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What Is Involved In An LED Retrofit?

Are you looking to upgrade your business or home's lighting system but don't want the extra cost of purchasing new light fixtures? LED retrofitting offers a balance between new LED lighting without the extra cost of purchasing new light fixtures. This energy-saving solution is a popular way to save on energy costs and provides high-quality, exceptional light to all of your spaces. In today’s energy-conscious environment, switching to LED lighting can also allow you to create a customized atmosphere for your space while being more environmentally conscious since LED lights do not emit nearly as much heat as conventional lighting solutions.


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Consider Retrofitting To LED Light Solutions 

There are many reasons why individuals choose to retrofit their space rather than outfitting it with entirely new light fixtures. Not only does retrofitting save you money upfront by saving costs on light fixtures, but because modern products are so energy efficient, they also save you money in the long run by reducing your energy bills.
If you want to upgrade your lighting while reducing costs, then an LED retrofit is the perfect solution for you. Our team of highly skilled electricians and lighting experts can meet all of your lighting needs and preferences in an efficient, and affordable manner. Contact our team today by calling (403)-863-8529 or fill out our online contact form below.

The Benefits of LED lighting

LED technology is the leading solution for energy-efficient lighting solutions that offer a wide range of benefits that traditional fluorescent lighting does not. These benefits include:

  • Reduced Maintenance
  • Lower Heat Production
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Eligibility for Tax Rebates
  • Improved Quality of Light

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Things To Be Considered Before An LED Retrofit

LED lighting solutions function differently from traditional fluorescent lighting. Before starting a retrofit in your home or business, make sure you consider:

  • Controls such as timers and dimmers for conventional lighting will not be compatible with LED lighting. When retrofitting your fixtures, you will have to purchase these features for them to work with your LED retrofit.
  • Most LED lighting is offered in many but not all retrofit configurations. Keep in mind that not all light fixtures are compatible with LED retrofits.


What To Expect From An LED Retrofit

Analysis of your current lighting setup

Every building, home, and individual has different lighting preferences and current setups. Therefore a qualified retrofitter must come to survey your space to see your lighting system and any improvements that it may need. A retrofitter will also determine if your current lighting system is compatible with an LED retrofit and will find elements that are underperforming or wasting energy.

 A Detailed Proposal

A detailed proposal should include a detailed cost list, recommendations for improvements, and an explanation of the project's payback time as well as future ROI. Do not give the go-ahead to anyone without first seeing and approving a proposal so you ensure you are getting the best outcome possible for your lighting needs.


Once a walkthrough is complete and your lighting system has been approved for an LED retrofit, it is time for the installation of your new lighting. Every home and business is unique, and so are their lighting systems. Therefore all projects will be different from one another and will require different features. The size and complexity of your property will determine how long your retrofit will take as well as what features you require to be installed.

Process rebate paperwork

Following clean-up, after your new lighting system is installed, it will be time to submit all appropriate paperwork for any available rebates or grants.

LED Retrofit Savings For Calgary Homes and Businesses

Switching to an LED lighting system offers an environment that is more aesthetically pleasing and offers a large amount of energy savings for your home or business. LED retrofits should be seriously considered when looking to improve productivity in your business/home and bottom line as well as improve the quality of lighting.

FM Lighting & Electrical has over a decade of experience in the Calgary area and has both the tools and expertise to perform retrofits on both indoor and outdoor lighting. To learn more about the cost and energy-saving benefits of LED retrofits, contact our team by calling (403)-863-8529 or by filling out our online contact form to get in touch with one of our team members.


What is a lighting retrofit?

A lighting retrofit is a process of replacing certain components in an already existing lighting system with more efficient, modern solutions. This allows you to avoid buying brand new lighting fixtures for your entire space, which saves significant amounts of money.

Are there different types of LED retrofits?

Yes. There are several different LED retrofit solutions and fixtures for your home or business. Common ones include:

  • LED tubes
  • LED troffer lights
  • LED strip light fixture
  • LED vapor tight fixture

Can LED lighting systems come with integrated control systems?

Yes, they can. Technology has allowed lighting solutions to be controlled through mobile apps and offer features such as motion detection, timers, and dimmers

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