UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Direct Replacement LED Tube Lamps (Release 17PN-23)

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., – March 16, 2018 – The following is a notification from UL that the direct replacement LED tube lamps, identified below, are identified for applications not certified by UL LLC and may pose a fire hazard. The LED tube lamps are identified for multiple application methods, but are not intended for line voltage applications.

The lamps are marked with illustrations indicating they can be used in direct power/line voltage applications. The lamp illustrations depict the tube lamp with the wording ‘One-end direct power W/O ballast’ or ‘Two-end direct power W/O ballast.’ If the direct replacement LED tube lamps, identified below, are installed in a direct power/line voltage application, in accordance with their markings, they may overheat posing a potential fire hazard.

UL has Listed the direct replacement LED tube lamps, identified below, for Type A applications (direct replacement for electronic ballasts) only. Products that are marked ‘Type A Only’ or ‘Works with Electronic ballast’ are authorized to bear the UL Mark and are not covered by this notice.

Name of Products:

Direct Replacement LED tube Lamps:
Bymea, Model T08J01-40H
Westgate, Model T8-EZ4-18W-40k-C

Identification on the Products:

The products are marked with a UL Mark and the following:


Bymea Lamp:

LED Lamp

T8 LED Tube

2100 / AC120/277V
48 Inch/ 18W/4000K/230230-40mA
Made in China             1016



Westgate Lamp:

LED Lamp 


2100 lm/ AC120-277V
48 Inch/ 18W/4000K
Made in China


Manufactured by: Xiamen Bymea Lighting Co. Ltd., Xiamen, Fujian China

Known to be distributed and sold by: Multiple ecommerce sites

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