When it comes the time to change old fluorescent tubes, why not change to LED tubes instead? LED tubes are more energy efficient (A++), last longer and turn on quickly. As they are flicker free, so they can even be connected to a motion sensor. LED tubes do not need to have a starter (fuse) and can be fixed to be used without ballast.
LED tubes are mostly used for home offices, garages and storage spaces at home. In commercial spaces the LED tubes are used in production facilities, warehouses, factories and shops. LED tubes are also used in offices, hallways and lobbies of commercial buildings. LED tubes are perfect for general lighting.
Changing LED tubes
When replacing the old LED tubes (T8), it is possible to just change the LED tube to the same, existing body. LedStore’s LED tubes are compatible with 90% of the old bases and are retrofit. You might also need to replace the starter as you change the tube. Starter is included, when needed. Only problems might come with the double tube bases, so we recommend you test it first. If they do not work as they should, use our 14 days return policy and we give you your money back.
We always recommend you to replace the body at the same time you change to LED tubes. This will save you money in maintenance as LED tubes generally use 220-240V, which means you do not need to have a ballast or a starter. Also old lamp bases might have already turned brittle and are at the end of their lifetime.
At LedStore we have two different bodies for T8 LED tubes that are 1500mm in length and are meant for two tubes and can be connected straight to 220-240V. Always use an electrician when needed.
Our LED tube bases are:
Qualities of the LED tubes
LedStore’s LED tubes give out light trough milky, acrylic diffuser from the other side (180 degrees) only. The other side is brushed aluminium that guarantees a good cooling for the LEDs. You need to take that into account, if you are replacing fluorescent tubes on a body with high quality aluminium reflector inside. On the other hand, with that kind of T8 body you can easily create indirect lighting as our LED tubes can be rotated 355 degrees, so the light can be directed towards the reflector.
Energy efficient LedStore 25W LED tubes give out equal amount of light as the 58W fluorescent tubes. LedStore offers T8 tubes (G13 base) in lengts of 600mm, 1200mm and 1500mm. The LED tubes come in 4000K and daylight colour temperatures, but on request we are more than happy to make you the colour you desire. We have a minimum order quantity, so enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand.
We have LED tubes with high CRI so that the lights will be perfect for work spaces and even photography studios.
Safety of the LED tubes
All our tubes are CE certified and fill the international standards. LED tubes used to have safety issues at TUKES check ups, but LedStore never had the LED tubes with those problems and our LED tubes have always been safe to use. In LedStore’s LED tubes, the power only comes to the other end of the LED tube, which makes them safe to use.