What is Retrofit Recessed Lighting?
LED retrofit can lights allow you to quickly and easily replace old incandescent recessed ceiling lights with energy saving LED versions. These LED retrofit kits are designed to screw right into the existing sockets of your old fixture.
5 Reasons Why You Should Retrofit Your Recessed Lighting with LEDs
Take a quick mental inventory of the recessed lighting that’s currently in your home or business.
- Is it efficient?
- Is it helping you save money on your power bill, or on your bottom line?
- Is the light quality impressive?
- Are the light bulbs incredibly long-lasting?
If you answered “no” to any of those questions, you should consider upgrading to LED retrofit recessed lighting. There’s a good reason why “retrofit” is a hot buzz word in energy efficient lighting, and why individuals and businesses across the world are revamping their recessed lighting systems to save money by switching to LEDs.
1. You can kiss the hassle (and cost) of replacing light bulbs goodbye.
Average lifetimes range between 35,000 and 50,000 hours for LED recessed lighting retrofits. That means these lights are going to last anywhere from twelve to seventeen years, even if they are left on for eight hours every day. Imagine: If you install an LED recessed light in your newborn’s nursery, you won’t be replacing the light until that baby is leaving for college.
You can see why the slightly higher upfront cost of LED recessed lighting quickly pays for itself! This benefit is especially beneficial for those with high ceilings, where replacing a light bulb is a real headache.
2. You’ll shave dollars off your power bill immediately.
LED recessed lights deliver the same bright light you are used to, yet they consume less watts to do it. Consider this: a four-inch LED retrofit module uses just 9 watts to operate, whereas its incandescent counterpart blazes through about 40 watts. Multiply that by the number of recessed lights you retrofit, and you have a good idea of the potential savings on each monthly power bill.
3. Your inefficient recessed lights are making your air conditioning work harder.
Incandescent and halogen light bulbs give off a whole lot of heat, and each summer, your A/C system is forced to counteract that heat – using even more energy.
The U.S. Department of Energy has estimated that 4-5 percent of the energy used in the entire United States goes solely to removing excess heat generated by lighting. Wow. Let’s make a dent in that 4-5 percent, shall we?
4. The actual retrofit is incredibly easy. No electrician required.
Step 1: Remove your inefficient light bulb.
Step 2: Pull off the trim.
Step 3: Screw the LED retrofit module right into the existing socket.
It doesn’t get any simpler than that!
5. You can customize the LED to look like whichever light source you prefer.
If you just can’t part with the warm yellow glow that your incandescent light bulbs give off, do not fear. LEDs are available in a wide range of color temperatures. Efficient, bright, beautiful light is coming your way!