LEDs America, Inc. announced its “real alternative” to fluorescent lighting last month. The new Led-O™ LED tubes, which the company says are both energy-saving and safe, use 40 to 70-percent less energy and last six times as long as fluorescent bulbs. Dubbed ”eco-friendly”, the LED tubes do not contain mercury or emit infrared or ultraviolet radiation.
“Up until now, most LEDs only put out 800 to 1,200 Lumens. Led-O tubes give off 2,000 to 2,400 Lumens,” says Michael Conner of LEDs America, Inc. He added that even with the increased light output, the tubes remain cool to the touch.
The company’s press release included a long list of additional advantages:
While the new LED tubes have a higher initial cost, the long-term savings will more than make up for it, says LEDs America. They are making the new technology available in tubes, bulbs, and light bars. Prices start at $46 for a 4″ tube.
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