7.5 LED retrofits versus LED luminaires

LED retrofits are the first step of LED technology entering market but not the ideal step. LED luminaire adequate for general lighting has to fulfill many requirements such as:
•    Optimal light distribution
•    High system efficacy
•    High CRI
•    Various Stabilized CCTs
•    Low Glaring Rates
•    Dimming Possibilities
•    Long Lifetime
•    Durability

LED retrofits are comparable to the first car (Figure 7.5.1). You can drive it but with a lot of compromises. Better cars (adequate LED luminaires) are arriving right after – no compromises, just satisfaction.

 

Figure 7.5.1: Retrofit LED light bulbs are like horseless carriages. Retrofit is first stage in LED-based luminaire evolution.

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