It’s actually one of the easiest capital projects you’re likely to undertake relative to the financial savings afforded by a switch to LED lighting. For most of the lights in your business or residential space, it’s as simple as screwing in a light bulb. Fluorescents Heat Pipe Heat Sink Manufacturers can be a little more involved but we have techniques to work around the ballasts depending on your situation. So let’s discuss installation and prep of your new cost saving LED lights.
Most people think that LED lights require some big change in sockets or fixtures. They don’t. The corresponding LED light to any existing light was designed to fit in with existing fixtures otherwise the change over would be unreasonable. Any of the sockets currently available have a corresponding LED light that can fit it and a matching if not better wattage/lumens profile to match the replaced light. When you receive your new LED light bulbs, you simply replace the other more wasteful bulbs, whether they’re omni-directional or spot and flip the switch. You’re saving right away. As with all lights, there may be a small percentage (much smaller than incandescent or CFL) that start dead. This is rare since all are tested and LED’s being solid state by design, are much more resilient to damage resulting from shipping etc. Please return any damaged bulbs and we’ll replace them immediately. This usually only occurs with LED light installations that incorporate 1000’s (if not 10’s of thousands) of bulbs. Let’s turn our attention to strip lighting or fluorescents.
Fluorescents are a bit different since they have a ballast. A ballast is in the casing or fixture that a fluorescent strip lights plugs into. It’s a little electronic gateway between the light lamps and the electric power source and it’s primary role is stabilize the current delivered to the lights. Two interesting points about the ballast. One, it requires it’s own amount of electricity to power (separate from the lights themselves). None of this electricity get turned into lumens or light. Secondly, it can and will fail. In fact, it may fail before the lights themselves. Just another source of cost and replacement labor associated with fluorescent lighting. LED’s do not require ballasts. The electricity goes directly to the light which is why it’s so efficient when compared to fluorescents. SO…if we have a large number of fluorescent fixtures with ballasts, how do we get them ready for LED lighting. There’s good there. We not need to remove the fixtures which is important since they’re footprint is built into the space now. We want to minimize cost, downtime, and effort to make the switch. Any electrician can bypass the ballast in a few minutes so that the power goes directly to the LED light. We now avoid ballasts power consumption, failure, and we’re able leave existing fixtures intact.
For 99% of the lighting on the market, the above installation is all that will be required. For specialized lighting such as street lamps, our LED lights are universal in terms of the principle upon how they are powered so in house or local electricians will have no problem. One note…we are happy to provide referrals to install your job but ultimately, the least expense approach is to keep things local since we’re dealing with very simple electrical work and in some cases, just a lot of wrist action.