Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fluorescent-Replacement LED T8, 5Ft-Long Tube Lights Ideally Designed for Coolers and Freezers

By LEDtronics, Inc.

TORRANCE, Calif., September 28, 2011 — LEDtronics, Inc., announces energy-efficient, vibration-resistant T8 fluorescent-replacement LED tube lights that are ideally designed for display cases, coolers and cold freezers. The series LED60T8SM-360-XPW-001W 5-foot bi-pin LED tube lights fit into standard G13 bases and are designed with a smaller tube diameter to accommodate the space inside food coolers and freezers and display cases. Additionally, the minimal lamp heat output of LEDs over that produced by incandescent lamps keeps temperatures inside the coolers and freezers optimally lower. As well, with their much wider ambient operating temperature and humidity ranges, the LED tube lights have a greater performance in cold freezer-type applications where fluorescents have high failure rates.

The 60-inch-long tube lamps come in clear (LED60T8SM-360-XPW-001W) and frosted (LED60T8SM-360-XPW-001WF) and operate on a wide input voltage range of 90 to 290 volts AC, thus accommodating both North American or European currents. They typically consume 21 watts at 120VAC, delivering a total lumen output of 1,950 (clear lens) and 1,798 (frosted lens) at color temperatures between 4500K to 5200K (pure daylight white). They provide a brightness of 668 maximum candelas (clear lens) and 527 (frosted lens) across a wide beam pattern of up to 140 degrees. Other viewing angles, tube lengths and a variety of LED light colors are available for OEM customers.

These premium-grade T8 LED tube lights are ideal for food industry refrigerators, coolers and freezers, deli cases, floral refrigerators and coolers, office lighting, general and street sign backlighting, task lighting, under cabinets/counters, display cases, interior design uses, and retail store displays.

When it comes to rated life, the LEDtronics series LED60T8SM-360-XPW-001W really shines. While conventional fluorescent lamps typically have an ideal-condition rated lab life in the range 8,000 to 24,000 hours, the LEDtronics tube lights boast a real world operating life of 50,000 hours and more—5.7 years of continuous light output. Furthermore, since the LED lights produce so little wasted heat, the temperature inside the fixture does not build up as it does with conventional fluorescent tubes. That means the LED tubes produce less heat, which saves on display case and freezer air-conditioning costs.

The sturdy construction of a UV-resistant polycarbonate housing over the LED tube provides increased protection — no glass to break and no mercury environmental hazards to worry about as with fluorescent tubes. In addition, the housing shields against many environmental effects, allowing them to be placed in locations where typical tube lights would be more vulnerable to the elements, thus eliminating the additional expense of light-robbing plastic tube guards—a major problem in the food industry. Also, LEDtronics tubes perform well in a wide range of ambient operating temperatures: ~-22°F to ~+122°F (~-30°C to ~+50°C), making them ideal for applications subject to frequent on-off cycling or very low temperatures, such as in food freezers and coolers.

Other benefits of LEDs over fluorescents include: Quick and easy installation to minimize retrofit costs; no ballast nor starter needed, thus no radio frequency to interfere with radio and cell phone signals; instant, full-strength light-up; no buzzing or flickering; and directional distribution of light—good for interior task lighting.

Solid-state design renders LEDs impervious to shock, vibration, frequent switching and environmental extremes. Savings from reduced maintenance costs and downtime quickly return the capital investment expenditure, making them as friendly to the environment as they are to the operating budget. The LEDtronics T8 tubes comply with RoHS—the lead-free and mercury-free European directive. They emit no infrared or ultraviolet radiation. Unlike conventional fluorescent bulbs, LED lights are not disposed of as hazardous waste at end of life.

The LEDtronics series LED60T8SM-360-XPW-001W and LED60T8SM-360-XPW-001WF come with a 3-year limited warranty and are priced $109.00 each; availability is stock to 4-6 weeks for special requirements. Large-quantity discounts are available.

