The most popular form LED lighting requires replacing old fixtures with new. This is typically because fixture replacement is considered to be a more reliable option for making the switch to LED. While retrofitting LED to an existing fixture is more time and cost effective, typical retrofits on the market have not been as reliable of a solution as total fixture replacements.
In an LED system, the single most important determining factor of reliability is heat management. If you can manage the heat generated, you have greater success with the LED retrofit.
Heat Management 101
[The cooler the internal temperature of the LED system, the longer the lamp’s lifespan and the greater the number of lumens per watt emitted. This means more light can be produced with less energy.]
[The greater the surface area, the easier it is to get rid of the internally produced heat]
Did you know that designing an LED retrofit is significantly more challenging than designing a new LED fixture? LED retrofit lamps consist of much smaller surface areas to work with. The surface area within an LED retrofit could up to 100 times than that of an entirely new fixture.
As a result, LED retrofits require more diligent and advanced technology to dissipate heat from the significantly less surface area. Due to this, retrofits have earned a reputation for not producing bright enough light, and for not lasting as long as new LED fixtures.
At ThinkLite, we challenge this thinking and redefine it. ThinkLite specializes in the most advanced heat dissipation systems available and an LED driving technology that produces 90% less heat than any other LED driving system. This allows for superior heat dissipation in our retrofit lamps and kits, surpassing the cooling capabilities of even large bulky replacement fixtures. [Read about the ThinkLite Driverless Technology].
The ThinkLite approach allows, for the first time, retrofit kits and lamps to be viable, practical solutions for upgrading existing fixtures to LED with improved light quality and levels. Most importantly, delivering the uniformity and reliability that the industry has long been waiting for.
Manufacturing Process: ReMake
ThinkLite is in total control of its supply chain. In order to create a superior product, and to achieve the highest level of performance in a product without sacrificing quality, full control of the supply chain is essential.
ThinkLite controls the research and development, design, manufacturing of every component that goes into its products as well the final assembly for all its products.
Europe is the hub for ThinkLite’s high tech research and development.
Through leading edge partnerships, funding research on the latest advances in improved optics and heat dissipation technologies is constantly being developed for ThinkLite in private laboratories in Germany. ThinkLite enjoys a constant flow of new core technologies, resources, designs, and intellectual properties, allowing it to continue to stay ahead of the curve.
ThinkLite works in close partnership with Samsung and other top silicon manufacturers in South Korea and Japan, producing the highest quality electronic components directed by ThinkLite’s specifications and designs.
These finished electronic components are then supplied to strict quality-controlled assembly facilities located in Taiwan and China for the final assembling, testing and export.
Go to Market: ReThink the entire approach
With such high-end technology and sophisticated capability, ThinkLite leverages its supply chain and intellectual properties to customize LED retrofits that can fit into any existing fixtures.
Replacing fixtures in existing facilities brings about several challenges in mounting capability, functionality, aesthetics preference, debris from installation, and most importantly, cost that is hard to justify.
By customizing LEDs to fit into any fixture, the market becomes unlimited, and ThinkLite offers the quickest payback for virtually any facility.
Start Today: ReLite
Choosing ThinkLite for your facility goes well beyond matching a lamp that fits into the existing fixture.
At ThinkLite, we have a specialized knowledge base and talented industry experts focused on providing solutions to specific industries and verticals in the market place.
We completely understand the unique needs of customers across all niche applications, and are able to offer specialized industry specific retrofit solutions using their existing fixtures. Some examples of ThinkLite retrofit products include applications that require:
- Maintaining light levels and longevity within a closed or vapor tight fixture
- Maximizing beam spread in a warehouse or retail environment
- Maximizing CRI to cast fewer shadows and enhance illumination in a parking garage
- Maximizing ease and speed of installation times in high bay/manufacturing applications
- Complying with FDA regulations
- Moisture/water resistance and chemical exposure compatibility in specialized plants and environments
- Maximize performance in environments with extreme temperatures: high heat factories or cold storage facilities
- Long range of light spread for high ceilings
- Anti-theft solutions for public areas like airports, train stations, hotels, etc.
- … and many others
ThinkLite brings to market the most advanced and highest performing LED retrofit systems available. Leveraging a vast intelligence of specific industries’ working environments and a knowledge base and familiarity of the traditional fixtures being used in those particular industries.