November 13, 2007 ReLED Systems has introduced a solid state replacement for fluorescent tubes which allows existing light fixtures to be simply converted to Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), offering lower energy consumption, longer lamp life and environmental advantages over fluorescent tubes.
The Re-LT5 LED Component System fluorescent replacement consists of high brightness diodes packaged in standard fluorescent lamp formats and coupled with a low profile driver. The durable, aluminum lamp conforms to the dimensions of a linear T5 lamp and installs into fluorescent G5 base lamp holders just as easily. The user simply changes the light bulb or tube as normal and the fluorescent light is replaced by LED. The straight-forward design of the components is aimed at simplifying the utilization of LED technology into retrofit and new construction applications.
In addition to energy savings, the benefits of LED lighting technology include a 10 year service life (more than half a billion tubes disposed of each year in the U.S. alone), no UV emissions, high quality light, and cold temperature operation.
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