Compare Your LED Upgrade Options: A Simple Decision Guide

The savings for commercial buildings and industrial facilities from LED lighting compared to fluorescent and HID are well established – lower energy and demand costs, two to five times longer life and reduced maintenance. However, when it comes to deciding on the best strategy for implementing an LED upgrade, it’s worth taking a close look at all the available options.

Replacing existing traditional lamps in your fixtures with integrated driver LED lamps may offer the lowest up-front project costs, but when the potential for even lower maintenance costs, improved performance and better utility rebates are factored in, new LED fixtures or retrofit kits may give you the best long term return on your investment.

The availability of rebates or incentives will be an important factor in which LED upgrade option you implement. Use this utility / government rebate and incentive look-up tool to see what’s available in your area.

The decision guide below, published by the Northwest Lighting Network, will help you focus on the LED lighting upgrade that meets your needs and budget.


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Dave Burtner

Dave has been active in the lighting industry since 1994. Formerly a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and certified by the National Council On Qualifications for Lighting Professionals, Dave now writes blog posts, lighting tips and provides lighting product assistance for the Topbulb website.

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