Shanghai - Amsterdam, 9 June 2017.
Sengled, a leading company of innovative lighting solutions has signed a development and commercialization agreement with Seaborough for the oneTLed technology. Sengled will be the only ODM party to make the Universal T LED products (LED tubes fully compatible with all magnetic ballasts & all electronic ballasts). With the creation of this Universal TLED product, a new market standard for compatible LED retrofit tubes can be set.
The oneTLed technology will be available in Sengled’s own brands, as well as in products for Sengled’s ODM customers. Sengled will introduce the new Universal TLED products containing OneTLed technology at the Guangzhou Lightfair, from 9-12 June in Guangzhou, China.
The Universal TLED products, jointly developed by Sengled and Seaborough, are an integrated combination of hardware and software solutions. OneTLed is compatible with all types of ballasts and is very cost effective. This Universal TLED tube finally allows for safe, inexpensive and energy saving retrofitting for any TL socket or ballast.
With an estimated 12 billion sockets worldwide, sustainable and energy-efficient LED tubes will accelerate energy saving by consuming 50% less electricity. If all fluorescent light tubes were replaced by LED tubes, over 100 medium-sized power plants could be shut down. Furthermore, Sengled Universal TLED does not contain mercury or any other toxic chemicals and is therefore environmentally friendly. With an extended average lifetime of more than 8 years, Sengled Universal TLED will also significantly reduce total cost of ownership and in addition, reduce waste streams.
Johnson Shen, CEO of Sengled: “We’re glad to cooperate with Seaborough and with their oneTLed technology we have jointly developed the Universal TLED products, which are fully compatible with all magnetic ballasts and all electronic ballasts. With these Universal TLED products, we provide the solution for the compatibility issue the whole industry has faced in the past and also provide easier replacement for the end users.”
Marcel Verhoeven, CCO at Seaborough continues: “For Seaborough, Sengled was the ideal partner to move forward with OneTLED. It was Sengled’s combination of production capacity, a large ODM-customer base and their development capabilities that made Sengled our first choice as preferred partner. We are very happy that Sengled’s response was equally positive from the moment we approached them.”
Martijn van Rheenen, CEO of Seaborough’s owner Momentum Capital is very pleased: “The signing of this agreement is an important step in changing the lighting industry for the better. With Sengled as a partner in implementing Seaborough’s oneTLed technology, we’re capable of significantly reducing the global use of electricity as well as waste streams at a time of growing global demand for energy.”