Over time, the world has moved from the use of traditional fluorescent Troffers to the use of LED lighting. Most buildings ranging from homes, office buildings, retail stores, and even private rooms have evolved from Fluorescent Troffers to LED lighting.
You are probably thinking of ways to switch from fluorescent to LED lightings, and you are not sure of your choice. There are two approaches to how you can upgrade your commercial lighting from Fluorescent to LEDs. The first to either completely change your lighting or fixtures from a fluorescent to LED, or you can make some changes to your fluorescent so it can work as a LED.
There are, however, several factors that should guide the approach you choose in upgrading your lighting to LED, and they include:
- Your budget
- The type and position of your lighting
- And the reason for the change or the goal of the change.
Once you have been able to answer these questions, you can then decide on which of the approaches you should opt for,
To altogether remove your fluorescent lighting and replace it with a LED would only require you to return the fluorescent with a new LED which can be more expensive than the other approach.
The process of changing the fixture of your fluorescent work as a LED is called retrofitting. Retrofitting is simply adding new programming or engineering to an older system. You can do this to upgrade your fluorescent to your LED. There are several ways in which you can retrofit your lighting. You may do this by bypassing the ballast of the fluorescent fixture. You can do this by separating the wires to the ballast and then wiring it directly to the socket. The fixture would have to be re-wired before attaching the led tubes. This act is to prevent any possible incompatibility that may cause any potential damage. It would save you the cost of getting a new ballast to avoid injury.
Upgrading your commercial lighting to LED lighting can prove a good chance for you to emphasize the advantages.
However, you should check your budget before opting for any of these approaches to ensure which of them matches your company pocket.
You should also seek professional advice on the best approach to take in upgrading your lights to LED. You might not be able to foresee the future effects that this change may have on your business.
You should put your customers at the forefront of your decision as they are the frontiers regarding the effect of this change.
You should also consider your employees and involve them in the process to feel like they are part of the fundamental change. You may also consult them about this change since they are at the front line of the business and would know the customers’ preferences.