For technical information or for custom design and/or manufacturing needs, contact Jordon Papanier at 310-534-1505 or e-mail us at info@ledtronics.com, or postal mail at LEDtronics, Inc., 23105 Kashiwa Court, Torrance, CA 90505. Visit our website at www.LEDtronics.com

About LEDtronics® Based in Torrance, California, LEDtronics, Inc., since 1983 has been a world leader in designing, manufacturing and packaging Solid State Lighting products and state-of-the-art LEDs to meet the world’s constantly changing lighting needs—from industrial control panel LED indicator lights to solid-state LED street lights, from direct incandescent- replacement based LED bulbs to direct fluorescent-replacement T8 LED tube lamps.

To browse the on-line product information for these 5-ft T8 lamps:
http://www.ledtronics.com/Products/ProductsDetails.aspx?WP=2131


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Torrance firm shines light on LEDs (The Daily Breeze)

By LEDtronics, Inc.

by Austin Siegemund-Broka Staff Writer

Lights fill the LEDtronics conference room – rows of unique ceiling lights, boxy warehouse lights, hanging chandeliers, stylish streetlights lined up against one wall.

Light–emitting diodes, called LEDs, power every one of them.

The sight dazzles, but it also represents how Torrance–based LEDtronics works with LEDs.

“We keep building custom products. That’s what we are doing; we do that constantly,” said Pervaiz Lodhie, LEDtronics president and CEO, glancing around the room with the look of a proud father.

Every LEDtronics light houses environmentally friendly LED chips, bits of solid chemicals that glow when electrons move across them.

But LEDtronics specializes in “packaging” the LEDs, Lodhie says – they build LED chips into lighting fixtures of hundreds of different shapes, sizes, and colors, designed to fit the diverse applications of LEDs today.

Customers, including IBM, Toyota, Boeing and the city of Torrance, come to LEDtronics for light fixtures as well as custom–designed lighting systems.

The company estimates they’ve designed over 10,000 LED fixtures, and Lodhie says LEDtronics develops one new product or redesign every day.

“We are constantly being challenged by the industry to give them the precise color, the precise this or that,” he said.

LEDs today consume 90 percent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and last about 100 times longer, though they often cost much Advertisement more.

LEDs also give off no energy as heat, their colors are easily adjustable and they are durable, able to withstand physical shocks and vibrations.

The market for the resilient light source took off in the late 1990s, more than tripling in size from 1995 to 2003, according to market research firm Strategies Unlimited.

Strategies reports that the industry grew from $3.8 billion in 2003 to $5.6 billion in 2009, driven by a boom in LED backlighting for cell phones and TVs; the market then doubled in 2009, reaching $10.8 billion in 2010.

Rarely does the market’s demand for a new technology rise that quickly, says Vrinda Bhandarkar, a senior analyst at Strategies Unlimited.

“There’s a lot of excitement and ‘cool’ associated with LEDs,” she said.

But the LED market’s recent boom doesn’t tell the whole story, Lodhie says.

“What people are finding as a `new LED market’ has been there for decades. It was behind the scenes, and nobody really knew,” he said.

Lodhie and his wife started LEDtronics in their Torrance garage in 1983.

Lodhie remembered early LEDs, developed in the 1970s, that only came in a couple colors and gave off little more than a dim glow.

But despite those limitations, he knew, the LEDs’ durability made them perfect for applications where they would weather vibration and couldn’t easily be changed.

LEDtronics initially produced LEDs as small indicator lights for a handful of niches – manufacturing machinery, elevators, military aircraft.

LEDtronics supplies the same kinds of lights to those markets today.

“These were the natural places that drove the industry continuously,” Lodhie said.

But LEDs increased in brightness roughly tenfold every decade, and 1995 brought the first white LED.

LEDtronics packaged each new LED chip into bulbs for an increasing array of customers and applications, Lodhie says.

Today, they still produce lights and indicators for industries such as healthcare, aerospace, defense and electronics.

But Lodhie says some customers now use LEDtronics’ lights in outdoor lighting, for parking lots and car dealerships, and in interior lighting design for museums and other architectural projects.

The company has also developed streetlights in Torrance and Pasadena, and bridge lighting for such structures as the Golden Gate Bridge – part of a movement by cities, including Los Angeles, Seattle and Boston, toward using LEDs in municipal lighting.

