LED tubes are often used for workplace and retail lighting.
LED tubes are frequently used in workplace and retail store lighting. They work perfectly in climate-controlled spaces with standard ceiling heights such as offices, retail stores, garages, and factory floors. LED tubes are an energy-efficient substitute for fluorescent tubes. They also have better colour rendering, require less upkeep, and burn out less frequently, lasting up to 30,000 hours before needing replacement.
You should not get too stuck in a wattage equivalent if you are planning to migrate from fluro tubes to LED tubes. Rather, look at the lumens and height of your light fixture. Your in-home display energy monitor can tell how many kilowatt-hours (energy) you’ve saved when replacing fluorescent tubes with swappable LEDs.
We Replace Fluro Tubes with LED Tubes under VEU Program
The Victorian Government’s Victorian Energy Upgrades rebate program on energy efficiency upgrades is helping Victorian businesses go green and save thousands on their power bills. Small and big businesses in Victoria can reduce their energy consumption on lighting by up to 60% simply by replacing fluorescent tubes with energy-efficient LED tubes under the rebate program.
We offer free LED replacement to eligible businesses under the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program to help minimize energy usage, power bills, maintenance costs, and greenhouse gas emissions. We work with Glow Green Pty Ltd — an Accredited Provider (AP) under the VEU program.
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How Can Fluro To LED Tube Replacement Help Your Business In Australia?
Fluro to LED tube lighting upgrades can help your business in many ways like:
- It will reduce energy bills resulting from electricity consumption on lighting.
- Reduce maintenance and labour costs on old light replacements.
- Get state-sponsored rebates on replacing fluorescent tubes with their LED equivalents.
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Unlike Fluro tubes, LED tubes can be recycled after they reach the end of rated life.
We can help you with LED replacements for fluro tubes.
Is Your Business Eligible For Fluros To LED Tubes Upgrade?
The answer is yes, and we still offer this service in Victoria. LED upgrades are very popular and businesses like yours can benefit from the rebate scheme. There are some eligibility requirements like a minimum number of old lights to be upgraded in order to receive a discounted upgrade under the VEU program.
There are other LED products like downlights and high bays and panels that can be replaced for FREE, but, again, that depends on your business type and activity your business undertakes, including the number of operating hours.
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Common Problems with Fluorescent Tubes
Fluorescent light consumers face a range of issues. While the initial cost of a fluro tube is relatively low, problems related to operation and maintenance occur over time. Fluorescent lighting is designed to operate for a limited time period. Each time you turn on a fluorescent light, the lifespan of the tube gets shortened.
The more frequently fluorescent tubes are turned on and off, the shorter the lifespan is. Fluro lamps are also sensitive to temperature changes, and their performance depreciates in colder temperatures.
LEDs have a higher energy efficiency when compared with fluorescent tubes. Efficiency is achieved as 95% of the consumed energy is converted into light by the LED lights and less than 5% is lost as heat. This contrasts dramatically with fluro tubes, which turn most energy into heat and can utilise only 60% of the energy for lighting.
Maintenance costs of fluorescent lights depend heavily on the operation time of the lamps and fixtures. In colder working environments or where the lamps are turned on and off frequently, total life hours of fluorescent tubes get slashed significantly. Whenever a fluorescent light is turned on, the electrode coil and cathode shield get degraded and the lamp’s operating life gets shortened.
The lifespan of a standard fluro tube lies between 7,000 to 15,000 hours (LED tubes last up to 30,000 hours).
The shorter lifespan of fluorescent lights stipulates frequent replacements and thereby increasing the maintenance and replacement costs.
The performance of fluorescent light deteriorates dramatically over time. Performance is affected by ambient temperature and turning on/off cycle. The lighting performance of fluorescent tubes decreases explicitly either in a cold or hot environment.
Advantages of LED Tubes over Fluorescent Tubes
Switching over to LED tubes is an easy way to reduce energy costs. The efficiency of LED tubes is higher than fluorescent tubes as 95% of the energy consumed is converted into light, and less than 5% is lost as heat. This is in contrast with fluorescent tube lights, which turn most energy into heat and only 60% of energy into light.
Maintenance cost reduction
In addition to the drastic reduction in energy costs, lower maintenance costs give LED tubes an edge over fluorescent tubes. The longer lifespan of LED tubes reduces not just maintenance costs but replacement costs as well.
LED tubes outperform conventional fluorescent tube lights when it comes to lighting performance. LED tubes distribute light evenly over the surface whereas light from fluorescent lamps is spread in all directions or 360 degrees. This results in excess light in some areas, particularly in an office environment.
