USA - Energy-efficient T8/bi-pin LED lighting tubes are the latest fluorescent-replacement LED lighting products in LEDtronics' green-technology lineup. The series LED48T8-288-001W bi-pin LED fits into standard G13 bases and is designed to directly replace conventional T8 fluorescent tubes that provide general lighting for commercial, residential and architectural lighting applications. The 48" long white tubes provide the equivalent light output of 24W to 32W fluorescent lamps while consuming less than a maximum of 19W. In addition, the LED48T8 tubes run on a wide voltage range of 100 to 290 volts AC.
While conventional fluorescent lamps typically have a rated life in the range 8,000 to 24,000 hours, the LED48T8 lamps boast an operating life of 50,000 hours and more - 5.7 years of continuous light. 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.
The sturdy construction of a UV-resistant polycarbonate housing over the LED tube provides increased protection (no glass to break) and shielding against many environmental effects, allowing them to be placed in locations where typical lights would be more vulnerable to the elements. In addition, LEDs perform well in temperatures from -35C° to +45C°, making them ideal for applications subject to frequent on-off cycling, such as garages and basements, while the aluminum back cover helps with better heat dissipation and a longer lifetime for the LEDs.
The LEDtronics LED48T8 lights deliver up to 1,342 lumens at a colour temperature of 5000K (pure daylight white) and 1,072 lumens at a colour temperature of 3000K (warm white), compared to the average 810 lumens for equivalent conventional fluorescent tubes. They provide a brightness of up to 429 maximum foot candela across a 114-degree beam pattern, with an impressive CRI of 80. The LEDtronics LED48T8 tubes comply with RoHS - the lead-free and mercury-free directive, as well as the CE safety assurance. They emit no infrared or ultraviolet radiation, and effectively reduce light pollution, being compatible with the international 'dark skies' initiative.