Replacing High Pressure Sodium and Metal Halide with LED Retrofits

MyLEDLightingGuide offers LED Retrofit Kits that allows you to replace the Metal Halide, High Pressure Sodium or Mercury Vapor bulbs and ballasts in your existing fixtures. Retrofitting is no more difficult than a bulb and ballast replacement. Our kits are designed to screw into the existing socket (E26 or E39) and is designed to retrofit many common HID fixtures, such as High Bays, Canopy Garage Fixtures, Wall Packs, Flood Lights, Street Lights, High Masts and more. The basic criteria is that your existing fixture has to be large enough to accommodate the LED retrofit kit. The experts at will help you decide whether our retrofit kits are right for you. 

To see our complete list of retrofit solutions that allows us to convert Metal Halide, High Pressure Sodium or Mercury Vapor and allow you to keep your fixture, Click Here.


 LED Retrofit  


What are the steps to retrofit an existing HID Fixture?

  1. Turn off the power to the existing fixture
  2. Remove the bulb and ballast from the fixture.
  3. Remove the reflector (assuming that the reflector is not part of the fixtures waterproof seal).
  4. Install the LED driver in the location of the HID ballast. Wire the driver to the electrical wire that was used to power the ballast..
  5. Install the LED Retrofit head. Wire the output of the driver to the two wires on the LED head (Note: the socket is used to hold the LED Retrofit head. The driver is wired directly to the LED Retrofit head)
  6. Aim the head in the fixture to where you want the light distributed
  7. Remove the plastic cover protecting the head. It is only meant to protect the LEDs during transportation.
  8. Turn the power back on.

Note: you can use motion detectors and daylight sensors with our LED Retrofit heads. It will NOT affect the life of the LED product.

What are the available voltages?

 We have 2 driver options

  • 100-277V
  • 347-480V


However, on our DesignLights Consortium listed heads, only the 100-277V driver is available. If you have higher voltage than 277V, we can also supply a small step down transformer

Can you dim a LED retrofit?

Yes,  we can provide an optional dimmable driver. It is a 0-10V driver, and is compatible with 0-10V switches or control systems. 

What LED Retrofit Kits are available and what will they replace?


Top 3 Reasons you should convert with LED Retrofits

  • Reduced energy costs: our Industrial Strength LED Lights use approximately 25% of the electricity HID lights use.
  • Reduced maintenance cost: our long life LED Retrofits are rated for 70,000 + hours. That means no years of service before you have to think of replacing the lights.
  • Reduced project costs: use your existing fixtures saves you money since we can reuse them with a retrofit solution.



  • Sports Stadiums
  • Parking Lots / Parking Garages
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Roadways / Interstate
  • Prisons
  • Terminals
  • Warehouses
  • Factories
  • Airports


Replacing Fluorescent Tubes with LED Tubes

MyLEDLightingGuide offers LED Tubes to replace fluorescent tubes in their existing fixtures, whether they are T5, T8, T10 or T12 fluorescent tubes. All our tubes are either UL/cUL Listed or ETL/cETL Listed. We offer USA Made, ARRA Compiant Tubes, as well as DesignLights Consortium Tubes, that are entitled to utility rebates.

 LED Tube

What are the steps to retrofit an existing Fluorescent Fixture with our LED Tubes?

  1. Turn off the power to the existing fixture
  2. Remove the bulb and ballast from the fixture.
  3. Rewire the fixture so that each tombstone on one end has both a line and neutral wire hooked up to line and neutral coming into the fixture. Power is ony required to one tombstone, the other side remains unpowered.
  4. Install the LED tube into the fixture.
  5. Turn the power back on.

Please note: single ended powered tubes require an unshunted tombstone. An unshunted tombstone allows for 2 wires to be connected to it, one for line and the other for neutral. The other tombstone is left unpowered.

Before ordering tubes from MyLEDLightingGuide, confirm whether or not you have unshunted tombstones. If not, we can provide them to you at a small cost.

Note: you can use motion detectors and daylight sensors with our LED Tubes. It will NOT affect the life of the LED Tube.

What should I use to replace a 32W 4 foot fluorescent tube?

Every situation is different, but there are some general guidelines:

  • Our 18W 1800 lumen DLC tube does a great job in replacing a 32W fluorescent tube. In fact, there are some conditions where de-lamping is possible.
  • Our 22W 2247 lumen DLC tube does an amazing job of increasing light output in areas where more lighting is required without increasing fixture count


Top 10 Reasons to Convert from Fluorescent Tubes to LED Tubes

  1. They do not require ballasts. LED Tubes have drivers
  2. They are rated for 50,000 hours
  3. They do not contain mercury or PCBs
  4. They do not require special and costly disposal processes at the end of their life
  5. Their life is not affected when hooked to a motion sensor
  6. They do not contain glass and are safe in food preparation areas.
  7. They maintain their lumens better over their life as compared to fluorescent tubes.
  8. Their light is directional: no wasted lumens. You get to light up what needs to be lit up.
  9. They do not require reflectors to focus the lumens created.
  10. They do not flicker - common source of issues like eye strain and headaches

To see our complete list of LED Tubes, click here.

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