Category Archives: LED T8 tube

New Chips & Light Options Coming to Our LED T8 Tube

LED Waves is pleased to unveil some exciting changes coming to our exclusive 4 foot LED T8 tube light. Coming soon: The Genesys 3.0 with Philips LUXEON M Series LEDs.

These chips come to us from the same makers of the LEDs in the Times Square New Years Eve ball. The LED Waves R&D team choose the M Series 3535L for its high lumens-per-Watt and CRI.

It’s also subject to the brand’s “Freedom from Binning” program to provide noticeably consistent flux and Kelvin color temperature from every LED, regardless of bin number.

We’re still using 96 diodes per 48″ LED tube to deliver bright, smooth, unpixellated light. That’s what sets the Genesys, along with our other American-made exclusive products, apart from the competition: It’s LED lighting that is as easy on the eyes as it is on your bank account.

Genesys LED T8 Tube with Philips Luxeon LEDs

The Genesys 3.0 is available with one of two LED drivers of your choice, which is used in place of your fluorescent ballast and comes bundled to the tube for easy installation. Choose your power level depending on your lighting and electricity needs:

  • 20 Watt (for more energy savings over fluorescent lighting)
  • 38 Watt (for higher brightness – over 2,500 useful lumens)

Our new 3535L-studded LED T8 tubes will be ready to ship next month. In the meantime, stay posted for more updates – including a pre-order discount – on the Genesys 3.0!

Labor Day Sale – Last Day!

Labor Day 2013 LED lighting sale Last DayLED Waves is happy to be back in the office with time to spare on our blowout Labor Day Sale! Don’t miss your last chance to take advantage of free shipping on orders over $150 and 20% off select LED lights made in the USA.

Check out our Labor Day Sale section for free shipping terms and applicable discounted items. For special orders or technical questions, you can always call us at 1(800)986-0169. Or use our new & improved live chat feature! Click on the bottom right corner of any page at to speak with a friendly, knowledgeable LED specialist.

On behalf of everyone here at LED Waves, we hope you had a wonderful Labor Day. We thank you for supporting our hardworking team, and for helping us save the planet, one (American-made) bulb at a time!

Labor Day Weekend: Holiday Sale, Hours

Please be advised that the staff of LED Waves will be out of the office on Monday, September 2nd, 2013 in observance of Labor Day. Our free shipping offer and 20% sale on LED lights made in the USA will run online through the holiday weekend.

Our LED specialists are available until 4pm EST today. Call 1(800)986-0169 for quantity pricing, special orders, or to schedule a visit to our lighting showroom.

We will be back at 9am EST on Tuesday, September 3rd, to close out our Labor Day sale and resume serving our valued customers. Thanks for shopping with LED Waves – your purchases support not only our LED lamp manufacturing operations in the USA, but also our country’s workforce, and its standing in the global green tech industry.

We hope you have a safe, wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Labor Day Sale: 20% Off + Free Shipping

Labor Day 2013 LED lighting saleWe’re kicking off a full week of LED savings in honor of Labor Day! Today through Tuesday, September 3rd, get free shipping sitewide on orders over $150. (FedEx Ground, continental US only. Enter coupon code LABORDAY2013 at checkout.)

On top of free shipping, get 20% off these LED lights made in the USA:

Midtown™ 2.0 LED Recessed Light
Midtown™ 2.1 LED Recessed Light
Genesys™ 3.0 LED 4’ T8 Tube
California™ MR16 LED light bulb
Houston™ LED PAR16/MR16 GU10
Dallas™ Dimmable LED PAR20
Chicago™ Dimmable LED PAR30
Massachusetts™ LED PAR36/AR111
New York™ Dimmable LED PAR38

These specials are available online OR over the phone at 1(800)986-0169, and cannot be combined with other offers. Pro tip: Place your LED lighting order sooner rather than later, and get the most out of the upcoming holiday weekend!

Independence Weekend Sale on American-Made LED Lights

We’re celebrating the 4th of July with a patriotic sale on our best LED lights! Today through Sunday, July 7th 2013; take 15% off our entire line of LED lights made in the USA. These exclusive products are all designed and assembled in-house in Brooklyn, using the most dependable components in the industry (like Cree LEDs) to ensure the highest quality. That’s why we back each one up with a 5 year warranty!