Replacing Fluorescent Tubes With LED Tubes In Australia
Fluorescent tubes are replaceable with LED tubes. Plug-and-play LED tubes are the easiest to connect since no additional wires or connectors are required. As long as the LED lamp is compatible with the fluorescent transformer/ballast, the fluorescent tube can be removed and replaced with its LED equivalant. If the ballast is incompatible with the LED tube, it can be bypassed by rewiring the existing fixture with new sockets.
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We will do a free on-site assessment to check the number and type of old lights and your energy requirements. Installation is done by A-grade electricians. Old tubes or any other equipment that is removed or replaced is recycled in an appropriate manner. This is to ensure that old, inefficient equipment is not used anywhere else. Access the discounted lighting offer — under the rebate programs of various state governments of Australia — now by filling in your business details below and talk to our lighting expert today.
LED Tube Replacement For Fluorescent Tubes FAQs
Q: Is LED tube upgrade free for offices and retails?
If your business is located in Victoria State, the LED tube upgrade is free under certain conditions. In order to qualify for the free upgrade, business or household must have a minimum number of fluorescent lights to be replaced.
Q: How to claim LED tubes replacement under the Victorian Energy Upgrade program?
You need to contact an Accredited Provider (AP) first. AP is a business approved by the Victorian government to facilitate lighting upgrades. The replacement process for LED panels under the VEU program begins with fixing a no-obligation appointment by the AP with property owners (households and businesses) to perform a free assessment of the site.
The evaluation is accompanied by a comprehensive plan (in the case of commercial upgrades) and a visit by one of the installers / A-grade electricians replacing old lights with modern, energy-efficient LED tube lights.
Q: Is the installation free of cost?
Q: How does LED light upgrade scheme cut carbon emission?
By upgrading to energy-efficient LED lights, you are reducing the load on the electricity grids which are connected to coal-powered power plants. Coal is a fossil fuel and a major contributor to GHG emissions.
Q: Do LED lights save money?
LEDs have higher energy efficiency relative to fluorescent tubes. Efficiency is achieved as 95 percent of the energy consumed is converted to light and less than 5 percent is lost as heat. This is significant when compared with the fluorescent tubes, which turn much of the energy into heat and just 60% into light.
Q: What is the maintenance cost of LED tubes?
The lifetime of the standard fluorescent tube ranges from 7,000 to 15,000 hours (LED tubes last up to 30,000 hours). The shorter lifespan of fluorescent lights requires frequent replacement (more so in place of light retail stores) and maintenance of lighting fixtures. The long lifespan of LED lights translates into low maintenance costs.
Q: How LED tubes are environmentally-friendly?
LED tubes waste fewer watts than fluorescent or incandescent lights. By upgrading to energy-efficient LED lights, you are reducing the burden on the electricity grids which are connected to coal-powered power plants. Coal is a fossil fuel and a major contributor to GHG emissions.
Q: Who will install LED tubes under the VEU scheme?
All the replacement & lighting installation work is done by an A-grade licensed electrician. All
The installers under the scheme are licensed electricians and you can always ask for the installer’s license prior to the installation.
Q: How is LED tubes installations done under the Government energy rebate scheme?
The LED tube upgrade process under the VEU program starts with fixing a no-obligation appointment with property owners (households and commercials) to perform a free assessment of the site. The assessment is followed by a detailed proposal (in case of commercial upgrades) and a visit from one of the installers/A-grade electricians who replace old lights with new, energy-efficient LED products.
Q: What are the benefits of replacing fluorescent tubes with LED tubes?
The major benefits of LED tubes are
- Energy efficiency
- Bright light
- Easy to install and maintain
- Multiple applications like home, schools, hospitals, libraries, laboratories, and retail
Q: How LED tubes are better than fluorescent tubes and CFL bulbs?
Here are some factors that make LED tubes lights better than fluorescent tubes and CFL bulbs?
- LED tubes are more energy-efficient than fluorescent tubes and CFL bulbs
- LED tubes are instantly switching. LED panels are solid-state semiconductor-based
devices. They can be turned on within microseconds. Fluorescent tube lights, on the other
hand, take some time to turn on. Moreover, fluorescent light develops a problem of
flickering over time.
- LED tube lights are bright. The luminous efficacy (lumen per watt) of the LED tube is
higher than its fluorescent counterparts.
- LED tubes are aesthetically appealing.
- More than 50% power saving compared to fluorescent tube
- LED tubes are easier to install & maintain.
