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Top 4 Retrofit Solutions for Commercial and Industrial LED Lighting

In the ever-evolving landscape of lighting technology, retrofit solutions stand out as beacons of innovation and efficiency. Businesses today are seeking ways to enhance their lighting systems without the hassle and cost of complete replacements. In this blog post, we explore the top four retrofit solutions for commercial and industrial LED lighting that promise not only to brighten spaces but also to streamline the retrofitting process.


What is retrofitting?

Retrofitting refers to the process of updating, upgrading, or modifying existing equipment or systems to incorporate new features or improvements.

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In the context of lighting, retrofitting involves updating or enhancing existing lighting fixtures with more advanced and energy-efficient  technologies, without the need for a complete replacement of the entire lighting system.

The goal of retrofitting is to improve the performance, efficiency, and functionality of a system while minimising the disruption and cost associated with a full replacement. In the case of commercial and industrial LED lighting, retrofit solutions typically involve upgrading traditional lighting fixtures to LED technology or enhancing existing LED systems with advanced features such as dimming capabilities, emergency lighting options, or smart controls.


What are the benefits of retrofitting?

Energy Savings:

Retrofitting presents numerous advantages, each contributing to the overall improvement of lighting systems in commercial and industrial settings. Firstly is the potential for substantial energy savings. By transitioning to more energy-efficient technologies, such as LED lighting, businesses can markedly reduce electricity consumption. LEDs, renowned for their efficiency, generate greater illumination with less power compared to traditional lighting sources like incandescent or fluorescent bulbs.

Higher Quality of lighting:

In addition to energy efficiency, retrofitting significantly enhances the quality of lighting within a space. LED lighting offers superior colour rendering capabilities, ensuring colours are represented accurately and vividly. This becomes particularly vital in environments where precise lighting is essential for tasks, productivity, and safety.

Cost Savings:

The long-term benefits of retrofitting include considerable cost savings. LED lights, known for their extended lifespan, reduce the frequency of replacements and associated maintenance costs. This not only saves money on the lights themselves and maintenance costs but also reduces disruptions to daily operations, making it even more cost-effective.

Reduced Carbon Footprint:

Opting for retrofitting is not just a practical choice for your lighting systems; it’s also a positive step towards environmental responsibility. By choosing more energy-efficient technologies such as LED Lighting you’re actively contributing to a reduction in your carbon footprint.

LED lights are renowned for their extended lifespan, meaning they don’t need to be replaced as frequently as traditional lighting sources. This longevity significantly reduces the volume of waste generated from disposing of spent bulbs. As a result, the overall environmental impact is minimised, aligning your lighting practices with a more eco-friendly and sustainable approach.

Updated technological advancements:

Retrofitting is not merely about energy efficiency but also about integrating the latest technological advancements. Businesses can incorporate smart lighting controls, motion sensors, daylight harvesting, and other innovations into their lighting systems without undertaking a complete overhaul. This combination of technology provides enhanced efficiency and customisation, allowing businesses to adapt their lighting environments to specific needs.


Regulatory Compliance:

Keeping pace with regulatory compliance is another advantage of retrofitting. Many regions have implemented standards and regulations promoting the use of energy-efficient lighting technologies. Retrofitting ensures businesses stay ahead of these requirements, avoiding potential penalties and contributing to a more sustainable and responsible operation.

Advanced Control Systems:

The enhanced control and flexibility offered by retrofitting cannot be understated. Upgraded lighting systems often feature advanced control systems, enabling businesses to fine-tune brightness levels, adjust colour temperatures, and even schedule lighting based on occupancy patterns. This flexibility creates more comfortable and productive workspaces, catering to the diverse needs of modern businesses.


Duxford Gear Tray: Swift Solutions for Time and Cost-Effective Retrofitting

Say goodbye to time-consuming and costly replacements with the Duxford Gear Tray. Engineered for swift and simple retrofitting into existing circular bulkhead housings, this innovative solution features multiple mounting points, reducing installation time and minimising disruption.

One of the standout features of the Duxford retrofit gear trays is the ability to tailor the lighting to specific needs. With selectable colour temperature options of 3000K, 4000K, or 5500K, the Gear Trays empower you to create the perfect ambience for any environment, whether it’s a warm and inviting atmosphere or a crisp and focused one.

Retrofitting gear trays is a non-invasive process that minimises disruption to ongoing operations. Businesses can upgrade their lighting systems without the need for extensive rewiring or structural modifications. This makes it an ideal solution for environments where uninterrupted workflow is crucial.


