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Solar Energy USA Announces Full Line of UL Listed T5 Lighting Retrofit Adapters

Posted on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 12:08 pm by Solar Energy USA

solar-energy-usa-ul-listed-t5-lighting-retrofit-adapters-logoSolar Energy USA is proud to announce an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listing and classification for their entire line of T5 Lighting Retrofit Adapters. The listing, now viewable in the UL online certifications directory, is applicable on T12 and T8 Lighting Luminaire Conversions and Retrofits (IEUQ) including 2 foot, 3 foot, 4 foot, and 8 foot T5 Lighting Adapters. Solar Energy USA is the only organization with a comprehensive line of UL listed T5 Lighting Retrofit Adapters (UL file number E353058).

Commenting on the significance of the UL listing, Solar Energy USA President Perry Bell said, “An important part of separating ourselves from the rest of the market included redesigning our ballast to exceed the performance of any competitors in the market. Unlike other lighting products, our input capacity and internal surge capacity are designed to operate at the highest level using some of the best components on the market. This specific improvement is the third generation of our efforts to achieve a 0% percent failure rate.“


A major concern with commercial T12 and T8 lighting conversions and retrofits relates to a luminaire that is modified so it can no longer accept the original lamp and whether or not that voids any original UL listing. Solar Energy USA’s UL listing for Luminaire Conversions, Retrofit (IEUQ) covers retrofit devices or kits consisting of parts and/or subassemblies intended for field installation in UL Listed luminaires, office furnishing luminaires or portable luminaires. These products have been investigated to determine that, when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, they do not adversely affect the operation of the complete unit, thus maintaining any original UL listing.

Replacing T12 and T8 lighting in a building with T5 Lighting Retrofit Adapters can quickly, easily, and affordably reduce energy consumption. Compact florescent and florescent T5 lights often reduce lighting demands by more than 60%, while a project utilizing Solar Energy USA’s UL listed T5 Retrofit Adapters can create lighting savings as high as 79%!

About Solar Energy USA

Solar Energy USA is a national design and solar installation company based in Atlanta, Georgia specializing in solar powered energy solutions including photovoltaic (PV) solar panel systems, solar thermal systems, solar attic ventilation, electric car charging stations, and energy efficient T5 lighting.