Q: How long do LED tubes last?
LED tubes last up to 30,000 hours. Lifespans vary according to operating time, environmental factors (like humidity & temperature), quality of semiconductor material &
Q: Do Led tubes come with colour options?
LEDs come in a wide range of colours. LED tube lights are capable of displaying a colour range, from purple to red, to a spectrum of whites and yellows.
Q: Do you get a warranty on the LED tubes installed under the VEU scheme?
Yes, 3-year warranty
Q: Is it mandatory to participate in VEU scheme?
No. It is a voluntary program.
Q: What is the quality of LED tubes installed under the VEU scheme?
LED tubes we install under the VEU program are Essential Services Commission (ESC) approved.
Q: What brands are approved under the Government LED upgrade program?
Major lighting brands are Philips, Primsal and Optitech.
Q: Why didn’t the electrician upgrade my empty or broken light fittings?
Broken lights are not covered under the VEU program.
Q: What will they do with my old/replaced lights?
Once our electricians remove all old lights, they will send them off for recycling at a government-approved recycling facility.
Q: How long will the VEU program run?
The program will run until 2030.
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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.Can you change tube lights to LED? ›
There are various methods for converting fluorescent lighting fixtures into LED ones. However, the simplest way is to use some sort of retrofit kit. These kits attach to already existing lighting fixtures and allow for LED bulbs to be housed in them.How do you replace fluorescent tube lights with LED T8 tubes? ›
All you need to do is remove the existing T8 fluorescent lamp and install a new T8 LED Type A lamp. However, using an existing ballast is not as efficient as the methods further below as their lifespan is affected due to the ballast needing to be replaced before the LED itself.Can you replace 4 fluorescent tubes with LEDs? ›
Many LED tubes are "plug and play", meaning you can just install them like you would a fluorescent bulb. For this to be true, look for bulbs that are "ballast-compatible" meaning that they can use the ballast already installed in your fluorescent fixture to power the LEDs.Do I need to remove the ballast to use an LED bulb? ›
An LED light does not require a ballast because it uses a component called a “driver” to regulate the power going into the bulb.Can you mix fluorescent and LED tubes? ›
Yes, and there are advantages in mixing them. The LEDs comes on instantly, whereas the CFLs can take longer, so a mixture is faster acting than only CFLs. Even though CFLs don't come up to full brightness instantly, their slow speed is much less noticeable with an LED or two in the mix.Do you need a different starter for LED tubes? ›
Conventional fluorescent tubes need a starter. This starter provides ignition voltage. Naturally, this isn't necessary for LEDs, so the ignition voltage is superfluous. If you want to replace a traditional fluorescent bulb with an LED, then you must install a dummy starter or bypass the standard starter manually.How do I know if my ballast is compatible with LED? ›
Simply turn the light on, then take a photo of the fixture using your smartphone or digital camera. If there are no dark bands on the resulting image, you have an electronic ballast that is likely to work with direct drop-in LED tubes (with caveats: see the next section below).Are fluorescent tubes being banned? ›
The timing of this decision effectively means that the largest category of mercury-containing light sources, linear fluorescent lamps, will be banned by September 2023. This is when part of these light sources would have been banned under ecodesign anyway.Can you put LED bulbs in old fluorescent fixtures? ›
You have fluorescent troffers or strip fixtures already, and you're wondering if you can just pop LED tubes in them or if you'll need to change out the fixtures for something designed for LED. Good news: You can absolutely use LED tubes in your existing fixtures!
UNDERSTANDING fluorescent lights t5 t8 t12 electronic magnetic ballastHow do you convert fluorescent lights to LED? ›
How to easily convert fluorescent Lights to LED – UPDATED! - YouTubeHow do I replace 4ft fluorescent with LED? ›
How to Easily Replace Fluorescent Tubes with LED Tubes - YouTubeWhich is better single ended or double ended LED tubes? ›
Compared to single-ended LED lamps, Double-ended LED lamps are more efficient as fluorescent replacement applications because they are also double-ended. In addition to that, both lamps also utilize shunted lamp holders, which is necessary for no voltage to be created between the pins.Are LED tubes brighter than fluorescent? ›
The LED tube lights are noticeably brighter than fluorescent tubes and you don't get exposed to any kind of harmful rays such as UV/IV rays as well that can damage your eyes and can result in skin allergies as well.Do plug and play LED tubes work without ballast? ›
The plug and play LED lights looks and are used like any ordinary fluorescent tube. Replacing a fluorescent tube with plug and play LED Tube lights is easy as they can be used without a ballast. It does not need any additional modification and is simple to install, like any incandescent or LED tube lights.Can you use LED tubes with electronic ballast? ›
Each LED tube is outfitted with an internal driver, and these lamps run on existing LFL electronic instant-start or programmed start ballast. HOWEVER – these tubes can also be used as a Type B lamp, where they can be used in a fixture that is re- wired to bypass the ballast.Will LED tubes work with a bad ballast? ›
Can LED lamps work off of existing ballasts? Yes, if they have an internal driver than can work off that ballast. Philips, for example, has designed a tube that is compatible with an existing electronic ballast.How much does it cost to change fluorescent lights to LED? ›
Ballast bypass bulbs are priced around $15 to $40 each, depending on their light output. For example, a four-pack of 4,000-lumen, 40-watt, 8-foot-long LED bulbs sell for $99 per pack. These prices go up depending on bulb quality.Which LED tube light is best for home? ›
Top 10 LED Tubelight.
