Converting your existing HID lighting to LED, or LED retrofit as it's now more commonly known, is a great idea and wherever possible, we actively encourage this: who wouldn't want to benefit from the efficiency and long-life performance of new technology, without the heavy investment cost at the outset?
Many private and public buyers are recognising the clear advantages and jumping onto the trend. Helping to fuel the movement, there are now lots of companies offering retrofit gear trays of varying quality, price, technology and features.
So, why retrofit?
- Quick and easy
- Low initial cost
- Energy saving
- Excellent payback
- Improved colour rendering
- Reduced maintenance
- Improved functionality
- Sweating your asset (getting the most out of what you already own)
Where confusion and doubt emerge, is with the issue of warranties. The recent changes to the CE regulation, now state that unless a gear tray has been tested in each product it is intended for us in, then it no longer complies, leaving warranties invalid.
This is where our 'buyer beware' warning comes into play
You need to make sure you do it the right way.