LED Done Right®
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Why should we consider doing business with energybank?
energybank is a new company with an old soul. An attribute in your favor.
energybank founder Neal Verfuerth brings 30+ years of industry experience including product innovation (82 patent applications / 58 issued), US-based advanced manufacturing, and implementation (10,000+ facilities) without the baggage of legacy thinking and its influence on design and manufacturing methodology.
Combined with his team of skilled industry veterans, energybank is revolutionizing the LED lighting market.
What existing fixture does a LightSource LS12T replace?
The LS12T replaces 6-lamp T8 / 4-lamp T5 / 400W HID providing superior quality illumination allowing you to maximize facility operation while minimizing total cost of ownership.
How long do LEDs last?
The operating life of solid state lighting is dependent upon thermal management and transient voltage protection. energybank has engineered its technology to maximize both thermal management and transient voltage protection delivering fixtures with an operating life of 100,000 hours. A lot can be accomplished in 100,000 hours.
Why is transient voltage protection important?
Built in transient voltage protection absorbs surges and prevents excessive energy spikes from damaging components to ensure component (ergo fixture) longevity.
What do I need to install my LightSource fixture?
LightSource fixtures are easy to order and install with included hardwire and hanging cables.
Is there a warranty?
Yes. energybank stands behind its technology with a 5-Year hassle-free warranty backed by Osram. Unlike some manufacturers, there are no caveats buried in the footnotes. We want you to be satisfied with our products.
What is visual comfort probability?
Visual comfort probability (VCP) refers to the quality of light delivered to the work surface. The quality of light perceived in the zonal cavity. Studies have shown that lighting affects the physiology of people. When visual acuity is compromised, it may contribute to migraines and other adverse conditions.
The lighting technology of energybank is engineered to be glare-free for superior visual comfort. energybank technology delivers optimum Kelvin temperature and color rendering accuracy with proprietary optics to control/focus the light energy produced to deliver light uniformly to the work surface for superior visual comfort.
More info here
What is the difference between lumens and footcandles?
When it comes to fixture performance, footcandles delivered are more important than lumens produced. Knowing the difference makes all the difference. Footcandles delivered describes the amount of working light perceived at the work surface (light where it is needed). Lumens produced describes the visible light emitted at the source (glare).
As a matter of fact, the amount of lumens produced at a source does not directly correspond with the amount of footcandles delivered.
The innovative designs of energybank will always prioritize the optimization of the light engine as a system that delivers maximum footcandles without compromising performance or longevity.
Footcandles vs. Lumens, more info here
Why is thermal management important?
The First Law of Thermodynamics (Conservation) states that energy is always conserved, it cannot be created nor destroyed.
Attention to thermal management prevents excessive heat from damaging components to ensure component longevity.
energybank technology is engineered to maximize conductive and convective air flow and radiant heat transfer for optimal diffusivity to keep components cool.
How does energybank keep insects, dust and debris out of fixtures and off of lenses?
Strategically located Thermal Vias enhance the convective airflow across both the drivers and the printed circuit boards by allow cooler air in an venting warmer air out. These tiny openings located on the sides (not the top) of the fixtures are pin-sized holes to prevent entry by insects, dust and debris.
What are the benefits of the LightSource's sleek, simple clean design?
In addition to the LightSource's unique, modern look, its sleek design means safer handling with fewer screws and sharp metal protrusions.
It is designed for simple access to drivers, the electrical channel and access to the lenses. Two screws, squeeze snaps and the the cover is removed.
The LightSource was engineered with patented Thermal Vias for thermal management. These openings are tiny, about the size of a screen which prevents entry by insects, dust and debris. Large louvers in brand X fixture designs are gateways for bugs and debris to the lens.
The LightSource runs cool. It is designed with black 98% 3105 aluminum for a reason ... it moves the heat.
Customers who see our fixture hanging and illuminated prefer it.
brand x fixture
Glossary of Lighting Terms
Glossary of Lighting Terms for reference
NEMA Plug Configurations
NEMA plug configuration chart for reference
Potential Productivity Benefits from High Quality Lighting
This paper looks at the possible impacts of changes in lighting conditions on the productivity
of Federal office workers. The probable effects of changes in lighting conditions on worker productivity are found to be significantly more valuable than any potential energy savings.
Advantages of LED Done Right | Competitive Comparison
At energybank, we manufacture high-output, general lighting applications anchored in the timeless fundamentals of thermal dynamics, optics and application engineering.
Our competition is heavily invested in expensive, die-cast tooling and fixture designs entrenched in passive thermal management, which limits and slows their ability to keep up with the rapidly advancing performance of LED technology.
LED DONE RIGHT ADVANTAGES COMPETITOR CONS
& HEAT SINK
Decouples chips from driver.
Single piece aluminum or heavy steel.
Conductive, Convective & Radiant heat transfer. energybank fixtures always maintain thermal efficiency. Prevents entry by dust & debris.
Heavy, fin-style heat sinks can rapidly saturate and lose effectiveness or accumulate debris in fin crevices that cause long-term losses.
Effective thermal management keeps components cool for better performance and longer life.
The higher the junction temperature the greater the negative impact on performance and LED lifetime.
Maintenance free. Thermal vias 0.068" diameter (like a window screen) prevent entry by insects, dust & debris.
Large gaps along top of fixture admit dust, debris & insects. If a pencil fits, all manner of debris fits.
UL listed hanging cable. 2 point for stability. Adjustable for height & light distribution.
Single point hanging. Unstable with air movement.
< 8 lbs.
Designed for one person install.
> 25 lbs.
Two person installation.
Double the labor costs.
Proprietary optics are designed to
control/focus light energy to deliver usable footcandles to the work surface.
No lens to achieve greater footcandles. Leaves chips unprotected to dust, dirt and debris.
We observed this determined little lady bug for well over an hour. Try as it might, it could not find a way into the energybank fixture. energybank fixtures are designed to prevent entry by bugs, dust and other debris.
That's LED Done Right.
As demonstrated in the video below, the poor quality of components and
design of the Brand X LED fixture cause a perceptible flicker of the LED chips, creating a strobe and shadow effect. Because of the cheap, inferior quality LED drivers used in the Brand X fixture, the human eye can see the flicker of the sine wave. This can cause migraines and other ill effects.
As demonstrated in this video, the energybank LightSource LED fixture provides a consistent, quality light unlike the strobe, shadowed light of the Brand X fixture. Learn more about Visual Comfort Probability here.
Can LINEAR fixtures and TASK fixtures be daisy chained?
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