Date Announced: 24 Jan 2014 RENTON, Wash. -- Engineering Products Co. (EPCO, www.engproducts.com), a supplier of specialty lighting and wiring consumable products for electrical contractors, and Aleddra LED Lighting (www.aleddra.com), a leading LED tube manufacturer, announced that the two companies will jointly offer a complete retrofit lighting solution that converts older, four- or eight-foot T12 strip light fixtures into an energy-efficient fixtures using linear LED lamps.The T12 fluorescent lamp that had been used in commercial and industrial lighting systems for many years was phased out in 2012 because of high-energy consumption by the Department of Energy's 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. Replacement with a linear LED lamp is a logical choice, given its 50,000-plus-hour rating and significant energy savings. However, there are no eight-foot LED lamps that currently meet UL's 17.6-ounce weight limit. Therefore, the most cost-effective alternative is to convert the eight-foot strip light fixture to two four-foot linear LED lamps using the EPCO UL-listed T8 Retrofit Conversion Kitâ¢, which includes Aleddra's EasiRetrofitÂ® tube. It is the safest LED tube on the market, thanks to its dual-safety switch that protects installation and maintenance crews from electrical shock. In addition, it works perfectly with the shunted lamp holders that are supplied in EPCO's T8 Retrofit Conversion Kit."We are pleased to offer our customers EPCO's T8 Retrofit Conversion Kit," said Patrick Yu, Aleddra General Manager. "This product is very well accepted in the industry for eight-foot tube conversion, and is by far the highest quality of its kind. Our customers can now purchase the kit directly from us or from EPCO's regional distributors."EPCO National Sales Manager Mark Lindstrom says, "Aleddra is in line with our focus on making the installer's job easy. Aleddra's EasiRetrofit tube is well known for its easy installation, making it ideal for our T8 Retrofit Conversion Kit. This is a great value for our customers and distributors."For more information, please refer to:Aleddra EasiRetrofit tube: http://www.aleddra.com/LightTube.phpEPCO T8 Retrofit Conversion Kit: http://www.engproducts.com/products/lighting/utility-lighting/t5-and-t8-retrofit-conversion-kits/t8-retrofit-conversion-kits/EPCO conversion kit installation video: http://www.engproducts.com/product_resources/video/t8-retrofit-conversion-kits/Aleddra's double-ended EasiRetrofit LED tube is UL 1598C classified and its four-foot models are on the DLC (Design Lights Consortium) qualified product list for rebate. It comes with five-year and 50,000-hour lifetime warranties and is available in two-, three-, four-, and five-foot lengths and color temperatures of 3000K, 4100K, 5000K, and 6000K.For inquiries or assistance regarding the Aleddra EasiRetrofit tube, email sales(at)aleddra(dot)com or call 425-430-4555. For information about the EPCO T8 Conversion Kit, contact your local EPCO Sales Agency or distributor or call 800-336-1976.About EPCOEngineered Products Company supplies electrical distributors with specialty lighting, lighting accessories, and wiring solutions that address a wide range of standard and unique applications. EPCO's durable, reliable products, high fill rate, on-time delivery, and no-risk purchase terms optimize distributor cash flow and profit margins on the consumable products electricians use for commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential buildings. Known for its exceptional customer service, as well as sales representatives who are the most knowledgeable in the electrical industry, the Minneapolis-based company offers multiple configurations of products to meet a broad variety of building applications. For more information, call (800) 336-1976 or visit www.engproducts.com.About AleddraAleddra LED Lighting, a business unit of Lightel Technologies, Inc., is an innovator in the energy efficient lighting industry. Aleddra is well known for its EasiRetrofitÂ® LED T8 tube lamp with a patented dual safety switch design that saves 50 to 70% of installation time and labor cost compared to other LED tubes, and provides the best electrical shock protection for installer and maintenance crew. Also available from Aleddra are various indoor and outdoor LED lamps and luminaires that help our end users get the best ROI (return on investment) for the energy efficient projects.