What are lighting retrofits?

A simple definition of a lighting retrofit is the replacement of your old lighting fixtures and/or bulbs with newer, more efficient equivalents. LED retrofits result in better light output and greater energy efficiency, increasing visibility and safety of your facility while simultaneously reducing energy usage. Less energy use means lower electricity bills for you and less greenhouse gas emissions for the environment. 

Why are LEDs so great?

Many facilities are still operating with old, outdated bulbs that are eating up unnecessary electricity. LEDs, or light emitting diodes, shine brighter, last much longer, and consume a fraction of the energy than their traditional counterparts. With a third of the energy consumption, they save up to 70% in energy costs and provide better light.


LEDs can be used in almost any application and are especially valuable in commercial settings. The expected life of an LED fixture is 50,000 hours — which would last about 10 years in a facility that operates for 12 hours a day — significantly reducing the required maintenance over time. This saves your maintenance resources and avoids associated facility downtime, helping you operate at peak performance. 

These projects have an average ROI of two years and are often eligible for rebate incentive programs from most utilities. Combined with the energy and maintenance savings, the rebates can be the icing on the cake for your LED retrofit project.


Ready to get started? Read our Guide to Exterior LED Retrofits or contact us today to see how we can help you!


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Colite Technologies

5 Technology Circle

Columbia, SC 29203

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(803) 935-9052


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