Lighting Upgrades

Lighting Upgrades Kensal Green, NW10

Here are some useful guidelines to remember when attempting a lighting upgrade:

  • The lighting system must serve the design goals of the space, no upgrade should compromise the system’s performance in meeting these goals. The upgrade should begin with the question, “What is the spaced used for and how does the lighting support that?”
  • There is no magic to new energy-efficient lighting systems, since all lighting equipment operates according to the laws of physics, there are always trade off’s
  • All lighting components must be compatible to operate properly
  • All OSHA safety requirements should be met when any work is done on the lighting system
  • Ensure that all retrofits are permanent and understood by the maintenance personnel in a written and communicated lighting policy, so that old components are not reintroduced back into the lighting system later (such as when a screw-in compact fluorescent lamp fails and is then replaced with an incandescent lamp)
  • Planned lighting maintenance can be an effective means of getting the best results from the lighting system and can help create energy management opportunities
  • Be sure to include provisions for legal compliance in disposing of any lighting waste (see Lighting Waste Disposal)

Typical Fluorescent Fixture Upgrades

  • T8 Lamp/Ballast System
  • Specular Reflectors/Delamping
  • Current Limiters
  • Daylight-dimming Systems
  • T5 Twin-Tube Lamp/Ballast System
  • T10 Lamps
  • 32W Heater Cut-out and 34W Energy-Saving T12 Lamps
  • 25W T12 Lamps/T8 Ballasts
  • Premium Magnetic, Cathode Cut-out (Hybrid), Electronic Ballasts (Full Output, Dimmable, Light-Level Switching and Low-Wattage)
  • Lens/Louver Upgrades
  • Indirect Lighting w/Task Lighting
  • Task Lighting w/Reduced Ambient Lighting
  • New Fixtures

Compact Lighting Upgrades

  • Compact Fluorescent Lamps
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Krypton Incandescent Lamps
  • Electrodeless Downlight Lamps
  • Compact HID Lamps
  • New Fixtures

High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting Upgrades

  • Energy-Saving Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium (HPS) Lamps
  • Switching to Metal Halide or HPS Systems
  • HID Fixture Reflectors
  • High-Bay Compact Fluorescent Lamps
  • Dimming Ballasts
  • New Fixtures

Typical Exit Sign Upgrades

  • Compact Fluorescent Lamps
  • Low-Wattage Incandescent Lamps
  • LEDs
  • Electroluminescent Panels
  • New Exit Signs

Typical Control Upgrades

  • Lighting Management Systems
  • Dimmable Fluorescent And HID Ballasts
  • Daylight- and Lumen Maintenance-Dimming Systems
  • Electronic Timeclocks
  • Occupancy Sensors (many options available)
  • Manual, Step-Level And Panel-Level Dimming Systems
  • Current Limiters
  • Capacitive-Switching HID Systems

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