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Glacial Tech Announces
New T8 Light Emitting Diode Tubes

LED T8 Tubes are designed to replace the equivalent Fluorescent Lamps (FL) available in markets today

GlacialTech Inc. Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 11/11/2008
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LED T8 Tubes from GlacialLight

LED T8 Tubes from GlacialLight

TAIPEI, Taiwan - GlacialTech Inc today announces the availability of T8 Light Emitting Diode (LED) light tubes - the LED T8 tubes come in ten models which range in brightness according to the number of LED's present over the length of the tube. The three sizes of tube vary in length from 580mm to 1198mm to the longest which stands at 1498mm.

Using lower wattage compared with the original product (Input varies between 9.5W on the low brightness model to 24W on the high brightness model). GlacialTech uses extremely high quality components designed for high brightness and long life span. The lumens start at 480lm at a flux of 60 lm/W on the shorter lower light versions while the high brightness longest T8 Tubes are an incredibly bright 2560lm at 80lm/W flux.

The innovative product incorporates the same structure and style of traditional FL tubes but delivers a brighter performance per watt, with less heat radiation and few of the pitfalls faced by traditional FL tubes. The LED T8 Tubes can be used for general everyday use for indoor applications or outdoor applications, and incorporates all the latest luminary technology garnered from GlacialTech's unique resources; combining years of experience in designing cooling systems as well as all manner of consumer electronic device power supplies.

Low power consumption; high brightness with long life

GlacialTech LED-T8 tubes use Super High-brightness LED emitters that consume between 9W on the smaller models up to 24W on the larger models. As a result, the LED-T8 tube luminaries are much cooler within a range of -20° to +40°C. The LED-T8 tubes, using a fraction of the power, are a safe, green environmentally friendly solution which reduces global emissions through reduced power consumption. The efficient cooling structure of the tubes is optimally designed to keep the >50000hr longevity of the device intact, while maintaining full brightness for longer.

Specifications

Accepting an Input voltage of 90-240V (AC), with between 9Watts to 24Watts power consumption (Model dependant). The diameter is 25mm at a length of 580mm on four models varying in brightness, with a further four models at 1198mm length, and lastly another two models at 1498mm. The weight varies between 0.25kg's to 0.65kg's. Essentially these products are designed to fit into standard FL assemblies, and thus replace traditional tubes without any inconvenience to the user.

GlacialLight

GlacialLight, the new sub-brand of GlacialTech will leverage the GlacialLight products to be better and higher in quality than competing products using high quality heatsinks, specialized power units and Light Emitting Diode (LED) luminaries, giving them longer life (in some cases excess of 50 000hrs with higher lumen throughout the lifecycle.

Wide product range under development

GlacialTech is developing a comprehensive range of products under the GlacialLight brand, stretching from street lighting solutions to all forms of industrial lighting and architectural lighting. The products in development include serious product enhancements over the current range of competing products available, such as MR16 / PAR30 / PAR38 / BR30 / BR40 / T8 Tubes and Spotlights as well as an innovative and unique types of Torches and Bicycle lamps designed with multi-functionality as the key ingredients. These LED products will retain the customary shape and design of standard globes to allow easy replacement of legacy products. The product line is quite extensive and includes replacements for standard light bulbs and tubes for homes and offices.

Experienced electronics manufacturer

To ensure the best performance and long life time of LED luminary products requires efficient and consistent cooling of the LED, with a durable high quality power supply. As experienced manufacturer of PC cooling and power supplies GlacialLight has leveraged the resources required to create quality LED lighting products combining the exemplary cooling capabilities with durable power unit designs to create optimal solutions for the most demanding of lighting products.

Advantages of LED compared to traditional lighting

LED lights offer the following advantages and benefits compared to traditional globes (Filament) and fluorescent Lamp (FL) products, such as directional lighting, which is ideal for torches (Flashlights) and spotlights. There are no starting problems in cold environments because LED's are 'Instant on' with no warm up time needed as seen in conventional FL lighting. In addition, LED lighting solutions do not contain environmentally hazardous metals such as mercury or sodium and do not emit potentially harmful Ultraviolet radiation or Infrared radiation like Halogen lamps. Another benefit is the extremely long life cycle of around 50 000 hrs which lowers maintenance costs in the long term. The GlacialLight LED product range offers considerable power savings while extending long product life cycles under normal conditions. The advantages of LED lighting adding to the lowering of the world's carbon footprint cannot be underestimated.

About GlacialLight

GlacialTech Inc., is a diversified provider of cooling, power supply, PC enclosure solutions for the consumer and industrial applications. Having established strong relationships with LED semiconductor Co.'s, thermal, SMPS and mechanism technology leaders worldwide, GlacialTech leverages world-class engineering, efficient manufacturing and highest-quality materials to provide high brightness, low power LED lighting solutions for indoor, outdoor and other customized applications under the GlacialLight brand. For more information visit www.glaciallight.com.

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