Optics.org posted a little article about a company called the ATG Electronics Corp, which manufactures an LED T-8 that gives a lamp life of around 50,000 hours. This is just a little better than a fluorescent’s lamp life, which is around – you know – 5,000 hours. I guess that’s a little bit more, isn’t it.
From the ATG website:
With power supply placed outside, patented thermal control technology, and special designed aluminum housing, iBrightâ„¢ T8s substantially achieves good thermal property and plays more stable performance and of course will last up to 50,000 hours compared to 5,000 hours from conventional fluorescent lights.
You know, that is really great. Now give it to the public at slightly more than a typical T-8 fluorescent, and you’ll be awesome. I don’t know how much these are retailing for right now, but if it says anything, you can only get a price quote first. Don’t get me wrong – energy saving, overall cost saving, high quality light, low heat, and boosting green technology is “priceless.”
But MAN – “priceless” is expensive.