A lighting retrofit isn't only economical and better for our environment, it will also improve the appearance of your workplace. Retrofits will shine brighter and appear livelier with no yellow, dim, or overcast lighting areas.
A footcandle is defined as: A unit of measure of the intensity of light falling on a surface, equal to one lumen per square foot and originally defined with reference to a standardized candle burning at one foot from a given surface.
By upgrading your lighting system, you will increase the number of footcandles in your office or warehouse, and improve the color rendering index (CRI).
Increase in Productivity
Studies have shown that when there are increases in the quality of working conditions, there is an increase in employee production and overall company morale.
This is known as the ”Hawthorne Effect” and it's common business knowledge that if your employees and clients are treated well, that they'll return the favor.
Some people may say this is the reason they decide not to retrofit, but the cost of waiting sometimes outweighs the cost of the actual retrofit. Can you imagine paying 50% more to the electric company than you really have to?
The procedure of retrofitting is basically the replacement of one lighting system with an energy-efficient lighting technology. This is one of the easiest, least expensive, and least destructive means of creating more energy for future use. Retrofitting saves energy, rather than drilling newer and expensive power plants.
The idea is to lower demand through efficiency instead of increasing supply by spending more resources.
Retrofit lights trim down the consumption of electricity which, in turn, reduces demand.
While newer technologies add increased reliability and longevity to the system, lighting issues can be easily overcome with the help of specific design considerations.
A lighting retrofit is one type of upgrade in which one can see the savings during the same/or very next month, depending on your electric company’s billing cycle. The savings are real and the longer you wait, the longer your money will continue to go out the window.