LED lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States. Quick background: LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs, use a semiconductor to convert electricity into light. In 2000, the Department of Energy (DOE) helped create a LED bulb to package the new technology. Yet it took 10 years before LED bulbs became widely, commercially available.
If you’re in the midst of changing over from one technology to another, don’t be intimated that you have to replace at once all of the lighting in your building or home – thanks to TCP LED retrofit kits. If you like the output and layout of your existing fixture, retrofitting is a cost-effective alternative solution to a full redesign. TCP offers many LED retrofit solutions to consider instead of buying brand all new, expensive lamps for your residential and commercial spaces. Installing TCP retrofit kits are simple. All kits come with easy-to-follow instructions. However, if you are not familiar with the safety requirements of electrical wiring, we recommend you bring in a licensed electrician.
In particular, when looking to retrofit LED lighting into recessed openings, TCP’s Elite Dimmable Recessed Retrofit kits offer a sleek, integrated look. It features excellent color consistency (CRI) to establish mood, smooth uniform dimming from 100% to – 0.5% to give you control over brightness, and TCP’s highly efficient LEDs and driver performance save energy. Count on a long life – 35,000 hours. Plus, these recessed LED kits are easy to install, with pigtail and spring clips included.
TCP’s recent innovations include the 2017 launch of new LED strip and linear retrofit kits that enhance the aesthetic appeal of any space while taking advantage of energy savings all at an affordable price point.
The LED General Purpose Strips and the General Purpose Strip Retrofit Kits are fully dimmable and have the option of adding an occupancy sensor with daylight harvesting. All TCP Luxterior LED Luminaires are easy to install and offer different mounting options. TCP’s LED General Purpose Strip Retrofit Kits easily replace existing fluorescent lamps and ballasts with an integrated LED system where the LED General Purpose Strip replaces the entire luminaire.
LED Retrofit Kit Cost Savings
In 2017, USA Today reported that switching to LED light bulbs can help the typical home save about a $1,000 over a 10-year period. That’s roughly $8.33 a month. We have long known that LED is a highly energy-efficient lighting technology. Residential LEDs use at least 75% less energy and can last 25 times longer than incandescent lighting. In the early 2000’s, LED lighting earned a reputation for being far costlier, but since 2008 alone, prices for LED light bulbs have dropped a remarkable 90%. And that’s just product cost! Let’s look at energy savings:
LEDs use 87% less energy than halogen lamps and have a 25,000 to 50,000 hour lifespan. Say your facility leaves its lamps on for 24 hours per day; lamps won’t have to be replaced for almost six years.
The following are items to consider when measuring ROI on energy savings:
- Amount of hours lights are on each day
- Number of days per week lights are in use
- Number of existing and new fixtures and lamps
- Wattage amount of existing fixtures and new lamps
- Current kWh rate
- Estimated cost of yearly maintenance
- Installation cost for lighting
You can also count on savings due to decreased labor, maintenance and disposal costs – among many other factors – offered by TCP retrofit kits.
LED Retrofit Compatibility Guides
Just about everyone in the lighting industry is looking for energy efficient solutions, such as lighting controls. However, you may run into compatibility problems when retrofitting standard lamps with LEDs. The below references will guide you to finding compatible lighting products for your dimmers and ballasts.
LED Retrofit Kits for the Home
TCP meets the growing demand for indoor and outdoor LED lighting applications. When it comes to saving money, reducing maintenance costs, and providing a more appealing aesthetic to your home – TCP offers a wide variety of supplies, kits and styles, continually innovating to provide new products at affordable price points, including Elite Series LED downlight retrofits.
Recessed LED Retrofit Kits
Recessed lighting – sometimes also called downlights, pot lights and can lights – are housed above the ceiling. The trim of the lights is what you see below the ceiling. It is that part of the lighting that is a visible part of the room decor.
It’s a very cool style choice – and just because you switch to LED lighting doesn’t mean you have to give it up. In fact, TCP offers dimmable retrofit kits that will help you transition to improved energy-efficiency without altering the interior design that you already like!
LED retrofit kits combine the best of both worlds – a high quality plastic housing and high performance LED chips. This allows you to have a lamp that produces the best possible light output at an everyday affordable price point.
We will help you find a commercial and industrial lighting distributor near you. Our lighting distributors provide the best energy efficient lighting product because of our lighting know-how.
Replacing Old Can Lights with Retrofit Kits
Want to swap out your old can lights with retrofit kits? TCP offers all-inclusive kits, complete with accessories, to make the task simpler than you think. Not only will you be saving money by eliminating the need for complete fixture installation, you’ll be benefitting from the ever increasing value of LED lighting efficiency.
Waterproof Kits for Bath and Kitchen
LED retrofit kits that are waterproof are perfect for use in bathrooms and kitchens. LED lighting in your bathroom serves two purposes; Lighting for safety (where you step, for instance) and lighting to create a spa-like aesthetic. In the kitchen, you can retrofit dimmable LED lighting to give you control over the mood of the room – from quiet and peaceful to bright and engaging. After all, a lot of paperwork and homework get addressed in kitchens and dining areas in today’s homes – where there are many opportunities to open up the room, design task lighting for food prep and cooking and more.
Cutting Energy Costs with Retrofit Kits
Switching to LED light bulbs might save the average home about a $1,000 over ten years, a major newspaper reported in 2017.
Nevertheless, many people still balk at switching to LED lighting because they believe it’s too expensive. That’s an old fallacy. In truth, LED bulbs cost 85% less than they did just a few years ago.
Moreover, LED lighting cuts energy costs, using 87% less energy than halogen lamps. Say your facility leaves its lamps on for 24 hours per day; lamps won’t have to be replaced for almost six years. Another way to save on energy is by utilizing controls. When using dimming on top of the efficiency of LEDs, you could save your building’s owner a significant amount in energy savings. By dimming the LEDs, you can extend the life of the driver in the lamps. TCP offers LED lighting and retrofit kits to make it easier and more affordable than ever to enjoy these savings and improved efficiencies.