All over the US there are churches facing a difficult decision when it comes to upgrading their current sanctuary lighting. Do we replace our historic antique fixtures with new and improved technology? Typical incandescent clusters have been around since Thomas Edison with very little change in construction. But now it is possible with our new LED retrofits to keep those beautiful old lanterns, cut energy usage in half, and at the same time increase light output by 500% or more. So, what if someone told you there was a way to take those beautiful old lanterns in your church and:
- Make them super energy efficient…using just half or less of the energy they did before!
- While at the same time producing 4-5 times as much light as they did before!
- And at the same time reducing maintenance costs down to “zero” for the next 20 years!
LED is short for “Light Emitting Diode”…a semiconductor. They are called solid-state lights because they have no filaments to break and are much more durable than other light sources. LED’s are not new; they have been around for decades used in indicator lamps, video screens, and traffic signals to name a few common devices. Late in 2010, after constant development, LED’s became the most energy efficient light source available, producing an unheard of 102 lumens per watt and are still improving. In perspective: The best incandescent light may be 20 lumens per watt. The best fluorescent may be 100. The LED chips we are using right now are rated at 117 lumens per watt…extremely efficient and very powerful. They are easily dimmed. Our LED drivers are all dimmable unless otherwise specified.
Give us a call and let Church Interiors Retro-fit your historic fixtures today!