As a professional electrical contractor we understand that lamps weaken and their light levels diminish as the lamps reach their end of life. Diminished light levels are less than ideal for a retail space and can be dangerous for commercial or industrial applications. Group Relamping is the process in which all lamps are replaced with new. We offer Group Relamping Services as an effective way to maintain ideal light levels and decrease expenditures on lamp replacements.
Lamps purchased to perform a relamp can be maintained with zero material costs for the duration of the manufacturer warranty after the initial replacement cost.
Light fixtures will collect dust, which will further diminishes light levels. When a space is relamped, each fixture is also cleared of dust and debris to best restore a “like new” appearance.
On every relamp, we can also offer our customers the option of upgrading to a more efficient, watt-saving lamp. For example, relamping 4 foot 32 watt T8’s to 28 or 25 watt T8’s, or relamping a 400 watt metal halide lamp to the 360 or 350 watt versions, can significantly reduce a facility’s energy consumption. There are also many LED options available. We will also work with local utility companies to see if there are rebates available for these upgrades.
Group relamping is one of the most important aspects of lighting maintenance. Based on careful planning, scheduled group relamping involves calculating the average rated life and the average output of the lamps in your fixtures.
While spot relamping (one-by-one, as lamps burn out) is an alternative approach, it can be up to five times more expensive than relamping on a regular basis and, it does not offer the efficient utilization of maintenance labor that is standard with group relamping.
With group relamping, all the lamps in a given area are replaced at a scheduled time. This method is actually the most effective and least cost-intensive approach. This procedure often includes the repairing or replacement of defective parts in the fixtures such as sockets and ballasts. It also includes washing and cleaning the reflective surfaces and lenses.
When performed during off-peak hours, group relamping creates less inconvenience and disruption. Your lighting maintenance is a budgeted, controlled and most importantly, predicted expense. And by taking advantage of large quantity lamp discounts, you can save on the unit price of the lamps. And, group relamping ensures that you get the most footcandles for your energy dollar and that your lighting costs always meet your lighting specifications.