Thursday, 7 August 2014

LED T8 Tubes - What Are They?

Many people know very little about lighting until it comes time to purchase or refit lighting in their existing or new space. At this point in time, hopefully people do their own research instead of simply trusting one supplier or one employee at a home improvement store. It is very important to research price, cost effectiveness, efficiency, and how much work it will take to maintain a type of light or fixture. Ai LED T8 tubes are relatively new on the scene but are making waves as they maximize their efficiency while minimizing the uptake necessary.

LED T8 light tubes are the ones usually seen in the large rectangular light fixtures embedded into the ceiling of a classroom, industrial warehouse, and they are even used for walk-in coolers. LEDs are phenomenal for those looking for a light that will cost them less over time, produce better results, and last a lot longer. In fact nobody likes replacing light bulbs, especially when it requires grabbing a ladder or climbing on counter tops, so why not reduce the chances of needing to do that?

LED T8 tubes are usually compared to fluorescent T8 or fluorescent T5 tubes, and have several benefits over those. All fluorescent lights contain some kind of mercury vapor, and quite often have an argon vapor as well. These vapors are what get excited and produce energy that is absorbed by a phosphorus coating on the inside of the light. The phosphorus coating absorbs and converts the ultraviolet light and produces visible light. There are several problems with all of that previously mentioned. Mercury and argon gases are poisonous, and if the lights were to fall and shatter, it definitely could cause a serious problem for those around it - the least of which would be the glass shards littering the ground.

In addition to this, fluorescent light bulbs require that ultraviolet light is created before they can give off visible light. Ultraviolet light is a well-known carcinogen, responsible for many skin cancers, such as melanoma. Reducing ultraviolet light in any way possible is a huge benefit. LED T8 light tubes use a diode and a semiconductor, which allows the current to flow in only one direction, as well as allow significant control over the color of the light. They don't possess any dangerous gases, and when they fall, they quite often bounce instead of break. LED lights also don't produce ultraviolet light as a byproduct.

A great thing about LED light bulbs, that is mainly because of how they produce light, is how directional they are. LED T8 tubes usually produce light at a one hundred and twenty degree angle, meaning the light is very targeted and focused. Fluorescent lights, and especially the incandescent lights of yore tend to scatter light instead. This results in a loss of light, and even a weaker light over a certain area. These LED lights also release a lot of heat per unit of electricity consumed, making them much less efficient and effectively driving up energy bills over time.

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