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What is A Type B Direct Wire Or Ballast Bypass?
Direct Wire or Ballast Bypass LED Tubes replace traditional fluorescent bulbs. They work by bypassing the existing ballast in your fixture. There is some rewiring involved in retrofitting your fixtures with Type B bulbs, and you can choose from Single Ended or Double Ended options depending on your needs.
A ballast is like the ignition system in your car. With the flick of a switch, a ballast will trigger and charge a supply of high voltage current between two lamp-ends, and regulate the electric current to steadily illuminate your bulbs. Without a ballast to restrict its current, a fluorescent lamp connected directly to a high voltage power source would rapidly, and quite dramatically, overheat and burn out.
While it is common knowledge that fluorescents use ballasts, LEDs use drivers. LED drivers can be considered ballasts, in a sense, because they perform basically the same functions. Both ballasts and drivers charge their respective lights and control your light fixtures from the first flick of a switch all throughout their long life and thousands of hours of performance.
Where To Use LED Linear Tubes
LED tubes are often used with office lighting and warehouse applications. They're great in areas that implement climate control and have standard heights for the ceiling, including storage areas, mechanic garages, and fabrication floors. Almost any LED tube is a huge upgrade and energy efficient alternative to fluorescent tubes. They also feature improved color rendering (CRI), burn out less frequently, and require less overall maintenance. Linear LED tubes come in a few varieties – plug-and-play, ballast bypass, remote driver, and combinations of these, making it possible to change to LED in linear fixtures designed for fluorescents, even with ballasts and all.
LED bulbs not only bring down your energy bills but are also more environmentally friendly when compared to incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). LED bulbs contribute the least amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere of all lighting sources. LED bulbs consume less power per unit of light emitted. This reduces greenhouse emissions from power plants. Carbon dioxide emissions for LEDs are also low. One LED bulb will minimize greenhouse gas emissions by almost half a ton. For example, an incandescent bulb results in 4,500 pounds of CO2 annually, while LED bulbs contribute just 451 pounds of CO2 per year. LED lighting can last up to 20 years, this longer life decreases the production of more bulbs, reducing the greenhouse emissions created by the manufacturing process.
LEDs have the best light distribution by focusing light in one direction as opposed to other types of lighting that waste energy by emitting light in all directions. Fewer LED bulbs are needed to achieve the same level of brightness given off by other forms of bulbs. Less bulbs reduce energy consumption and benefit the environment.
LEDs generate less heat during use so cooling costs are much lower. Incandescent bulbs release 90% of the energy as heat. While LED bulbs release 5% of the energy as heat and the rest is made into light. LEDs also contain ZERO mercury, unlike CFLs.
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Every LED Can Be Safety Coated
With increasing concerns for safety in public areas, the loss of productivity in the workplace, and the risk of litigation due to negligence, shatter proof light bulbs are now required in a broad range of industries. Shatter Proof lamps are required in the food industry, supermarkets, elevators, and the medical field. To protect children from unforeseen accidents, more schools are using safety coated LEDs. The hospitality industry is beginning to use shatter proof LEDs to protect their guests. Sports facilities, security, manufacturing, retailers, even parking garages have begun to use shatter guard lamps to protect the public, employees, and their business.
If your LED is Shatter Proof you can drop it, you can kick it, you can break it and the coating will keep your bulb intact. It may never light up again, but the components will be contained.
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