Enter coupon code 15JULY at checkout for your 15% discount on the following selections:

…Or simply look for these logos accompanying every American-made LED lighting product at

For special orders or answers to your technical questions, call us at 1(800)986-0169.
LED Waves be out of the office on Thursday, July 4th in observance of the holiday. We’ll return the following Friday, July 5th, before taking off for the rest of the weekend.

We wish you all a happy and safe Independence Day!

LED Waves in Boston for NEBFM13

LED Waves is pleased to be back in Boston for the Northeast Buildings & Facilities Management Show & Conference. Today and tomorrow, we’ll be presenting exciting new LED lights for facility managers and other building professionals at Booth 611, Hall B-2 of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

In addition to the latest developments in solid state lighting – including a powerful outdoor LED wall pack that isn’t on our site yet (pending LM-79 reports) – we’re also unveiling a new member of the LED Waves team. Meet Taimur!

Taimur‘s name is pronounced, “timer.” We think he’s pretty neat so far. We hope Boston is showing him the time(r) of his life!

Cyber Monday 2012: 15-20% Off + Free Shipping

Today is the last day to get 15% off sitewide at – not to mention an additional 5% off select LED lights made in the USA if you use coupon code THANKS12 at checkout. Although we’re officially back to the daily grind, Cyber Monday is a great opportunity for professional lighting specifiers, B2B shoppers and other working stiffs to cash in on the Black Friday/Small Business Saturday deals that our B2C shoppers enjoyed all holiday weekend!

As always, reach our LED Specialists for factory-direct quantity pricing or custom orders at 1(800)986-0169. Place your order by phone by 5:30PM EST today and they will waive FedEx Ground shipping on orders within the continental USA. It’s our way of saying thanks for your support through the years.

We hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Green Friday Sale: 15-20% Off LED Lights and Supplies

We’re not in the office to take your calls today, but you can still take advantage of Black Friday deals with 15% off sitewide at And with promotional code THANKS12 – available only to our online followers ;) – get an additional 5% off the following Cree LED lights made in the USA:

This is how we feel on Green Friday.

There is no order minimum to qualify for these savings. All discounts will be automatically applied at checkout, and cannot be combined with any other offer.

This sale is effective NOW and will last all weekend, in celebration of Small Business Saturday.

Office Lighting: All LED by 2017?

We’re passionate about what we do so we can’t not notice the LED lighting revolution taking off – which is why we were surprised to find fluorescent overhead lights missing from this list of Top 10 Disappearing Office Trends from CNN. This list was generated from a LinkedIn survey of 7,000 professionals.

Au revoir, depressing offices!

Fluorescent lights are present in most commercial and corporate environments today, but with the development of LED replacements like the Genesys 3.0 – a better, brighter, longer-lasting T8 tube – we simply can’t picture these fragile, buzzing, mercury-tainted things sticking around for much longer. (Maybe the people surveyed had just resigned themselves to working under poorly-performing lights for the rest of their professional lives? A depressing thought.)

Number 1 on the list was actually the tape recorder, with 79% of respondents agreeing that they’ll be completely absent from the workplace in five years. Note to self: Get all those “note to self” jokes out of your system before they’re completely irrelevant.

NEW 2-for-1 LED Replacement for 4ft Fluorescent T8s

LED Waves is proud to present the Genesys 3.0: the newest 4-foot LED T8 tube replacement from our exclusive, made in USA in-house product line. Like our previous fluorescent replacements, it fits into standard bipin T8 tube fixtures, and it is built with Cree LEDs. This time around we went with the Cree XLamp ML-E.

This ML-E chip x 96 = 2,500+ lumens!

In the past, LED T8 tube lights have disappointed with low light output and noticeable The Genesys 3.0 uses 96 Cree ML-E chips to create high brightness – over 2,500 lumens! – across its entire 48” length.

The final product?

An LED T8 that is a 2-for-1 replacement for 4ft fluorescent tubes!

The Genesys 3.0 comes with an LED driver that replaces your fluorescent ballast. Simple to install, our driver helps lower the fixture temperature, ensuring at least double the lifespan of a traditional T8. And like our other American-made LED lights, the Genesys 3.0 is covered by our 5 Year Warranty.

Read the LM-79 report for the Genesys 3.0 LED T8 Tube Light online, or call us for more tech specs and order info today at 1(800)986-0169.