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How do plug-and-play T8s stack up against ballast-bypass LED lamps? (MAGAZINE)

Published on: July 22, 2014 By Laura Peters Contributing Editor, LEDs Magazine and Illumination in Focus LAURA PETERS evaluates the photometric, electrical, and financial hurdles to retrofitting linear fluorescent lamps with LED-based tubes, including both plug-and-play products and tubes that require rewiring. In recent months, several manufacturers have introduced so-called plug-and-play LED linear lamps — fluorescent replacements that require no rewiring and simply snap into place (Fig. 1). These solutions are more expensive but easier to install than LED linear tubes that require removal of the ballast and direct connection to line voltage — a task best performed by a qualified electrician. However, both approaches have their pros and cons. And both approaches are significantly less expensive than replacing the whole fixture. FIG. 1. Installation of plug-and-play LED lamps such as these by Philips Lighting is as simple as replacing a bulb. We will review the performance and financial considerations associated with ballast-bypass and plug-and-play LED linear lamp installations for offices, schools, retail outlets, and hospitals. We will also discuss the electrical safety concerns that have been raised regarding LED linear lamps. Most importantly, the article will discuss the features to look for when considering LED linear lamp purchases.   Fluorescents versus LEDs: Then and now Philips estimates the current installed base of fluorescent tubes at 12 billion sockets globally. In 2010, the US Department of Energy (DOE) estimated there were nearly 1 billion fluorescent luminaires installed in the United States, 60% of which were T8s (tubular, 8/8- or 1-in. […]

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Light Bulbs

Light Bulbs

What Type Of Light Bulbs Do You Need Whether you know exactly what type of light bulb(s) to buy or want to explore more energy efficient lighting options, Frontier Lighting offers a massive selection of light bulbs, light fixtures and accessories for both indoor and outdoor lighting needs. Use the information below to learn more about the different light bulbs supplied, then shop at our online store or visit one of our local showrooms to find the light bulb you need. Incandescent Light Bulbs Incandescent light bulbs are your common household light bulbs. They use heat temperatures to produce light and can provide lighting between 750 and 10,000 hours (depending on type). Styles range from your tubular incandescent and the standard “A” Lamp light bulbs that you use at home or work, as well as those used for flood lights, spotlights and specialty style bulbs. Halogen Light Bulbs Halogen light bulbs are also incandescent light structures, though use tungsten and halogen gas to produce light color temperature instead of gas. Halogen bulbs are smaller, warmer and can burn up to twice as long as others. Frontier Lighting supplies PAR, Bi-Bin, MR, MB, Double Ended, Xenon and Single Ended halogen light bulbs. Linear Fluorescent Tubes Compact Fluorescent Lamps Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Light Bulbs High Intensity Discharge (HID) Light Bulbs Shop for Light Bulbs online! Have questions about light bulbs or light fixtures? Contact Us directly or leave a comment below. Tweet

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Light Fixtures

Light Fixtures

Commercial, Industrial & Home Lighting Fixtures Whether you are looking for all wall mounted flood fixture or a ceiling mounted fixture, Frontier Lighting is you one stop source for all lighting. Our lighting specialists can help guide you through the maze of technical data to provide you a quality lighting solution that meets the energy and budget goals of your facility. Energy saving, solid state, LED light fixtures are now available. Other light fixtures include: Outdoor Fixtures Indoor Fixtures Frontier Lighting is an authorized distributor for all the trusted brands of LED Bulbs & Light Fixtures in Florida. Call 1-800-226-BULB or visit one of our locations today. Tweet

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LED Lighting

LED Lighting

LED Lighting    Save time and energy by switching to energy efficient LED Lighting. With average rated life spans of up to 50,000 hours you can reduce labor costs by using longer life LED. Quality LED light bulbs and fixtures are available in various wattages in indoor and outdoor styles from many reputable manufacturers. LED bulbs and LED Lighting  fixtures are great for hard to reach areas or areas with vibration such as manufacturing equipment, or assembly work areas. Frontier Lighting specializes in all types of lighting including indoor, outdoor, landscape and specialty lighting and can help guide you through the maze of data and help you select the proper LED Lighting for you facility. Learn more about LED Lighting … What are the benefits of LED Lighting products?    For the largest selection of LED lighting, light bulbs, light fixtures and replacement parts from all the leading  manufacturers of lighting, visit our online SuperStore, or visit or call one of our centrally located Florida Lighting stores  .  Tweet

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Globes & Lenses

Globes & Lenses

Add Style With Globes & Lenses Globes and lenses are generally an important part of any light fixture, sometimes covering the socket or exposed wiring, making the fixture vapor proof or just adding a finished look to a fixture. Globes and lenses are generally made from glass, plastic, acrylics, and poly plastics. Frontier Lighting can match almost any globe or lenses from existing lighting fixtures. Having access to most fixture lines and our extensive resource network we can supply virtually any lens or globe made. Frontier Lighting can also provide bulk lamp shades for table lamps and wall sconces. Call today to get the finishing touch on your fixture. Tweet

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Exit Signs & Exit Lighting

Exit Signs & Exit Lighting

Exit Signs & Emergency Units Make sure your facility is compliant with working exit signs and emergency units. Fluorescent and LED exit signs are energy efficient replacements for incandescent models. Frontier Lighting stocks single face and double face exit signs, and exit signs with or without emergency lights, and self powered exit signs. Any of these exit signs can be mounted on the wall or from the ceiling. Metal or plastic housings can accommodate any mounting needs and aesthetic requirements. Call a centrally located Frontier Lighting store for prompt, professional service. Our Florida lighting stores are fully stocked with the brands you need to make your job easier and save you time and money. Tweet

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Emergency Units & Combinations

Emergency Units & Combinations

Emergency Unit Lights for Business, Schools, Commercial, Industrial, Church, Hotel, School, and more  … Having your emergency lights in good working order helps assures that you are in compliance with your local fire codes and that in the event of an emergency, people in your facility will have the opportunity to make it to safety. Emergency lights come in many sizes to meet your specific emergency lighting needs. Some of the emergency units allow you to add extra remote light heads. Frontier Lighting is an authorized distributor of Lightalarm, Lithonia, Emergi-Lite, Mule, Big-Beam Emergency units and more. Frontier Lighting can also provide replacement sealed lead acid (SLA) nad Ni-Cad replacement batteries for all models of emergency units or exit signs. Call today to get your emergency equipment in compliance and operating properly. Our Florida Lighting stores are fully stocked with the emergency units you need for your facility. Call or stop by or visit our on-line lighting superstore  for a full selection of products. We offer prompt local delivery via our fleet of delivery vans and national delivery via UPS and select common carriers. Levitra originale online – costo e comprare. Levitra on line prezzo a Trento. Tweet

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