ActiveLED® GARDCO-17 Retrofit for Philips Gardco 17 inch CA17 and CW17 Round Parking Lot Luminaire

  • ActiveLED® GARDCO-17 Retrofit for Philips Gardco 17 inch CA17 and CW17 Series Round Parking Lot Luminaire, 50 Watt LED engine replaces up to 450 Watt legacy HID bulb electronics

  • Up to 52 Watt ActiveLED retrofit replaces up to 450 Watt legacy HID bulb

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

  • 21st century retrofit ideal for:
    • parking lots
    • walkways
    • pedestrian areas
    • other public spaces

  • Innovative self-contained ActiveLED light engine designed to retrofit legacy electronics in Philips Gardco CA17 and CW17 17" round parking lot luminaires:
    • Installs in existing Luminaire
    with four screws
    • Complete replacement for
    existing inefficient electronics
    • 6.6 lbs replaces over 12 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 50 Watt ActiveLED GARDCO Retrofit that is dimmed down to light level 40, when there is no motion sensed, consumes just 4.5 Watt (9% of 50 Watt), saving 45.5 Watt, 91%

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

ActiveLED® GARDCO-17 Retrofit for Philips Gardco 17 inch CA17 and CW17 Series Round Parking Lot Luminaire, 50 Watt LED engine replaces up to 450 Watt legacy HID lamp electronics

A highly efficient ActiveLED® lighting engine for the ubiquitous Philips Gardco 17" round parking lot light - retains the aesthetics of the Luminaire while providing a 21st century energy-saving solution for a safer "utilitarian" outdoor style light fixtures with an energy efficient, high performance LED retrofit in 26 or 50 Watt versions.

The U.S.-manufactured ActiveLED® GARDCO Light Retrofit is an innovative, self-contained LED light engine designed to easily replace the inefficient, high-wattage light bulb assembly in an existing Philips Gardco CA17 series luminaire, providing energy savings of 50-80 percent.

Many malls, universities, commercial properties, car dealerships, grocery stores and municipalities use Philips Gardco luminaires for lighting parking lots, sidewalks and public spaces. Typically, these luminaires conceal inefficient Metal Halide light bulbs and ballasts that need frequent replacement.

The existing Gardco luminaire can be retrofitted with the low-wattage ActiveLED light engine and still have the same outward characteristics. The one noticeable difference will be a better quality of light, which helps to dramatically improve the safety value of its surroundings. Ringdale’s patented ActiveLED 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 GARDCO light 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 configured with Ringdale’s own intelligent controls - providing automatic dimming and on/off capabilities.

ActiveLED® GARDCO-17 Product Overview

Ringdale provides two models of ActiveLED GARDCO-17 Retrofits for Philips Gardco 17" round fixtures for different lighting applications, each one is available in CCT color of 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K or 5000K:

Product Code


CCT Color

Retrofit Wattage

Light Output

Suggested Mt Height




26 Watt

3900 lm

3.0 m / 10 ft


Pedestrian Area


50 Watt

7500 lm

4.0 m / 13 ft

Philips Gardco Luminaire with ActiveLED® Retrofit Technology Installed

The following is a Philips Gardco Luminaire with its original legacy electronics removed and the ActiveLED GARDCO Retrofit installed and fully functional.


Installing the ActiveLED® GARDCO Retrofit Assembly

It is a very straightforward process to remove the existing Gardco electronics assembly in preparation for installing the ActiveLED GARDCO Retrofit:

Unplug all electrical connections before starting any work on the Luminaire.
Open the luminaire's door assembly by disengaging 1/4-turn fasteners (2) and hinge door downwards or remove from luminaire (may vary from luminaire to luminaire).
Identify the existing electronics assembly (bulb, socket, mounting plate, reflector, ballast assembly and mounting screws).
Loosen / remove the 4 retaining screws and put them safely to one side for use in the reassembly.
Remove the existing electronics and dispose of safely in accordance with local regulations.
Connect the AC supply line to the power supply of the Retrofit (100 to 277 VAC) and carefully place the ActiveLED GARDCO Retrofit into the Luminaire, securing with existing four screws.
Apply AC power to verify that the ActiveLED Retrofit is working satisfactorily before closing / replacing the existing door assembly.

ActiveLED® Gardco Retrofit Schematic

The following is a schematic of the components of the ActiveLED retrofit and its position when installed in the Philips Gardco Luminaire:


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 9001:2015 company. Ringdale provides products of the highest quality designed and manufactured in Texas, USA and in the United Kingdom.

Philips Gardco fixture and pole are not included in the price.

ActiveLED® GARDCO-17 Retrofit Sample Part Numbers:

00-27-2724-5526-R, 26 Watt fixture
00-27-2724-5550-R, 50 Watt fixture

Technical Information

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

Power Factor:
Dependent upon model selected, see table for details

> 0.95 (at 208 Volts)
Listings and Tests:cUL 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:-58° F to +149° F (-50° F to +65° C)
CCT Color Temperatures:Choice of 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K or 5000K in accordance with ANSI C78.377A
Mounting Plate:• Overall diameter 15.9" (40.3 cm)
• Four Mounting holes on 7.1" radius (17.9 cm)
• Overall thickness of 0.091"
Retrofit Overall Size:

• 15.9" O/D x 6.8" tall (40.3 x 17.3 cm)

• 4.8 lbs (2.2 Kg)
Power Supply / Driver Assembly:• 7.0" (L) x 5.3" (W) x 2.3" (H) (17.8 x 13.5 x 5.8 cm)

• 1.8 lbs (0.8 Kg)

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