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U-Bend LEDs and Ease of Use


LEDtronics introduces the latest generation of ‘Dual Mode’ U-Bend LED T8 Tube Lights that work with or without a ballast. Installing the UL-Classified U-Bend tubes is as easy as taking the fluorescent out and popping our LED tube in.

For most LED lighting installations, a one-time ballast bypass would have been necessary for installation, but with the ‘Dual Mode’ LED U-Bend Tube Lights, it’s simply plug and play. The U-bends come in two sizes—the LED24T8U6BR series with 6-inch leg spacing and the LED24T8U2 series with 2-inch leg spacing. They directly retrofit into an existing 2-ft fluorescent fixture with an electronic ballast and inline 2-Pin/G13 base. When the ballast does go out eventually, there’s always the option to bypass it and wire directly to the line current.

These LED U-bend tube lights are ideal for such applications as ceiling lights in offices, schools, hallways, department stores, retail outlets, restaurants, fast food chains, hospitals and medical offices, as well as for light boxes and signage backlighting, to name a few.

The LEDtronics 2-ft, U-bend tubes operate in a voltage input range of 100 to 277VAC, and are offered in a choice of color temperatures: 5000K pure white, 4000K natural white and 3000K warm white. The tubes use only 15 watts or less and replace fluorescent tubes up to 34W – energy savings of up to 55%. They provide a 120-degree wide beam of high luminosity – from 1380 lumens for the warm white to 1780 lm for the pure white CCT, boasting an efficacy of up to 125 lumens per watt. And for lighting applications where accurate color rendition is important, they have a CRI exceeding 80.

The U-bend LED tube lights have instant-on light with no buzzing or flickering and an even, directional distribution of light. While conventional fluorescent lamps typically have an ideal-condition rated lab life in the range 8,000 to 24,000 hours, our Dual Mode LED Tube Lights boast a real-world operating life of more than 50,000 hours with lumen maintenance of over 70 percent. Their solid-state construction renders them impervious to shock, vibration and frequent switching.

Unlike fluorescent tube lights, RoHS compliant LEDtronics LED tube lights do not produce toxic mercury or risk glass tube breakage hazard, nor do they emit UV or IR radiation. The series comes with UV-protected polycarbonate frosted-white lens and are suitable for damp environments, with a wide operating temperature range of ~-30°C to ~+50°C.

The LEDtronics series of LED T8 Dual Mode U-Bend Tube Lights come with an unconditional 5-year U.S. factory warranty. Different tube lengths, color temperatures and voltage options are available for qualified volume offers. The series is available through LEDtronics distributors, and quantity discounts are available.

Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »   posted on: 4/2/2019


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