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LED T8 Tubes

Energy saving LED T8 linear lamps are becoming a popular alternative to the traditional fluorescent T8 tube light for some - but not all - applications. The LED version of the T8 linear lamp is great for cold weather applications, occupancy sensors, places where the ceiling lights could break, and places where the lights stay on all the time.

General Features & Benefits of LED T8 Linear Lamps

LED T8 linear lamps will fit in standard fluorescent light fixtures, which means no rewiring. They have low energy use and long rated lives of up to 50,000 hours (almost 6 years if operated 24 hours per day). LED T8s do not require warm up time; they turn on instantly. They lack ballasts and have quiet operation - no humming or buzzing - and come in a variety of color temperatures (3000K, 4000K, 4100K, and 5500K), similar to fluorescent lamps.
Speaking of fluorescent lamps, the LED T8 tube lamp differs from this old standard in a number of ways. Fluorescent T8s have been developed over decades and are highly efficient and very inexpensive. They are omnidirectional and therefore often light spaces more fully than the more unidirectional LED T8. But fluorescent T8s do not do well in cold weather, contain harmful mercury vapor, die prematurely when turned on and off too much, necessitate a ballast, emit UV and infrared radiation, and sometimes have problems with flickering and buzzing. LED T8 tube lights are fine in the cold, contain no harmful substances, can turn on and off without affecting lamp life, need no ballast, emit no harmful radiation, and do not flicker or buzz.
LED T8s work with "universal" input voltage (sometimes as broad as 90V-277V), and this allows the linear lamps to be used in both residential and commercial settings. LED T8 linear light bulbs contain no mercury and emit no UV or infrared radiation and are in this way a safer product than fluorescent lamps.
LED linear T8 lamps generally have a very good color rendering index (CRI) of 80+ and will therefore render colors in the space quite well. They are RoHS Compliant, which means that the product complies with the restricted use of certain hazardous substances in electronic equipment like lead and mercury.
Where Should I Use LED Linear T8 Lamps?
LED T8 light bulbs are designed to replace fluorescent T8 or T12 bipin tubes, especially high-wattage fluorescent lamps.
Applications for LED linear T8 lamps includes accent lighting, display lighting, hotels, airports, lobbies, offices, residential use, and retail use. As you can see, LED T8s are intended for indoor environments. When trying to figure out which color temperature is best for your space, you might consider that 3000K LED lamps might best be used in residential settings; 4000K and 4100K LED lamps might best be used in commercial settings; 5500K LED lamps might best be used in photographic studios.
LED T8 linear light bulbs are also great alternatives to fluorescent T8s in applications where the lights are left on for long periods of time, especially 24 hours a day. This is because the payback of initial investment will be shorter, as the energy savings afforded by the LEDs reduce your overall cost of lighting.
Final thoughts: Since there is no warm-up time, LED linear T8 lamps are perfect in areas that are controlled by occupancy sensors. Since there is no UV or IR radiation, LED T8 lamps can safely be installed in museums and libraries without causing paint or paper degradation. And since they have a rated life of 50,000 hours, LED T8 lamps should be considered for areas that are difficult to reach and maintain on a regular basis.
Additional Information
Read a more detailed comparison of fluorescent T8s and LED T8s on our blog at http://blog.pegasuslighting.com/2014/06/led-t8-linear-tube-lamps-vs-fluorescent-t8s/.



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