And they’ve even designed LEDs for entertainment lighting projects, such as decorations on sets for the Tony–winning musical “Wicked.”

“The revolution has been taking place, but people didn’t see it,” Lodhie said. “It’s a really exciting time for me, (with) what I have done in creating this market.”

But Lodhie also does not see LEDtronics’ success – or the current LED industry boom – as the end of the revolution.

“It has just begun. It’s a drop in the bucket; a lot more has to happen,” he said.

LEDs will provide light in more and more lighting applications, Lodhie believes.

Market analysts, including Bhandarkar at Strategies Unlimited and Jamie Fox, LED research manager at competing firm IMS, say the same.

“LEDs are the future of light. Most lighting applications will go to LED lighting,” Fox said. “Most people agree on that; it’s just question of when.”

Lodhie says LEDtronics, and the LED industry, do still face several obstacles to widespread LED use.

Many governments, including in the United States, have passed laws to phase out some types of incandescent bulbs to reduce energy use. That is good news for the LED industry.

Some LEDs’ high purchase prices can scare consumers, Lodhie says, though LEDs usually cut energy expenses enough to make them a strong long–term investment.

For consumers considering in–home LED lighting, for instance – a growing market, but one in which LEDtronics participates only minimally – LED light bulbs can cost daunting prices of $20 to $30.

But increasing LED usage and better technology will drive production costs and prices down, Lodhie says.

“It’s just a continuation of making it more affordable for more and more people, and that is happening,” he said.

He plans to enter the residential LED market more fully when that happens, and when the company’s brand has a stronger public presence.

But more crucially, he says, many lighting consumers just aren’t aware of the possibilities and benefits of LED light.

As consumers increasingly accept the energy–sipping bulbs, Lodhie believes, LED use will simply keep increasing.

“There’s no limit to applications,” he said. “There’s no end to it.”


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

High-Efficacy PAR LED Bulbs Offer 90% Energy Savings As Incandescent Replacements

By LEDtronics, Inc.

Continuing to add to its line of innovative and energy-efficient LED replacements for incandescent and halogen light bulbs, LEDtronics® announces its new series of PAR-style high-power, high-efficacy lamps with highest-grade LEDs and Fresnel lens.

Operating either in 120VAC dimmable or in a wide voltage input range of 90-290VAC, the line of Edison medium screw-base and GU24 bi-pin base bulbs come in various PAR20, PAR30 and PAR38 styles. With energy consumption ranging from 7 watts (PAR20) through 12 watts (PAR30) and up to 15 watts (PAR38), the lamps directly replace incandescents and halogen lamps that consume up to 100 watts, and even compact fluorescent bulbs up to 26 watts, resulting in tremendous energy savings. These state-of-the-art PAR lamps boast 20 percent higher efficacy than the previous generation of LEDtronics PAR lamps.

All of the 120VAC dimmable PAR lamps are UL listed.

The new lineup of PAR lamps provides an outstanding color quality in a 3200K warm-white light and boasts a CRI of 82 that enhances colors and safeguards their fidelity. The focused beam of around 45 degrees generates brightness ranging from 333 lumens (PAR20) to 762 lumens (PAR38).

These LEDtronics PAR LED bulbs offer long-lasting durability, easy drop-in installation in existing 26mm Edison/E27 European screw-base sockets or GU24 dual-pin sockets, and sturdy construction in an aluminum heat-sink body with UV-stabilized plastic Fresnel lens over the latest generation of high-efficacy Cree LEDs.

Because LEDs have no filament, their solid-state design renders them impervious to shock, vibration, frequent switching and environmental extremes. With an average lifespan of up to 50,000 hours, white LED bulbs operate more than 20 times longer than the equivalent incandescent bulb! Unlike compact fluorescents, LEDs contain no harmful mercury; and unlike incandescents, LEDs do not emit large amounts of heat and no ultraviolet or infrared light. This makes them perfect for use in museums, hospitals, offices or areas where UV radiation might degrade the surroundings (such as illuminating valuable artwork, wine cellars or food service areas). The fact that they run remarkably cool also means they greatly reduce the fire hazard normally associated with the use of incandescent lamps.

