Philips has introduced a new instant fit LED replacement tube that reduces the cost for facility managers replacing fluorescent tube lighting with energy efficient LED technology. LED tube lamps save up to 50% less energy compared to linear fluorescent tube lighting.
Philips has led the way in designing an instantaneous ‘click-to-fit’ LED replacement alternative for linear High Frequency (HF) fluorescent tube lighting with electronic drivers. Currently, installers need to re-wire the driver to replace linear fluorescent tubes with LED tubes. This is due to a wide variety of electronic drivers that exist in fluorescent tube lamps today. The Philips’ InstantFit LED replacement tube requires no re-wiring as it includes a smart electronic design that is compatible with existing drivers, ballasts and sockets. The result is a dramatic reduction in the time it takes to change from fluorescent to LED tube lighting.
‘‘We studied the process for replacing fluorescent tubes with LED technology step by step to tackle those issues that dissuade facility managers and installers from making the switch. We found speed and simplicity were key,’’ said Rene van Schooten, CEO Light Sources and Electronics at Philips Lighting.