LED Retrofit Options for Linear Fluorescent Luminaires

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Fluorescent lamps currently constitute 80 percent of lamps installed in the U.S. commercial sector, according to the Department of Energy's latest Lighting Market Characterization report. LED lighting products are receiving a great deal of attention for their potential to replace fluorescent lighting, reduce energy use and improve lighting quality in a variety of indoor commercial applications, including offices, classrooms and retail stores.

LED alternatives to fluorescent lighting products fall into three main categories: tubular lamps, retrofit kits and dedicated luminaires. This guide provides the latest available information on each of these three rapidly developing lighting product categories, including safety precautions, photometric performance considerations and labor requirements.