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    25 Pack 4ft T8 LED Tube Light, 14.5W 2200lm Type A Ballast Compatible, Plug and Play, Double Ended Power, Super Bright Daylight White for Office or Retail Space
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    Light Color: Daylight WhiteBrightness (lm): 2200Protection Rating: IP20Package Quantity: Pack of 25 UnitsColor Temperature (K): 5000Power Consumption (W): 14.5 Warranty: 5 Years Input Voltage: 120-277V AC
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    Light Color: Daylight WhiteBrightness (lm): 2200Protection Rating: IP20Package Quantity: Pack of 25 UnitsColor Temperature (K): 5000Power Consumption (W): 17 Warranty: 5 Years Input Voltage: 120-277V AC
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What is T8 LED Bulb?

“T” means “tubular”. It describes shape of the bulb. So, you may find T8, T5 and T12 bulbs. They are all tubular bulbs.

“8” is value of diameter. It means 8/8 inch. So, actually T8 is a tubular bulb whose diameter is 8/8=1 inch. T5 is tubular bulbs whose diameter is 5/8=0.625 inch.

t8 tube light


Can a T8 LED Replace a T12?

Yes, a T8 Tube light can replace a T12 lamp of the same length 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 tube lights is compatible with ballast. It’s plug and play. However, product cost and maintain cost is higher. Ballast compatibility may be a problem too.

2. Type B LED Tube – Ballast Bypass

Type B LED tube can install directly on T8 fluorescent light fixtures. However, ballast need to be removed before installation.
There are two kinds of type B LED tube, which are single ended power and double ended power LED tube. Single ended power LED tube need rewire, but it’s cheaper. Double ended power LED tube can work directly on fluorescent light fixture after remove ballast.

3. Type C LED Tube – External Driver

Type C LED tube comes with external driver, which provides more flexible installation. However, product cost is much higher.

 

LED Tube Types Comparison

 

  Type A(Plug and Play) Type B(Single Power) Type B (Double Power) Type C (External Driver)
Product Cost Middle Low Middle High
Installation Difficulty Low High Middle High
Maintain Cost High Low Low Low
Other Ballast compatibility
and slight increase in energy use
/ / Not recommend due to high product cost and installation cost

 

Why Convert Fluorescent Tube Lights to LED?

1. Save Electricity Bill.

LED tube lights save over 50% on electricity bill.

2. Low Maintenance Cost.

Lifespan of LED tube lights are much longer. High quality LED tube can get 5 years warranty. Besides, if you use ballast bypass solution, you do not change ballast either.

3. Rebates Make LED Retrofit Free or Low Product Cost.

LED tube light with DLC list can get rebates in many utility providers. Sometimes, rebates are higher that product cost. Click to check rebates of your local utility providers here.

4. Eco-friendly.

Fluorescent tube contains mercury, but LED tube is absolutely eco-friendly.

If you are interested in more details on the 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.