LightFair International Talks LED Leapfrogging

The LightFair International in Philadelphia this year introduced a couple of new terms taking the industry by surprise: rolling retrofits and LED leapfrogging.

Charlie Szoradi, CEO of Independence LED, explains how LED leapfrogging is “jumping to the end-game and retrofitting with LEDs, rather than repeatedly paying for the labor of installing slightly better fluorescents.”

Rolling retrofits are another approach where building owners simply replace burnt-out lights with LEDs in order to avoid waiting for a system-wide RFP.

Three factors to consider maximizing the return on investment of LEDs are run time, inefficiency of existing lights, and cost of electricity. Run time refers to how long lights are on, and the inefficiency of existing lights add to a higher electricity cost. “If a building is high on all of these factors, it’s the perfect application scenario for LEDs,” says Szoradi.

What are some other benefits and factors that come into play when considering LEDs? Share your comments below.

Source: Energy Manager Today


By Gaylen Davenport

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