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    Make the switch to the future of lamps with MainsFit LED T8 retrofit lamp

    March 3, 2020
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    You’ve made the decision to retrofit your current linear fluorescent lights with LED, but you don’t know where to start. The obvious energy savings aside, what other factors should you consider when doing a retrofit? Your questions should include: “Is there a long, or tedious installation, does it provide enough energy savings, can the manufacturer be trusted for the quality of the product, or is the light quality good enough for our application?” The newly launched Philips MainsFit (UL Type B) T8 LED lamps were designed as the perfect solution to facilitate the move from fluorescent to energy saving LEDs. It even eliminates the ballast which removes the need for any future ballast replacement.

    Easy install

    Philips MainsFit (UL Type B / Ballast bypass) lamps are designed for simple installation. All of our MainsFit lamps are double-ended, which means that the lamps work with fixtures containing shunted or non-shunted G13 (medium bi-pin) lamp holders, can be installed in any direction and eliminate any concerns in the case a linear fluorescent lamp is put back into the fixture. Watch this video to see how easy the installation process can be.

    You can expect the MainsFit T8 LED lamp to deliver up to 69% energy savings, when compared to a F32T8 electronic instant start lamp.
    New to the MainsFit family this year is our MasterClass tier which expands on the MainsFit promise. This new tier comes in a highly shatter-resistant polycarbonate plastic with an aluminum heat sink for maximum optical efficiency and heat dissipation. By increasing the rate life by 40% to 70,000 hours, increasing the standard limited warranty to 7-years.
    Design highlights

    Philips never stops innovating in meaningful ways. One such innovation is a technology we call MainsFit Max. This patented design delivers three key features.


    1. Exceeds UL pin leakage standard for safety by 80%
    2. Provides limitless installation – you can full load a 20A circuit without startup problems
    3. Built-in surge suppression – no external module is needed to ensure long life. In addition to MainsFit Max, all our lamps provide light without visible flicker or stroboscopic effects, the most comfortable light you can experience.
    When it comes to the MainsFit, longevity comes to mind. The average life rating of 50,000 hours means lower maintenance costs and satisfied building occupants for quite some time (tested to B50 L70 requirements). It also carries all of the industry recognized classifications and ratings to give you, and your customers the quality assurance that you both demand. Listings/Ratings: cULus Classified, DLC Certified, RoHS Compliant, and NSF Rated.
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    The Philips MainsFit (UL Type B) T8 LED lamp was designed for most of your education, commercial and light industrial projects, so go to, and find out how you can make the switch. On this site you can download the product bulletin, and view specific lamp information.


    Brian Vedder
    Brian Vedder

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    Philips LED lamps, Philips MainsFit T8 LED lamps, LED lamps, T8 LED lamps, commercial lighting, hospitality lighting, light industrial lighting, educational lighting, Ballast bypass, direct wire

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