ActiveLED® Capitol-Retrofit for Rectangular Recessed Indoor / Overhang Fixtures

  • ActiveLED® Capitol-Retrofit for rectangular recessed indoor / overhang fixtures

  • 30 Watt LED Engine replaces up to a 300 Watt Metal Halide bulb

  • Significant Energy Savings (50-85%) and very low maintenance costs compared to conventional high wattage and inefficient bulbs

  • 21st century retrofit ideal for:
    • walkways
    • pathways
    • breezeways

  • Innovative self-contained ActiveLED light engine designed to retrofit existing rectangular recessed fixtures:
    • Installs in existing fixture
    with four existing screws
    • Complete replacement for
    existing inefficient electronics
    • Driver sits inside the fixture
    and connects to the
    LED module with low-voltage
    DC cabling (supplied)
    • 3.2 lbs replaces over 10 lbs
    of legacy electronics

  • Improved light quality and illumination uniformity
    • Lumen Lifetime of 90,000
    • 90% Luminous Flux

  • Optional energy management features provide additional energy savings, including:
    • Motion Sensor
    • Daylight Sensor
    • LightSpace Manager
    • Battery Backup for
    emergency lighting

    A 30 Watt ActiveLED Capitol-Retrofit that is dimmed down to light level 40, when there is no motion sensed, consumes just 2.7 Watt (9% of 30 Watt), saving 27.3 Watt, 91%

  • Environmentally Safe Lighting:
    • Zero mercury content
    • Eliminates disposal of
    hazardous materials
    • Facilitates LEED® points

ActiveLED® Capitol-Retrofit for Rectangular Recessed Indoor / Overhang Fixtures, 30 Watt Retrofit replaces up to 300 Watt Metal Halide electronics

Provides a 21st century solution for legacy bulb technology recessed rectangular style light fixtures with an energy efficient, high performance LED retrofit

The U.S.-manufactured ActiveLED® Capitol-Retrofit is an innovative, self-contained LED light engine designed to easily replace the inefficient, high-wattage light bulb assembly in an existing rectangular-style recessed fixture, providing energy savings of 50-80 percent.

Many municipalities, commercial properties and car dealerships use recessed rectangular-style fixtures underneath overhangs to illuminate exterior paths and walkways. Typically, these fixtures use inefficient Metal Halide light bulbs (up to 300 Watt) and ballasts needing frequent replacement.

The existing fixture can be retrofitted with the low-wattage ActiveLED Capitol-Retrofit engine and still retain the same exterior characteristics. The only noticeable difference in its outward appearance is a better quality of light, which helps to significantly improve the safety value of its surroundings. Ringdale’s patented LED technology also ensures a long life span of 90,000 hours, lowering the bottom line when it comes to maintenance and operational costs.

The ActiveLED Capitol-Retrofit meets the latest sustainability mandates for reducing energy usage. For applications where lower light levels would be appropriate during periods of inactivity, the retrofitted lamplight can be interconnected with Ringdale’s own intelligent controller providing automatic dimming and on/off capabilities.

ActiveLED® Capitol-Retrofit Product Overview

Ringdale provides five models of ActiveLED® Capitol-Retrofits for different lighting applications:

Product Code



CCT Color

Light Output


Walkway / Breezeway

30 Watt


~ 2,330 Lumens


Walkway / Breezeway

30 Watt


~ 2,330 Lumens


Walkway / Breezeway

30 Watt


~ 2,460 Lumens


Walkway / Breezeway

30 Watt


~ 2,590 Lumens


Walkway / Breezeway

30 Watt


~ 2,730 Lumens

ActiveLED® Technology

Ringdale uses the latest in energy efficient LEDs and LED Modules producing equal or greater light output than current HID technology (Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium). Our state-of-the-art electronics monitor current and temperature of the LED substrate to assure maximum performance under the prevailing environmental conditions and a Lumen Lifetime of 90,000 hours (90% Luminous Flux).

ActiveLED® Warranties

We provide mechanically robust indoor and outdoor lighting systems; our warranties are 10 years on LED elements, fixtures and drivers / power supplies.

Ringdale is an ISO 9001:2000 company, registered under BSI certificate FM-1880. Ringdale provides products of the highest quality designed and manufactured in Texas, USA and in the United Kingdom.

Existing rectangular recessed fixture with ActiveLED® Capitol-Retrofit engine Installed

The following is existing recessed rectangular fixtures under an overhang with their original legacy electronics removed and the ActiveLED Capitol-Retrofits installed and fully functional.


ActiveLED® Capitol-Retrofit Schematic

The ActiveLED Capitol-Retrofit replaces the existing inefficient bulb. The ActiveLED power supply / driver is a direct replacement for the existing fixture's "ballast" that sits apart from the light source in the top of the fixture, as shown in the following schematic:


Removing existing legacy bulb and Electronics Assembly

It is a very straightforward process to remove the existing bulb and ballast in preparation for installing the ActiveLED Capitol-Retrofit.

The existing electronics assembly will need to be disposed of safely and in accordance with local regulations.

Unplug all electrical connections before starting any work on the light fixture.
Disconnect the AC wiring and remove the existing top lid assembly complete with the existing ballast electronics of the rectangular recessed fixture, dispose of safely in accordance with local regulations. Retain mounting screws and hardware
Install the Lid and power supply / driver assembly of the ActiveLED Capitol-Retrofit using the existing screws and hardware. Connect the AC line feed (100 to 277 VAC) to the power supply / driver.
Hinge down the fixture's glass diffuser assembly and remove the existing bulb electronics and dispose of safely in accordance with local regulations, retaining all screws and mounting hardware for use in the reassembly.
Connect the low-voltage DC cables between the ActiveLED Light assembly and the ActiveLED power supply and carefully position the light assembly under the glass diffuser, using existing screws and hardware to secure it into place.
Apply AC power (100 to 277 VAC) to verify that the ActiveLED Capitol-Retrofit is working satisfactorily before closing and securing the existing glass diffuser.

NOTE: Original Rectangular fixture and diffuser assembly are not included in the price.

ActiveLED® Capitol-Retrofit Part Number:

00-27-2707-5526-R, 30 Watt ActiveLED Engine

Technical Information

Input Voltage:• Auto-sensing 100..277V AC, 50 / 60 Hz
• Digital Power Source, dedicated circuit strongly recommended
Power Statistics:

Power Factor:
36 Watt LEDs tuned down to 30 Watt Fixture

> 0.95 (at 208 Volts)
Listings & TestscUL Listed Driver, suitable for damp locations.
TM21 based on CALIPER ISTM Test to UL1598
CALIPER LM-79 Report, LM-80 info available
CE File, RoHS compliant, IP66 Rated.
Conforms to FCC Part 15.19 Subpart B Class A
Operating Temperature:-40..+60° C (-40..+140° F)
CCT Color Temperatures:Choice of 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K or 5000K in accordance
with ANSI C78.377A
Dimensions:Top Lid:
19.5" x 9.5" x 0.8" deep (49.5 x 24.1 x 2.2 cm)

Light Assy:
18.3" x 8.1" x 1.8 deep (46.4 x 20.4 x 4.5 cm)
Overall Weight:3.2 lbs (1.5 Kg)
Power Supply / Driver Assembly:6.5" (L) x 5.2" (W) x 2.2" (D) (16.4 x 13.1 x 5.7 cm)

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