Retrofitting 175W HID




Maybe you have a special fixture with a 175W MetalHalide bulb that you want to convert over to LED? Or like some places we do business with, replacing the fixture is not an option because of all the engineering work it would cause. What are your options?



Replacing 175W HID with 45W RetrofitKit


So what is a RetrofitKit? Simply stated, its everything you need to install a LED solution inside an existing fixture. In this case, our 45W Retrofit is designed to replace up to 175W HID.


The Kit includes a LED Head, all the brackets to install the head into the existing fixture (many options are available for different fixtures and configurations). It also includes a LED driver that installs where the old HID was installed.

Installing a kit is quick and easy, remove the bulb, remove the ballast, remove the reflector (don't need it as LED light is directional), and remove the socket that held the old HID bulb.

Next, figure out what mounting option works best. This will be repeated in all the similar fixtures. Mount the driver where the old ballast was and wire it to the input wires. Install the head on the bracket, and hook up the driver red and black wires to the LED Head red and black wires.

You are done.

* Can you use a photocell with a Retrofit Kit? Yes.

* Can you dim a Retrofit Kit? Yes. They work perfectly with motion sensors.

* How long is the warranty with a retrofit kit? 10 years on the head, 5 years on the driver.

* Is it DLC Rated? Yes, DLC Premium. It is also ETL Listed for retrofit applications.

Cost Savings when you convert 175W HID to LED

How much will you save per fixture? This simple chart below will help. This chart assumes 12 hours of operation per day.

45 LED Watts replacing 175 Watts for 12 hrs/day 365 days/yr saving 684 kw/year *
Cost per kw/hSavings per year
.06$41
.08$55
.10$68
.12$82
.14$96
.16$110
.18$123
.20$137
* includes ballast draw


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