Fluorescent Tube Versus LED Tube or Super Strip

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LED Tubes Replace Fluorescent Tubes

Fluorescent tubes will be a thing of the past very soon. Compatible LED Tubes and Super Strip lights that last 100,000 hours will replace them.

Replace Fluorescent Tubes with LED Super Strips and LED Super Tubes

Number One Is Safety

Linear LED Strips have no mercury. One of the most important differences lies in the fact that there is no Mercury or Glass Content with LED linear strip lighting.

     In the State of Washington alone, over 10 Million lamps are 
disposed of in landfills each year. Those 10 Million lamps hold roughly 400 lbs. of toxic Mercury waste that gets deposited each year.

No flickering which leads to migraine heads and in some cases seizures.

There is no glass to shatter like a typical fluorescent tube.

Reduced high level working areas – replacing failed bulbs and ballasts.

Number Two Is Operating cost

There is a 50 - 70% reduction in wattage with LED linear strips over T-8 florescent bulbs.

On average it cost $1.00 per bulb to dispose of a T-8 florescent bulb, no disposal cost for a linear LED strip.

The labor cost to replace florescent bulbs & ballasts - 24 hour operation 2 year re-lamping maintenance is huge. There is no required maintenance labor with LED linear strips for over 100,000 hours.

Number Three Is Operating performance

Increased light output…up to 35% more light output with LED Super linear strips.

LED Super Strips offer 100,000 hour life expediency with LED chips, 70% output at 100,000 hours. A florescent bulb has 16,000 hours of useable light output

So not only do you get more light from a LED linear strips they use less wattage.

LED light is a Directional Light Source not 360 degrees.

The Next Generation High or Low Bay light is here. Using a new LED Super Strip Light that puts out over 165 Lumens per watt will save the current user who is running T12, T8 or T5 fluorescent tubes up to 60% in energy saving and it will put out up to 30% more light.

 For more information on these light please contact the LED Super Strip Light Specialist dave(at)retrofitled.net he will be more than happy to share with you everything he knows about Fluorescent lighting versus the new LED Super Strip Light.

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Fluorescent Tubes Need Replacing 6X More Than LED Super Strips!

The lifespan of a Linear Super Strip light is over 100,000 hours. In order to keep up with an LED Super Strip you will have to replace a typical T8 Bulb 6 times.

An LED Super Strip light is considered over or end of life at 70% of its light output so there is still some light being put out but this is after a 100,000 lifespan depending upon the style of LED lamp. A fluorescent lamp goes dark at the end of its light.

The LED replacement linear Super Strips emit light at a 110 degree pattern vs the 360 degree pattern given off by T8 fluorescent bulbs. In this case, only 60% of the light given off by the t8 fluorescent is actually hitting the intended target.

LED Super linear strips use its energy to produce light. Most lighting sources including fluorescent use heat to generate light which is why traditional incandescent, metal halide and fluorescent are losing favor within business operations.

LED Super linear strips do not Give Off any UV light nor do LED Super linear strips emit any light in the non-visible light spectrum (UV). UV/IR light causes colors to fade in fabrics, signage, while also being the leading cause for eye strain and eye fatigue.

LED linear strips makes  Air Conditioning More Efficient due to the low energy and low heat.

LED linear strips contribute little to none in regards to heat gain in a room or air conditioned space. The LED generates less heat. Less heat means that the Air Conditioning system does not have to work as hard.

Maintenance Cost Is Basically Eliminated By Using LED Lighting

One of the biggest issues with fluorescent tubes is the maintenance cost of replacing the tubes and ballast. LED linear strips do not require a ballast.

  • Frequent Switching on and off Causes Early Failures in T-8 florescent bulbs

The disposal cost for florescent bulbs continues to increase each year.

Each start cycle slightly erodes the electron-emitting surface of the cathodes; when all the emission material is gone, the lamp cannot start with the available ballast voltage.

The "Buzz" On the Fluorescent Ballast can be a nuisance to employees working in the area.

Magnetic single-lamp ballasts have a low power factor. Fluorescent lamps require a ballast to stabilize the current through the lamp, and to provide the initial striking voltage required to start the arc discharge.

This increases the cost of fluorescent light fixtures, though often one ballast is shared between two or more lamps. Electromagnetic ballasts with a minor fault can produce an audible humming or buzzing noise which most people hate and it can cause headaches and poor working conditions.

 Warranty: Standard Fluorescent tubes can range from 1-3 years in warranty while and LED Super Strip has a 5 Year Warranty.

For more information on the difference between LED Super Strips and Fluorescent tubes please feel free to contact the Super Strip expert

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