LEDs Made in the U.S.A.
We have been searching some time for A-19 shape LEDs made in the United States, and a customer recently made us aware of a company located in Pennsylvania doing just that. Ledvance has upgraded their St. Marys traditional light bulb manufacturing facility and will now be assembling LED bulbs there, which retains 200 American jobs. They are in a joint venture with WalMart, so for the time being the bulbs will only be available in their stores. Ledvance has said that bulbs may be available to other wholesalers/retailers later. We continue to seek information from them on increased availablilty. Read one article about the new LEDs here.
"This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and/or other reproductive harm. Thoroughly wash hands after installing, handling, cleaning or otherwise touching this product".
This particular label was observed on LED packaging in South Carolina. The State of California has more stringent standards than the rest of the country concerning LED lighting. We encourage you to read the studies and articles available concerning the handling and disposal of LED lights, and make your own determination about their use. We would recommend that you attempt to recycle all LED lighting, rather than place it in garbage that goes to a landfill.
LED lumens decrease with usage, and are affected by heat. Regardless of the lumens output (even at zero) the unit continues to draw the same wattage. Read more about it here.
* From the October 2015 issue of Electrical Wholesaling
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