TCP introduces DirecT8 LED T8 tubes as direct replacement for 32W fluorescent lamps

Jan. 2, 2015

AURORA, Ohio -- Technical Consumer Products, Inc. (TCP) introduces the DirecT8 series of LED replacements for 32 watt fluorescent T8 tubes used with an instant start ballast. DirecT8 LED T8 tubes provide up to 40 percent energy savings over existing fluorescent lamps, a 50,000 hour rated life and are Design Lights Consortium (DLC) qualified product, which allows commercial applications to immediately take advantage of energy and maintenance savings while maximizing utility rebates.

"The DirecT8 LED Tubes provide a simple LED retrofit solution for existing fluorescent fixtures," explains Paul Phillips, Senior TCP LED Product Manager. "Customers can now utilize TCP's superior LED technology when replacing fluorescent tubes operating on instant start ballasts. There is no rewiring of the fixture or hassle of switching out an entire existing fixture body – just power off, remove the old technology and replace with DirecT8 LED tubes to take advantage of energy and maintenance savings." DirecT8 LED Tubes are available in 30K, 35K, 41K and 50K color temperatures and deliver comparable lumens to equivalent fluorescent systems. These lamps consume 15 watts of power and are compatible with 120 volt to 277 line voltages. Unlike the incumbent fluorescent technology, these LED lamps are shatterproof, do not contain mercury, and they turn instantly on and off with no annoying warm-up time. These features make the DirecT8 series the ideal choice for any application still utilizing fluorescent technology. About TCP Founded in 1993 with its North America headquarters in Aurora, Ohio, Technical Consumer Products, Inc., a subsidiary of TCP International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: TCPI), is a leader in energy efficient lighting innovations. TCP's extensive product offerings include LED lamps and fixtures, compact fluorescent lamps, energy efficient halogen lamps, exit and emergency lighting, decorative and outdoor fixtures, ballasts and fixtures, and linear lamps. TCP was named a 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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