In the early days of your LED re-lamp project, you’ll need to determine whether you’ll be using a Type A, B, or C replacement. The differences in each stem from whether a ballast or driver is being used and how the LED is connected to the power source. How that power gets to your lamp depends on the type of fixtures and ballasts you already have in place.
Integrated LED products are relatively new to the marketplace, appear to be the future, and may or may not be a good idea. We’ll evaluate three major lighting applications that are seeing an influx of integrated options—track lighting, downlights, and troffers—for what they cost, what the products mean for users, and where we recommend using LED lamps versus integrated LED fixtures.