Aleddra EasiRetrofit LED Tube Shines Amongst Facility Managers, Recognized for Superior Safety
Aleddra is pleased to share that its double-ended EasiRetrofit LED tube has been selected as the top choice among facility managers for energy-efficient
lighting retrofits due to its superior safety.
Recently, a certain East Coast department store chain chose to retrofit the fluorescent T8’s at one of their facilities with the single-ended
LED tube based on the lower cost per lamp. Not long after the installation, a maintenance crew member attempted to replace a dead single-ended
LED tube with a fluorescent tube. At 277V line voltage the fluorescent tube exploded, sending mercury vapor everywhere. The result? All
fluorescent T8 retrofit projects were put on hold, the fixtures at the facility in question were converted back for the fluorescent tube,
and the facility manager was fired. All of these costly consequences could have been avoided by using Aleddra’s double-ended EasiRetrofit
A fast food chain in California faced the similar challenge of retrofitting the fluorescent T8’s at its branch locations. However, knowing
that it couldn’t rely on the electrical safety knowledge of store personnel, the company decided that its only choice was to find and use a
fool-proof and safe LED tube that could be changed by any end user and posed no hazard in the event that a fluorescent tube was re-inserted
into a rewired fixture. Its decision? The Aleddra double-ended EasiRetrofit LED tube.
Before lighting upgrade
After lighting upgrade
Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Saves 78% on Electricity Costs with EasiRetrofit T8
Bright Energy Services performed a lighting upgrade for the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA in New York City in its pool and surrounding areas in the lower level.
The 14 high-pressure sodium lamp fixtures which were 480 watts each were changed to 1X8 LED lamp fixtures which are 102 watts each. 3 wall mounted 180 watt
wall pack fixtures were changed to 50 watt LED wall pack fixtures. The fluorescent T8 77 watt fixtures and the fluorescent T12 96 watt fixtures were changed
to LED 68 watt LED fixtures. The yearly savings in the pool and adjacent areas is approximately 50,000 kWh and $10,100, or 78%!
Because of the significant kWh savings, Bright Energy Services applied to Con Edison and NYSERDA for an energy efficiency financial rebate which is
expected to come in at approximately $6,000. With the rebate and energy savings (not to mention the reduced operational expenses), the payback period is
just over one year!
Aleddra LED Tube Brightens up Auburn SuperMall with 50% Less Energy
The owners of the Auburn SuperMall (Auburn, WA) are very conscientious of energy consumption and implemented a lighting retrofit upgrade four years
ago to cut energy consumption. During recent events, the mall management team learned of Aleddra LED tube lamp that not only would reduce energy
consumption but would also increase lighting levels, something desired by the mall security staff. Facial recognition by security cameras with
current lighting was next to impossible. But with the Aleddra LED T8, facial recognition was greatly enhanced. This further validated the decision
to use the Aleddra LED T8 to reduce the mall’s overall carbon footprint.
“The Auburn SuperMall owner is very pleased with the 52.6% energy saving achieved through the Aleddra LED T8 tubes accompanied with occupancy sensors,”
said Brett Hammond, the project supervisor of LED Solutions Northwest, a division of SeaTac Electric.
Aleddra New Products Debuted at LightFair 2013
aleddra LightFly 5000
LED luminaire provides 360 degree lighting angle and a high efficacy at 97.5 LPW, making it the ideal choice in any work area indoor or outdoor.
The translucent balloon cover diffuses the harsh LED light and produces a pleasant soft white light to the environment. A user can set the lumen
output level by toggling between half-lamp and full-lamp according to his/her application needs. A full-lamp at 23,400 lumen offers sufficient
illuminations for most portable indoor/outdoor lighting needs.
aleddra Butterfly 7000
LED outdoor luminaire engineered with IP67 dust-proof and water-proof protection level is suited for all outdoor lighting applications
in various working conditions. The luminaire uses CREE XPE LED chips for high lumen output and Philips Xitanium power supply for long
lifetime. It is rated for 50,000 hours and comes with 5-year warranty. Its CRI>70 exceeds all outdoor lighting requirements on CRI.
With a power factor >.90, it is qualified for rebates from most utility companies in the US. It is cULus certified according to the latest
More Energy Efficiency with LED T8 High Bay Luminaire
A local contractor and a local distributor recently completed three energy efficient high-bay lighting projects in Kent, Washington using
the Aleddra 4-ft LED T8 lamps. The 65,000 ft facility used 400W HID fixtures that provided lighting for both storage and production areas.
Providing light levels for safe operation in the production area was important to the overall completion of the lighting project.
By replacing 400W metal halide lamp with a combination of 4 & 6-lamp high bay luminaires with occupancy sensors, the energy consumption
is reduced to 90W (on average) per luminaire, a 77% saving on energy. According to Brett Hammond, the project manager, the fixtures for
the project were pre-wired so that at the job site all that needed to be done was inserting the LED T8 and installing the fixture,
drastically reducing the time to just over 3 days. Aleddra LED T8 tube are on Light Design Lab (LDL) qualified LED products list, so the
projects qualified for energy rebate from Puget Sound Energy, a utility company in Pacific Northwest. The rebate covers on the average 40%
of the project cost, based on 7 cents per KWh saved.
Project photo gallery
New York City, NY
Mar. 18-19, 2014
Comparison of Energy Efficient LED T8 Lamps
Wiring & Installation Comparison of Leading LED T8 Tubes
Top 10 Considerations for Energy Efficient Lighting
Holistic View of LED Tube Retofit Cost
Top 10 Considerations for Energy Efficient Lighting Implementation