Press Release

Universal Lighting Technologies Brings Bluetooth® Control to the EVERLINE LED Tube and Driver Kit

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 6,2020)–Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a member of the Panasonic family of companies,recently launched its Type C LED Tube and Driver Kit with a new Bluetooth controller. The Universal product solution works within the Douglas Bluetooth ecosystem. This retrofit lighting solution is ideal for commercial office buildings, educational and healthcare facilities.

The controllable Type C LED Tube and Driver Kit uses an existing fixture and its lampholders to retrofit a linear fluorescent lamp, using the existing fixture and lampholders.The kit has an 1800 lumen output per lamp, along with Universal Input of 120-277VAC.

The Douglas Bluetooth Controller (BT-LRT) connects directly to the driver and is positioned within the fixture next to the lamps. Its base has an integral magnet to simplify installation, and the white housing and wire harness help it blend into the fixture. Offering ideal flexibility and performance, the Douglas Bluetooth Controller communicates with other Bluetooth ecosystem components, including sensors and wall switches. The system allows for dimming, on/off control with the wall switch or OCC sensor and daylight harvesting.

“As we continue to expand Bluetooth® wireless control in our solutions, introducing the Type C LED Tube and Driver Kit was a natural next step,” said Greg Bennorth, LED Tubes Product Director for Universal. “Many prescriptive rebates offered by utilities require a permanent external driver along with new lamps. This offers not just wireless control with the Bluetooth network, but also an easy solution for increasing energy savings with potential for additional local rebate incentives.”

Intended to offersupreme flexibility, the kit is available in 3 CCT options (3500K,4000K, 5000K) and in 1-, 2-, 3-, or 4-lamp options.

The controllable Type C LED Tube and Driver Kit comes with a five year warranty and is listed on the DesignLights Consortium® QPL Listmaking it easier to qualify for rebates. Additionally, the kit is UL Classified for the United States, Canada, as well as RoHS.

For more information, visit the newly unveiled Universal website,

The Bluetooth® word, mark, and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Douglas Lighting Controls is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

About Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. a member of the Panasonic group and a subsidiary of Panasonic Lighting Americas, Inc., engineers, manufactures and markets innovative solutions for commercial lighting across North America, including LED drivers, LED modules, fluorescent, HID and connected devices using wired and wireless technology. Universal’s EVERLINE® LED retrofit continuum provides a range of solutions for upgrading fluorescent to LED. With over 70 years of experience, the company is recognized for its commitment to quality and customer service. Learn more about Universal at Like us on Facebook and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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