Many businesses, though, will upgrade the entire fixture and direct wire a new LED fixture (which will have its own built in driver rather than needing a ballast). While costing more up front than LED T8 retrofits, you don't have to worry about ballast replacements during its 50,000 hour rated life span.
Philips' Fluxstream LED strip fixture is a great option for replacing one of the most common fluorescent fixtures in America, the 2-lamp F32T8 fixture. Optionally, for those who have upgraded to T5 lamps, it would replace a 2-lamp F28T5 fixture. In either case, this fixture offers around 33% in energy savings when compared to fluorescents, in addition to less frequent maintenance (roughly twice the rated life of fluorescent lamps).
With a frosted lens, this fixture disperses the light from the diodes evenly. And importantly, for lighting control requirements, it offers 0 to 10V dimming.
And if you're looking at the Fluxstream as a lighting option for your business, then you'll like to know that Lighting Supply not only offers same day shipping of in-stock orders (placed by 5 pm EST on business days), but that we offer one of the lowest prices you'll find on this product.
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