Due to significant strides in lighting technology, advanced lighting system upgrades are among the most cost-effective means for commercial building owners to lower their energy use, cut operating costs, and reduce their carbon footprints. Lighting upgrades also improve lighting quality and aesthetics, which can improve occupant well-being and increase property values and rents.
Lighting system upgrades can be completed at varying levels of complexity and cost, from replacing individual components (such as lamps, ballasts, or sensors), to relighting or redesigning entire spaces. Projects that successfully improve the office environment and save energy will select upgrade measures to meet the specific needs of the space and organization. Typically, the more comprehensive the retrofit, the greater the improvement to lighting functionality, comfort, aesthetics, and project payback.