Yorba Linda, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
Today, executives from energy-efficient lighting manufacturer Precision-Paragon [P2] released information that helps to dispel several common misconceptions about energy efficient lighting retrofits.
The lighting retrofit industry is quickly evolving and improving. As a result, misconceptions arise among those who are unfamiliar with the products and the technological advances that have been made in recent years.
Joe Martin, vice president and general manager, and Randy Breske, CSLC, CLMC, CLEP, at Precision Paragon [P2] have agreed to address some common misconceptions for the benefit of consumers, who are trying to decide whether lighting retrofits will meet their needs.
[P2] is a top manufacturer in the relighting and retrofit market. Both Martin and Breske are members of the interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO) and leaders in the lighting retrofit industry.
Below are both the common misconceptions, along with the truth behind them.
Misconception #1: Existing light levels are what they should be.
The Truth: Existing light levels are what employees are used to but, very rarely are they exactly the light levels that are needed.
Misconception #2: Light levels should be even throughout an entire facility.
The Truth: Typically, when designing a shell building for a warehouse or manufacturing plant, the same light fixtures are installed throughout the building. In reality, light levels should be adjusted for the type of activity being performed in specific areas throughout the facility. For example, in a production facility, there should be one light level for bulk storage, a higher light level on the shipping and receiving dock, higher level for production or assembly areas and another light level for inspection. A lighting retrofit is the perfect opportunity to correct the light levels and adjust for the different activities.
Misconception #3: Existing lighting fixtures need to be replaced.
The Truth: As a rule, when lighting contractors enter a facility, the first thing they look for is lighting retrofit options, which are available in most cases. There’s a retrofit opportunity for virtually every existing fluorescent fixture out there. The benefits of retrofit, as opposed to new fixtures, are:
About Precision-Paragon [P2]: Precision-Paragon [P2] has been manufacturing energy-efficient lighting systems and retrofit kits for nearly 20 years. Our entire company is built for one purpose, to support you.
With rapid-response manufacturing plants in California, Wisconsin and Florida, we've developed a reputation for delivering precision-built orders in less time than it takes our competitors to create a quote.