Electric.ie March/April 2023

ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 35 Because the EU RoHS Directive stipulates that traditional uorescent lamps may no longer be placed on the market throughout the EU during 2023, many existing lighting systems will have to be upgraded from uorescent to LED technology in the coming months. For most companies this switch is untimely as they are already facing major economic challenges created by Corona, the Ukraine war, and the energy crisis and in ation. In this situation, lighting specialist LEDVANCE is launching an economical, highly compatible and easy-to-install replacement solution: the LED TUBE EXTERNAL SYSTEM. Dimmable – Replaceable – Fit for Emergency Lighting The DALI-2-capable LED TUBE EXTERNAL SYSTEM LED TUBE EXTERNAL SYSTEM from LEDVANCE The LED replacement solution for almost any application With the new efficient LED TUBE EXTERNAL SYSTEM – consisting of an LED tube and an external DALI-2 driver – LEDVANCE offers an LED upgrade for existing T5 and T8 fluorescent lamps which is both dimmable and suitable for emergency lighting. Thanks to replaceable components it is also very economical and promotes sustainability keeping the circular economy in mind. LEDVANCE consists of two perfectly matched components: an LED tube and an external driver. Following the principle of “Replace components, keep luminaire housing”, even T5 or T8 lamps integrated into a light management system can be upgraded to ef cient LED technology quickly, economically and without any compatibility problems. What’s more, the LED TUBE EXTERNAL SYSTEM is dimmable and suitable for emergency lighting. So thanks to its versatility, it meets the requirements of a wide variety of applications. Huge Savings, Quick Payback Thanks to the optimal system ef ciency of the LED tube and driver as well as relatively low replacement costs, the switch to LED technology using the LED TUBE EXTERNAL SYSTEM pays off for companies after just a few months – especially when the full potential savings are exploited in combination with sensors in a light management system. Once the return on investment has been achieved, the energy costs are up to 60% lower than those of conventional uorescent lamps which means a real competitive advantage. The LED TUBE EXTERNAL SYSTEM also makes later maintenance work particularly economical and sustainable as individual components can be replaced by a facility manager, for example, keeping in mind the circular economy. Find out more about the new LED TUBE EXTERNAL SYSTEM at: www.ledvance.com/LEDtube-external-system