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4 steps to optimizing your LED upgrade
LEDs have made quite an impression on the lighting industry. They offer serious benefits in high efficiency, long life, excellent color quality and are compatible with controls. Despite this, an LED upgrade is no walk in the park. Careful planning is required to optimize savings and performance. Take the following steps to ensure the success of your lighting replacement program.
- Conduct a survey. Before you upgrade, survey your lighting system to determine where changes may be needed. Do you have poor lighting in some areas and problems with glare in others? Consult with a qualified lighting designer or engineer. They can answer these questions and help you design a lighting system that will improve productivity and enhance your indoor environment.
- Set priorities. With their many benefits, you may be tempted to replace all of your lighting with LEDs. That could be expensive and LEDs may not be the right fit for every application. Prioritize your replacement program, upgrading where it makes the most sense and where you'll get the most bang for your buck. Areas to consider include:
- Hard-to-reach places. LEDs last 50,000 to 100,000 hours (depending on fixture type and application) and are resistant to vibration. They can save money and reduce labor intensive maintenance costs in high-ceiling areas and parking lots
- Cold temperature environments. LED performance increases as the temperature falls. They're a great fit for walk-in coolers or freezer cases.
- Task and display lighting. LED lighting is directional in nature, delivering light right where you need it while using less energy.
With a little extra time and effort, you can significantly reduce your energy costs and take full advantage of all the benefits that LED lighting has to offer.
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