TCP Introduces an Extension to its DirecT8™ Series of LED T8 Replacement Tubes

by | Apr 14, 2016 | News | 0 comments

More options to replace traditional Fluorescent tubes with LED

Aurora, Ohio, April 14, 2016 – Technical Consumer Products, Inc. (TCP) has expanded the DirecT8 series of LED replacements for fluorescent T8 tubes used with an instant start ballast to include 2 foot, 3 foot and 4 foot options with a glass housing. DirecT8 LED T8 tubes provide up to 40 percent energy savings over existing fluorescent lamps and a long 50,000 hour rated life.

“We are excited to have an expanded line of DirecT8 LED Tubes,” said Paul Phillips Senior Director of Product Management at TCP. “Customers can now utilize TCP’s superior LED technology when replacing fluorescent tubes operating on instant start ballasts. There is no rewiring of the fixture or hassle of switching out an entire existing fixture body – just power off, remove the old technology and replace with DirecT8 LED tubes to start taking advantage of energy and maintenance savings.”

DirecT8 LED Tubes are available in 30K, 35K, 41K and 50K color temperatures and deliver comparable lumens to equivalent fluorescent systems. These lamps consume fewer watts of power and are compatible with 120 volt to 277 line voltages. Unlike the incumbent fluorescent technology, these lamps do not contain mercury and turn instantly on and off with no annoying warm-up time. This makes the DirecT8 series the ideal choice for any application still utilizing fluorescent technology.

For more information about all of the energy efficient LED products TCP has to offer, visit TCP at LightFair International Booth 4325 in San Diego, April 26th – 28th 2016 or online

About TCP
Founded in 1993 with its North America headquarters in Aurora, Ohio, Technical Consumer Products, Inc., a subsidiary of TCP International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: TCPI), is a leader in energy efficient lighting innovations. TCP’s extensive product offerings include LED and CFL lamps and fixtures, internet-based lighting control solutions and other energy efficient lighting products. TCP is a proud ENERGY STAR® partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For more information, visit

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