What length do I need?
LED tubes come in lengths from 1 to 8 feet long. Depending on your situation or fixture, different tube lengths will be needed. In office settings, you will usually find 2 to 4 foot length tubes while 8 foot tubes are usually found in industrial and older retail stores.
If your building is currently using T12, 8 foot incandescent tubes, we recommend to retrofit to 4-foot length fixture. Want to know more about LED tube lengths and features? Read More!
What is the difference between a T5, T8, T10, and T12 tube?
The difference between the T8, T10, and T12 tubes has to do with the diameter of the tube. The number that follows the "T" stands for the diameter of the tube in 1/8 inches. Our LED tubes are designed to fit in T8, T10, and T12 fixtures.
What is the difference between integrated vs. non-integrated?
The integrated options are self-supporting and can be surface mounted. They can even be plugged together to create continuous lengths of light. The non-integrated option can be connected directly to the line voltage for easy installation.
What is a Ballast, and do I need one?
A ballast is a device that regulates the voltage and current supplied to fluorescents and HID lighting fixtures. LED tube voltage is regulated by an LED driver, which is usually built in to the tube, so a ballast is not required for it. However, many LED tubes offered are ballast compatible for retrofitting purposes. While LED tubes are often ballast compatible, we do not recommend using them because they can consume up to an additional 20% more in power.
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2700K - 3000K – provides an ambient, intimate, and personal mood with its warm white light that is ideal for living rooms, family rooms, and hospitality environments. Lights that fall within this range usually emit a yellow color.
3500K - 4100K – provides a clean and efficient neutral white light that is ideal for kitchen, bath, garage or commercial applications. Lights that fall within this range usually emit a white color.
5000K - 6500K - provides a vibrant and alert cool white light that is ideal for commercial, industrial, and institutional applications. Lights that fall within this range usually emit an almost blue color.
Our LED tubes typically come in: 5 W, 12 W, 14 W, and 19 W options. Their fluorescent equivalents are 8 W, 12 W, 25 W, and 32 W.