11 Ways To Cut Costs And Carbon Emissions With LED Retrofits

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018
11:00am – 12:30pm

Croton’s Municipal Building- Basement Community Room
1 Van Wyck St. (at the intersection of Old Post Road North)
Croton, NY

Switching indoor lighting from fluorescent to LED saves energy, cuts utility bills, and maintenance. But selecting from the dozens of types can be a challenge. See 11 of them compared to each other, and learn how to choose among them.

Under a NYSERDA grant, the Village of Croton installed 11 types of LED retrofits in its century-old Municipal Building. The exhibit features 7 types of tubular LED (TLED) lamps, 3 types of retrofit kits, and 1 new LED fixture having automatic dimming capability. The project is designed to help municipal facilities personnel, lighting professionals, and others choose LED options suited to their needs.

All options were installed in recessed troffers in the building’s 2nd floor corridor, which is open for public inspection during business hours.

Participants will receive an 8-page booklet describing the LED equipment, costs, installation time, and other factors impacting payback and visual quality. Free paper copies are available at the Village Manager’s office in Room 24 (2nd floor) of the building. Download Your Copy Here

The Powerpoint slides to be shown at the Dec. 11 event may be Downloaded as a PDF
They contain additional information and graphics not found in the booklet.

Among the various findings of this project was a surprisingly high level of non-visible problematic flicker in several of the retrofits. That issue was corrected by changing components, except in one fixture where it was maintained to demonstrate the problem. To avoid excess flicker when purchasing LED equipment, a technical specification is provided in the booklet and slides.

Seating is limited: to reserve a spot, email your contact information to

-Free parking is available at the site.
-Croton is on Rt. 9 in Westchester County, 30 miles north of New York City.
-From the City, it’s 1 hour on Metro-North’s Hudson line to the Croton-Harmon train station.
-Cabs are available at the station, which is 10 minutes from the Municipal Building.

Return to list