Seamless Transition to LED Tubes: Effortless Retrofitting for Industrial Spaces

Are you gearing up for the impending ban on traditional fluorescent tubes and seeking an advanced lighting solution for your industrial spaces?

Upgrading your lighting system to LED tubes in place of fluorescent ones is a surprisingly simple process. The compatibility of LED retrofit tubes with existing fixtures ensures a smooth transition, eliminating the need for extensive rewiring or structural changes. These retrofit tubes are designed to mimic the form factor of traditional fluorescent tubes, allowing for easy integration without additional modifications.

Retrofitting is a direct replacement operation, offering a one-to-one switch from fluorescent to LED tubes. The process is further simplified by the fact they don’t need ballasts like their fluorescent counterparts. They can be installed in practically any fixture that accommodates traditional fluorescent tubes. This not only streamlines the retrofitting process but also minimises downtime and disruptions to regular business operations.

When it comes to retrofitting and replacing traditional fluorescent tubes, our Carlton LED Tubes stand out as the perfect solution. Engineered for compatibility with existing fixtures, these LED tubes ensure a seamless transition without the need for extensive rewiring or structural modifications.

Beyond the ease of retrofitting, Carlton LED Tubes feature a bright and crisp 5500K colour temperature. The rotatable end cap design adds a layer of versatility, allowing precise direction of light where it’s needed. With emergency options, including 3H and DALI emergency kits, Carlton Tubes ensure continuous illumination during power outages or emergencies, enhancing safety and operational resilience.


Bury Corn Lamps: Versatile and Durable Solutions for Varied Applications

Retrofitting with the Bury Corn Lamp is easy, thanks to its remarkable adaptability to various lighting fixtures, including High Bay, Lantern/Post Top, or Shoebox/Low Bay applications. Whether you’re looking to upgrade streetlights, warehouses, or gymnasiums, this lamp seamlessly integrates into your existing systems, making the process a smooth and hassle-free retrofitting process. The Bury Corn Lamps also deliver a powerful lumen output even at heights ranging from 4 to 14 meters making them an ideal lighting solution for both commercial and industrial spaces.

Beyond its ease of integration, the Bury Corn Lamp goes the extra mile with its robust IP40-rated housing. This feature ensures resilience in diverse environments, promising not only brighter spaces but also minimising the need for frequent replacements contributing to cost savings.

Adding to its impressive features, the Bury Corn Lamp is designed with enhanced functionality in mind. The optional PIR Sensor detects motion and activates the light precisely when needed. This not only contributes to heightened safety but also ensures optimal energy efficiency, aligning with modern standards for intelligent and sustainable lighting solutions.


Caxton Downlights: Easy Retrofitting for a Modern Lighting Makeover

Embarking on the retrofitting journey poses its challenges, particularly when faced with fixtures resistant to modern upgrades. The intricate task of aligning existing holes and cut-out sizes can introduce complexity when seeking more contemporary lighting solutions. This challenge is widely recognised in the retrofitting landscape.

The Caxton Range of recessed downlights is your solution to the challenges of retrofitting. Crafted with simplicity in mind, these downlights seamlessly slot into most existing holes, featuring cut-out sizes ranging from Ø90-210mm. The spring clips effortlessly secure a fit, ensuring a smooth and trouble-free installation process.


Custom Lighting Solutions: Tailoring the Future with Square Gear Trays

For individuals and businesses with unique and specific lighting needs, our commitment to customisation goes beyond off-the-shelf solutions. We proudly present our conversion service, a dedicated offering that transforms existing fittings to meet your exact requirements. This bespoke service is tailored to cater to a diverse range of needs, ensuring that your lighting setup aligns perfectly with your preferences and practicalities.

Our skilled team offers a range of enhancements to elevate the functionality of your existing lighting fixtures. Whether you require the integration of emergency (EM) kits for added safety measures, motion sensors to enhance security and energy efficiency, or photocells for intelligent daylight sensing, we’ve got you covered. We can also incorporate dimmable and DALI drivers, providing you with the flexibility to adjust lighting levels to suit various scenarios and preferences.

This conversion service isn’t just about modifying fixtures; it’s about transforming your lighting infrastructure into a dynamic, responsive, and tailored system. By adding these customisable elements, you can create an environment that not only meets your specific needs but also incorporates the latest advancements in lighting technology.



This blog has explored the top four retrofit solutions for commercial and industrial LED lighting, promising not only to illuminate spaces but also to streamline the retrofitting process. From the swift and tailored Duxford Gear Tray to the versatile Bury Corn Lamp and seamless transition to LED Tubes, the advancements in retrofitting technology offer a range of options to enhance lighting systems.


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