Options for Converting Fluorescent Lighting to LED

Options for Converting Fluorescent Lighting to LED

  • 2020-04-06
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Options for Converting Fluorescent Lighting to LED

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Converting from fluorescent lighting to LED lighting can be a confusing process, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, converting fluorescent lighting to LED light can be simple, especially when using a kit. There are several options that are available when it comes to converting fluorescent lighting to LED Lighting, here the quickest and easiest options available:

Switch Out the Entire Lighting Fixture

Switching out an entire lighting fixture is an option when making the switch from fluorescent lighting to LED. Almost all-new lighting fixtures on the market today are capable of housing LED bulbs, or you can choose a lighting fixture that is specifically designed to house an LED bulb. However, switching out an entire lighting fixture can become costly. Though purchasing a new troffer isn’t terribly expensive, paying for the labor to have it installed can get pricey; this is especially true if you are replacing the lighting in an entire building.

If your lighting fixtures are in good shape and don’t need to be replaced any time soon, it’s worth your while to consider simply modifying your existing lighting fixture with a retrofit kit.

Modify The Existing Lighting Fixture

Modifying an already existing lighting fixture is more affordable than replacing an entire lighting fixture to install LED bulbs. There are various methods for converting fluorescent lighting fixtures into LED ones. However, the simplest way is to use some sort of retrofit kit. These kits attach to already existing lighting fixtures and allow for LED bulbs to be housed in them. There are a variety of these kinds of LED retrofit kits available, a recommended choice being kit which allows a fluorescent lighting fixture to be converted into an LED fixture in about 15 minutes.

Different Sockets Present an Issue

When modifying an existing lighting fixture to house LED bulbs, a common problem that people often run into is that LED bulbs use non-shunted sockets, fluorescent lighting fixtures have either non-shunted or shunted.

Shunted sockets receive voltage through one set of wires and send it to both contacts. Non-shunted sockets, on the other hand, receive energy separately. Usually, older T12 fluorescent lighting fixtures feature non-shunted sockets, while T8 and T5 fixtures use shunted sockets (except for those that feature dimming ballasts or employ rapid start).

If a fluorescent fixture that you are trying to convert features a shunted socket, modifying your existing lighting fixture can be challenging and may require an entirely new lighting fixture. However, Magnilumen retrofit kits take care of this issue, allowing you to keep your lighting fixture. Magnilumen retrofit kits are a magnetic and quick connecting retrofit system that can attach to any lighting fixture.

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