SOURCE: Kumho Electric USA

Kumho Electric USA

May 12, 2011 12:59 ET

UPDATE: Kumho Introduces Direct Replacement LED T8 Lamp

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2011) - Kumho Electric is introducing the Earthcare Direct Replacement LED T8, a lamp that can simply be snapped into an existing fluorescent fixture, freeing maintenance contractors from the time consuming, costly process of re-wiring T8 fixtures to accommodate an LED lamp.

The advanced, patented design also provides for full dimming control using a standard dimmable T8 ballast and incorporates environmentally friendly passive components that offer a more reliable, longer lasting product.

"Our Earthcare T8 LED utilizes a first-of-a-kind, revolutionary design," said Kumho Electric USA president Alan Medak. "It makes switching to LEDs as easy as changing a light bulb and works with popular instant start ballasts. No rewiring or special handling is required."

Using one third less energy than a traditional linear T8, the lamp offers instant brightness, producing a 110° beam that spreads illumination uniformly, without hot spots or glare.

The lamp maintains brightness over its 50,000 hour rated life with low lumen depreciation. It also operates at a moderate temperature, reducing load on building cooling systems. The lamps are environmentally friendly, producing no UV light and containing no mercury.

The Earthcare T8 LED is well suited for difficult applications, such as refrigerator/freezer cases, high-vibration situations, or hard to reach locations. It's perfect for general lighting, merchandise displays, offices or anywhere building managers want environmentally friendly LED lighting.

The Earthcare T8 LED is available in 5000K, 4100K, and 3500K color temperatures, as well as in others by special order. For additional information, or to order, contact Kumho Electric USA at (888) 586-4640 or visit the website

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Earthcare lamps are manufactured by Kumho Electric, Ltd., one of the oldest and most respected lighting manufacturers in Asia, which operates a U.S. Distribution Center and Showroom in Southern California. Worldwide, Kumho Electric is known for its technical expertise in LEDs, CCFL manufacturing for LCDs, and pioneering energy-efficient lighting products. Kumho Electric is based in South Korea and has manufacturing facilities throughout Asia.

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