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|Philips Base B22 9-Watt LED Bulb (Pack of 4, White)||Rs.369|
|Philips Astraline LED Tube Light 20W 4 Feet 6500K (Cool Day Light) Pack of 2||Rs.1,200|
|Philips 18W B22 T-BULB Straight Linear LED Tube Light(White, Pack of 2)||Rs.599|
An LED Starter is simply a straight through electrical connector with a safety fuse. It completes the circuit for an LED tube when installed in an old fluorescent tube light fitting. You cannot use an LED starter with an old fluorescent tube.Does LED tube light require choke? ›
While the LED lamps do not need the choke for operation, the extra supply impedance will do wonders to increase lamp life, as it limits the voltage spikes that destroy the SMPS inside the tubes.How can you tell if a ballast is magnetic or electronic? ›
Method One - Use your smart phone camera. Stand under the light or a place close to the light and point your cell phone camera at the light. If you can see some strong dark strips flickering in your camera, it must be a magnetic ballast based light. Otherwise it should be an electronic ballast based light.Can I remove ballast for LED? ›
Hybrid linear LED lamps are able to work both as a plug and play – with the existing ballast – and, once the ballast peters out, you can remove it and have the lamp run off of line voltage.Is an LED driver the same as a ballast? ›
Fluorescents use ballasts, while LEDs use drivers. (LED drivers can be considered ballasts as well, but most documentation prefers 'drivers' or 'power supply' to avoid confusion with fluorescent ballasts.)Is it safe to bypass a ballast? ›
Safety risk The most significant negative to a ballast-bypass linear LED is the risk of electric shock since the sockets carry line voltage. It's a common practice to place a finger on the lamp pins while you are trying to install it, and this becomes a risky endeavor when using single-ended ballast-bypass lamps .Can you replace halogen bulbs with LED? ›
If you're ready to make the switch and replace your halogen light bulbs with LED lights, there are a couple things to look out for. For the most part, it's relatively easy. Most halogen light bulbs can easily be replaced. All you need to do is buy the new light bulbs!Are T8 lamps being phased out? ›
The Ecodesign Regulation set a schedule to eliminate integrally-ballasted compact fluorescent (CFLi) and T12 linear fluorescent (LFL) lamps in September 2021, and most T8 LFLs in September 2023.Which light bulbs are being phased out? ›
Various governments have passed regulations to phase out manufacturing or importation of incandescent light bulbs for general lighting in favor of more energy-efficient alternatives. The regulations are generally based on efficiency, rather than use of incandescent technology.What is ballast compatible LED tube? ›
Ballast-compatible or plug-and-play LED tube lamps directly replaces fluorescent tube lamps without the need of changing any circuit on the lighting fixture. End users may have a first impression that it is the best alternative because it is straightforward to replace the fluorescent lamp without rewiring.
Direct-wire LED tubes are installed without a ballast and instead requires a direct connection to line voltage.What is the difference between T8 and T12 fluorescent lamps? ›
T12 vs T8 Fluorescent Tubes
The main difference between T8 and T12 tubes is the tube's diameter. T12 tubes are 1.5" in diameter while T8s are just one inch. All other things—socket sizes, lengths, distance between pins—are the same.
