Pros and Cons of T8 LED REPLACEMENTS

Published April 2016 by Darcie DeFoe

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A couple weeks ago we shared a video showing how a T8 LED replacement bulb can catch fire if it is incorrectly installed. Because we have committed to being a vendor neutral company we thought a good approach to understanding this technology, and to help guide your decision making, would be to provide the perspective from many different angles, including a look at how things have changed since the onset of this technology. Here’s a link round up of some of the best articles we could find.

“Many believe that the LED tube industry has not matured to a trustworthy level, but manufacturers have improved thermal management, and installations now range from Fortune 100 companies to leading health care institutions to leading higher-education institutions.” Read more

This article was published a couple years ago, but “8 Reasons To Consider LED Replacement Bulbs” still holds strong. Efficiencies, realiability, and product selection have only improved in that time!

When you’re ready to make the change, we recommend working with a lighting design professional; however, you may still be interested in how to chooseT12 and T8 LED replacements. EarthLED covers five important considerations in this article.

 

Should You Replace Your T8 Fluorescent Lamps with T8 LED Tubes?

 

We like this article because it digs into details, outlines hands-on testing of a couple popular LED T8 lamps, and discusses the strong points and pitfalls of them.

When choosing between LED and Fluorescent T8 configurations, it may be helpful to consider the ten problems with fluorescent lighting outlined here!

Here’s a simple tutorial, How to Install a T8 LED Replacement…and if you haven’t seen our video, this is how NOT to install it!

There are safety concerns with T8 LED fluorescent lighting, this article discusses some of the original pitfalls of the technology. We believe that advances in LED technology has been dramatic since that time; however, concerns still ring true today in some respects. “From our perspective, many of the retrofit LED lamps in the market are unsafe. The retrofit tube model with integrated driver just doesn’t work in a secure or reliable way.” Be sure you know your system is compatible!

Find out if you’re a good candidtate for a retrofit by learning about some common lighting problems: