We've talked before about replacing linear fluorescent lamps with LED lamps. This is a simple swap process, as today's LED retrofits are designed to run on the same ballasts that fluorescent systems already run on. (These need to be electronic ballasts, and you should check for compatibility before purchasing LED lamps.)
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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