Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 31, 2011
LUXADD has received approval from Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) for Express T5 Retrofit Kit.
UL granted the coveted mark to the only labor free Express T5 Retrofit Kit for T12 available on the US market. After 3 years of development, testing and evaluation LUXADD is able to provide the first and only solution that retrofits outdated T12 fixtures to the use of modern T5 lamp technology without changing or rewiring the ballast. No electrical knowledge is necessary. Retrofitting becomes as easy as changing a light bulb.
“The UL stamp of approval gives our customers one more assurance that they are purchasing a professionally built, high-quality and safe product,” says Thomas Hoffmann, Partner of LUXADD LLC. Because the LUXADD Express T5 Retrofit Kit series is designed for end users it was critical to ensure safety every step of the way.
The UL mark indicates compliance with industry safety standards throughout the nation. The UL mark is an internationally recognized seal of quality and professional manufacturing. It certifies that UL has thoroughly evaluated a product and found it to comply with all of its applicable safety requirements.
LUXADD is a leading innovator in energy efficiency and conservation and is entering the US market because simultaneously interest in energy saving technologies in linear fluorescent lighting systems has grown in the Unites States and is starting to become popularized. Moreover, extremely inefficient lighting products i.e. T12 are being abandoned by law. LUXADD offers a smart and simple to use retrofit solution providing the highest ROI in the market. This LUXADD technology has been available and used in Europe since 2001.
LUXADDs mission is a business that is going after sustainability and customer convenience, because often not the innovation, but the adaption is the most important step towards more sustainability states Katrin M. Mehler, President of LUXADD. The retrofit kits are perfect for all residential and commercial applications. But true sustainability is more than just a product, to us it means creating new green jobs, promoting a sustainable supply chain and ensuring quality control by producing in the Unites States.
As of today, about 500 million T12 fluorescent tubes are still illuminating US buildings every day and are waiting to be replaced according to The National Lighting Bureau (NLB). The T12 phase-out government legislation is the strongest driver in the existing buildings lighting retrofit market. The upcoming Department of Energy (DOE) regulations will eliminate the most common T12 lamps starting in July 2012.
In the US, the three most popular technologies currently available in tubular linear fluorescent lighting are:
T12 = old (80 years) and inefficient
T8 = younger (30 years)and higher efficiency
T5 = youngest (10 years) and highest efficiency
The letter T in the lighting industry stands for tubular. The number directly following the letter T indicates the thickness or diameter of that particular tube in eighths of an inch.
T12 = twelve eighths of an inch in diameter or one and one-half inches thick
T8 = eight eighths of an inch in diameter or one inch thick
T5 = five eighths of an inch in diameter or five eighths of an inch thick
LUXADDs advanced retrofit technology is focusing on customer convenience by entirely eliminating the transition process of retrofitting less efficient T12 & T8 linear fluorescent lighting systems to T5, the most advanced lighting technology available. T5 is a modern, proven 10 year old fluorescent lighting technology that leads over the other lighting solution in every aspect: Energy efficiency, lighting quality and leaves less of a carbon footprint. Price wise T5 and T8 are the same.
LUXADD has been successfully selling a similar T5 retrofit kit for T12 designed for the German and Swiss market from 1998 to 2008, where linear fluorescent T12 tubes have already been taken off the market. Some of the clients were Kraft Foods (Toblerone, Bern), John Deere (Germany) and the City of St. Gallen (Switzerland).
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (http://www.ul.com) is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing standards for safety more than a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 21 billion UL Marks appearing on 72,000 manufacturers’ products each year.
LUXADD LLC (http://www.luxadd.com) is a leading innovator in energy efficiency and conservation. LUXADD offers easy adaptable retrofit solutions in linear fluorescent lighting that are providing the highest ROI in the market. Thriving for sustainability, LUXADDs products are made in the USA in effort to create new green jobs, promote a sustainable supply chain and ensure quality control. The LUXADD technology has been available and used in Europe since 2001.
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