Commercial Lighting Solutions
While much of the attention in the media has been on LED lighting products in the household market, for commercial applications the cost savings and benefits are far more substantial by going an all LED solution. Many commercial applications have already gone to more efficient fluorescent lighting over the years to reduce operational costs. Converting to LED lighting will still give a healthy cost savings on energy use given the quantity of lighting needed commercially. Just as important LED lighting offers reduced maintenance costs while eliminating the annoying behaviors of fluorescent lighting as the bulbs and fixtures age. In addition, environmental concerns about mercury disposal in fluorescent lighting are eliminated. Given the significant differences between the household and commercial market, a separate business unit, Grimaldi & Gizewski, LLC handles commercial solutions using the Mansa Brand developed by Mansa Electrical, LLC. Dale Gizewski heads this business unit. Mr. Gizewski has many years of experience in commercial construction and understands the unique demands and challenges of commercial applications. Mansa Lighting offers the following product lines for commercial applications.
Fluorescent Tube ReplacementUnlike the Edison Form factor the fluorescent tube form factor does not present the same heat dissipation challenges. The savings offered by fluorescent tube replacement start with lower operating costs, which are typically 40 to 50 percent depending on your initial lighting investment. Just as importantly, the first thing done in fluorescent tube replacement is the total elimination of the ballast from the fixture. This eliminates maintenance issues and the annoyance of diminished ballast performance as they age and during non-optimal conditions such as extreme heat or cold. Our Mansa Lighting Tube replacements are always instant on and will remain that way their entire lifetime. Finally our customers notice an immediate increase in light quality once converting to LED tubes. Given the prevalence of fluorescent tube usage in commercial buildings conversion to LED tubes represents the biggest opportunity for the quickest return on investment for LED conversion.
Example Fluorescent Applications
Fluorescent PL Style Bulb ReplacementAnother popular variant of fluorescent bulbs used commonly in commercial buildings are PL Style bulbs. Often these are deployed in canisters as recessed lighting. Once you start looking for these fixtures you realize they are everywhere in commercial applications and can be the second biggest return on investment next to tube replacements.
Fluorescent Panels for Drop CeilingsAnother common staple in commercial lighting are 2ft by 2ft and 4ft by 2ft Fluorescent Panels for Drop Ceilings. Retrofit Tube replacements are available for these fixtures as well, but we recommend replacing these panels with Ultra-Slim Integrated Fixtures. There isn't much cost saving in replacing just the tubes and the Ultra-Slim form factor of our panels provide easier access to HVAC components and electrical conduits above the Drop Ceiling.
Hotel LightingHotel Lighting is the fusion of household lighting for rooms and commercial lighting in common areas. Common areas should be tackled first as they will have less architectural decor elements and you will likely be able to replace with more reliable integrated fixtures. Common area conversion will give the quickest ROI. Rooms will have more architectural decor elements and will have applications more suitable for retrofitted LED bulbs.
Street LightingIf you manage your own street lighting going LED can significantly reduce your operational and maintenance costs. E39/E40/Mogul Retrofit LED Bulbs are readily on the market that utilitize 10-20% of the wattage of incandescent street lights. Moreover, the Color Rendering Index (CRI) of LED Street Lights are much higher so the light quality is much higher.
Outdoor LightingFor utilitarian outdoor lighting there are many options available depending on your needs. Your best investment for outdoor lighting is also a integrated fixture instead of Retro-Fit Bulbs. Many options exist such as motion sensors and lower power utilization for off-peak hours.
Warehouse LightingMany options for Warehouse Lighting are available that offer decreased operational costs, less maintenance and without generating excess heat. In addition, LED lighting offers higher quality light options for warehouse applications. High Bay warehouse light options can be selected according to your exact specifications. We recommend complete fixture replacement using COB based LED for the highest lumen to watt ratio.