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Shop for commercial LED Recessed Lighting Retrofits - replace existing can lights and save up to 75% over halogen and incandescent lights. High Power solutions available to retrofit existing HID Cans.

LED Recessed Lighting replaces incandescent, HID or fluorescent BR, PAR and PL lamps in existing housing cans for recessed ceiling lights. Our recessed lighting retrofit kits replace the existing bulb and ballast. LED high hat lights are a great solution for 4 inch, 6 inch, 8 inch and even 10 inch recessed can housings. High Output LED Downlights are in hotels, offices, airports, schools and retail locations. We have models that can replace up to 400W HID. Shop for commercial LED Recessed Retrofit Kits to replace existing can lights. Save up to 75% over the halogen and incandescent lights it replaces. High Power solutions available to retrofit existing HID Cans. Contact us for bulk led recessed lights pricing.



What Are LED Recessed Retrofit Kits?

LED Recessed Ceiling Lights

Downlights are light sources that recess into ceilings. They generate light downwards in narrow beams. When these lights turn on, they create the appearance that light is shining down from the ceiling. LED recessed retrofit kits include bulbs and the drivers to convert AC to low-voltage DC. This protects the bulbs from line-voltage fluctuations.



When Is a Building Ready for a LED Recessed Retrofit?


1. Your building Is At Least A Decade Old

The very first sign that a commercial building is ready for LED downlights is its age. At least half of the commercial buildings in the U.S date back before the 80s. Data from the U.S Energy Information Administration reported the median age of commercial buildings in 2012 was 32 years. These older buildings rely on traditional wasteful lighting technologies.

The federal government has been phasing out the traditional lighting. Which makes them harder to find and more expensive to buy. For instance, fluorescent T12 lamps were banned in the U.S in 2012. The lamps still live on in old commercial buildings, but they cost a lot of money to replace and maintain. In such instances, retrofits become an efficient and cost-effective option.

LED upgrade kits let electricians take out older lights without a complete overhaul. The ceiling plane does not need to be disturbed and so the ductwork or network cabling will stay as it was. To replace open the fixture, remove the HID or fluorescent bulbs, and install the new LED bulbs.


2. If the Energy Bill Is Too High

Commercial buildings using traditional HID or fluorescent bulbs have higher energy bills. This affects the bottom line, as cash that could be better utilized on the high energy bills. LED downlight retrofits reduce the energy bill by over 75% and free up cash for other uses.


3. If High-Quality Light and Control Features Are Desired

Local utilities and governments provide rebates to commercial buildings that install energy-efficient lights. But as the world goes towards eco-friendly lighting, rebates and incentives may disappear. So, it pays to take advantage of them while there is still time. Rebates and incentives can make your retrofit project more affordable.


4. Availability of Rebates

Local utilities and governments provide incentives and rebates to install energy-efficient light systems. But as the world moves towards green lighting, rebates and incentives may go away. So, it pays to take advantage of them while there is still time. Rebates and incentives can make your retrofit project more affordable.


5. Lighting Maintenance Time and Costs Are Very High

LED downlight retrofits have up to 100,000 useful hours, way more than for any other light fixture on the market. And unlike short-lived traditional bulbs, LEDs lose their light. LEDs will give you ample time to plan for the replacement so that you can replace them at your convenience.

Airport Retrofit replacing 400 Watt Metal Halide





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Priorities When Purchasing LED Recessed Light Retrofit Kit


Energy Consumption

Compared to HID lamps, LED lights use 75% less electricity. They also have a longer lifespan. The primary issues to consider when making a move to LED downlight retrofits are:

  • The number of hours the light fixtures are on each day
  • How many days the lights are on each week
  • The ratio of old vs. new lamp fixtures
  • The wattage consumed by the light fixtures
  • Your area’s kWh rate
  • The amount of money spent on lighting maintenance every year
  • The estimated costs of the new light installations

Energy savings can be further enhanced by the use of light controls with LED lights. These features can also extend the life of the LED drivers. With LED lights, you might get higher rebates than expected for reduced energy use. For example, DLC premium lights get higher rebates than DLC standard listed lights.


Maintenance Challenges

Compared to conventional lamps, LEDs are robust, compact, and energy-efficient. They also offer more value because of their long lifespans. For any building looking to reduce labor and maintenance costs, LED lights are the way out. They do not contain a multitude of replaceable parts like older lamp types do.

The minimalist, modern look LED downlights lend to a building will enhance its appeal. The installation of LED recessed retrofits is easy, and the disposal since it's not toxic.


Improved Aesthetics

Because LED fixtures come in a myriad of styles, they provide beautiful, uniform light. They enhance the look and feel of a space while offering increased energy efficiency. LED lights are very versatile and conform to a project as desired.

They improve the aesthetics of a building, especially buildings frequented by customers. Older unappealing lighting can make a stunning building look cheap. LED lights, if placed and spaced well, will fill a space with bright, high-quality light.



Advantages of LED Recessed Can Retrofit Kits


Works Well With a Variety of Light Control Features

 LED light has a wide dimmable range and is perfect for flexible lighting. Light control is a necessity at this point because the world is trying to reduce usage. Lighting up home and work spaces consumes a large chunk of electricity from the power grid. There’s no doubt about the fact that energy efficiency in lighting can go a long way.

The use of light controls eliminates over-lighting, enhancing cost savings. Dimming these solid-state lights lowers their light intensity. There are other types of light control features; they include:

  • Occupancy sensors: These controls reduce the light levels in unoccupied areas of a building. The sensors turn the lights either off or on when people enter or leave a room.
  • Schedulers: These features turn off lights or dim at certain hours of the day.
  • Dimmers: These light control features lower the light output as needed. Step-level dimmers can lower the light level from 100% to 50%. They offer a great way to save energy when full light output is not required.
  • Daylight harvesting systems: These save energy by using daylight to counterbalance the light needed. The controls switch or dim the light based on the availability of daylight.



LEDs are tiny by nature and very suitable for different uses and applications. Unlike traditional lamps, many unique applications use LEDs to focus light to areas without reflectors.

LED recessed light retrofit-kits are in different applications, from media rooms to museums. They can replace older lighting fixtures as they come in different shapes and sizes. They also don't contain tungsten filaments and fragile bulbs. The cumbersome elements could hinder a design innovation as well as retrofitting.


They Have No UV or IR Emissions

These bulbs produce at least 90% of their energy as heat. If the UV and heat energy emitted are excessive, they could create a hazard. LED lights have no UV emissions. They also produce very little heat and help prolong the lifespan of a building's HVAC system. It doesn’t have to work overtime to keep the building cool.

How Recessed LED Light Retrofits Will Save You Money


 They have the ability to decrease energy costs. LEDs give a commercial building a competitive advantage. They impact the bottom line. Money saved on lighting can go towards campaigns that enhance the growth of the business.

Here’s how LED recessed light retrofit-kits offer a quick return on investment:


  • They reduce light usage (by 50% to 90%) compared to older recessed downlights
  • LEDs have a very powerful and positive impact on your HVAC system. They don't give out excess heat like incandescent bulbs, reducing the HVAC cooling load
  • LEDs have long lamp lives, and cuts down maintenance and labor costs for many years
  • Local and government incentives and rebates offered to switch to energy-efficient lighting
  • LEDs offer high lighting performance thanks to their ability to produce focused light.

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