An official COVID-19 update from TCPi. Read More

Direct Troffers – Should You Retrofit or Replace?

Commercial

You’ve decided the time has come to upgrade the direct troffer lighting in your facility to LED. But exactly what are your options?

Simply put, you have two choices.  You can either:

1). Retrofit; or

2). Do a complete replacement of all fixtures.

If you are looking to save money, retrofitting may be the answer.  LED retrofit kits are an inexpensive alternative to complete replacement giving you all the benefits that LED lighting offers.

If you are looking into considering that option, an important thing to think about is whether you will be eligible for higher utility rebates with a retrofit or with entirely new fixtures.

TCP can help you maximize your rebate.

Other questions to consider before making a final decision:

  • In what condition are your current lighting fixtures?
  • Are you happy with the “look” of your existing lighting fixtures?
  • Do your current fixtures offer you a sufficient amount of light?

Complete replacement may be your upgrade solution if you answered “No” to any of these questions. New fixtures can provide energy savings and increase the overall amount of light in your facility.

TCP’s Direct Troffer products also can offer you some additional benefits. Among them:

  • Durability of Shipping

TCP Back-Lit Direct Troffers are durable and easy to ship.  They are less likely to be damaged in transit than Edge-Lit versions.

  • Direct versus Diffused Light

Edge-Lit panels aim light inward first, with light then being refracted downward. Back-lit troffers provide for a more evenly lit surface because the light only has to travel downward.

  • Less Glare

Both Back-Lit and Edge-Lit panels have diffused light. Because there are not “hot spots” that you would get from a traditional fluorescent lamp, Back-Lit troffers offer the user a more pleasant lighting experience. Some liken them to skylights in appearance.

Translation – little to no glare.

LED troffers are available from TCP in conventional configurations that range from basic lensed units to volumetric style to architectural grade fixtures featuring indirect distribution.

Related Articles

Covid – Urgency Means Fast

Urgency Means Fast. TCP Lighting Helps the Urgent Response to COVID-19 with Efficiency and Quality Never before has there been an urgent need for high quality, well-lit spaces designed to contain a public health crisis.  This is an extraordinary time. We have all...

Utility Rebates: All You Need to Know

Utility Rebates: All You Need to Know

TCP is a leader in the utility rebate industry and manages the majority of the process for you. We partner with utilities in every state to encourage adoption of energy-efficient light. There are numerous ways you can save by taking part in our utility rebate...

It’s Filament February at TCP

It’s Filament February at TCP

Are you building a new home in 2020, or just refreshing some rooms for the new year and decade? Either way, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the full line of TCP’s filament products. Why, you ask? The products are energy efficient.  They use up to 85 percent...

Online Quote
0