LED Fly Killer Retrofit Benefits

In an age where climate change is so topical, there is greater appetite than ever before to seek environmentally sustainable solutions, our industry is no different.

With environmental benefits as well as economical, the emergence of LED technology offers very real benefits and the rise of first mount LED insect traps is testament to this. As first mount become more and more readily available, some are already making the switch, but does it follow that there are no downsides to making a wholesale change at this stage of innovation?


We don’t think so and this is why.

  • LED is unquestionably the future, in addition to the energy savings the LED strips only need to be changed every 3 years as opposed to every year for the traditional fluorescent tubes.
  • That said, the use of LED UVA in industry is relatively new, costs are currently proportionally high and the technology has received limited testing in the field as a result.
  • More time is required to determine exact catch rates in industrial environments to better assess the impact.

So where does that leave the industry? There will inevitably be instances where a switch to LED based zappers or insect light traps makes sense. It may be that the setting is highly unlikely to experience electrical surges, perhaps the client has a small number of units so the cost to switch is relatively low? However, there will be many out there who are concerned by the switching costs and potential recurrent costs caused by early adoption of this greener solution. This is where retrofit solutions come in.

Our fly killer solutions, manufactured by BRC France and brought to you by Bespoke Hygiene are all retrofit. This means that you can retain the traditional fluorescent tubes and bulbs for the time being, monitor the industry testing as the technology develops and then retrofit LED at a time that is right for you and the client, unit by unit if necessary. There is certainly no one size fits all to this.

Offering the best of both worlds and a cautiously sustainable pathway forward. Want to know more? Contact us to find out how we can help.