Following the recent ban on the production of fluorescent tube lamps, global lighting manufacturer MEGAMAN® has launched a new T8 LED tube lamp range. It provides an ideal option for a low-energy retrofit replacement – without the need for any rewiring.

As of 25th August 2023, all fluorescent tube lamps have been banned from sale in the UK, in line with the European Commission’s eco-design and the Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directives.

Megaman’s new T8 LED tube lamp range provides the ideal replacement with instant and significant energy savings thanks to a high lumen output per watt. Built to last and easy to retrofit, the tubes are compatible with conventional ballast (magnetic ballast) and mains powered fixtures, so they can be quickly and easily swapped for fluorescent tubes.

A smooth appearance and even light distribution are achieved thanks to a wide exit window with several colour temperature options available. Finally, an optional shatterproof PET coating is available to prevent the breakup of the glass tube if damaged – a crucial addition for schools and other public buildings where safety is paramount.

Providing the highest levels of efficiency, the T8 Professional range tube lamp is rated Energy Class B and can deliver efficacies of up to 150 lumens per watt. 9, 16, 22 and 24.5W options are available, each providing an excellent estimated lifespan of up to 30,000 hours.

Microwave Sensor T8 tube options are also available from November, with corridor function for enhanced energy saving capabilities. For all models, tube sizes are 2ft, 4ft, 5ft and 6ft.

“The ban on fluorescent tube lamps may seem inconvenient, but LEDs provide a safer alternative and deliver significant long-term energy and cost savings,” commented Micaela Abbot, Sales Director at Megaman UK. “The key is to make the switch as easy as possible, which is why we have launched a LED tube lamp which is compatible with all fixture types, available in a number of models and is available at varying price points.”

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