LED T8 Tubes Tops North America Recall Lists in 2015

Several large lighting brands have made large scale recalls over the past three months in the North America market, such as Cree, Osram Sylvania and IKEA. Even large lighting brands are not exempt from occasional faulty products. LEDinside takes a closer look into these recalls trends.
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Money Matters -­‐ Retrofit or Relight

The retrofit and relight business is in full swing today. A variety of new LED replacement luminaires, retrofit/conversion kits and lamps are available from a variety of manufacturers and whether we are talking about a T12 to T8 fluorescent conversion or fluorescent to LED, the economic value proposition and project mechanics are well understood.
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Cree Recalls LED T8 Tube Lights in North America Due to Burn Hazard

This recall involves Cree LED T8 lamps used indoors to replace traditional two pin T8 fluorescent tubes. The white lamps have a cylindrical shape and measure 48 inches long. The affected units are marked as “BT848 Series Lamp” with the product part number on the lamp itself or printed on a white label affixed to the lamp. A four digit date code is printed on the lamp under a statement that reads “Compatible with Instant Start, Rapid Start and Dimmable Electronic Ballasts.”
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Cree Releases LED T8 Tubes for Consumers

Cree continues to relentlessly expand its leading LED bulb portfolio with the TW Series™ LED T8 Tube Replacement for consumers, making inferior linear fluorescent tubes a ‘thing of the past.’ Designed for simple, wire-free installation, the Cree® TW Series LED T8 Tube provides industry leading compatibility, beating the competition in light quality and performance, all at an affordable price. Available as 32-watt replacements, the TW Series LED T8 Tube Replacements are sold at The Home Depot®stores starting at just $21.97 and consuming up to 42 percent less energy than the 32W fluorescent tubes they replace.
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ELB Electronics Launches U-bend LED T8 Tubes

ELB Electronics LED T8 U-Bend and 8’ direct replacement lamps, requiring NO Re-WIRING of the light fixture, provide excellent energy savings when replacing T8 and T12 fluorescent lamps. Installation is easy…just remove existing fluorescent lamps and install the LED linear lamp.
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West Hollywood Outdoor Art Display Illumetrics Lit up with LED T8 Tubes

The City of West Hollywood, through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission, presents Illumetric—a triptych of massive diamond, cube and rectangle-shaped sculptures brought to the city by Shana Mabari.
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Philips InstantFit LED T8 Lamps

Looking for the easiest way to upgrade to LED from fluorescent? Here is why the Philips Instant Fit T8 LED lamps are the ideal solution.
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Aeon Lighting Technology Launches LED T8 Tubes

High Bay lighting is the best way to efficiently illuminate mid to high-ceiling space. High bay lamps are ideal for open areas with at least 13 feet of space between the floor and the bottom of the lighting fixture. As a total lighting solutions provider, ALT is now offering a new option for high-bay lighting, utilizing the world’s brightest LED T8 tubes; the new high bay option will properly illuminate the workspace while ensuring high color retention and improved lumen output. 
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Asahi Kasei Corporation, a leader in developing high-performance UVC LEDs, today announced the Klaran™ Reactor series, the only third-party tested and validated out-of-the-box water purification technology for original equipment manufact... READ MORE

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces an expansion of the XLamp® High Current LED Array family with new CMT LEDs that extend Cree’s latest metal-based chip-on-board (COB) LED technology to the most prevalent COB form ... READ MORE