Groovy Retro Options

These retrofit kits give retro a whole new meaning!

Is retro the way to go for your lighting systems? Troffers or hi bay lighting can often be retrofitted for a fraction of the cost of replacement and still meet the requirements for incentive programs.

Troffer Retrofit Comparison of Options Example

  Current SystemRetro Option 1Retro Option 2
System4 Bulb T12 TrofferRetro kit (reflector style)Ballast/bulb changeout - CEE rated
Material(4) 34W bulbs, (2) Magnetic Ballasts(2) 32W T8XP lamps & HBF Ballast(4) 28W T8 lamps & LBF Ballast
Hours of Operation300030003000
Fixture CostExisting$   39.00$   29.00
DP&L RebateExisting-   12.00-   20.00
Net Material Cost   $   27.00$     9.00
       
System Wattage1447484
Watts Saved07060
Foot Candle LevelsExisting10-20% moreSlightly more
Energy Rate$0.10 / KWHr$0.10 / KWHr$0.10 / KWHr
Energy Savings per Year$03000 x 0.10 x 70 / 1000 = $21.00/yr3000 x 0.10 x 60 / 1000 = $18.00/yr
Material Payback   $27.00 / $21.00 = 1.3 years (16 months)$9.00 / $18.00 = 0.5 years (6 months)
Return on Investment   $21.00 / $27.00 = 78% ROI$18.00 / $9.00 = 200% ROI
The chart above shows a common currently installed system with two possible retrofit options (in DP&L service area).