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Parking Lot Lighting Upgrade

We are in the middle of upgrading the parking lot lighting at several fast food restaurants in the area, changing from metal halide to LED. We have been changing the fixtures to energy efficient LED fixtures and cutting the energy usage to half or less of the existing fixtures.

We are also bidding a project for an office park, installing LED retrofit kits in the existing parking lot fixtures. The inside of the existing fixtures will change while the outer shell stays the same. This will save the customer 140 watts per fixture and will pay for itself in just under two years.

LED Decorative Post Retrofit

We recently retrofitted six decorative light poles from 150 watt metal halide to 23 watt LED pucks. These pucks wired directly to the line voltage. We disconnected and removed the existing 150 watt metal halide ballasts and lamps, removed the sockets and installed the retrofit kits. The customer should save over $400 per year in electric use alone for a less than $900 job! After the second year the retrofit will have paid for itself in energy savings alone. In addition, the maintenance costs estimated savings will be an additional $60 per year as the lamp life has increased from 10,000 hours to 50,000 hours, requiring less repairs and maintenance. This customer now has us looking at upgrading their pole lights as well!

LED Parking Lot Lights

We are in the process of changing the parking lot lights at several of the Burger Kings in the area to LED lights. GE is supplying the fixtures and the layouts at one franchise and The Lighting Factory is supplying the fixtures and the layouts at another franchise. While the light levels will be lower at these stores, the energy savings is pretty fantastic. Most of the stores have 1000 watt Metal Halide fixtures and we are installing 250-285 watt fixtures in their place. Since the new fixtures use about one fourth of the energy several circuits can be combined opening valuable space in their electrical panels. These newly available spaces can be used for new equipment or signage if they wanted.

Welcome to Gulfcoast Electric & Lighting

Commercial and Residential Electrical and Lighting Services for Pinellas and Hillsborough Florida Counties

General Commercial Electrical Work

Gulfcoast Electric & Lighting can be contracted to install or repair all lighting systems or to provide you with our expertise in commercial electrical work. Commercial work ranges from adding low voltage communications jacks or general power outlets to full electrical renovations up to and including 2000 amp services. From small facilities to large industrial plants we do it all. Residential work ranges from  receptacle replacement to panel upgrades and room additions.

Energy Conservation / Lighting Upgrades / Retrofit / Lighting Repair

Our Lighting Services:

  1. Parking Area and Sports Lighting Repair, Installation and Upgrades
  2. Building and Security Light Repairs
  3. Sign Repair
  4. Commercial and Industrial Electrical Repairs
  5. Lighting Inspections and Maintenance Contracts

Emergency and Exit Lighting

Egress lighting illuminates the route determined by safety experts to be the safest and quickest way out of the building in an emergency. Safety code regulations require that the path be well lit when an emergency occurs. Lighting the way in an emergency is an important responsibility and we have extensive experience installing effective egress lighting systems.

Parking Lot Lighting Systems

Your customer’s shopping experience begins in the parking lot. The lighting of parking lot / parking garage needs to ensure your customers and employees’ safety. We work with you to create a parking lot lighting system that will ensure the proper light levels of your parking area. Proper lighting ensures that nothing prevents potential shoppers from entering your stores.

We’ve been changing existing parking lot lights to LED for several years now. See how we can improve your lighting and/or your bottom line with energy saving LED parking lot lights.

Office Lighting

Older office lighting systems may be incompatible with today’s computer screens. By upgrading your office lighting systems, you can have an impact on your staff’s productivity and maximize your opportunities for cost effective upgrades.  T-12 systems have been replaced by T-8’s, T-5’s and LED lights in indoor applications. We can review your current system to see which way will best suit your needs.

Retail Lighting

Customer satisfaction may start in the parking lot, but sales start in the building. Your retail lighting project can set the mood to inspire your customers to spend time browsing and buying. Retail buildings use a broad range of lighting systems from high end incandescent lighting to fluorescent strips. Our extensive experience can help you set the tone with your retail lighting system.

Sign Lighting

If you’re looking to highlight your business to attract customers and revenue, then Gulfcoast Electric & Lighting is in your corner. Your sign is the best way to showcase what your business is all about. We have over 20 years experience providing our clients with the best quality products and services available. We work hard to utilize the best technology available in for our industry and to make sure your sign is in top shape.  We are your premiere interior and exterior sign repair company.

LED lights have been making great strides in replacing both neon and fluorescent lighting systems in signs. We can evaluate your existing signs to see which retrofit will best fit your needs.


Upgrade / Retrofit projects involve modifying an existing lighting systems to improve its performance and to lower costs. The desired outcome of this type of project is to keep the original lighting design, but replace luminaries with those with a higher lumens per watt (LPW). This would be more light and less money.

The benefits of energy efficient lighting upgrades include the following:

• Up to a 70% reduction of your electricity consumption

• Improved light quality and lower maintenance costs



  • We are: Licensed, Bonded and Fully Insured
  • We do offer free quotes on most repairs
  • Areas Serviced: Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties

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