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Energy efficiency has never been easier.
At BuyLightFixtures.com, there’s never been a better time to take a look at saving energy because the paybacks are so right on these. You can be assured that you’re going to get a payback somewhere in the 1 to a 3-year range or less depending on how you use them or possible utility rebates that are available in your area. And keep in mind that those utility rebates can be reasonably lucrative with if you have a commercial building or a retail store or have warehouse or manufacturing facilities. The light output and the color temperatures are the same as the older fluorescents that you would be replacing. The active light output with LED is the same, and you’re going to get the same footcandles down on the surface. You will also maintain the same look of your light fixtures with a linear source that people often have a hard time telling the difference between that and a fluorescent. So if you are thinking about doing some retrofit, make sure you download our spreadsheet which is an energy-saving calculation sheet. It’s on the left-hand column of our website and will give you a very close estimate as to how much you will save based on the data from your existing system to what you may be going to with LED. Using LED tubes people get fast paybacks and an excellent return on investment. And although this is not an exhaustive audit spreadsheet, it will give you a rapid estimate as to how much you’ll save not only in energy but also in maintenance cost and give you all that data so you can make an informed decision if you merely want to replace fluorescent with a compatible LED.

The common types of replacements.
Most of the time people have wired directly into power coming from the light fixture into the socket and decided to bypass the ballast. This is the most common type of retrofit these days because people want to eliminate a ballast if they can. Although we do have LED T8 tubes that operate on an electronic ballast, many people opt for rewiring so that nobody can go back again to a fluorescent. And in the case of some utility rebates, that’s something they demand in order to give you the incentive to go to something that’s more energy-efficient. For those of you who want to do something a little bit different when it comes to retrofitting, we do have specific tubes that can either operate on ballast or operate on direct power. Some people like to do this because they can save the labor cost of putting in the new tubes. What they can do is just put these in the light fixture and leave the ballast in and then when the ballast goes out, they can wire it to power by passing the ballast. And those are very reasonable cost and give people ultimate flexibility if you don’t have the dollars for the labor cost of changing something out. In this way you can just have your maintenance person replace the lamps and then do the rewire later as things go out. It’s a new twist and a lot of people think it’s a good idea to have something that’s so flexible for the future. The question we often get asked is it better to go with LED tubes in a new light fixture or use an LED array with no bulbs. If you use the bulb type of retrofit or new light fixture, you can always change the lamps later if you want to have a different color or maybe a higher light output, you will have that choice. With the no lamp option, just an LED array, you won’t have that choice in the future. But often you will have a dimming capability with that. So that’s the trade-off and that’s something to consider. With the LED bulbs being the way they are these days, with the excellent light output in total flexibility, we often think it’s better just to buy these replacement tubes and change things out that way. The cost is usually less and it makes sense for future proofing your lighting system.

How can we help you today?
If you’re unsure of which type of LED tube that you need to use in your particular situation you can always call us or email us with a question and will be happy to help you. We have a lot of experience with this product and many successful projects. People of seen the difference in how well their lighting looks and the money they save. And although saving money is important, keeping a mind that good lighting will also help either sell a product or make people more productive even though that can be hard to quantify. It’s one of those soft effects that can’t be justified by the bottom line as your electric bill can. But if you save money on your expenses and at the same time get an improvement in lighting, you can be guaranteed you’re covering both bases very well. There’s never been a better time to take a look at this type of improvement in lighting because now you can get it all, energy savings and better lighting without making any sacrifice. Call us if you are a more significant quantity user such as an electrician, building owner, property management company, and we can help you with pricing that is special for multiple case quantities. We want you to be successful in changing to more efficient lighting with these LED T8’s no matter which one you decide to choose.

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