There are two types of people that are actively seeking a lighting retrofit. The first would be what I call the conservationist and the second is the economist. Each person has their own reasons for why they are seeking energy efficiency and the end result for each is the same. They both save on natural resources while simultaneously saving ones budget.
Recognizing the need for a lighting retrofit may be different for the conservationist than it would be for the economist. The conservationist may be more concerned with the age of technology that is found in their facility. Outdated types of lighting can contain hazardous materials within the lamps and every time a lamp burns out you must recycle them to avoid these materials leaking back into our environment. Older technology is prone to having an exorbitant amount of these materials in order to make the lamps work. Plus they usually will have a poor lamp life thus meaning more maintenance is required to safely handle the materials. (more…)