Are Lighting Retrofits Worth the Money?

A lighting retrofit is the practice of replacing components in the system with counterparts that make it use energy more efficiently. A lighting upgrade is any strategy that reduces the system's energy use. Energy savings are realized over time that can be significant enough to not only pay for the new equipment, but produce a return on the investment.

While manufacturers and professional lighting managers have computer software that calculate the economic benefits of an upgrade, it pays to understand the principles.

Recycling Spent Lamps During a Retrofit

The Bulb Eater® lamp crushing system from Air Cycle compacts lamp size by up to 80%, saving storage space and speeding up the process of packaging spent lamps prior to recycling. Request a quote » Bulb Eater® pricing.

Air Cycle's EasyPak™ program makes it easy to package, mail-in, and recycle the spent lamps or ballasts produced from lighting retrofits at smaller facilities. Learn more » how EasyPak™ works.

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