Philips Lighting has launched its next-generation LED tube tailored for office and educational environments, retail spaces and warehouses: the Philips MASTER LEDtube Universal T8. According to recent research by Philips, over half of lighting professionals are already opting to replace old fluorescent tubes with LED alternative driven by reduced energy and maintenance costs. The new universal LED tube brings new levels of ease and simplicity to lighting projects while addressing the growing demand from lighting professionals.
Designed for simplicity, the Universal T8 tube is compatible with all driver technologies, fitting directly in luminaires operating on electromagnetic ballasts or HF electronic ballasts. The tube also enables mains power connection. This makes even complex retrofits simple, removing the hassle and cost of stocking different types of tubes.
It comes in three different colour temperatures (3000K, 4000K and 6500K), ensuring that the technology is suitable for an array of working environments.
As with all Philips’ LED Tubes, the MASTER LEDtube Universal T8 also provides significant energy-saving benefits, using less than half the electricity of the traditional TL-D fluorescents it replaces. This not only ensures the lighting emits less heat, proving a more comfortable working environment, but also generates considerable cost savings with lower maintenance requirements, relamping costs and an extended life of 50,000 hours.
“As with all our products, the Philips MASTER LEDtube Universal T8 gives lighting professionals the guarantee of safe, hassle-free installation, with the high-performance LED technology they’re used to from Philips Lighting,” said Leonie Jansen, Head of Global Product Management for TLEDs at Philips Lighting. “Philips MASTER LEDtube Universal T8 will make a marked difference to the installation industry, providing a one-stop solution to many retrofit projects. It will reduce operational costs for lighting professionals, simplifying their portfolio and thereby allowing them to channel their expertise on the application of lighting.”
Technical specifications are here.