NEW LED Lamps hitting the Market!
Good Morning Everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and a lot has changed in the past few months. Based on the comments of this blog, everyone wants to know about LED! I will try to satisfy the audience in this post…
We just received our first samples of the 4′ linear LED T8 Tube from Philips a few weeks ago. We have them installed and they are performing surprisingly well. They’re running without a ballast at 87-88 watts for the 4 lamp fixture with Foot Candle measurements close to that of the T8 fixture next to it.
The wiring was difficult. I recieved a call from a gentleman in California a few months ago asking about these LED 4′ tubes. His main concern as we talked was how easy they are to install. I can speak from experience that it’s not as easy as replacing a ballast. I spent approximately 30 minutes re-wiring the entire fixture. With that being said, it looks really nice.
I was surprised to see that you can’t actually see the individual LED’s in the lamp. You probably wouldn’t notice that the fixture is LED unless we told you. (which is a good thing)
As far as how much it costs… All I will say is that you’d better be sitting down. Give me a call/email/comment on the post to inquire more about this emerging technology. This is where lighting is going, we’re getting closer, but we’re not there yet.[polldaddy poll=5638289]
Jack Huff, along with his son Brian and wife Sue, owns and manages Adventure Lighting in Des Moines, Iowa.