These economical, high-quality medium spotlights are perfect in track lighting, ceiling-can downlight fixtures, security and emergency lights, general/architectural and landscape lighting, display case fixtures and cabinet lighting, sign spot lighting, OEM equipment lighting, bio-medical and medical applications, museums or theatrical-effects lighting.

Since LED lights are 50% more efficient than compact fluorescent lamps, these bulbs are perfect operating with an alternative or renewable energy resource such as solar or wind power in cold or warm environments.

The environmentally friendly, maintenance-free LEDtronics PAR series is RoHS certified—it adheres to strict European guidelines concerning the Reduction of Hazardous Substances such as lead and mercury. As well, they reduce light pollution in outdooor installations and, as a result, are compatible with the international “Dark Skies” initiative.

The LEDtronics PAR-style LED bulbs come with a 3-year warranty and are available from LEDtronics distributors. The product line includes: PAR20(GU)-8W-XIW series ($56.40), PAR30(GU)-12W-XIW series ($82.50), PAR30L-12W-XIW series (long-neck, $82.50), and PAR38(GU)-15W-XIW series ($103.50).

Availability is stock to 4-8 weeks for largest requirements. For additional information on how to incorporate incandescent-replacement, energy-saving PAR-style LED bulbs into your facility lighting plans or architectural designs, contact LEDtronics toll free at 1-800-579-4875, telephone 310-534-1505, fax at 310-534-1424, email us at webmaster@ledtronics.com or postal mail at LEDtronics, Inc., 23105 Kashiwa Court, Torrance, CA 90505. For more details or the list of distributors, visit the LEDtronics website: http://www.ledtronics.com. Or browse the full line of PAR-style LED bulbs: http://tinyurl.com/4mkjzfa

About LEDtronics®
Founded in 1983, LEDtronics leads where others only follow when it comes to designing, manufacturing and packaging state-of-the-art LEDs to meet the world’s constantly changing lighting needs. Our inventive product line encompasses an array of direct incandescent lamp replacement Based LEDs, low-cost snap-in and relampable Panel Mount LED’s, high intensity sunlight-visible Discrete LEDs, PCB LEDs circuit board status indicators, surface mount diodes SMT LEDs, full-spectrum rainbow RGB LEDs and Infra-Red (IR) LEDs.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

American-Made Series of ETL-Listed T8 Fixture Replacements for LED Tube Lights

By LEDtronics, Inc.

Torrance, Calif., July 7, 2011 — LEDtronics® announces its new line of ETL-listed LED Tube Light Fixtures specifically designed for energy-efficient, environment-conscious and high-output T8 LED tube lights that help commercial, governmental and industrial facilities reduce their power consumption and maintenance costs as well as minimize their ecological footprint.

The American-made series of LEDtronics T8 fixture replacements consists of overhead lighting systems that are ruggedly constructed, durable, cool-running and provide efficient light dispersion, producing better illumination at lower cost than those they replace: LEDWSE200-2-4LR is a 4-foot/2-tube ceiling or flush wall-mounted T8 LED light fixture with wraparound lens for parking structures and garages; the similar LEDWSE200-3-4LR holds 3 tubes; LEDGHL310-2-4LR is a 4-foot/2-tube recessed-ceiling or T-Bar T8 LED light fixture, while the similar LEDGHL320-4-4LR accommodates 4 lamps.

All four come with 20-25% DR, high-impact, clear acrylic, prismatic lens secured by stainless-steel screws, and a heavy-duty, easily accessible safety switch that allows individual fixture power to be disconnected during re-lamping or maintenance. The ETL-listed LED T8 fixture housings are constructed from 22-gauge, cold-rolled steel with 18-gauge end plates with spot-welded seams and corners, have side KO’s for 1/2? conduit, T-hinge and spring-loaded latch. The door frames are fully neoprene gasketed and painted after fabrication with a baked white polyester finish.

These premium-grade T8 fixtures for LED tube lights are ideal for parking structures and warehouses, as well as other locations that require above-average lighting in commercial and industrial facilities, offices, storage/warehouse areas, factory floors, schools, etc.

