Ideally, all your expensive electronic devices and appliances should be protected by a surge protector. LED tubes are no different, these high-tech lights have very sensitive electronics in them that can be damaged permanently by a spike in electricity. Older light bulb technology was made with thick coils, dischargers, and had a lot more space between components, as well. LEDs efficiency and compact nature make it a necessity to protect them from any outside interference or power-line failures.
With so much change in the lighting industry over recent years, manufacturers and consumers have been trying to keep up with the technology and how to obtain the best product possible. With that said, the rules on different technology can be confusing, as test standards can vary, and certifications are many.
Not all certifications mean the same thing: higher standard of quality, and some are more important than others, but we’ve made a brief guide for all the USA lighting certifications you may come across and what they mean.
The surge of LED lighting solutions across the world is tough to ignore—people are updating their house lights, headlights, flashlights, and various other retrofit kits with haste. This is because white LED lights are the highest grade brightness and sustainability among all other lightbulbs. This is especially true on a global-scale, where countries are trying to curb greenhouse emissions and reduce consumption rates of electricity. LEDs are here to stay and will likely be the most common lighting solution for the future as costs continue to fall and savings continue to rise. Read More »