Benefits of LEDs
Fluorescent lighting had its hay day. These harsh, mercury-laden bulbs were abundant in schools, hospitals, offices, and warehouses — any environment that demanded bright, ample lighting — and were an efficient alternative to incandescent lighting for many years.
These bulbs, however powerful, can’t compete with long-lasting, energy-efficient LEDs. Therefore, facilities managers have been systematically replacing old fluorescent lights with a variety of LED alternatives for decades.
LED tube lights come in both Type A & Type B versions, any of which could be ideal for your unique situation. Your decision of type A or B is dependent on your know-how, how much time you have on your hands and your desired investment. At EarthTronics, our type B LEDs are ideal for most situations. Read on to learn more.
Fluorescent light fixtures contain a ballast, a device that regulates the light’s output. LED bulbs do not require this type of regulation and a simple bulb swap is not always possible.
Type A LED Tube Lights
Type A LED tube lights are designed to be compatible with florescent fixtures’ existing ballasts. EarthTronics has both a lamp for instant start ballast fixtures and now a single lamp that will accommodate instant start ballasts, program start and emergency ballast fixtures. This advanced feature simplifies the retrofit process.
Type B LED Tube Lights
Type B direct wire LED linear T8 lamps eliminate the need for electronic ballast or drivers for maximum energy savings. To install, simply remove the existing fluorescent ballast and direct wire to the line voltage. The direct wire system of Type B LEDs allows for simple installation without modifying existing lamp holders, meaning they offer the ease of installation of Type A.
EarthTronics offers a variety of Type B LED bulbs in various lumens, watts and lengths. Whether you’re maximizing efficiency for a commercial property, or replacing aging bulbs across a multi-campus school system. Type B bulbs also come in both single- and double-ended configuration depending on the preference of the facilities manager.
EarthTronics’ staff have the expertise to guide you in choosing the perfect Type LED bulb for your facility. When replacing fluorescent lighting, our bulbs will increase your energy efficiency by 65% and in most cases, last for 50,000 hours. Our Type B lamps are DLC®, UL and RoHS listed and are engineered for high lumen maintenance. They also come with a 10-year limited warranty.
Ultimately, it’s time to make the switch from aging fluorescent bulbs. Choose EarthTronics’ Type B LED Linear tubes for simple installation and the most bang for your buck.
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