Electrical compatibility is a bit trickier, because T12 fixtures will almost always contain a T12 ballast, which is not compatible with T8 lamps. Direct-wire compatible T8 LED tube lights can be used in a T12 fixture, as long as the T12 ballast is either bypassed, or completely removed.Can I use a T8 LED tube in a T12 fluorescent fixture? ›
Is it safe to use T-8 bulbs instead? A T8 in a T12 fixture will not light, don't try!Can I replace my T12 bulbs with LED? ›
Can you actually retrofit T12 to LED without changing out the ballast? Actually, yes. But before you make a decision, there are other LED solutions to consider for a high-efficiency lighting option for existing T12s. A lot has changed in just a few years in the lighting industry.What can I replace my fluorescent light with? ›
Replacing fluorescent tubes with LED lights is low-cost, energy-efficient lighting for you. The LED lights will give you better quality lighting and a much longer lifespan. Increased lifespan is one of the reasons LED lights have quickly become a popular alternative for fluorescent and incandescent lights.How do you update fluorescent lights? ›
The best way to update fluorescent lights is to replace them completely – there are various LED options, including LED tubs and lighting boxes, that don't require a complete kitchen remodel. Or you can add more modern covers to fixtures to give them an updated look.Do you need a different starter for LED tubes? ›
Conventional fluorescent tubes need a starter. This starter provides ignition voltage. Naturally, this isn't necessary for LEDs, so the ignition voltage is superfluous. If you want to replace a traditional fluorescent bulb with an LED, then you must install a dummy starter or bypass the standard starter manually.Can I replace a T12 fluorescent light tube with an LED tube? ›
These LED tubes are the newest, easiest to install and most expensive. They work with any kind of existing technology – whether it is T12 (Magnetic Ballast) or T8 (Electronic Ballast). To install them all you need to do is take the old fluorescent tube out and install the LED tube in its place.How do I replace 4ft fluorescent with LED? ›
How to Easily Replace Fluorescent Tubes with LED Tubes - YouTube
No LED bulbs require a ballast, although some are engineered to work with an existing ballast. You will find ballast-compatible or "plug-and-play" LEDs that are designed to replace linear fluorescents, compact fluorescents, or HIDs. Incandescent and halogen lamps do not require a ballast.What is a dummy starter for LED tube? ›
An LED Starter is simply a straight through electrical connector with a safety fuse. It completes the circuit for an LED tube when installed in an old fluorescent tube light fitting. You cannot use an LED starter with an old fluorescent tube.Does LED tube light require choke? ›
While the LED lamps do not need the choke for operation, the extra supply impedance will do wonders to increase lamp life, as it limits the voltage spikes that destroy the SMPS inside the tubes.How do you convert fluorescent T12 to LED? ›
- Install ballast-bypass linear LED lamps. ...
- Install plug-and-play magnetic and electronic ballast-compatible linear LEDs. ...
- Install electronic ballast-compatible linear LEDs and a new electronic ballast. ...
- Install a new LED tube with a remote driver in the fixture.
You have fluorescent troffers or strip fixtures already, and you're wondering if you can just pop LED tubes in them or if you'll need to change out the fixtures for something designed for LED. Good news: You can absolutely use LED tubes in your existing fixtures!Why are T12 lamps being discontinued? ›
T12 technology is over 80 years old.
Since that time, lamps and bulbs have been developed that just work better. T8 and T5 linear fluorescents have: lower mercury content. longer lamp life.
How to easily convert fluorescent Lights to LED – UPDATED! - YouTubeHow do I know if my LED tube is single or double ended? ›
A simple way to know if you have a single ended tube is to look for the L/N or AC INPUT sticker at the end of the tube. Since the single-end powered tubes only use one side of the tube, both live and neutral power will be on the same side, but different pins. The "L" indicates the pin that live power will go into.How do I know if my ballast is compatible with LED? ›
Simply turn the light on, then take a photo of the fixture using your smartphone or digital camera. If there are no dark bands on the resulting image, you have an electronic ballast that is likely to work with direct drop-in LED tubes (with caveats: see the next section below).What happens if you don't use a ballast? ›
Without a ballast, a lamp or a bulb will rapidly increase its current draw and it can become uncontrollable as well. When a ballast is present in a lamp, the power becomes stable, and even if such lamps are connected to high power sources, the ballast will regulate the energy and avoid the current rise.
Compared to single-ended LED lamps, Double-ended LED lamps are more efficient as fluorescent replacement applications because they are also double-ended. In addition to that, both lamps also utilize shunted lamp holders, which is necessary for no voltage to be created between the pins.Can you use LED tubes with electronic ballast? ›
Each LED tube is outfitted with an internal driver, and these lamps run on existing LFL electronic instant-start or programmed start ballast. HOWEVER – these tubes can also be used as a Type B lamp, where they can be used in a fixture that is re- wired to bypass the ballast.