If you are running a company anywhere in the province of Ontario, now is a great time to consider upgrading the lighting in your commercial premises, and, by doing so, bringing your organization firmly into the 21st century. Companies that still rely on outdated technologies such as fluorescent strip lighting, HID lamps, mercury vapor/metal halide lights, and incandescent bulbs could save a huge amount on their annual energy costs by investing in a lighting upgrade project. With this in mind, the sooner you get the ball rolling the better: if you leave it until later, you may find that your decision to delay has unintended, negative consequences.

Why a Lighting Retrofit Should Be Your Main Priority?

If you decide to wait for a couple of years rather than investing in a retrofit at the earliest opportunity, the following possible consequences should all be taken into consideration before making your decision final.

• Impact on Corporate Image – Individuals across the country are becoming more and more concerned with the effects of mankind’s actions on the natural world. For this reason, failing to upgrade to more efficient LED lighting fixtures in the near future could have a negative impact on how your company is perceived by the outside world. Commercial organizations and consumers in all parts of Canada are taking a great deal of notice of environmental policies implemented by companies of all sizes so if you want to make sure that you are projecting the right image for the 21st century, you should consider a full lighting retrofit as soon as possible. The alternative could be a less effective public image that ultimately has an impact on turnover.

• Greater Running Costs – Given the energy savings that LED lighting has to offer when compared to older technologies, delaying an upgrade to your existing lighting fixtures could cost your company dearly in terms of electricity usage over the coming years. If you want to make the most of the lower running costs on offer, you should ask a local lighting retrofit expert to review your current system as soon as it is practical to do so.

Availability of Government Grants – Nobody can predict what provincial government is likely to do in the future, which is why many companies in this area are keen to complete lighting upgrades while incentives are still available. The saveONenergy scheme could significantly reduce the overall cost of upgrading your lighting so if your company is based in Ontario, it is worth investigating this scheme in detail before deciding whether to upgrade now or at a later date. The grants currently available make upgrading to more efficient lighting much more affordable than would otherwise be the case.

• Practicality of Upgrading – Moving from one technology to the next is usually a fairly easy task but if you leave your lighting retrofit until such a time as your existing light fixtures have been obsolete for some time, moving to the latest technology may be a more difficult undertaking that costs more than it would have done in the past. The more advances that are made in lighting technology, the harder your upgrade project will become. With this in mind, retrofitting LED lamps now, while it is still relatively easy to upgrade from older lighting units, is almost certainly the best course of action to take.

If you would like an unbiased opinion from a team of industry experts with many years of experience in the lighting retrofit business, please feel free to call the team at LEDdirect whenever you have a moment to spare. We offer free initial consultations and energy lighting audits.