Historic & Custom Commercial Lighting Retrofits

Adapting The Past To An LED Future

Energy efficient retrofitting increases the lighting quality of an area while minimizing total energy consumption. Retrofitting consists of updating the lighting element, wiring, and components, with the intent of improving energy consumption and reducing maintenance costs. When incandescent lamps are upgraded with an LED retrofit, the result is a room that is up to (3) times brighter, savings up to 80% in annual(recurring) energy costs, and extended operational lifespan.

Savings can also be achieved through the implementation of energy efficient lamps, photocells, motion detectors, and light lifts. All of these, often in combination, can significantly reduce operating costs and provide long term return on investment.

Our Custom LED Retrofits Offer An LED Solution For Every Situation: 
  • Preservation Of The Historic Integrity Of A Fixture
  • Custom Components, Engineering, & Design
  • Compliant With Modern Building Codes/UL Standards
  • Guaranteed Improved Performance Of A Luminaire
  • Long Standing History of Successful, Award-Winning Projects
  • Dedicated, Full Time Project Management & Engineering Team
  • Understanding of Large & Small Projects Including Government, Religious, Educational & Cultural Institutions, Architects, Electrical Contractors, & Designers.
  • Exceptional Client Communication & Customer Service

Our Integrated/Dedicated LED Retrofit Modules are a customizable, high output retrofit system designed to be incorporated into a fixture’s existing housing with modification which utilize specific chips and remote drivers.

These custom LED module are more efficient & built to last an unbelievable 20-25 years…no maintenance required. LED’s we use come in warm colors: 27K – 35K. They are easily dimmed with standard equipment.

    • Pros: High Output, 0-10v Dimmable, Low Maintenance
    • Cons: Higher Cost, Difficult Replacement, Modification Required

The LED Advantage – Restoring The “Light” At A Landmark Church

Grand Light modified numerous historic pendant lights from a 1853 chartered church for an energy efficient lighting project. After significant product tests, calculations, and mock-ups; a custom integrated LED module was designed for installation in the existing fixtures which enhanced the performance of the fixture while significantly decreasing its energy consumption and maintenance.

Utilizing established tried-and-true sockets and making great technological strides in recent years, our Screw-In LED Lamping requires no modification, easy replacement, and maintenance.

    • Pros: Easy Installation, No Modification, Easy Replacement, Compact Design, New Technology Eliminates Need For External Driver
    • Cons: Limited Dimming Options

The LED Advantage – Breathing New “Light” Into Beacon Hill

The renowned Massachusetts State House Senate Chamber renovation project required the development of adjustable uplights that highlighted the dome of the Senate Chamber. Grand Light engineers incorporated the use of a 7W, 60 Beam LED GU10 in the original 80 lamp locations.

The Soraa Vivid GU10 MR16 lamp was engineered to replicate the natural range of sunlight, utilizing 560W with a max output of 33,600lm and a rated life of 50,000 hours. It is 85% more energy efficient than a halogen lamp, and will pay for itself in energy savings within a year.

A custom shade was designed and replicated from the historic original except this shade incorporated acrylic lens to reflect light downward without interfering with the precise optics of the GU10 lamp required to properly light the dome. This lens reflected light in the glass uniformly.

Designed specifically to replace outdated CFL technology for pin lamps, these LED conversions can offer significant reduction in energy consumption and costs by more than half per lamp.

    • Pros: Easy Installation, Easy Replacement, Compact Design, 0-10v Dimmable
    • Cons: LED System Specifically Tailored To Use Specific Lamps/Drivers

The LED Advantage – Preserving The Past With Intelligent Lighting Solutions

This LED retrofit system was recently designed by Grand Light for a renowned University project, and features a 0-10V dimmable power supply, carefully incorporated into the existing fixture housing. The existing fluorescent configuration for these luminaires included (8) lamps at 50W each, bringing the total energy consumption of a total of 5 fixtures to 2,000W.

Grand Light’s LED retrofit solution utilized (8) PLL 2G11 Base, 3000k LED Kits reducing the total energy consumption of the entire configuration by half, at 19W of energy consumed per lamp, while maintaining a maximum output of 2,000lm and a 50,000 hours lifespan.

Allows convenient, remote control from a single centralized location for complex, architectural lighting systems.

    • Pros: Compact Design, Adjustable Color, Wireless Transmitter To Receiver Solution, Optional RF Control, Optional Bluetooth Control, 0-10v Dimmable
    • Cons: LED System Specifically Tailored To Use Specific Lamps/Drivers

The LED Advantage – An Ivy League Improvement

Grand Light engineers designed and fabricated a comprehensive LED energy efficient retrofitting solution, utilizing a combination of DMX Controlled RGBW LED retrofit kits and screw-in LEDs, for several large hand-forged iron chandeliers.

The new system increased total light output while decreasing annual energy costs using a 35 feet of  RGBW LED tape lights. Designed to fit in tight curves, the LED strips contain 18 LEDs per foot, with a light output of 300 lumens/foot, and only consume an impressive 2.65W per foot.

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    Our LED Advantage – See It For Yourself

    Check out award-winning results utilizing our LED Retrofit Solutions for a wide range of projects from around the country. To discuss our modification and energy-efficient retrofits in more detail, please call us at 1-800-922-1469 or use our Contact Form.


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