LED retrofit for the National Park Service. Guy Standing in dark area

Installed LED lamps

LED retrofit Richmond

Complete Facilities Supply was challenged with the following task from one of our clients, Led retrofit for this historical Richmond, Virginia location.  

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Is it possible to upgrade the lighting in a house that was built more than 140 years ago and then converted into a museum without affecting the historical nature of the house, yet provide the lumens necessary to light up the exhibits?

One word, or abbreviation, came to mind. LED. The lighting industry has made great strides with LED lighting technology. At one time it was more of a problem than a solution. LED lights would produce light but not the kind of useful light that was needed. With improved lens and color correction, LED lights are exactly what this new world of energy savings and long life need. Following up after the walk-through, we made the facility engineer aware of his options. Together we chose to use track lights fitted with LED’s to provide a LED retrofit solution for this Richmond, Virginia location. 

So we contacted Toshiba and went over our new project. The facility had in place 100 each of a 90 watt Par30 and 75watt AR111’s throughout the 2 facilities. Due to years of neglect, and not properly maintaining the light levels we knew we had to provide something that was going to last over a decade. So together with Toshiba, we decided to provide a 19.5w Par 38 LED with a color of warm white (2700K-3000K).

At the end of the project, we sat down again with the facility engineer. We made him aware that the next time he would have to purchase or replace the track lighting lamps would be in 16 years. On top of that, he would be saving on average about $65,941.67. Within 6 months the project would pay for itself with just the energy reduction. On top of that no more need to purchase lamps that would only last 1,000-3,000 hours.


Here are some photos of the finished result. LED retrofit Richmond

Installed LED's and updated track

Installed LED’s and updated track

Showing installed LED's

Showing installed LED’s

Upgraded Lighting highlighting each exhibit

Upgraded lighting highlighting each exhibit

Another photo showing the Upgraded lighting over the exhibits

Another photo showing the upgraded lighting over the exhibits