What are your priorities for your next lighting project? Are you aiming for energy savings? Is the constant need to replace failed lamps cutting into the time you could be spending on other maintenance? Or are you just not happy with the quality of your existing light sources? LED lighting could help solve these issues. This ultra-efficient light source is more affordable than ever thanks to plummeting component prices and energy efficiency incentives. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge, make sure your LED retrofit delivers maximum value with these tips. What issue are you trying to solve with an LED retrofit? Are you mainly prioritizing energy savings, or are there other problems that the new installation needs to solve too? The General Services Administration (GSA) recommends asking yourself these questions to help define your needs: For the Waukesha (WI) School District’s natatorium, energy savings was a high priority, but the need to improve lighting conditions was also urgent. The existing metal halide fixtures had a half-life of about 8,000 hours, by which point they would lose around 40 percent of their original light output, says Jeff Gatzow, vice president of Op...