“At this price companies can have the LED benefits at the cost of a florescent conversion”
Southampton PA (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
For the last several years commercial planners have had a difficult decision regarding lighting conservation and exactly what to do with the thousands of inefficient light bulbs in their ceilings. Most realize that incentives and savings opportunities exist but that doesn’t make the decision any easier. The first choice is between an upgrade to a more efficient florescent or a higher quality more expensive LED bulb. Due to the price point of LED lighting most building owners are converting their florescent tube bulbs from the previous standard T-12 bulb at 40 watt to a thinner T-8 bulb at 32 watt or a T-5 bulb at 28 watts. This decision is further complicated by issues such as the longer lifespan of LED, fixture replacement, light quality and amount as well as lighting automation and dimmer controls.
Fortunately manufacturing technology advancement has led to a solution to this commercial lighting dilemma. This advancement has resulted in the recent release of a revolutionary line of machine made retrofit LED tubes that will considerably lower the cost of an LED conversion and provide the energy savings, light quality and lifespan American business has been waiting for. According to Scott Milne, President of National Energy Technologies; “At this price companies can have the LED benefits at the cost of a florescent conversion”.
One of the benefits of this new LED release is simplicity. T-8 conversions often require a ballast swap and a T-5 conversion likely requires an entire new fixture. This LED option requires no ballast and uses the original T-12 or T-8 fixture. The LED bulbs are guaranteed for 5 years and 50,000 hours; this will reduce maintenance costs and improve the return on investment. Just throw away the ballast, direct wire the fixture and the LED tubes fit right in. They come in different light temperatures and lumens for a fully customizable effect. These bulbs are dimmable and work well with all automation controls to maximize savings and deliver desired results. A comparison of the project cost of this emerging technology confirms that it will be more affordable than a T-5 fixture conversion. This is the extraordinary news that will soon make florescent bulbs a thing of the past, as competition scrambles to keep up. The reason that this superior product is also able to be so affordable is that this manufacturer has finally mastered machine assembly of this badly needed class of bulb.
These LED Tubes have performed above expectations for durability in laboratory testing as it offers 3 advanced strategies to dissipate heat better than any previous attempt. It is the buildup of heat that erodes LED performance and shortens lifespan. The 4’ LED Tubes use 288 superior SMD diodes compared to comparable products that have used only 150 lower quality DIP diodes. By comparison it would require a 25 watt DIP bulb to provide the same illumination as a 16 watt SMD LED. Since price has been the main obstacle to wide spread adoption to the advancement of energy saving technology it is expected that this important advancement is truly a milestone in the lighting revolution.
National Energy Technologies LLC has elevated the standard of excellence of Conservation Consulting Services by combining expertise in multiple utility reduction practices in a comprehensive yet holistic approach. We are a commercial facility conservation consultant specialist. Our firm will introduce, and consult on targeted technologies designed to maximize utility savings with the shortest ROI. Our techniques will save from 5 to 25% on electricity, cooling, water, or fuel, by correcting inefficiencies in; air conditioning, large refrigeration, lighting, laundry, compressed air, water flow and many other resource depleting activities. National Energy Technologies performs energy assessments, corporate counseling, public speaking, and can consult on demand response, deregulated energy contracts as well as ongoing energy modeling. Our technicians are efficiency specialists; and understand all aspects of large facility infrastructure. 800-984-0332