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Information on T8 U-Bend Tube Lights
U-Bend lights are a type of LED tube light that are commonly used in commercial applications requiring compact but high output lighting. Often these are used in place of traditional troffer lights, as well retail and display lighting applications. These lights come in two different styles depending on individual lighting requirements. These styles are differentiated based on their color temperature (Kelvin) rating, which are either 5000K or 4000K.
Straits Lighting proudly produces top quality LED U-Bend Lights that offer extraordinary performance in both energy efficiency and useful lifespan. Our T8 U-Bend Lights are manufactured with premium materials in order to achieve the lighting performance and durability customers expect.
4000K U-Bend Tubes – The 4k model comes in a 2ft length and draws 15W. Recommended for those who are looking for a slightly more yellow light.
5000K U-Bend Tubes – The 5k model comes in a 2ft length and draws 15W. Recommended for those who are looking for a light closer to that of natural sunlight.
Fluorescent U-Bend Tube Lights vs LED U-Bend Tube Lights
While many commercial users are still operating fluorescent lights as their main illumination source, there are an increasing number who are seeing the benefits of switching to LED lighting and have begun to do so. The benefits of LEDs for U-Bend Tube Lights are several fold:
- Significantly improved energy efficiency
- Higher lumen per watt ratios
- Far greater lifespan
- Dramatically lower maintenance costs
- Improved safety and efficiency due to greater lighting accuracy
The US Department of Energy explains the energy savings associated with LED lighting in their latest SSL forecast report:
“Light-emitting diodes (LEDs), a type of SSL, are revolutionizing the lighting market. LEDs have surpassed, or matched, all conventional lighting technologies in terms of energy efficiency, lifetime, versatility, and color quality, and, due to their increasing cost competitiveness, LEDs are successfully competing in a wide variety of lighting applications. Going forward, LED technology is expected to continue to improve, with increasing efficacy and decreasing prices while enabling new opportunities for lighting design and energy savings.”