Can You Really Profit With Troffer Lighting?
No matter where you’re coming from, be it America’s last frontier-like, long winter nights lifestyle of Alaska, the friendly American heartland state of Wisconsin or Florida with its year-round balmy climate allure, artificial lighting illumination comes into play. You name it…whether it’s for residential, commercial or public application, the lack of adequate man-made light sources would significantly curtail our all-to -short functional and productive lifespans.
Soon to be long-gone are the days of the high maintenance, durability-unfriendly, costly-to-operate and environmentally unfavorable fluorescent and incandescent lighting as we know them today. Enter the world of innovative, economical-to-operate and green energy efficient LED lighting technology.
LED semiconductor lighting science, while taking society by storm and rapidly establishing a strong foothold as the eventual successor and total replacement for the aforementioned near-obsolete varieties, comes in many different application types. Think of it like the eye-popping, mind-boggling flavor menu in any given successful ice cream shop. In short, LED lighting apps come in many different “flavors,” not least of which are the “troffer” varieties.
A “troffer” is a peculiar, inquisitive term. Nevertheless, it’s an essential component in the core foundation of the business-related illumination sector. It’s taken from the keywords “trough” and “coffer” and regardless of how you label it, this type of overhead lighting lamp supplies the lighting basis for many a corporate workspace, medical center, manufacturing facility, academic learning location and public area. They’re typically surface-mounted on a drop-type ceiling application.
Similar to many of today’s constant pursuits of perfection, such as our increasing craving for electric power expense cutting methods, troffers have evolved less-so in concept and physical style – – but rather in the lighting method necessary for illumination. Welcome into the exclusive domain of the thrilling and thoroughly captivating, energy-efficient, long-lasting LED lighting phenomenon!
Troffers typically come in square sized 2×2 (feet) or 2×4 rectangular Troffers. LED Corporations, Inc. offers them in 22 (Watts), 32W, 34W, and 47W versions. They’re ergonomically designed in such an efficient manner as to offer maximum bang for your buck. They’re ideally suited for heavy use industrial applications such as factories, warehouses, and food processing plants.
After the decision to carry out an LED upgrading improvement from near outdated filament-based and fluorescent light sources, possibly the most problematic task is the choice whether to simply retrofit or totally switch out your existing troffer fixtures. As you may well envision, either strategy offers respective benefits – – in most cases, the total conversion pricing remains at the top of the pecking order when evaluating both upgrade tasks. Major points to take into account when making the decision:
• What is the actual status of the currently installed light fixture(s)?
• Can you handle their appearance for the next decade or so?
• Are they degrading or unreliable?
• If the fixture is relatively up-to-date and is it in your best interest to just retrofit/change out the illumination elements into LED lighting components?
• Of utmost importance, is there sufficient space/ventilation for a LED retrofit? – – “Bulbs only” are also regarded as bonafide “retrofitting.” Insufficient contained area air-flow inhibits the LED luminance resource from partaking inadequate heat dispersion as inadequate ventilation is a ticket in the quick lane to the LED semiconductor cemetery.
• At times, an equivalent level of cash will take care of the price to invest in a brand new light fixture instead of a retrofit. “Bay-type” troffer lights installed on a drop ceiling grid often fall into this category.
By LED Corporations