Can I replace T8 fluorescent with LED?

Can I replace T8 fluorescent with LED?

Yes, you can replace fluorescent tubes with LED tubes or LED-integrated fixtures. If you just want to replace the bulbs, you can use plug-and-play, direct-wire, or hybrid LED tubes. Plug-and-play tubes are the easiest to install as they do not require any rewiring to the fixture.

What does T8 mean on a fluorescent tube?

What does “T8” mean? The “T” designation in fluorescent lamp nomenclature stands for tubular — the shape of the lamp. The number immediately follow- ing the T gives the diameter of the lamp in eighths of an inch.

What size is a T8 fluorescent tube?

1 inch
The terminology comes from “T” for “tubular” and the diameter of the bulb in eighths of an inch, so “T8” represents a tube of 8/8ths of an inch, or 1 inch.

Can I use a T12 bulb in a T8 fixture?

In terms of physical compatibility, both T8 and T12 lamps use the same G13 bi-pin base, so as long as they are the same length (e.g. 4-ft), a T8 lamp will physically fit inside a T12 fixture.

Are all T8 bulbs the same length?

Systematic nomenclature identifies mass-market lamps as to overall shape, power rating, length, color, and other electrical and illuminating characteristics….Common tube ratings.

Tube diameter in 1⁄8 in (3.175 mm) Nominal length Nominal power (W)
T8 4 ft (1,219 mm) 36
T8 5 ft (1,524 mm) 58
T8 6 ft (1,829 mm) 70

Can you put LED tube lights in a fluorescent fixture?

In short, YES! New linear LED tube bulbs are simple plug-and-play and ballast compatible. You will simply need to remove your fluorescent bulb and plug in your LED light replacement.

Do T8 LED bulbs need a ballast?

While this is the simplest installation method, the LED lamp must be compatible with the ballast of the fluorescent it is replacing in order for the new lamp to work. The makers of the LED T8 typically provide a list of compatible ballasts. Make sure to check out this list before purchasing your replacement lamps.