Lighting & HVAC
MaxLite launches Lamp Ready series of fixtures
By Renée Francoeur
Lamp Ready fixtures allow installers to “avoid bypassing the ballast and adopt the energy-saving benefits of LED technology while keeping the UL-listing of the product intact,” MaxLite explained.
MaxLite has launched the series with Vapor Tight, Utility Strip and Linear Highbay fixtures. Additional models will join the line-up later this year. The fixtures come pre-wired for contractor-ready installation as new or remodel fixtures, MaxLite said.
“Contractors are often faced with fluorescent fixtures of varying ages and conditions on a job that must be either modified, or replaced, to comply to UL and building code standards,” said Pat Treadway, MaxLite’s indoor product marketing director. “We found that many MROs were avoiding the adoption of LED T8 lamps because they were uncertain whether bypassing a ballast keeps the original UL product listing intact. Our new Lamp Ready series was designed to remove that barrier by introducing a low- cost, complete fixture solution that is an easy choice over a modified fluorescent fixture that may not be UL-listed for LED use.”
The IP-65-rated Vapor Tight Lamp Ready fixture is constructed with a housing that protects the light source against water and dirt, making it the “perfect replacement for less efficient fluorescent strip lights in car wash operations, airports, tunnels, maintenance areas, parking garages and stairwells,” MaxLite noted.
The Linear Highbay is suited for commercial and industrial highbay and lowbay installations, assembly, warehouse, and general lighting applications, added MaxLite, and the Lamp Ready Utility Strip is “perfect for task and general lighting in residential, commercial or industrial projects.”