When you start to look up and pay attention to the lighting around you, you’ll notice recessed lights are a very popular choice – residentially and commercially. Homes can use dozens of these fixtures; commercially, there could be hundreds. Recessed lighting is flush with the ceiling where the housing is hidden. These fixtures are comprised of three parts: the housing, trim and bulb. This trim is the decorative, finished part of the fixture that we see, and the housing is installed inside the opening in the ceiling. There are many different bulbs that be used in recessed lighting fixtures including incandescent, compact fluorescent (CFL) and LED.
Maintaining those recessed lights can be daunting and burdensome, not to mention the high energy costs if you’re still using incandescent bulbs. Even if you are using LED bulbs, they only have an average life of about 25,000 hours. Upgrade your recessed lighting with an LED retrofit kit, doubling the LED life with an average life of about 50,000 hours. These fixtures have an integrated driver, or power supply, and trim. The LED retrofit unit fits right into the existing housing. Install a recessed retrofit kit in a fraction of the time it takes to mount a conventional fixture.
Quick, simple steps to retrofit your recessed cans:
*Note: Disconnect all electricity to the room you are working in. Use a voltage meter to ensure there is no power coming into the fixture before proceeding. As always, if you are not comfortable working with electricity, contact a professional electrician.
Lighting Supply offers many reputable brands that are carrying their own lines of recessed retrofit kits, including TCP and FEIT. These kits come in different color temperatures, sizes and styles such as the standard flush look and gimbal – a lens that can be adjusted to highlight features of your home or business. There are even wet location rated options so you can upgrade the lights in your bathroom and shower.
Still have questions? Give our knowledgeable Customer Service team a call at 877.231.2852. Our representatives will help you narrow down your choices to find the perfect LED retrofit kit for your application. You can also contact us here or leave a comment below.