Lighting and Energy Retrofits

A lighting retrofit is the practice of replacing system components with counterparts that make it use energy more efficiently. A lighting upgrade is any strategy that reduces the system's energy use. Energy savings are realized over time, which can be significant enough to pay for the new equipment and produce a return on the investment.

In today’s world fueled by environmental concerns and energy conservation, lighting retrofits have become necessary to ensure everyone contributes to the future of our world.

Capital Energy Retrofit Services offers comprehensive lighting retrofit solutions for its customers, and takes pride in understanding customer needs and selecting the most appropriate and cost-effective technologies from many leading manufacturers.

  Today’s fluorescent lamps operate more efficiently than earlier generations:
  Can reduce energy costs by 50%
  Deliver better color rendering, helping people, work environments, and merchandise look better
  Produce more lumens per watt, resulting in more light with less energy
  Provide better lumen maintenance, staying brighter for longer periods

  With proper design and application, specular reflectors offer energy savings and appropriate lighting levels:
  Reduce the number of lamps in fixtures, decreasing energy use and heat load
  Improve fixture efficiency
  Provide a uniform appearance and reduce glare
  Can be installed into new or existing fixtures

  Electronic ballasts offer a dramatic improvement in design and performance:
  Improved technology ballasts produce higher lumens per watt, offering more light using less energy
  Lower power demand results in less energy costs
  Lower operating temperatures result in longer ballast life
  Electronic ballasts offer silent, flicker-free operation

Lighting empty rooms is expensive and wastes energy.  Turning off lights in unoccupied spaces can result in significant energy savings:
  Ideal for stock rooms, conference rooms, and other low volume areas
  Helps overcome tendency of employees and cleaning crews to leave lights on
  Realize quick paybacks


Under building code, garage exhaust fans are required to operate continuously unless controlled by a carbon monoxide sensing system. These fans are used to remove vehicle exhaust from the garage space. During quiet times in a facility, when no cars are entering or leaving the garage, these fans are not needed. A carbon monoxide sensing system turns the fan on when a predetermined level of carbon monoxide is detected. Depending on the size of the exhaust fans, the implementation of a carbon monoxide sensing system can have very short payback.