When you are considering making a change from traditional light bulbs to LEDs, one of the most common questions professional service providers hear is, “how much is the LED retrofit project going to cost?” While this is a common question, it is also one of the most difficult ones to answer.
While the lighting project designers may be able to tell you the costs of labor, lamps, and fixtures, it is challenging to provide an “average price” because the factors vary from one project to another. However, there are some general guidelines you can get to know to understand what variables are going to affect the cost of your project.
The size of your building, how it is built, hours of operation, and the existing electrical service can all impact the cost of a retrofitting project. There is no cookie-cutter price or solution for this. Each LED lighting system has to be custom designed for the space. Some of the considerations that must be made to begin the LED retrofitting project include:
- How big is the building or the area that is included in the project?
- What is the electrical service being used currently?
- What is the building’s hours of operation?
- Is daylight harvesting an option?
- How accessible are the light fixtures?
- What is the facility’s working environment?
Each of these factors impacts the amount of work that must be done to completely retrofit the desired area with LED fixtures.
The Lighting System and Operational Requirements
Another important factor that is going to impact the cost of retrofitting your new lighting system is the current lighting system being used, as well as the operational requirements of the location. There are three main things that can impact the cost of your project. These include:
- The condition of your current light fixtures.
- The amount of light you need for the space.
- Whether or not you are planning to change processes, remodel, or upgrade the lights in the near future.
Due to all these factors and considerations, it is absolutely imperative that you work with a lighting professional. They can help create a custom design for the lighting in a business that will meet all the needs you have now, and in the future. While the initial cost of installing LED lights may be higher than other lighting options, the ROI this offers is significant. In fact, for some businesses, the energy savings make up for the cost of the installation in a single year.
Contact Excel Lighting KC today to get your LED retrofit started!