Compared to old-technology fluorescent T8 or T12 lighting fixtures with their inefficient ballasts, new-technology LED T8 lamps use drastically fewer watts, produce almost no heat, which reduces HVAC costs, contain no mercury and have no glass to break. In addition, the optimized lumen output can improve worker productivity and, in some installations, fewer number of LED T8 lighting fixtures may provide the same lighting level as inefficient fluorescent fixtures.

The new series of LEDtronics LED tube light fixtures for T8 LED lamps are available from LEDtronics and its distributors. Availability is stock to 4-8 weeks for larger requirements. Pricing for the LEDtronics LED T8 fixtures is $103 .00 to $162.00 each depending on the model number. LEDtronics LED T8 tube lights SOLD SEPARATELY. For additional information on incorporating LEDWSE200-2-4LR, LEDWSE200-3-4LR, LEDGHL310-2-4LR and LEDGHL320-4-4LR into your facility lighting plans or architectural designs, contact LEDtronics toll free at 1-800-579-4875 or telephone 310-534-1505, fax at 310-534-1424, email at info@LEDtronics.com or mail at LEDtronics Inc., 23105 Kashiwa Court, Torrance, CA 90505. Visit our website at www.LEDtronics.com.

To browse the on-line product information for the whole series of T8 LED fixtures:
http://www.ledtronics.com/products.aspx?page=3#2


Thursday, September 08, 2011

New R16 LED Lamps Deliver Energy-Efficiency and Long Life

By LEDtronics, Inc.

LEDtronics® announces its latest generation of direct incandescent-replacement R16 LED Reflector Lamps with standard 26mm medium screw base. The bulbs operate on 120VAC and provide a concentrated 40-degree beam of light from a cluster of 40 LEDs.

The energy-efficient R16-40-SIW-120AM (3,000K warm white) and R16-40-TPW-120AM (5000K natural white) draw just 1.7 watts each and provide up to 140 lumens. Up to 90% savings in energy costs over incandescent and halogen bulbs, and an operating lifespan of up to 50,000-hour LED make these high-efficacy R16 lamps ideal for architects, retail store display creators, entertainment designers and other lighting professionals to integrate economical illumination into maintenance-intensive applications—display spot lights, showcase lights, area lights, signage and backlighting, in addition to reading and task lights. They also can be used as individual pixels in a large dot matrix screen and moving signs.

A clear, shatter-resistant lexan lens and a white polycarbonate sleeve protect the LED cluster from environmental stresses, making the lamps suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Solid-state design renders LEDs impervious to electrical and mechanical shock, vibration, frequent switching and environmental extremes. Additionally, with the use of multiple LEDs, an LED cluster lamp continues to provide light even if one or more emitters fail, unlike what befalls an incandescent bulb when its filament breaks.

The virtually maintenance-free LEDtronics R16 lamps are also environmentally friendly—they contain neither lead nor mercury. As well, they reduce light pollution in outdoor installations and, as a result, are compatible with the international “Dark Skies” initiative.

Because of their low power draw, they are ideal for use with alternate or renewable energy resources like solar and wind power.

The R16-40-SIW-120AM and R16-40-TPW-120AM bulbs come with a 3-year limited warranty and are priced $49.50 each; availability is stock to 4-6 weeks for special requirements. Large-quantity discounts are available.

For technical information or for custom design and/or manufacturing needs, contact Jordon Papanier at 310-534-1505 or e-mail us at info@ledtronics.com, or postal mail at LEDtronics, Inc., 23105 Kashiwa Court, Torrance, CA 90505. Visit our website at www.LEDtronics.com

About LEDtronics®
Based in Torrance, California, LEDtronics, Inc., since 1983 has been a world leader in designing, manufacturing and packaging Solid State Lighting products and state-of-the-art LEDs to meet the world’s constantly changing lighting needs—from industrial control panel LED indicator lights to solid-state LED street lights, from direct incandescent- replacement based LED bulbs to direct fluorescent-replacement T8 LED tube lamps.

To browse the on-line product information for these R16 lamps:
http://www.ledtronics.com/Products/ProductsDetails.aspx?WP=487


 
 
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