LED Tube Light
17W 2200lm Super Bright T8 4ft LED Tube Light 25 Pack, Double Ended Power, Ballast Bypass, Type B, Daylight White17W 2200lm Super Bright T8 4ft LED Tube Light 25 Pack, Double Ended Power, Ballast Bypass, Type B, Daylight White 2 5 5 1Light Color: Daylight WhiteBrightness (lm): 2200Package Quantity: Pack of 25 UnitsColor Temperature (K): 5000Power Consumption (W): 17 Warranty: 5 Years Input Voltage: 120-277V ACFREE 1-5 Business Days ShippingCA$149.99
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What are T8 LED Bulbs?
“T” stands for “tubular”, referring to the shape of the bulb. You can typically find T8, T5, and T12 bulbs.
“8” is the diameter, meaning 8/8s inches. So, T8 is a tubular bulb whose diameter is 8/8=1 inch. T5 is a tubular bulb whose diameter is 5/8=0.625 inches.
Can a T8 LED Replace a T12?
Yes, a T8 Tube light is able to replace a T12 light of the same width and wattage.
What Types of LED Tube Lights Do You Need?
There are three types of T8 LED tube lights.
1. Type A LED Tube – Plug and Play (Compatible with Ballast)
Type A LED lights are compatible with ballast. It’s super easy, like plug and play! However, product cost and maintenance cost can also be higher. Ballast compatibility may also pose an issue.
2. Type B LED Tube – Ballast Bypass
Type B LED tubes can be directly installed on top of T8 fluorescent light fixtures. However, any ballast needs to be removed prior to installation.
There are two types B LED tubes: single-ended power and double-ended power. Single-ended power LED tubes require rewiring, but they are cheaper. Double-ended power LED tubes can be placed directly atop of fluorescent light fixtures after ballast has been removed.
3. Type C LED Tube – External Driver
A Type C LED tube comes with an external driver which enables a more flexible installation. However, product costs can be much higher.
LED Tube Types Comparison
|Type A(Plug and Play)||Type B(Single Power)||Type B (Double Power)||Type C (External Driver)|
and slight increase in energy use
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Why Convert Fluorescent Tube Lights to LED?
1. Save On Electricity.
LED tube lights can reduce your electricity bill by over 50% in the long-run.
2. Low Maintenance Cost.
The lifespan of LED tube lights is generally much higher. High-quality LED tubes also come with a great 5-year warranty. Besides, if you implement ballast bypass solutions, you do not even need to change the ballast.
3. Rebates Make LED Retrofitting Free or Very Low-Cost.
LED tube lights with a DLC list are eligible for rebates at a variety of utility providers. Sometimes, rebates can be greater than the actual product cost.
Fluorescent tubes contain mercury, so LED tubes are much more eco-friendly in comparison.
If you are interested in reading more about this topic, please read our blog how to convert T8 fluorescent tube lights to LED.
How to Install LED Tube Lights
Please click to watch our video tutorial on how to install LED tube lights.