LD+A Research Matters: LED Retrofit Options for Linear Fluorescent Lighting

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LD+A – Tubular fluorescent lamps comprise 80 percent of the lamp inventory in the commercial sector, or about 1.7 billion lamps, according to a U.S. Department of Energy report. As the lighting industry moves rapidly toward solid-state lighting, three main LED retrofit strategies have emerged for this very large segment of the market: tubular LED lamps, LED retrofit kits and dedicated LED luminaires. This article, authored by CLTC's Directors and Senior Development Engineer Nicole Graeber, compares these strategic options in terms of energy savings, luminous performance and economic feasibility.

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