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Study Provides Key Insights on LED T8 Replacements for Strip, Wrap and Pendant Fixtures

LED T8 replacement lamps for existing fluorescent T8 linear tubes have emerged as a priority consideration for facility managers in office, school, warehouse, hospital/medical, restaurant, grocery and other applications. The promise of significant energy savings and lower maintenance costs, plus the relative simplicity of most LED replacement projects, has motivated this interest. In addition, on…

How To Evaluate Cost-Effectiveness of LED T8 Lamp Retrofits for Troffers

Life is more complicated these days for facility managers charged with, among many other tasks, maintaining an effective building lighting system for the occupants while trying to reduce, or at least stabilize, energy costs. While there is a wide range of lighting tasks and types of light fixtures in commercial and institutional buildings, by far…

Efficacy Improvement of LED Recessed Downlight Modules Slows But Benefits Remain

Updated: May 2018.   Recessed downlights are one of the most common light fixtures found in both commercial and residential applications. In individual offices, entry lobbies, reception areas, hallways, restaurants, retail merchandising, residential kitchens, family rooms and many other spaces, the clean, ceiling integrated look of recessed downlights makes it a fixture of choice. Traditionally,…

Lighting Audit Opportunities for Commercial Properties

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In a previous article, we looked at retfofits for general lighting situations. Many buildings, regardless of the main purpose they are used for, will have T12 fluorescent tubes, magnetic ballasts and a ton of incandescent and halogen bulbs and HID lamps that may present retrofit opportunities. In this article, we’ll bring the focus to office…

Compare Three LED T8 Retrofit Options

fluorescent light fixtures in an office with cubicles

Currently, T8 fluorescent tubes dominate the commercial and institutional lighting sector both in number of lamps and in lumen output. The USDOE estimated in 2010 that there were 1 billion fluorescent fixtures in the U.S.  It is no surprise that LED manufacturers have focused on this potentially huge retrofit market with a large number of…

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