Oriskany, New York (PRWEB) March 02, 2014
Energy Efficient Products, Inc., a leading supplier of LED lights, has developed one of the industry’s first made-in the-U.S., UL-certified fixtures for four-foot LED tube lights.
The product is being manufactured, assembled and packaged at EEP’s headquarters in Oriskany, N.Y., and has recently completed the rigorous testing process by Underwriters Laboratories, the global independent safety science company.
EEP President Bob Baber said the UL certification adds an important safety assurance for businesses that are planning to install energy-efficient LED lights. “The stamp of approval from this highly respected independent testing source means this product has earned the trust of the experts, whose primary concerns are workplace health and safety,” he said.
The fixture offers a critical guarantee for those installing LEDs, who must disconnect the ballast on the traditional fixture when retrofitting from fluorescent lights to LEDs. When the ballast is disconnected the UL rating is voided. Because EEP’s fixtures and LEDs are UL certified, there is no danger of voiding that vital safety standard. The UL-certified fixture will be used in commercial, industrial and residential applications, especially in new structures where the EEP fixture will allow easy installation and a simple fit with four-foot, highly efficient LED bulbs.
Designed exclusively for an LED bulb with a G-13 bi-pin base, the fixture houses one, four-foot tube light. The standard fixture is pre-wired and eliminates the need for a ballast, which is necessary with a fluorescent tube light.
Baber said that the one-tube fixture will prove practical because of the lighting efficiency of LED bulbs. He explained that in most cases one LED bulb, an 18-watt bulb, for example, produces better light output than two, 36-watt fluorescent lights. “It is that level of energy saving that has made the investment in LEDs both economically wise and environmentally sound for forward-thinking and conscientious companies. Also, LEDs last an average of 50,000 hours and, therefore, significantly reduce labor cost, as many companies spend dozens or hundreds of hours per year changing light bulbs,” Baber said.
The fixture, with a voltage range of 85 to 277, is made of either 22-gauge aluminum, or 22-gauge steel. White or other custom-order colors are available in steel. Included with the fixture is an 18-watt or 20-watt, four-foot LED tube light, with a five-year warranty on both the fixture and the tube light. EEP’s tube lights come in various color temperatures and its 18-watt light is DLC (Design Lights Consortium) certified and, therefore, Energy Star qualified and eligible for generous rebates.
EEP’s new fixture also has punch outs that allow wiring and mounting through the top of the fixture. Punch outs on both ends allow back-to-back mounting, and punch outs on both sides allow side-to-side mounting.
The aluminum fixture, with a four-foot tube light retails for $49.99. The steel fixture is $59.99.
For installation instruction, diagrams and specifications, please see EEP’s website at http://www.eepsales.com or contact the company toll free at 1-877-788-4EEP.