In our last blog post, How to decide which type of LED T8 retrofit tube is right for you, we discussed the relative benefits and drawbacks of the two types of T8 LED tubes available today: direct line voltage tubes, which operate without ballast, and plug-and-play tubes, which operate on the existing ballast. What we did not cover in that discussion was the serious issue of public health.
T8 LED lamps are PCB and mercury free, and, according to one report on upgrading lighting for schools, they contribute to a more comfortable environment for students which is more conducive to learning. Unlike fluorescent counterparts, T8 LEDs are usually pleasant in colour and provide better directional light. Since many offices and schools still light with fluorescent, the health issue is fast becoming top-of-mind.
Leapfrog Lighting now provides a financing option for businesses that are ready to take advantage of the high return on investment from LED lighting retrofits. With the entire install cost eligible for financing, business will have no entry barrier to the energy savings of a retrofit. Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 For businesses, incandescent,More >
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It’s that time of year again when folks in the lighting industry start investigating and registering for various lighting conferences and tradeshows. While the goals of attending conferences vary, they are a great way to: stay on top of the latest industry news and trends (with some conferences offering certificate courses) learn of new innovativeMore >
As mentioned in last week’s blog, Has the time arrived for LED tube replacements?, there are two different types of T8 LED tubes available on the market today: those that must run directly off the line voltage and those that can run off the fixture’s pre-existing ballast. So which one is right for you? More >
As of February, 2014, the G4 Report, an online magazine covering the LED lighting industry, will be solely sponsored by Leapfrog Lighting Inc., specialists in specification-quality lighting for business. Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Leapfrog Lighting Inc. announced an exclusive long-term sponsorship agreement with the G4 Report, a leading online publication focused on LED lighting.More >
In May 2013, we investigated the market for T8 tube retrofits in our blog Do retrofit T8 linear LED tubes live up to their reputation?, which focused on the widely popular 4’ tubes. We noted at the time of our analysis that pricing was largely uncompetitive at $25-$70/tube (compared to a low-end price of ~$3More >
Confused about buying new light bulbs now that many of the old tried and true (and inexpensive) incandescents are banned? If so, you are not alone. Last week, we explained how to locate—and understand—the light output of an LED lamp, as identified on the mandatory FTC label of the light bulb box. As you probablyMore >
With inefficient light bulb bans currently in effect in both the United States and Canada (see The light bulb phase out: USA vs. Canada. Who’s winning? for more information), consumers and businesses alike are scrambling to find suitable replacements. Many mainstream media outlets identify the compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) light bulb as a viable alternative while inMore >
While the energy conservation measures established by the bipartisan Energy Independence and Security Act in the United States and the federal government in Canada were both passed in 2007, Canada has fallen behind in their execution. The mandates were the same: to improve energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gases. The strategy was the same: aMore >