LED Lighting & Retrofit Services in San Diego
Make your San Diego area home brighter and more energy-efficient with an LED retrofit project!
If your home is more than 20 years old, chances are you have three generations of lighting technology present in it, in the form of incandescents, fluorescents, and LEDs. For years incandescent lights were the standard and replacement bulbs were readily accessible. Incandescents provide light in a range of colors but they were expensive to operate and needed constant maintenance. As fluorescent lights hit the markets, many people installed them instead.
Fluorescent lights were cheaper to operate and offered longer service lives but often gave a space a cold feeling due to the color of the lights. LED technology has solved all of the problems presented by outdated lighting technology. Cheap to operate and offering very long lives, they are becoming the standard for all lighting. And at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing, we specialize in helping customers update older homes and can help plan your lighting upgrade to LEDs.
Looking for other indoor lighting solutions? We can help with that too! From chandeliers or sconce lighting, our experts have you covered.
What Is a Retrofit?
In older San Diego area homes, lighting was designed around the prevailing technology in use when the home was built. Depending on the age, the home might have been constructed with incandescents or fluorescents, or sometimes, maybe even no lights at all. As lighting was installed, wires were set and holes were cut into walls to accommodate fixtures, switches, and outlets.
Retrofitting is the process of working with an electrician to allow new lighting technology to be used with old infrastructure. Retrofit lighting installation can be as simple as upgrading to new LED bulbs or it can involve replacing fixtures and switches to accommodate new LED technology.
Since most LEDs are being installed in existing structures, retrofit technology has made upgrading very easy and able to be done without needing to do much extra work.
Why Switch to LEDs?
Modern LEDs solve many of the problems of previous generations of lighting. This is mainly why retrofit lighting installation has become so popular. Some of the perks include:
- Lower Energy Costs: LEDs are much cheaper to operate and, thus, have a lower environmental impact. They do not produce as much heat, so they are more energy-efficient and have a reduced risk of causing heat damage to your home.
- Longer Lasting: LEDs are also expected to last much longer than incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs so they require less maintenance in the long run. While they do have a higher entry cost, you will not need to replace them as often as traditional lighting.
- Versatility: LEDs also offer the versatility of being able to provide light at different intensities and colors. LED technology works very well with dimmers to change the brightness of the light available so you can change the intensity according to your needs. LEDs can also be color controlled to provide different touches of warmth or colors of light in a space.
- Added Value: Most home upgrades should always improve the functionality and value of your home. Whether you’re planning on selling or looking to improve the look of your home, a lighting retrofit will give your property value a boost.
As your LED retrofit company, you can count on us to help you through the entire process. From finding the ideal design and set up, to inspecting wiring and replacing any lighting fixtures as needed, we make the process simple and convenient.
Once your indoor lighting is taken care of, boost your curb appeal and yard with our outdoor lighting installations.
Why Choose Us?
At Point Loma Electric and Plumbing we are the best choice for LED lighting retrofit contractors in the greater San Diego area. Since we specialize in updating older homes, we’ve upgraded many homes to newer, environmentally-friendly lighting over 32 years of service. If you are planning a renovation or would like to update a room in your home with new lighting technology, put our knowledge to work for you. We can help save you on the costs of operating and maintaining your lighting.
Point Loma Electric and Plumbing is a residential LED lighting replacement contractor serving the greater San Diego area since 1988. Call (619) 224-0672 today for any of your electrical needs. Whether you are interested in a lighting upgrade or need rewiring services as part of a renovation project, we are happy to help.