T8 LED Tube Lighting
T8 LED Tubes come in 2ft, 4ft, 8ft lengths and are cETL Approved. These tubes are designed to convert any standard fluorescent lighting to energy saving LED light. The installation normally takes about 15 to 20 minutes by removing the ballast and wiring the power directly to the LED tube.
The latest design of T8 LED tube are designed to be ballast compatible which allow the installer to simply remove the old fluorescent tube and install the new T8 LED tube directly into the fixture with no rewiring. Eventually, when the ballast does fail the ballast can then be removed and the power connected directly to the T8 LED Tube. The disadvantage with this method is that power is absorbed by the ballast where as by removing the ballast at the time of installation will save you the power of the ballast consumes.
The LED tube conversion usually pays for itself in less than 2 years and in most cases less than 1.5 years depending on the power rate.
LED T8 Tubes are the latest product lines in the fluorescent group and is considered to be the ultimate replacement for the traditional fluorescent lamp. It is made up of white LED chip modules. These LED tube lights provide the benefits of long life-span, radiation-free, energy efficient, environmental friendly and strobo flash-free. LED fluorescent light is considered superior to other types of tubes.Moreover, the installation of LED light tube is quite easy. Simply to replace the original fluorescent lamp with the new LED one, and to take out the ballast and starter. After they are installed, the electricity saving efficiency may reach as high as 50% compared to traditional fluorescent lamp with a life expectancy of 15 to 20 years. LED Tubes are very adaptive and can be used in offices, factories, marketplaces, schools and houses and also in some outdoor locations.
The benefits of LED light tubes:
1. Environment friendly
Conventional fluorescent lamp possesses large amount of mercury vapor that can do harm to the environment if the lamp is broken up and the vapor spreads into the atmosphere. On the contrary, LED light tubes do not contain any mercury or lead, and not harm the environment.
2. Low heat
Compared to conventional light bulbs that will generate a considerable amount of heat, LED lights can directly change electric energy into light energy, producing less heat which significantly reduces the waste of electrical power.
LED light tube will not make any noise, allowing it to be a great choice for illumination application in high accuracy electrical instrument. It is also suitable to be used in occasions like libraries, offices etc.
4. the individual led lights provide soft light beams and are not subject to any stroboflash.
Traditional fluorescent lamp uses alternating current, that will produce 100-120 microflash strobes per second.
LED light tube on the other hand convert AC current to DC current and produce flicker free light, which is a major factor in eye strain in the office environment. The health benefits of LED lights can not be ignored.
5. Free of ultraviolet radiation
Conventional fluorescent light tubes will generate ultraviolet radiation, thus attract mosquitoes to fly around the lights. LED Lights doesn't have this drawback, thus the indoor space will become cleaner.
6. Wide-range of adjustable voltage
Traditional fluorescent light require a ballast to produce high voltage so the fluorescent light to start and to remain lit up. If the voltage drops, the fluorescent tube will either flicker or go out completely. LED tube lights on the other hand may be turned on with a small amount of DC current from the built in driver. LED tube lights can accommodate a wide voltage range (85V-277V) and can also come with motion and dimming options.
7. Energy-saving, long lifetime and low cost
The power usage for LED fluorescent light tube is less than 1/3 of the traditional lamp's consumption, and with a life span of over 15 times that of the traditional fluorescent tube. This also results in less maintenance in replacing ballasts and fluorescent light tubes over many years.
8. Robust and safe
The body of the LED light tube is made by high quality plastic, instead of glasses like other conventional fluorescent light tubes. This results in the LED light tube light achieving a very robust and safe lighting fixture. If the LED light tube happens to falls to the floor the led fluorescent light will not shatter like a traditional fluorescent light tube.