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Lighting Retrofits: Upgrade Your Business to be More Energy Efficient

For Professionals - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 7/17/2020

Warehouse that uses retrofit lighting

Light bulbs are one of those business expenses you rarely think about. So long as they go on in the morning and switch off in the evening, many people don’t give them a second thought. Inefficient bulbs can end up costing you a lot more than you think though. If you own or operate a business, you can cut your lighting costs significantly with an LED retrofit from Batteries Plus Bulbs.

Retrofitting Your Building with LED Lighting

Retrofitting refers to the process of converting the lighting in your facility to accept more energy-efficient light bulbs. You might be asking, “Why can’t I simply buy a different set of light bulbs?” The reason for this lies in your system’s luminaires. A luminaire is a term that refers to the complete lighting apparatus, including the lamps and ballasts, along with all of the parts that distribute light, position the lamps and connect them to your facility’s power supply.

Older luminaires were designed specifically to work with old incandescent bulbs, so they don’t work properly with other types of bulbs. Plugging an LED bulb into old luminaires will reduce the light’s output and can cause damage to the ballast, as well as shorten the lamp’s expected life. That’s why it’s necessary to replace old luminaires with new ones engineered to work with LED bulbs.

Why Should I Switch to LED lighting?

LED light bulbs are the longest-lasting, brightest and most energy-efficient light bulbs on the market today. They also have a lifespan of up to ten years, which helps save you maintenance time as well as money, freeing you up to spend more time running your business. But how much do you really stand to save? Let’s break down the energy difference for some of the most common bulbs used in business facilities.


These lights are rated up to 50,000 hours with up to 64% energy savings versus fluorescents. That translates to up to $100 in savings over the lifetime of the bulb. Plus, they contain no mercury and are both bypass and ballast compatible.

LED Pin Based

Rated up to 50,000 hours with 50% energy savings over Pin CFL bulbs.


Rated up to 50,000 hours. These LED replacements offer up to 86% energy savings versus traditional HID lamps.

LED Can Lights

Rated up to 35,000 hours. These energy-efficient can lights contain no mercury and turn on instantly with no warm-up time.

Convinced yet? Just wait, there’s more. All of our LED lamps carry a 5-year warranty, so you can be confident you’re getting the best possible bulbs.

We’re the Lighting Retrofit Experts

Partnering with Batteries Plus Bulbs doesn’t just save you money, it also saves you time. We are experts in our field, with thirty years of experience behind us, so you can trust us to help you find the right solution for your business. We understand that different facilities have different lighting needs. Whether you’re lighting a small office, an entire school or a manufacturing facility, we offer full lighting design to help you customize the best lighting scheme for every area of your facility.

In addition, many states offer energy rebates and other savings just for switching to energy-efficient lighting. We can help you navigate this process from start to finish, assisting with paperwork and helping to maximize your savings.

If you’re interested in lighting your facility or office more efficiently, our commercial sales team can help. They’ll find the right solution specific to your needs and help you maximize local product and energy rebates. Sign up for a business account today and a representative will reach out to you to discuss your needs. Plus, as a commercial account holder, you’ll ensure that you get the best pricing on this project as well as our full selection of power and lighting products.