Signify, a global leader in lighting has announced the expansion of its Ultra Efficient product range with its most energy-efficient LED tube ever. Thanks to its high efficiency, the Philips MASTER LEDtube EU offers a new perspective to customers in tackling the energy crisis, the increasing pressure to reduce carbon footprint, and the increasingly stringent regulations coming from the European Union.
Last year, Signify launched the Philips LED A-class bulb, which consumes 60% less energy than a standard Philips LED bulb. MASTER LEDtube EU continues this technological innovation to expand its portfolio of energy-efficient products that meet the A-class criteria of the new EU framework for energy labelling and eco-design. Under the updated rules, lighting products must have an energy efficiency of at least 210 lm/W to receive the highest rating, namely A.
A typical small business using 100 fluorescent tubes could save around 67,000 lei per year by switching to Philips MASTER LEDtube EU Class A. The calculation is based on 100 58 W fluorescent lamps with a lifetime of 20,000 hours versus 100 ultra-efficient 17.6 W LED tubes with a lifetime of 100,000 hours; 0.29 euros energy cost/hour; 5 euros replacement cost per lamp; 8,760 operating hours per year. With a lifetime of 100,000 hours, the new tube lasts five times longer than the MASTER TL-D. This eliminates the need for regular replacements, which increases cost savings while reducing waste.
“The switch to ultra-efficient LED will significantly reduce electricity consumption,” said Răzvan Copoiu, General Manager of Signify Romania and South-East Europe. The solution is all the more useful for lighting in the industrial sector, warehouses, office buildings, schools, and hospitals, but also in retail, where an all-day solution is needed.
Signify encourages the switch from conventional fluorescent lighting to more environmentally friendly LED lighting. With the European Union’s RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances) amendment, which bans, among other things, the sale of linear fluorescent lamps from August 2023, high-performance LED lights are playing an increasingly important role.