Hidden Costs of GU24 Converters Don’t Outweigh the Benefit
GU24 Converters Become Mainstream Because Their Benefits Outweigh Cost
For less than $1 a property manager can convert a bulb that takes the maintenance crew double the time to change, with a bulb that’s more expensive and has a shorter lifespan. So what could possibly be the downside of using a GU24 converter?
“Funny enough, the chief complaint I’ve heard about the GU24 converters are the maintenance staff throwing them out when changing the bulbs because they don’t know what they are. In this scenario, though, you’re still saving money replacing that bulb & the converter with a standard CFL, LED or incandescent.” ~ Shawn Sanders, Owner, RealLighting
Unfortunately, these converters have been banned from future imports because the government does not want electrical workarounds to regulations in place. The ban does not prevent the continued sale of converters already in the marketplace. At some point in the near future, availability of GU24 converters will diminish.
In addition, many fixtures (especially enclosed exterior canopies & flush ceiling mount) do not have space for the additional 2″ requirement to add the converter. This makes the alternative not a solution for this application.
For more information on the availability of GU24 converters from RealLighting or other creative ideas to preserve bulbs at your property, contact us today.
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