At ShineRetrofits.com, we love having a huge selection of different products for our customers to choose from. If you navigate over to the Troffer/Recessed Lighting section of our website, there are over 900 products and over 600 of them are new troffer fixtures. While more options is a great thing, we decided to poll our lighting-certified sales reps for the top products that they recommend. They narrowed down this list to pick the following products base on value, efficiency, and reliability.

Are you sure you need a troffer fixture? LED Flat Panels are often-times good replacements for troffers and take up less space. Check out our post about LED flat panel light fixtures here.

 


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1. CREE ZR Series

Shop CREE ZR Series - Starting at $127.29 each

CREE ZR Series 2x2 led in ceiling lighting trofferCutting costs on lighting in 2017 means more than just finding a more efficient light source. With the CREE ZR Series you will have the opportunity to invest in SmartCast, their new system that includes sensors in each fixture that sense the amount of ambient light around them. On a sunny day, your SmartCast fixture will save power and emit less light. On a rainy day, the fixtures will compensate and emit more light. You may spend more up front, but CREE SmartCast technology will pay itself off quickly by slashing your energy bill to only pay for the light emission that you actually need. Learn more in the video below.

Technology: LED
Sizes Available: 1x4, 2x2, 2x4
CRI: 90
Color Temperature: 3500K, 4000K, 5000K
Lumen Output: Up to 4,000
Dimmable? Yes, with SmartCast
Lamp Life: Up to 75,000 hours
Efficacy(at full power): 90 lumens per watt
Warranty: 10 Year

SmartCast Overview 2016 from CreeBulb on Vimeo.

 


 

2. ILP Volumetric LED Troffers


ILP 2x4 volumetric trofferShop ILP Troffers Now - $107.99 & Up

If you are looking for a product with longevity, these ILP troffers are rated to last 100,000 hours. To put that in perspective, if you kept your lights on for 12 hours a day every day of the year, these troffers would last almost 23 years! Keep in mind your cost savings of not having to pay someone to service these lights... for over two decades!

Technology: LED
Sizes Available: 1x4, 2x2, 2x4
CRI: >80
Color Temperature: 3500K, 4000K
Lumen Output: 2,292-6,804
Dimmable? Yes
Lamp Life: 100,000 Hours
Efficacy: Up to 100 LPW
Warranty: 5 Year

 


 

3. Lithonia GTL Series LED Troffers


Lithonia GTL TrofferShop Lithonia GTL Fixtures Now - $84.00 & Up

One of the best deals to make our list is the Lithonia GTL troffer series. These easy-to-install LED troffers start at just $84.00 each. If you are shopping for large quantities of LED troffers, then Lithonia is the way to go. We offer discounts for pallet quantities of their products, including the GTL troffers. You can find all pallet quantity options here.

Technology: LED
Sizes Available: 2x2, 2x4
CRI: 82
Color Temperature: 4000K
Lumen Output: 3,700-4,400
Dimmable? Yes
Lamp Life: 60,000 hours
Efficacy(at full power): 105-113 lumens per watt
Warranty: 5 Year

 


 

4. 3BL LED DLC Premium LED Troffers


3bl led dlc premium ceiling trofferShop 3BL LED DLC Premium Troffers - $89.95 & Up

If your local electric utility offers rebates, then you are likely going to need to find products that are DLC Approved in order to make sure you qualify for the rebate. These troffers from 3BL LED are DLC Premium certified and therefore are some of the most efficient and reliable products we have in our troffer category. The best part is that they are already affordably priced, and you might be getting money back from the electric company on top of that.

Technology: LED
Sizes Available: 2x2, 2x4
CRI: >80
Color Temperature: 4000K, 5000K
Lumen Output: 5,000
Dimmable? Yes
Lamp Life: 100,000 hours
Efficacy(at full power): 139 lumens per watt
Warranty: 7 Year

 


 

5. NaturaLED FXTF Series


NaturaLED 2x2 lighting trofferShop NaturaLED FXTF Series 
- $101.25 & Up

ShineRetrofits.com is proud to offer NaturaLED brand lighting products because of their reliability. With so many lighting products available now, there are certainly some that will fail. Not the case with NaturaLED, a brand we have come to know for its high success rate after installation.

Technology: LED
Sizes Available: 2x2, 2x4
CRI: 80
Color Temperature: 3500K, 4000K, 5000K
Lumen Output: 3,500 - 4,900
Dimmable? Yes
Lamp Life: Up to 50,000 hours
Efficacy(at full power): 92 - 129 lumens per watt
Warranty: 5 Year

 


 

6. MaxLite MLRT Series


MaxLite MLRT LED lighting trofferShop MaxLite MLRT Series 
- $113.05 & Up

The MaxLite MLRT series of lighting troffers is a solid choice for reliable performance and a long lifespan of 85,000 hours. Keep in mind that they produce up to an impressive 120 lumens per watt, meaning your lighting bill will be shrinking after installation.

Technology: LED
Sizes Available: 2x2, 2x4
CRI: 80-83
Color Temperature: 3500K, 4100K, 5000K
Lumen Output: 2,985 - 4,395
Dimmable? Yes
Lamp Life: Up to 85,000 hours
Efficacy(at full power): 97 - 120 lumens per watt
Warranty: 5 Year

 


 

QUICK QUESTION: Where are all of the fluorescents?

While fluorescent technology has ruled efficient lighting for decades, LED technology is taking over as the most cost-effective way to light the interior of a building. If you already have fluorescent troffers installed, you have a few options:

- Install a retrofit kit to convert your existing troffers to LED. Shop for retrofit kits here.

- Use plug n' play LED tube lamps(TLEDs) that will fit directly in your existing T5/T8/T12 fixture. These are easy and can be found here.

 

Do you need guidance for your specific project? We have products for every application and our lighting-certified sales team is ready to take your call at 1-800-983-1315. Or, you can shop our entire selection ceiling light troffers.