New T8 Fluorescent Lamps Rated to 84,000 Hours, Equaling Service-Life Claims of LED Manufacturers - Energy Watch News


New T8 Fluorescent Lamps Rated to 84,000 Hours, Equaling Service-Life Claims of LED Manufacturers

The performance gap between LEDs and fluorescents for overhead lighting just widened with the recent announcement by Osram Sylvania that it is now offering a four-foot T8 lamp with a rated life of up to 84,000 hours. That’s about double the life of the high quality T8 lamps typically in use today. Indications are the cost of the new ultra long-life lamp is only marginally higher than other high performance T8 lamps with standard life ratings. LED fixtures typically have a rated life of 50,000-100,000 hours. A much less expensive T8 lamp with an 84,000-hour life would seem to eliminate the longevity argument for LEDs. http://www.clearenergy.com/blog

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