with setups that can support LEDs. Whether you’re curious about outdoor LED lighting projects or another type of LED undertaking, this post will give you a good grasp of the topic.

The Basics
As covered by the blog of Stouch Lighting, LED retrofitting can be undertaken on a wide variety of types of lights. For example, a city might install municipal LED street lighting. On a smaller scale, businesses might upgrade their parking lot lighting with LEDs. And on an even smaller scale, homeowners can upgrade their homes with new LED lighting. This type of lighting is useful for both interior and exterior applications.

The Benefits
An LED retrofit provides several benefits. The first is that a retrofit can greatly improve the energy efficiency of a given lighting system. For example, according to data from the US government’s Energy Saver program, in residential settings, LEDs consume a quarter or less of the energy of incandescent lighting. In terms of efficiency, LEDs also outperform traditional lighting sources in larger projects like LED roadway lighting.

Another benefit is that LED-based systems require less maintenance than their traditional counterparts. For instance an individual LED light can last for 25,000 hours on the low end and for more than 100,000 hours on the high end. By comparison, traditional incandescent lights have a lifespan of only 1,200 hours, while halogen lights manage 2,500 hours of life. The takeaway point is that LEDs need replacement much less frequently.

Finally, LEDs simply provide higher-quality light than traditional lighting sources. LEDs are directional, meaning they only light a 180-degree swath. Traditional lighting sources, by comparison, spray light in all directions. This often necessitates measures like the installation of reflectors, which are frequently clunky and inefficient.

Special Considerations
There are certain considerations that go into any LED retrofitting project. For instance, while most LEDs work with standard fixtures, replacing the fixtures during a retrofit may open up more options overall. Another consideration is that LED dimming technology is typically incompatible with older-style lighting setups, necessitating the installation of LED dimmers if that capability is desired.

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Hiring professionals to handle the job can make an LED retrofit project relatively simple, though. If you’re interested in one of these projects in California or Nevada, contact Great Basin Lighting today.

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