LED lighting technology is much more complex than its predecessors. Along with a new way of creating light, come new considerations to make when trying to pair an LED retrofit lamp with an existing system. LED replacement lamps are the best alternative to old inefficient light sources and provide you with highly efficient, long lasting lighting.
Now that you've decided to cross over into the world of maximum energy efficiency, it's time to think about how you will be using your LED retrofit lamp so that you can make the right lighting choices. LED retrofits are integral lamps, or a packaged lighting system. They are composed of 4 main components: optics, an LED chip, a driver and the heat sink. When pairing this system with control systems, such as dimmers, or with track lighting systems you must ensure that both systems are compatible.
When using a low voltage LED retrofit lamp, transformer compatibility must be considered. Most LED MR16s will fit any standard track lighting system, but the electronic components within the lamp perform different with various transformers. Bulbrite has created a transformer compatibility guide pairing our low voltage LED MR16 lamps with some of the most popular used track lighting systems in the industry.
If you want to dim your LED retrofit lamp, the first step is to make sure you use a "dimmable" LED product. Models which can be paired with dimming systems are designated as "dimmable" LED lamps. However, this does not ensure that your dimmable LED lamp will work with just any dimmer. Bulbrite has a dimmer compatibility guide which can help you pair our dimmable LED products with the right dimmer for optimal performance.