Today the cost of a new LED parking lot light fixture is close to that of a LED Retrofit parking lot light. It depends upon the wattage and the voltage. The payback is usually under 2 years for most projects.
True Story About Church In Anchorage, Alaska That Updated Their Parking Lot Lights
$288 Per Year Energy Savings On Just One Light
Because it is so dark in Alaska during a good part of the year outdoor parking lot lighting is very important. Like most churches or parking lot light applications they were using 400W Metal Halide lamps in their shoe boxes. We retrofitted their existing 400w shoe box fixtures with our 120w LED Retrofit lights which increased the lighting in the parking lots and the electricity saved was 74% which amounted to about $288 per year savings per fixture and the payback was less than 15 months.
New LED Parking Lot Light Fixtures Cost Have Come Down A Lot In The Last Few Years
In the past the cost difference between a LED Retrofit Light and a New LED Light Fixture was a minimum of $100. Today the cost between a LED Retrofit Light and a New LED Light Fixture may be $30-$50.
NEW Could Be Better Than Retrofit But….
It really depends upon the age of the existing fixtures, the shape of the existing fixtures and the looks of the existing fixtures. We can pretty much install a LED Retrofit into about 99% of all existing LED parking lot fixtures. Today we have 4 different ways to retrofit an existing shoebox light fixture. Like all things there is good better and best. The good in LED lights is a lower cost retrofit light with 50,000 hour lifespan. The better is one with 70,000 lifespan and the best is one with 100,000 hour lifespan.
How To Pick Out The Right LED Light Fixture of Retrofit
LED chips come from many different manufacturers. Some factories are much better than others and their chips last longer, have better CRI, provide more lumen per watt and are made with higher quality products. The facts are NOT ALL LED CHIPS ARE MADE THE SAME. We only sell products that have a minimum of 5 years warranty. That tells us we are getting a much higher quality chip. Before you buy look at lifespan, warranty, CRI, lumen per watt….make sure it is the highest available on the market today.
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Please ask one of our LED lighting consultants is new or retrofit is the best way to do on your application? We can help you make the right choice and show you how much you can save and give you a great payback.