ILT DIFFERENCE

ILT Solutions vs. Fluorescent Tubes

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ILT Solutions

  • ILT solutions use the standard medium based LED bulbs(the common house bulb), very easily available and inexpensive
     
  • Replacement for a single fluorescent tube is a 6-13 Watt LED bulb
     
  • The ILT Retrofit kit removes the ballast and any drivers that draw unnecessary power
     
  • Led bulbs are dimmable and are available in multiple colours and wattages giving the consumer greater control of the mood and lighting in any spaces
     
  • LED lights have no delay in intensity
     
  • LED performance actually increases as operating temperatures drop
     
  • LED bulbs contain no mercury, lead, or other known disposal hazards
     
  • Electricians are not needed to change any defective ballast, tubes or wiring as all the problematic parts have been eliminated
     
  • Led bulbs have a very long life. They do not require an electrician to swap out the bulbs
     
  • The design of the ILT Conversion Kit allows the unit to be placed in any fluorescent fixture
     
  • It takes no extra time to install an ILT Conversion Kit than to change a defective ballast and it only has to be done ONCE

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Fluorescent Tubes

  • T8 or T12 Fluorescent tubes will draw 32-40 watts per tube compared to a 6-13watt LED bulb
     
  • Fluorescent lamps require a ballast to stabilize the current through the lamp, and to provide the initial striking voltage required to start the arc discharge. This can draw an additional 5-20 watts
     
  • Electromagnetic ballasts with a minor fault can produce an audible humming or buzzing noise
     
  • Ballasts need an electrician to be replaced
     
  • Fluorescent tubes are not dimmable
     
  • It can take anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes for fluorescent tubes to reach their full intensity
     
  • They do not operate well in cold environments causing  light level reduction
     
  • Fluorescent tubes contain Mercury and argon. Disposal is also an issue for the fluorescent tubes and ballasts. Proper procedures and costs are associated with disposal. Fluorescent tubes and ballasts are dangerous  and environmentally unsafe. Ballasts have a tendency to leak chemicals, overheat and sometimes melt. Governmental regulations in many areas require special disposal of fluorescent lamps
     
  • Some individuals can experience a variety of health problems relating to light sensitivity with constant exposure
     
  • Fluorescent tubes take some finesse to install and are usually difficult especially in situations where accessibility is limited

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