If you are looking to convert to the LED technology available for your high bays but aren’t quite interested in replacing all your existing fixtures, then a retrofit kit can work to your advantage. The shoebox retrofit kit is designed to replace a less efficient bulb in a preexisting light fixture with a more efficient LED bulb and driver. These kits are ideal for replacing metal halide (MH), high pressure sodium (HPS), and mercury lamps.
In order to choose the correct retrofit kit it is important to know the type of high bay lighting you have already. The color (2700k – 4100k), lumens, and wattage will be important specs to know. Learn more about retrofitting your shoebox lighting fixture here!
A shoebox retrofit kit is what replaces an existing metal halide (MH), high pressure sodium (HPS), and mercury lamps. A shoebox is a light fixture that can be used for indoor and outdoor application. This includes, security lighting, street lighting, large parking areas, roadways, and parks. These fixtures can also be found in large gyms and are perfect for converting high bays to LEDs.
The shoebox gets its name from its rectangular shape resembling that of an actual shoebox. The shoebox retrofit kit is designed to replace a less efficient bulb in a preexisting light fixture with a more efficient led bulb and driver. Since the shoebox retrofit kit is designed to fit inside the previous fixture, you don’t have to worry about changing the aesthetics of the original model. Learn more about replacing your shoebox fixture with a retrofit here!
An LED shoebox fixture is a light fixture in a rectangular shape typically mounted to light poles. The shape allows a very wide beam distribution so less fixtures are needed for more area coverage. There are many options available with these fixtures, but not all of the following are included, so make sure to pay attention to what your shoebox light fixture has installed or is compatible with: