In recent years, LED technology has become more affordable and energy efficient. It is a great option for businesses that want to reduce their maintenance time and cost while also improving the quality of illumination. However, when it comes to choosing between retrofitting your lighting with LED fixtures or lamps, you might not know which one is right for you. This article will discuss the benefits of each and offer tips on how to decide what's best for you. 

Why Upgrade to LED

  • Reduced energy consumption
  • The benefits of upgrading to LED are numerous, but one of the most important is its energy efficiency. LED light fixtures can produce much more lumens per watt of electricity used - about 10-12 times what you would get with a regular MH/HID bulb! This saves money by reducing the amount of energy required. Energy savings from an LED can be as much as 50% over a standard incandescent bulb. This translates into substantially lower power bills and higher savings for you in the long run.

  • Longer lifespan
  • LEDs last up to 20 times longer than traditional bulbs on average and can save you money on replacement costs. When they do need replacing, LEDs are far cheaper because they use fewer materials and resources during their manufacturing process. 

  • Environmental friendly
  • You can also help reduce emissions by choosing LEDs over other types of lighting. LEDs don't have mercury like fluorescent or halogen lights, so they're safer for people and the environment as well.

    LED Lighting Solutions:  Retrofit Lighting with LED Lamps or LED Fixtures

    LED lighting solutions come in two main categories, LED retrofit lamps and LED fixtures. They are different because one is for replacing old light sources with new LED lamps while the other one means replacing the whole fixture.

    LED Fixtures

    Some key advantages include reduced energy consumption up to 50-70%, longer lifespan, improved color rendering index (CRI), increased light output, and easier installation for electricians. The LED light fixtures come in all shapes and sizes, which can also be customized to lower costs and fit your specific needs with different color temperature settings, brightness levels, beam angles, and lumen outputs. Additionally, the LED light fixtures are easy to maintain.

    When comparing LED light fixtures to lamps, there is a major difference in cost. LED fixtures can be more expensive upfront, and you will need qualified electricians to help with installation.

    LED Lamps

    A retrofit lamp is an excellent option for those who have a limited budget and is the cheapest way to take your outdated lighting system and make it modern. With LED lamps, you can update your traditional bulbs to new LED lights at just about any budget level. The installation process is easy and quick. With LED lamps, you can save time and money by simply replacing your old incandescent/MH/HID bulbs with these energy-efficient LED lamps that fit right into your existing lighting fixtures. Only very little maintenance is needed after installation.

    There are several limits of LED lamps to consider when upgrading. First of all, using existing fixtures could affect the performance and life of LED lamps. And the lamps can only go up to certain wattage to avoid overheating and cannot maximum lumen outputs from one fixture. What’s more, there may be several possible issues such as electrocution, flicker, and surge protection.

    If you are looking to save money in the long run and be more environmentally friendly, upgrading your current light fixtures to LED is a simple way to do so. We have the perfect solution for retrofitting your existing lighting with LEDs. With a variety of different types and sizes available, you can find one that fits perfectly into your space. The energy savings are worth it! Let us know what type of fixture or lamp you need to make your next project an easy success story.

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