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[Luminaires and Fittings] Light-emitting-diode Luminaire Retrofit Kits, IFAR


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GENERAL

This category covers light-emitting-diode (LED) retrofit kits intended for field installation in certified luminaires and office-furnishing lights, and also covers LED retrofit kits intended for specific models or model families of certified stage and studio luminaires.

This category does not cover retrofit reflector kits and LED lamps intended for direct replacement of existing non-LED lamps (e.g., incandescent, fluorescent, induction, high-intensity discharge (HID)) without the need for modification, rewiring or component replacement in the luminaire.

The retrofit kits consist of LED light sources, installation instructions, subassemblies (e.g., LED drivers, or other parts where appropriate), luminaire marking labels, and assembly aids (where appropriate) to facilitate 1) the replacement of the existing light source in complete luminaires, or 2) the replacement and/or upgrade of existing LED luminaire components such as LED drivers, LED arrays, etc., in complete luminaires. The retrofit installation may require modifications to the luminaire in accordance with the installation instructions provided with the retrofit kits.

The retrofit kits may be intended for 1) specific luminaire models identified in the kit installation instructions, or 2) one or more generic-type luminaires that meet specific criteria identified in the installation kit instructions. The retrofit kits may be offered by 1) the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), or 2) manufacturers engaged in producing retrofit kits for the general market.

The retrofit kits have been investigated to determine that, when installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, they do not adversely affect the operation of the luminaire. A luminaire that is modified so it can no longer accept non-LED lamps has a label provided by the retrofit kit manufacturer affixed to the luminaire - where visible during relamping - that indicates the luminaire has been modified and can no longer operate the originally intended lamp(s).

These retrofit kits can include certified emergency lighting equipment (such as an emergency LED driver) that has been investigated and found to comply with the requirements of ANSI/UL 924, "Emergency Lighting and Power Equipment." When installed per the kit instructions, the converted luminaire is eligible to serve as part of a facility's emergency lighting system in accordance with ANSI/NFPA 101, "Life Safety Code," Article 700 of ANSI/NFPA 70, "National Electrical Code," and the "International Building Code."

Unless marked otherwise, luminaire retrofit kits are intended for use in a 25°C room ambient.

LUMINAIRE MARKINGS

The retrofit kits that permit the insertion of the original non-LED lamp types are provided with a marking for installation by the kit installer on the retrofitted luminaire. This marking is placed on the converted luminaire where visible during relamping and is intended to alert end users that the luminaire has been modified to operate LED lamps and not to attempt to install or operate the original lamps in the luminaire. It additionally identifies the replacement LED lamp type/model to be used, together with the manufacturer's name and ordering information. The required format and text for this marking is specified in ANSI/UL 1598C, "Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Retrofit Luminaire Conversion Kits."

The kits using linear tubular LED lamp conversions are also provided with a marking for installation by the kit installer visible during relamping that indicates in text or wiring diagram how the supply connections are made to the lampholders.

RELATED PRODUCTS

Retrofit reflector kits intended for installation on fluorescent luminaires are covered under Luminaire Conversions, Retrofit (IEUQ).

Retrofit devices used to convert incandescent exit luminaires to fluorescent exit luminaires are covered under Exit Sign Conversion Kits (FWCF).

LED light sources intended to replace fluorescent lamps where it is not necessary to modify the luminaire are covered under Lamps, Self-ballasted, Light-emitting-diode Type (OOLV).

LED retrofit kits intended for field installation in certified commercial refrigerators and freezers are covered under Light-emitting-diode Retrofit Luminaire Conversion Kits for Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers (IFAS).

LED retrofit kits intended for field installation in certified marine luminaires are covered under Light-emitting-diode Luminaire Retrofit Kits, Marine (IGRR).

Subassemblies intended to be used for modernizing or replacing parts on existing portable luminaires are covered under Portable Luminaire Accessories, Kits and Subassemblies (QPAU).

Emergency LED drivers with integral battery packs are covered under Emergency Light-emitting-diode Drivers (FTBV).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information, see Luminaires and Fittings (HYXT) and Electrical Equipment for Use in Ordinary Locations (AALZ).

REQUIREMENTS

The basic standard used to investigate products in this category is ANSI/UL 1598C, "Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Retrofit Luminaire Conversion Kits."

UL MARK

The Certification Mark of UL on the product is the only method provided by UL to identify products manufactured under its Certification and Follow-Up Service. The Certification Mark for these products includes the UL symbol, the words "CERTIFIED" and "SAFETY," the geographic identifier(s), and a file number.

Additional Certification Markings

Products covered under this category are additionally marked with the following information:

[+]
FOR USE WITH [++]
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED
WITH THIS RETROFIT KIT
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LED RETROFIT LUMINAIRE CONVERSION
LED LUMINAIRE RETROFIT KIT
[Kit manufacturer name] LED LUMINAIRE RETROFIT KIT
LED LUMINAIRE CONVERSION RETROFIT KIT
[Kit manufacturer name] LED LUMINAIRE CONVERSION RETROFIT KIT
COMP. REPL. RETROFIT KIT
COMPONENT REPLACEMENT RETROFIT KIT
LED LUMINAIRE COMP. REPL. RETROFIT KIT
LED LUMINAIRE COMPONENT REPLACEMENT RETROFIT KIT
[Kit manufacturer name] COMP. REPL. RETROFIT KIT
[Kit manufacturer name] COMPONENT REPLACEMENT RETROFIT KIT
LED STAGE AND STUDIO LUMINAIRE RETROFIT KIT



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PRODUCTS DESCRIBED AND INSTALLED
[Luminaire manufacturer and specific luminaire model number(s)]
PERMANENTLY CONNECTED LUMINAIRES
FLUORESCENT LUMINAIRES
INCANDESCENT LUMINAIRES
HID LUMINAIRES
OFFICE-FURNISHING LIGHTS
STAGE AND STUDIO LUMINAIRES


Alternate UL Mark

The Classification Mark of UL on the product is the only method provided by UL to identify products manufactured under its Classification and Follow-Up Service. The Classification Mark for these products includes the UL symbol, the word "CLASSIFIED" above the UL symbol (as illustrated in the Introduction of this Directory), and the following additional information:

[+]
FOR USE WITH [++]
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED
WITH THIS RETROFIT KIT
Control No.

+:

LED RETROFIT LUMINAIRE CONVERSION
LED LUMINAIRE RETROFIT KIT
[Kit manufacturer name] LED LUMINAIRE RETROFIT KIT
LED LUMINAIRE CONVERSION RETROFIT KIT
[Kit manufacturer name] LED LUMINAIRE CONVERSION RETROFIT KIT
COMPONENT REPLACEMENT RETROFIT KIT (or COMP. REPL. RETROFIT KIT)
LED LUMINAIRE COMPONENT REPLACEMENT RETROFIT KIT (or LED LUMINAIRE COMP. REPL. RETROFIT KIT)
[Kit manufacturer name] COMPONENT REPLACEMENT RETROFIT KIT (or [Kit manufacturer name] COMP. REPL. RETROFIT KIT)
LED STAGE AND STUDIO LUMINAIRE RETROFIT KIT

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PRODUCTS DESCRIBED AND INSTALLED
[Luminaire manufacturer and specific luminaire model number(s)]
PERMANENTLY CONNECTED LUMINAIRES
FLUORESCENT LUMINAIRES
INCANDESCENT LUMINAIRES
HID LUMINAIRES
OFFICE-FURNISHING LIGHTS
STAGE AND STUDIO LUMINAIRES

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Last Updated on 2018-06-13
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