Safety of T8 lamp replacement tubes and modified Luminaires

The Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) is aware of T8 fluorescent tube replacements using LED Tubes or T8/T5 fluorescent lamp adaptor technologies being extensively marketed in Australia and New Zealand. These are intended to replace traditional T8 fluorescent tubes either in existing light fittings (luminaires) or in modified luminaires to reduce energy consumption.

ERAC has expressed serious concerns with electrical safety issues of both the LED tubes and T5/T8 fluorescent lamp adaptor assemblies. These concerns are not limited to the lamp products themselves; ERAC is also concerned with the modifications carried out to existing luminaires.

LEDs Unlimited tubes comply with Australian and New Zealand safety regulations. All relevant documentation available upon request.

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