What is a lighting retrofit?
A lighting retrofit is the practice of replacing existing components of the system with technologically advanced counterparts that use energy more efficiently. Energy savings are realized immediately, and over time are significant enough to not only pay for the new equipment, but produce a return on the investment very quickly.
What are the benefits of doing a lighting retrofit?
Lower Energy Costs by up to 60%
Improve Lighting Quality, contributing to workplace productivity & safety
Reduce maintenance costs
Become more environmentally friendly
How will my light levels be affected?
Each retrofit is unique, and factors such as the age and condition of the existing fixtures play a big role in determining how much of a change we’ll see in light levels. However, at Ryan Lighting our goal is always to maximize energy savings while improving the aesthetics of the location at the same time. We understand that saving energy at the expense of light quality is not an option, and in most cases we increase light levels by at least 20%.
What utility incentive rebates are available?
Utility rebates and incentives vary tremendously throughout the United States, and trying to navigate this ever-changing, often confusing landscape can be a daunting task. We’re experts at ensuring that our customers realize the full benefit of not just the local utility incentive program, but also any State or Federal programs that may be available as well.
What tax credits are available?
Federal tax credits of .60 per square foot or more may be available, depending on your property type and the extent of the retrofit you’re considering. For a large facility, this can reduce the net cost of the project by thousands of dollars.
Can I finance my Lighting Retrofit?
Yes, absolutely. Many utilities have On-Bill Financing programs available, which are zero interest loans paid back monthly from the savings generated from the retrofit. Once the loan amount is repaid the customer reaps all the savings. Additionally, Ryan Lighting works with various companies specializing in financing lighting retrofits at low interest rates who will also structure your payments to be less than your monthly savings. The result is no capital expense, a positive monthly net cash flow, and all of the benefits of the lighting retrofit without any of the up-front cost.
How do you calculate what my cost & savings will be?
A Ryan Lighting consultant will conduct a complimentary lighting audit & produce a customized proposal. We’ll assess your current lighting and make recommendations geared toward energy savings and improving light quality. We’ll calculate the Kwh usage of your existing system, compare it to the Kwh usage of our proposed system, and come up with the Kwh savings. We’ll then multiply that number by the cost per Kwh in your area, and the result is your annual energy savings. We’ll calculate the utility incentives, as well as any State or Federal programs you may qualify for, and the end result is a proposal showing you your Net Cost, Annual Savings, Environmental Impact and Return on Investment.
Why Ryan Lighting?
Full-Service Company – At Ryan Lighting, we use a turnkey approach to make your lighting project as painless as possible from start to finish. From the complimentary lighting audit to maximizing utility incentives to installation to proper recycling and disposal of the old lighting, we do all the work from start to finish and let you concentrate on what you do best- running your business.
Customized Service – We recognize that each customer has unique objectives and goals when considering a lighting retrofit. Each proposal that we generate is tailored to your specific requirements.
Experience – Ryan Lighting has performed over 3,000 lighting retrofits of all sizes throughout the US in virtually every industry.
Industry Knowledge - Ryan Lighting has a proven track record for maximizing tax credits, rebates & incentives from Federal, State & Utility Programs.
Reliability & Longevity – A lot of competition has popped up in the past couple of years & many of those competitors have moved on after making a quick buck. They blow into town following the money trail of utility incentives, do a bunch of shoddy work and move on to the next town, leaving you with nowhere to turn for warranty assistance. Ryan Lighting has been a pioneer in this industry, we’re excited for the future, and we plan on being around for the long haul.
Pricing – We almost never get beat on price. Why? Our high volume and the relationships we’ve built with suppliers over many years allow us to offer the highest quality materials at competitive prices. Couple this with the low-overhead, streamlined approach we’ve taken to organizing our business and it’s no surprise that we’re able to offer you more for less, time and again.
Product Quality - Ryan Lighting enjoys relationships with many of the best-known, nationally recognized manufacturers in the industry. There’s a lot of garbage out there, and the market is flooded with inferior products coming in from overseas. When you choose Ryan Lighting you can be confident that you’re getting materials that are of the highest quality and are backed by the best manufacturer warranties in the industry.
What type of warranties can my company expect on the materials installed?
It depends on the type of lighting you’re considering. For example, linear fluorescent lamps typically come with a 2 year warranty, although products are available that last up to 100,000 hours. Similarly, some induction fixtures are backed with a 10 year warranty on the lamps and 5 on the ballasts. In every case, we’ll make sure you’re getting the best product possible with the best warranty, and the warranty will be explained to you prior to commencing any work.