Universal has introduced LED replacement options as they continue to expand the EVERLINE family, including T8 LED Linear Tubes, “LED Ready” compatible ballasts and the EVERLINE LED Retrofit Kit. The newest products in the family are EVERLINE T8 LED Tubes—designed to serve as a direct replacement for conventional linear fluorescent lamps. The tubes are universally compatible with most Instant Start and Programmed Start ballasts.
Featuring improved efficacy, light outputs are available from 1,000 Lumens for 24 inch lamps to 2,200 Lumens for 48 inch lamps, and even greater savings is available with an 1,800 lumen option. The tubes are easy to install and offer less maintenance than traditional fluorescent with a 50,000+ hour lifetime at L70. The lamps offer improved light quality with a CRI of 82+ and correlated color temperatures of 3,500K, 4,000K and 5,000K. A seamless glass design ensures no aging, discoloration or bowing from aging plastic tubes. The wide 240° beam angle eliminates dark zones ensuring uniformity and accuracy of light output.
The EVERLINE LED Tubes are UL listed for use in the US and Canada. The products are also listed on the DesignLights Consortium QPL, making them qualified for many utility rebate programs.
“We are very pleased to be adding to the EVERLINE LED family,” said Chris Holstein, vice president of marketing for Universal Lighting Technologies. “The T8 LED replacement lamps offer over 30 percent immediate energy savings and installation ease. Universal recognizes the shifting efficiency needs of the marketplace and that’s why it is a high priority for Universal to provide our distributors with LED replacement options.”
In addition to expanding the EVERLINE line with the T8 LED tubes, Universal is taking the next step by making the ballast compatibility selection process easier. An easy-to-identify “LED Ready” emblem will be displayed on packaging to identify compatibility with the LED lamps. The LED T8 Tubes and the “LED Ready” ballasts together offer a bundled solution for replacement of older fluorescent lamp/ballast systems.
“The new “LED Ready” emblem will make the selection process stress-free,” Holstein added. “Simply choose the LED replacement tube and select from a comprehensive line of compatible “LED Ready” ballasts. A third LED replacement option from Universal includes replacing the lamps and ballast with Universal’s EVERLINE LED Retrofit Kit. This kit was introduced last year and features two lensed LED modules and a driver. We are proud to give you the simplicity and reliability needed for fluorescent linear replacement.”
Universal strives to streamline the replacement decision with a variety of LED replacement options, industry-leading reliability and a five-year limited warranty from a single source. A comprehensive line of LED EVERLINE products is available across North America. Visit www.unvlt.com to learn more.