An efficient alternative to fluorescent tubes

Philips InstantFit LED lampFluorescent tubes are everywhere : in offices and homes and of course, in supermarkets and factories. This ubiquitous lights are used in a staggering amount of 12 billion sockets to Philips.

The company has developed an alternative based on LED technology : the InstantFit LED lamp. Up to 40 percent more efficient than traditional T8 fluorescent tubes, it could quickly replace old models.

As TreeHugger reports, switching all these lights could lead to switching off the equivalent 210 medium sized power plants.

Here is a short advertisement Philips has created :


Congrats to Philips for designing such a great and efficient light. Let’s hope they will be


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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