Offers an energy saving, highly efficient and reliable retrofittable replacement for traditional fluorescent tubes.
Benefits Of Swithing To LED Tube Lights
Does the T8 LED really have what it takes to make it worth swapping out your tried-and-true LFLs? To help you decide, take a look at some of the benefits of T8 LEDs:
Mercury Free – Unlike fluorescents, LEDs contain no mercury. This makes them safe for the environment.
Directional Lighting – LEDs offer directional light (illumination exactly where you need it). On the other hand, fluorescents have multi-directional light, which means some light is lost in the fixture and other unnecessary places.
Works Well with Controls – Fluorescent lights tend to burn out faster when integrated with occupancy sensors and other controls. In contrast, LEDs work perfectly with control systems, since their life is not affected by turning them on/off.
Better Efficiency – The newest T8 LEDs are around 30% more efficient than T8 LFLs.
Quality Light - Today’s LEDs produce light in a variety of color temperatures similar to fluorescent, but don’t have any flickering issues that can happen with fluorescent.
Lifespan – The average life of a T8 LED is 50,000 hours, versus only 30,000 hours for an average T8 LFL. One thing to keep in mind though is that there are now linear fluorescent T8 lamps that last up to 84,000 hours.
Shatterproof (potentially) – T8 LED tubes were traditionally made using plastic and aluminum meaning they are shatterproof. There are now glass options as well, which mimic the look of T8 fluorescent lamps, but they are not shatterproof. If you have an application where you need shatterproof lamps, the plastic LED T8 tube makes more sense than fluorescent.