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Lighting Retrofits
At HI AMP ELECTRIC our technicians are certified, so you know you have the very best people working on your facility.
By putting new, energy efficient components into your existing fixtures, you can save up to 50% on your facility's monthly utility bill.
"By performing a retrofit to your existing lighting system, you'll get better light distribution at the work surface, which increases productivity, all while using a fraction of the energy."
Lighting retrofits replace energy inefficient T12 lamps with
smaller, more energy efficient lamps like T8's or T5's.
Under today’s standards, many of the lighting systems in service are very energy inefficient. These days technology is available which provides the same amount, or more light, yet operates using 25%-60% less energy.
How It Works…
Most people are familiar with the old florescent lighting fixtures found in many office buildings. A lot of times they are dull, poorly lit fixtures with large, round, T12 lamps. These lamps are powered by old, magnetic ballasts which consume an over abundance of energy – most of which is wasted.
New, electronic ballasts are much more energy efficient than the magnetic ballasts. Some of them use only 25% as much energy as it’s magnetic predecessor. Though they use a fraction of the energy, they still provide enough power to provide your facility with equal or greater light levels than you current system is providing.
* Less energy used translates directly into lower utility bills from the electric company.
* This procedure not only provides better light and energy bills, it is also good for the environment.
For more information on the services we offer and how we can save your facility up to 50% of the monthly energy used to operate the lighting system, please contact Mike Hofmann at or call 888-278-3616
Fluorescent lighting retrofits from T12 to T8 or T12-T8 to T5
Energy-saving installations for high bay lighting designed to pay itself off within two years
Any project in any situation – We can do anything in the electrical industry. Our knowledge and experience is by-far above standard for the industry. Call us with your problems, emergencies, and inquiries, and we will provide you with answers, excellent service, and a finished product that we (and you) can admire.
            Whether you are interested in trimming your office lighting and cooling bills, making the warehouse a little brighter, or moving your facility from old and inefficient metal halides to T5 or T8 Hi Bay fixtures, Hi Amp Electric can help. We specialize in using the latest technology to make your facility energy efficient, and certain facilities can upgrade without having to completely replace their fixtures. Nearly all fluorescent fixtures have retrofit options that increase light levels and reduce wattage by as much as up to 70%!
  Need to increase light levels to improve the working environment? Before you consider adding more of the same type of fixtures you already have, be sure to contact us for recommendations. Every industry has a recommended foot candle level for workers to be able to adequately complete their tasks. We use before and after footcandle meter readings to make sure your light levels are where you need them to be for ideal safety, performance and energy efficiency. Contact Us  to set your appointment today!

Energy Efficient Upgrades
"Energy-efficient lighting" delivers the most appropriate quantity and quality of light needed to perform a specific task, for a given use, where and when required, at the lowest economic cost, both initially and over its lifetime. However, this requires skilled design as well as careful product specification.
Well designed, state-of-the-art lighting systems commonly boast operating efficiencies 25% to 75% greater than standard practice, while cutting maintenance requirements by up to half. As economically desirable and low maintenance as these systems are, most businesses and homes still use conventional lighting. This improved technology is more expensive than standard lighting equipment; however, if it is installed during building construction or renovation, the reduced operating costs typically pay back their marginal cost in short order. the greater the operating hours and higher the utility rate, the faster the pay back.
Similarly, in existing lighting installations, retrofitting fixtures (upgrading lamps, ballasts, reflectors, lenses, and/or controls) commonly pay back their cost relatively quickly through avoided energy and maintenance costs.
Many energy-efficient lighting projects are being implemented nationwide by relative newcomers to this lighting discipline. As a result unfortunately, many of these projects are being completed with little regard to or understanding of their impact on lighting quality, compromising aesthetics and visual performance. Given that lighting quality can dramatically affect employee productivity and morale, any lighting project which compromises these may cost a company far more than it ever saves.
•Retrofitting and additions
•Maintenance and repair work
•Lighting repair and installation
•Additional electrical circuits
•General troubleshooting
•Switchboard installation
•New electric build out
•Tenant improvements and build out
 •NEC code corrections (National Electrical Code): The NEC is a model electrical code devised and published by the National Fire Protection Association (an insurance industry group).
•Subcontracting to general contractors
•Occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) violation corrections
•Panel replacements
•Storm damage repair
•Outdoor lighting

Systems we install and service
•Lighting systems
•Uninterruptible power supply systems
•120 - 480 Volt Circuits
•Three phase circuits
•Computer circuits
•Emergency power systems
 •Energy efficient lighting
•Emergency/Standby power generating systems
•Wiring for HVAC systems
•Temperature controls
•Electronic clocks
•Programmable thermostats
Property types we service
•Office buildings
•Plants and factories
•Retail facilities
•Convention facilities
High rise building lighting retrofits
•Apartments and condominiums
•Critical care facilities
•Manufacturing facilities
 •Multi-use facilities
•Parking lots
•Medical facilities
•Car dealerships
•Government facilities
•Distribution centers
Lighting Retrofits
Lighting Ballast & Lamps
Computer Cabling
Electrical Specification Contracting
Automated Electrical Systems
Stand-By Generators & Transfer Switches
Complete Electrical Service & Repairs
Telephone Switching Bldgs.
Service Upgrades
Monthly Lighting Maintenance Packages for:
-Property Mgmt Companies
-Retail Chains
-Industrial Chains
-Restaurant Chains


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