T8 Tube Fixtures
With more facilities and offices becoming environmentally conscious and LED lighting technology rapidly evolving to meet the demands of modern consumers, swapping out fluorescent fixtures with LED tube lights is easier than ever. Designed to replace less efficient fluorescent tubes, LEDs utilize less energy while still producing similar bright light with better coloring and temperature control. They also last significantly longer, burn out less frequently, contain zero mercury and often require less maintenance.
At LEDtronics, we pride ourselves on offering a wide selection of LED tube lights suitable for installations including hallways, production areas, office complexes and cubicles, emergency lighting, retail displays, under-cabinet lighting and task lighting.
The best solution for updating fluorescent fixtures is by swapping them out with an LED tube light. To accommodate a range of different uses from accent lighting to illuminating office complexes, manufacturers have developed several different types of LED tube lights available in various sizes and styles.
In a fluorescent light fixture, the device uses a ballast to help regulate the lamp’s brightness as it heats up. The ballast is housed inside the fluorescent fixture and cannot be accessed without removing the unit from the ceiling. LED tube lights do not require a ballast, so swapping a fluorescent tube for an LED requires some consideration about the fixture.
Whether or not your LED tube light can be installed directly into a fixture with a ballast depends on the type of tube light and the manufacturer. The most common types of LED tube lights are:
When exploring LED tube light replacement options, you’ll come across a variety of different terms, including the light’s color temperature rating. Color temperature is measured using degrees Kelvin and ensures your space has consistent lighting. Lower Kelvin values produce a subtle, warmer yellow glow, while higher Kelvin creates bright light in whites and blues. Lower color temperatures are best suited for comfortable environments, such as in facilities focused on hospitality. Higher Kelvin readings are considered better for display areas, high-security areas and task lighting applications, where visibility matters most.
LEDtronics is the most trusted name in LED bulb and tube light manufacturing and supply. With more than 35 years of industry experience and a team of knowledgeable experts, we’re confident we can provide you with quality LED tube lights that meet your long-term needs and budget. Contact us today for more on our LED tube light products — call 310-534-1505 to speak to a team member or fill out our online form to request additional information.