The advantages of LED-based technology in lighting include not just energy savings or longer lifetime, but an entirely new paradigm in flexibility and styling options. In terms of energy savings, the US Energy Star program has been completed and takes effect for solid state lighting as of September 30, 2008. The program points to several new standards, but the Energy Star mark alone is not enough to be assured LED fixtures are suitable for your specific application. When it comes to flexibility and styling, there will be “tricks” to identifying attractive fixture options that have not compromised on their performance or reliability. Contact us today for practical solutions, LED light fixture or Energy Star lights.
Fluorescent tubes are energy-efficient, but not environmentally friendly when it comes to the lead and mercury they can contain. An LED fluorescent replacement offers high levels of efficiency and reliability. It’s important to note that due to the directionality inherent in LEDs, a typical fluorescent replacement will produce a lower overall light output rating, while meeting or exceeding the overall light “on the target” that you expect for any overhead fixture.
Retrofitting an existing fluorescent fixture to LED-based technology can be as simple as changing the bulb. But you need to be informed about the options before selecting a replacement lamp or LED fixtures as other models may be designed as replacement fixtures, or may require wiring modifications to bypass the fluorescent’s ballast. Each approach has its own advantages, and it will be important to “have the plan” before you buy.
As a Greenlight Initiative client, we know you will have questions. We’re prepared to make the process easy-to-understand so you will “know before you go”. Contact us today for a practical evaluation of your LED fluorescent replacement options.