Projects - LED Tubes replacement for T8 Fluorescent


Project Brief: Design and develop a replacement LED Tube system for existing T8 fluorescent tubes and converted T12 fittings without any form of rewiring. A new power supply was developed that would provide the correct power to the LED chips from a magnetic ballast without the need to rewire or change any part of the existing fluorescent fitting. Testing revealed that the LED Tube would also operate in 80% of existing electronic ballasts. Of the 20% of electronic ballasts that delivered lower power and therefore lower light output it was found that ‘tuning’ the power supply of the LED Tube would also achieve reliable performance in light output.
Target Market: Retro-fit and renovation companies, building contractors, electrical wholesalers, on-line.
Market Distribution: Customer own channel
Project Date: 2012.