Prevent 17 Common Lighting Mistakes

May 22, 2009

Energy-efficient lighting retrofits offer an extraordinary chance to cut operating costs and improve lighting quality. But, along with the opportunity for improvement comes the opportunity for mistakes.

Some of the most inherent dangers in lighting projects are outlined here. If you follow these guidelines and avoid these 17 slip-ups, you’ll be pleased with your lighting retrofit project.

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