As with most technologies, there is the good, the bad, and the ugly. It is easy to find LED products which seem very affordable compared to others, however, you do get what you pay for. Most of the LED replacement tube products on the market today are being imported from Asia. These products use "no name" brand LEDs and the cheapest components and manufacturing processes possible. As a result they are prone to failure (up to 50%!), color shift, light loss, and a variety of other problems.
The EverLED-TR is manufactured to highest possible standards of quality, right here in the USA. Each and every component is designed to last, and only the most trusted, efficient, and proven brands of LEDs are used. Not a single EverLED-TR leaves the factory without undergoing rigorous quality control testing, and with a 5-year track record of commitment to our Zero Failures policy, it shows!
It is a classic example of "penny wise, pound foolish". If you have decided to invest in upgrading your facility to the latest in LED lighting technology, why would you risk total project failure in order to save a dollar? As our Chief Technology Officer Dr. William McGrath is fond of saying; "Do you want it cheap, or do you want it to work?"↑
No. Unlike other LED replacements for linear fluorescent tubes, the EverLED-TR is the worlds first ballast compatible LED product. The EverLED-TR is designed to function with both T8 and T12 standard electronic and magnetic ballasts. This unique feature makes the EverLED-TR a true "drop-in" solution and saves the considerable expense of hiring electricians to rewire the fixture and remove the existing ballast.↑
No, removing the ballast does not make your LED conversion consume less electricity. The ballast is an essential component which converts and regulates power delivered to a fluorescent tube. LEDs also require this power conversion and regulation; it can not be avoided. While it is true that the ballast is not 100% efficient (nothing is), the LED products which require removing the ballast have simply put a ballast inside the tube itself. As a result, those products suffer from the exact same inefficiencies as the existing ballast.↑
The EverLED TR is manufactured to the highest possible quality standards in our facility located in Randolph, Vermont in the United States. We do not outsource the manufacturing of our products and are proud to say "Made In The USA!". The EverLED TR qualifies for federal projects where procurement rules require domestically made products.↑