Retrofit LED Bulbs
What about retrofits?
On this website, I have talked about one thing: eliminating LED streetlights. However, I might have been missing something,
what if we used retrofit bulbs? If we use LED lighting that fits into the old fixtures,
we can get the "savings" of LED but also keep the old fixture's aesthetics, optics,
and maybe even the option to convert it back to HID.
Unfortunately, even retrofit bulbs aren't immune to LED's pitfalls.
Because they are still fundementally LED, many of the disadvantages that are described on this site will apply
to the retrofit lamps. Also, using retrofits will have a quicker payback time since they aren't as expensive as a new fixture.