Greater survey participation, combined with an overall strong facility manager interest in either committing to energy efficient lighting projects or having just completed them, are the two most important findings from this year’s second annual Today’s Facility Manager (TFM) lighting survey, sponsored by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) enLIGHTen America initiative. Serving as a snapshot for what the facility management industry across various marketplace segments is doing with regard to lighting, this survey—considering the existing economy—shows encouraging signs of numerous organizations looking at lighting retrofit projects in 2010.
The 2010 survey showed that nearly 45% of respondents had lighting retrofitsin the last three years, with 22.2% having done it in past year, and 22.7% having undertaken an upgrade in the last three years
Meanwhile, 30.2% plan to execute a lighting retrofit within the next year, and 23.7% are planning for it within the next three. This means nearly 54% plan to make energy efficient lighting upgrades within the next three years, suggesting a distinctive pattern of respondent interest in lighting related projects
“Energy Efficient Lighting Retrofit projects are the largest growth segment for 2010 and possibly beyond,” says Bob Freshman, marketing manager, Leviton. “And some new products that have been introduced recently are focused on this market.” Anecdotal evidence and the survey results confirm this trend...