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EVERLED: LED-Based Fluorescent Bulbs

by , 08/04/07

Everled, EverLED, LED, LED fluorescent tubes, LED replacement bulbs for fluorescent tubes, low energy consumption, green lighting

Fluorescent tubes are a mainstay of commercial interior design. They use less energy that your standard incandescent lightbulb, and are relatively simple and cheap to install. But despite their efficiency, they are also incredibly toxic, full of heavy metals such as mercury and lead. So it’s great to see a product such as the EverLED TR that brings all the advantages of traditional fluorescent lighting and integrates non-toxic, very sustainable LED technology.

The EverLED TR can be fitted on standard fluorescent tube fittings without any additions or changes to the ballasts. The manufacturer claims that the product has a 10 year lifespan, compared to a 5-7 year lifespan of a standard fluorescent lightbulb, and will bring an energy reduction of about 20% from standard installations. The main model comes in a standard length of 4 feet, and in the five standard colour temperatures. It is unfortunately a bit pricey, at 150 dollars per tube, quite a bit more than the standard fluorescent tube.

+EverLED TR

Via Ecogeek

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  1. PR Noyes September 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    http://www.everled.com/led-lighting-products/everled-ve
    Are now down to $79.00. Just as we suspected, LED T8 fluorescent replacement cost have come down over time.

    Everled TR’s are manufactured in the United States, not cheap overseas efforts that don’t tell you their whole story. These lights are great to work under, not blueish and so on. Everleds do not force you to rewire around the ballast and overall draw only 40W a pair. Multiply the time/cost of rewiring all fluorescent fixtures to afford cheap Chinese TR that require ballast removal. The Everled TR fluorescent tube replacement bulbs are the real deal, feel and look great, and draw so much less wattage you can leave them on. Without rewiring.

    These guys at Everled in Vermont work really hard to constantly improve this really great bulb. Look into and do real research.

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  3. SanjayModi May 19, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Hey guys,

    We may be able to help.
    We are an Energy Efficient Lighting Distributor from just outside Toronto, Ontario, Canada specializing in LED Fluorescent Tube Replacements.

    If you are interested, we have 2-6′ LED tubes in different colors and lumen.
    As well we offer MR16, GU10, E27 and PAR38 LED spot lights.

    Email Greg@atpcanada.ca (sales manager) if you are interested in having information/pricing sent to you.
    Also refer to http://www.atpcanada.ca for more about our company.

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  4. Doctor567 September 13, 2007 at 10:52 am

    Anonymo, you have no idea what you’re talking about. Fluorescent tubes are used by the thousands, and tens of thousands in commercial spaces. In your cabin in the woods, you can throw whatever you’d like out your window, and have fun telling everyone about it. In the real world, using and disposing tubes containing any amount mercury and phosphor is a real problem. Not to mention having fragile glass tubes above every square foot of space in buildings such as laboratories, food prep areas, and medical treatment facilities, to name a few.

    Your evaluation of LEDs being narrow purposed and inefficient must be based on dated information. The science and manufacture of LEDs is improving at an extraordinary rate, and within the last year, it is not uncommon to see white LEDs with efficiency well beyond 100 lumens/watt. The product in question itself is more efficient than the fluorescent tube it replaces, albeit with a much higher initial cost ($150/tube).

    As for how long LEDs last with phosphor coating, there have been many recent improvements to the way the coating is applied, but the whole thing is rather irrelevant when you are talking about a device that lasts 100,000+ hours anyway. Nothing else even comes close that kind of usable lifespan.

    If you think “numbers matter”, you should look at some. At this point, it is naive not to recognize that LED technology is destined to eventually replace all other forms of lighting, as the efficiency, output, and manufacturing methods and costs continue to improve.

  5. Percy Grown August 26, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    Hmm Leds are great, before you talk about them (I mean for the comments before done here), try them… I bought some fluorescent replacements in mexled.com, and trust me they can do the work much as a normal fluorescent lamp or better… i got them more cheaper in mexled than everled… try them.

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  7. Anonymo August 13, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    There is hardly any mercury in the damn things – enough that you can clean up a broken light efficiently by just closing the door, opening the window, and letting it evaporate for a few hours. It is a non-issue. Even assuming that you dispose of your flourescentss by breaking them in half and throwing them in the woods, you’re STILL emitting less mercury than an incandescent would(by virtue of coal powerplants) in most US powersystems.

    LEDs are an amazingly expensive sideshow, which really aren’t that green in their own manufacture, and the best lab specimens are as energy efficient good as the worst factory grade flouros – and nowhere near HID efficiency. Furthermore, white ones rely on phosphorescent coatings that burn out far faster than their colored counterparts, which last essentially forever.

    LEDs are perfect for what they do best – colored directional lighting. Flourescents are good for their niche as well – small-medium scale modular saturation lighting. HIDs are great for large-scale illumination and seriously-bright spotlighting.

    There is a serious lack of skepticism in the green community. I’m constantly frustrated by this, because reasoned debate (rather than feelgood hippy cheerleading) is required to arrive at solutions to our problems that actually work, that actually make a difference in the world. Numbers fucking matter.

  8. ALEX CASTILLO August 8, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    These LEDs are absolutely amazing. As prices drop we should begin to see large businesses replacing all their fluorescent lights with these earth friendly lamps. Kudos to EVERLED and to Inhabitat for bringing these to my attention. Thanks people.

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  15. meerburg August 5, 2007 at 4:21 am

    standard length tubes in 5different color tones are EACH ONEHUNDREDFORTYNINE US DOLLARS (usd$ 149,–) PER PIECE

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