06739734 is referenced by 114 patents.
The present invention is a method of converting fluorescent luminaires, or luminaries, into LED luminaires. The most preferred method retrofits a commercial fluorescent light fixture, especially one that uses T12 lamps or T8 lamps, without requiring removal of the fixture housing. The fluorescent luminaire is stripped of its lamps, wireway cover, ballast(s) and tombstones. A novel LED retro-reflector is mounted within the fixture housing to conceal an LED power supply and to provide an ideal surface for mounting LED (Light Emitting Diode) light strips. Any existing diffuser or louver that was part of the fluorescent luminaire may be replaced after the LED retrofit has been completed.