How To Choose Retrofit Lighting

How To Choose Retrofit Lighting

What Is The Best Led Retrofit Lighting Fixtures?

LED Retrofit is designed to replace CFL, Fluorescent, Incandescent, etc with a LED lighting fixture. Because LED lights are highly energy-efficient compared to traditional lighting options.

Benefits of LED

  •  Energy efficiency
  • Long lifespan
  • Low voltage
  • Led lights are durable
  • LEDs are environmentally friendly
  • Longer-lasting
  • Leds are safer
  • Leds power on and off instantly
  • Dimming capability
  • Emits no uv
  • Better Light
  • Focused lighting with leds

At present, the best LED retrofit lighting fixture is led retrofit downlight.

Advantages of Retrofit Recessed Downlight:

  • Energy Efficiency

When providing the same brightness as traditional bulbs

  Incandescent Halogen CFL LED
450-500 Lumen 40W 28W 10W 6W
1000-2000 Lumen 75W 53W 20W


LEDs provide the same brightness as traditional bulbs but use 85% less energy.

  • Longevity

  Incandescent Halogen CFL LED
Life Span 1000Hours 2000Hours 10000Hours 50000Hours


LED lights can help you save more money.

  • Easy Installation

Step 1:
Remove the recessed can light from the existing can housing. Screw the adaptor into the socket in the can housing.


Step 2:
Plug the cable connector on the adaptor into the downlight.


Step 3:
Squeeze the spring clip arms up on both sides and hook the clip arms into the arm hooks on the inside of the can housing.


Step 4:
Release clip arms and push the downlight into the can housing.



  • Economical and Practical

For Example:

1)Round Retrofit Recessed Lighting

Round Retrofit Recessed Lighting led-4inch 6inch
 SKU Size & Style Watts Brightness  Price
  • 4 inch
  • Smooth Trim
10W 750 Lumens 10.99$
  • 6 inch
  • Smooth Trim
14W 1100 Lumens 11.99$
  • 4 inch
  • Baffle Trim
10W 750 Lumens 9.99$
  • 6 inch
  • Baffle Trim
14W 1100 Lumens 10.99$


2)Square Retrofit Recessed Lighting


 SKU Size & Style Watts Brightness  Price
  • 4 inch
  • Smooth Trim
11W 750 Lumens 16.99$
  • 6 inch
  • Smooth Trim
14W 1100 Lumens 18.99$


  1. The cost to hire an electrician ranges from $80 to $110 per hour. That's enough to buy 3-5 lamps. Retrofit Recessed Lighting is easy to install and you can save money on renovations.
  2. If you change 30 halogen downlights to LED downlights, you can save up to $310 a year on energy costs.

Disadvantages of Retrofit Recessed Downlight

  1. It may not provide uniform illumination in larger rooms.
  2. The purchase of recessed retrofit light fixtures requires an expenditure.

How Do I Choose A Good LED Retrofit Downlight?

  • Type Of Retrofit Downlight

1) The round downlight appearance is cylindrical, the appearance is simple and generous. The appearance of the square downlight is square or rectangular, and the appearance is more stable.

2) The round downlights generally use a spotlight design, the light is concentrated in one point, direct lighting effect is better; The square downlights are generally designed with flat lights, emitting a uniform and soft light, and the indoor lighting effect is more comfortable.

3) Round downlights are suitable for occasions where local lighting effects need to be emphasized, while square downlights are suitable for occasions where uniform lighting effects are required.

1) The design of the anti-glare downlight mainly reduces the direct light of the human eye through the reflective surface, so as to achieve the effect of soft light. Therefore, when using smooth downlights, the light in the environment will appear softer and more uniform, and the visual effect will be more comfortable. The downlight that is not anti-glare, because there is no reflective surface or the reflective surface is not strong enough, may produce some local areas of excessive light, which will have a certain impact on the visual effect.

2) Baffle recessed lighting is more suitable for some users who need to look at the light source for a long time. Smooth recessed lighting is more suitable for some environments that require bright, uniform light.

3) Baffle Downlights need regular maintenance and cleaning to prevent dust and dirt from affecting the reflective effect. If you do not pay attention to maintenance and cleaning, it may affect the lighting effect and service life. Smooth Downlights are relatively easier to maintain and clean.

  • The Number Of Retrofit Downlight

Size 4 inch 6 inch
  • Living Room
  • Passage
  • Hallway
  • Bedroom
  • Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom
Room Area 12-27 3-27
Number of  Lighting Fixtures 4-32Pcs 4-24Pcs

The data is for reference only

  • Color Temperature

Generally speaking, 2700K-3000K warm light is more suitable for a home environment, and 4000K-5000K neutral light is more suitable for the office.

Now the most advanced of recessed downlights can be selected for color temperature.

Give an example:


This product comes with a CCT switch which make changing color way more easy and convenient.

In the past, all LED fixtures and LED bulbs are single CCT, you cannot change it. Now, you can adjust the lighting according to your needs. Color Temperature

Choose different brightness in different rooms and places. It should be noted that too high brightness may cause glare, while too low brightness may affect normal life.

  • Brightness

Choose different brightness in different rooms and places. It should be noted that too high brightness may cause glare, while too low brightness may affect normal life.

  • Dimmable

The lighting fixture has a dimmable function, which can adjust the brightness according to different scenes and needs, increasing the flexibility and practicality of the lighting fixture.

Give an example:



  • Wattage

Generally speaking, the greater the wattage of the lamp, the greater the brightness, and the higher the electricity bill.

Normally, LED retrofit downlights fall between 9W to 15W ( the height of the house is between 7.87 FT and 8.9 FT).

  • CRI

The higher the color rendering index, the more you can restore the true color of the object, and it is recommended to choose products with high color rendering index for downlights.