Apr 5, 2016: Plug-and-play functionality eradicates the professional installation costs associated with typical LED T8 tubes. LED Waves is pleased to introduce a pair of easier new options for replacing fluorescent T8 bulbs. The 4-foot and 8-foot SMART T8 Electronic Ballast Compatible LED Tubes operate directly with most existing fluorescent light fixtures, with no re-wiring or retrofitting required.
Historically, LED T8 tubes have not been compatible with the electronic ballast that powers most fluorescent fixtures. Installation required skilled personnel to bypass or remove the ballast and wire in a separate LED driver. In the large commercial and industrial facilities which typically use 4-foot and 8-foot tube lights, the exponential labor costs were a significant barrier to adopting LED technology.
The electronic ballast compatible SMART LED T8 tube eradicates this barrier with its plug and play functionality, accelerating payback time through energy and replacement savings. The 4-foot unit is an 18 Watt equivalent to a 32 Watt fluorescent tube for G13 sockets; and the 8-foot unit is a 45 Watt equivalent to a 75 Watt fluorescent tube for FA8 sockets. Both items are UL listed.
The 4-foot and 8-foot SMART T8 Electronic Ballast Compatible LED tubes are on the DesignLights Consortium Qualified Products List, further lowering initial investment costs. Each comes with a 5 year warranty, and may be wired directly to line voltage if so desired.
Source: LED Waves