Retrofitting outdated energy–guzzling lighting components with green energy–saving alternatives is a process that promotes sustainability and offers significant benefits for businesses, contractors, and the community at large. Not only can retrofitting improve the overall quality and functionality of light, it also can make spaces safer, easier and less costly to maintain, and more comfortable to inhabit. From lighting technology to retrofit financial analysis, Lighting Retrofit and Relighting evaluates the latest lighting system types, then demonstrates how to apply them for the greatest functional and cost–saving benefit. This book:
Discusses the recent advances in lighting equipment and retrofittable controls, for both interior and outdoor use
Explains how to do a lighting audit to identify and evaluate logical retrofit choices
Includes case studies of retrofits, illustrating improvements in the quality and efficacy of new lighting
Demonstrates how cost savings realized over time can not only pay for new equipment but produce a return on the investment
Lighting Retrofit and Relighting serves as an ideal reference for students or professionals whether they are energy auditors, designers, installers, facilities managers, or manufacturers by taking a close look at the most current lighting technology illuminating pathways toward a brighter future.
Part I The Savings Potential in Common Lighting Systems.
Chapter 1 Linear Fluorescent System.
Chapter 2 Incandescent, Compact Fluorescent, and Solid State Systems.
Chapter 3. High Intensity Discharge Systems.
Chapter 4 Special Applications Lighting.
Part II Lighting Retrofit Process.
Chapter 5 Retrofit Project Qualification.
Chapter 6 Data Collection and Field Audit.
Chapter 7 Lighting Engineering and Evaluation.
Chapter 8 Bidding, Construction, and Commissioning.
Chapter 9 Economic Evaluation.
Appendix A Glossary.
Appendix B Resources.
Appendix C. Calculating Illumination Levels.
Appendix D Measuring Illumination Levels.
Appendix E Power Quality.