Made in Vermont is the sister show of the Vermont Home and Garden Show. In addition to some great foody exhibits, I found this manufacturer of LED lights EverLED. What I liked about this product was the ease of transition from fluorescent to LED. Basically, you pop out your old fluorescent tube and pop in the LED replacement.
This light uses about 40% less energy than a T8, which is the most common tube fluorescent in use today. Like all LEDs it contains no mercury and has no annoying flicker or stroboscopic effect that can happen to fluorescents over time. It also extends the life of the ballast because it doesn’t over heat it. The light output is the same as the T8.
Unlike fluorescents, it is not affected by how many times it is turned on or off during its use, nor does it have a warm-up period.
I spoke with Bob Sparadeo, Sales Directory, who told me that they have been in use for ten years so far, so they are rating them now with a ten-year lifespan, but they really don’t know because they haven’t had one burn out yet.
Colour temperature: The lights are available in three colour temperatures: 3500K, 4000K and 5000K.
They are recyclable at end-of-life.
Suggested applications for this LED light are:
- Food preparation and service
- Hard to reach, high maintenance cost areas
- Clean rooms, laboratories and research environments
- Museums and galleries
- Hospitals and medical environments
- Colleges and universities
- Office buildings
- Hotels and hospitality suites
- Parking garages
- refrigerator and freezer cases
- retail signs and displays
For more information on these products, visit the EverLED website.