LED shoebox retrofit kits are led components designed to replace the light components of shoebox light fixtures. Shoebox retrofit kits will utilize the existing fixture and replace the old technology lighting components. The kit consists of two parts: the led retrofit kit consisting of LEDs and a heat sink, and a LED Driver.
The LEDs and heat sink are replacements for the bulb, and the LED Driver is a replacement for the HID Ballast. Both are designed to fit inside the enclosed fixtures shoe box space.
Because these shoe box retrofit kits are LED, you should expect the same energy savings that you would from converting HID to LED. These kits are designed to replace 250 Watt, 400 Watt and 1000 Watt metal halide bulbs.
How long do Shoebox LED Retrofit Kits Last?
They are designed to operate as long as any LED Fixture. As long as you follow the included instructions, and your fixture is water-proof, these shoebox retrofit kits will last 10+ years under normal operating conditions without the need for any maintenance.
How do you install a LED Shoebox Retrofit Kit inside an existing shoebox fixture?
There are two distinct steps, removing the old parts and installing the new parts. For the plate-mounted retrofit kits we have listed here, you would remove the fixtures reflector, bulb, and ballast. You can also remove the socket that holds the bulb. What you are left with is an empty fixture.
To install the retrofit kit, install the LED driver in the same area the old ballast was located. Install the LED plate using the fixture’s existing mounting screws. And the snap connects the driver to the LEDs, and wire in the driver the same way the old ballast was connected. That’s it.