LED has taken the lighting industry by storm. The price of entry into lighting manufacturing has never been smaller, opening up the floodgates for new, innovative manufacturers with little overhead to introduce a myriad of new products and ideas to the market.
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If you’re looking for a way to upgrade from linear fluorescent to linear LED, one of the decisions you’ll have to make is whether it’s better to replace your existing fluorescent tubes with linear LED tubes or make the leap for a new LED fixture.
This decision is a little like the choice to either rebuild your car’s engine or trade it in for a newer model. Which is right depends on the shape that your car is in, if there are other problems with it, how much you’re spending on gas, how much you want the latest technology or model, and your budget.
If you're beginning to consider a linear fluorescent lamp retrofit, knowing where to begin can be overwhelming and unsettling. The lighting industry is packed full of information that's pulling you in multiple directions. But let's be honest – none of us have time for that.
With my customers, I like to cut to the chase. I follow a simple decision path to find our customers exactly what they need and want.
Technological developments and changes in the lighting industry are non-stop, and that reality made the news once again earlier this month when GE announced that it would cease production of compact fluorescent bulbs.
Learn more about CFLs in our post, 'What are CFL bulbs and where should they be used?'
This is big news for the lighting world.
Compact fluorescents (CFL) for years inhabited the energy-efficient corner of the market, but GE’s recent announcement further confirms the quick and imminent takeover of LEDs.
For all the buzz LEDs get around the lighting industry today, you’d think innovation in the fluorescent and incandescent arenas had come to a screeching halt.
Lighting manufacturers continue to turn out some excellent, innovative products which use proven lighting technologies like halogen incandescent and fluorescent.
LEDs are continuously improving and with that improvement comes new product options for lighting retrofits. With the array of options, we realize it can be confusing on knowing which is the best new product for your retrofit.
When it comes to fluorescent lighting — which already has a longer life span than incandescent or halogen — it can be even more challenging to figure out when to retrofit to LED and which products are best. Here are some great options for retrofitting existing fluorescent lighting for energy savings, easier maintenance, and better light levels.
The lighting industry is swimming with LED lighting products that make claims of longer life, better color and huge energy savings. So, how do you tell which ones are legitimate and which ones to disregard?