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New to LED Retrofit?

LED Retrofit is a popular way to bring the benefits, and cost savings of LED to your existing fluorescent fixtures.

It involves the process of replacing your fluorescent lamps with "LED retrofit" lamps, using your existing fixtures

Installing an LED Retrofit Lamp in a Fluorescent Fixture

When retrofitting your lighting space to LED, however, you'll still need to comply with local and federal emergency egress lighting requirements.

Depending on which type of retrofit technology you employ, previously existing emergency lighting technology may not be compatible with your new LED retrofit lamps.

Emergency Lighting Code Requirements
IOTA offers several emergency lighting solutions that can be employed for each retrofit application, and can help you make a seamless transition to modern LED lighting, while maintaining your code-required emergency requirements. Click here to find an emergency solution!
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Find an Emergency Solution for your Retrofit Application

Different LED Retrofit Technology requires different emergency solutions. Please scroll to the section that best matches your retrofit technology to find the correct IOTA emergency option.

Type A - LED Tube Lamps (T-LEDs)

Linear, compact and U-bent LED Lamps
  • Linear, compact, or U-bent LED lights
  • Directly replace existing fluorescent lamps
  • Require AC input voltage
T-LED lamps are designed to convert the AC voltage coming from your fluorescent ballast to DC current. This allows you to simply replace the fluorescent lamp with the T-LED lamp without having to remove or re-wire the existing AC ballast.

Emergency Solution - Emergency Ballast with AC Output

IOTA Emergency Ballasts
Because T-LED lamps require AC input voltage, your emergency solution needs to provide true AC output. IOTA Engineering offers six different emergency ballasts that are capable of providing true AC output. All of these ballasts have been tested (and often UL Listed) to work with select T-LEDs from major LED tube manufacturers.

Find an Emergency Ballast for your T-LED lamp by searching our

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Type B - "Direct Wire" LED Lamps with Internal Drivers

LED Lamps with Internal Drivers
  • Downlight or linear lamps
  • Feature internal drivers
  • Accept AC line voltage
LED lamps with internal drivers feature a built-in driver that accepts AC line voltage. These lamps replace the fluorescent lamps and the fluorescent ballast to retrofit your existing fixture for LED.

Emergency Solution - Emergency Inverter

IOTA Emergency Ballasts
Since LED lamps with internal drivers are wired directly into the line voltage, they require an auxilliary source of line voltage as their emergency lighting solution. IOTA Engineering offers several different emergency inverter options to deliver auxiliary line voltage to your LED retrofit fixtures.
Learn More about IOTA Emergency Inverters

Type C - LED Retrofit Kits

LED Retrofit Kit
  • LED tubes or arrays paired to an LED driver
  • Directly replace fluorescent lamps and ballast
  • Require DC input voltage
LED Retrofit Kits are designed to completely replace the fluorescent technology in your fixture. The driver/lamp combination included in the kit makes use of the fluorescent fixture in isolation.

Emergency Solution - ILB-CP Emergency LED Driver

IOTA Emergency Ballasts
LED Retrofit Kits require an Emergency LED Driver certified for field installation. IOTA ILB-CP Emergency LED Drivers are UL Listed and Classified for Field Installation, are fully compatible with retrofit installations, and offer several wattage and mounting styles.
Learn More About IOTA ILB-CP Emergency LED Drivers
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