To take advantage of the remarkable energy and maintenance savings LED lighting platforms offer, many homeowners and lighting designers turn to LED retrofit modules as a cost effective way to update their current lighting system. Some may mistakenly think that updating to LED technology is merely a matter of swapping lamps. Note that LED lamps usually project heat upwards (and toward the fixture's heat sensor) while incandescent bulbs direct heat downward and away from the recessed light fixture. The resulting heat buildup may activate the fixture's heat sensor and trip its circuit breaker. Moreover, the excess heat will probably reduce a LED lamp's rated life; the long service life of a LED bulb is a big reason for using the technology. LED retrofit modules attaches to existing recessed housing and replaces both the trim and the lamp. Installation is simple; merely attach the fixture's base adapter to the socket and use built-in clips to secure the light in place. The retrofit module includes a LED lamp, driver and recessed trim all in one fixture. To deal with the heat LED bulbs generate, retrofit modules come with heat management systems that are superior to LED lamps. You'll receive the greatest energy savings for the smallest upfront cost compared to installing dedicated LED housing and trim. Destination Lighting carries a large selection of LED retrofit modules from many of the most respected brands in the industry and many have special features such as bulb dimmable capability and wet/damp rated use. Virtually all are Energy Star certified, assuring you of superior energy and maintenance.