Can You Replace Fluorescent Tubes With Leds
Switching to LED lighting is the simplest and most effective way to save money on your electric bill, but it’s also one of the easiest ways to cut down on greenhouse gases and create a more sustainable home.
The cost-saving benefits of LED lighting
There are many benefits to LED lighting. First, it’s more energy efficient than fluorescent tubes. On average, LEDs use about 75 percent less energy than fluorescents and last up to 25 times longer. They also perform better in very low light environments and can be dimmed much more easily than fluorescent tubes.
Additionally, LEDs are cooler to the touch when operating (no more burning fingers!) because they don’t have a filament that gets hot like traditional bulbs do; therefore they won’t break as easily as fluorescents often do either!
This is especially important for retail stores where products need to be displayed under bright lights; since LEDs produce brighter light with less heat output than their fluorescent counterparts
What you need to know about LED lighting
LED lights are more energy efficient than fluorescent tubes. They last longer and are more durable. However, they don’t produce as much light as fluorescent tubes do.
Factors to consider regarding switching from fluorescent tubes to LEDs
While LEDs are the more efficient choice, it’s important to consider that they may not be perfect for your lighting needs. For example, if your work space or home has a lot of ambient light or windows that let in a lot of natural light, LEDs might not be as bright as you want them to be. The same is true if you’re working with expensive items that need precise lighting conditions. Fluorescents also produce less heat than LEDs do, which could be an important consideration depending on where they’re placed in your home or office.
LEDs can last up to 100 times longer than fluorescent tubes and have a longer lifespan overall—but there are other factors to keep in mind when deciding whether these lights will suit your needs best.
What you need to install LED fluorescent tube replacements
To install the LED replacements, you’ll need:
- A screwdriver
- Wire strippers (if you’re using solid-core wire) or a ratchet tool with cutting blades
- Wire cutters (for stranded wire)
- A drill with 3/16-inch and 1/4-inch bits
How to install fluorescent tube replacements
- How to Install LED Tubes in Ceiling Lamps
- How to Install LED Tubes in Sconces
- How to Install LED Tubes in Track Lighting
Perfecting your lighting with a dimmer switch
A dimmer switch allows you to control the brightness of your lights. It’s a small device that can be installed in-wall or on a table, and adjusts the amount of power that flows through a light fixture. A dimming lamp is one example of how this works: when you turn on the lamp, it will turn on at full brightness; if you then lower its setting using the dimmer switch, some of its power will go unused and instead go into heating up its filament until it heats enough to burn off dust particles.
This means two things: firstly that your lights can now fade from 100% brightness all the way down to zero (at which point no light shines), giving you complete control over what kind of mood lighting comes out; secondly – because we don’t want just any old boring colors – each bulb has its own color temperature rating which determines how warm or cool white light appears when compared against other bulbs with different ratings (for instance 2700K represents warmer tones while 5000K represents cooler tones).
Optimizing your light with a motion sensor
Motion sensors are ideal for controlling lights. They can also be used to control other devices, such as security systems and appliances. Motion sensors can even be used to control heating and air conditioning—all you need is a smart thermostat that tracks your home’s environment with infrared light.
Making the switch to LED tubes is easy, and it will save you money in many ways
Switching to LEDs is easy. You can start saving money immediately. Here are some of the ways you will save money once you make the switch:
- Energy bills
- Maintenance costs
- Replacement costs
- Lighting maintenance costs, such as bulbs or ballasts, which could be affected by fluorescent lighting being replaced with LED tubes.
By switching over to LED lighting, you can be sure that your commercial property is saving money and helping the environment. LEDs burn cooler than fluorescent tubes and offer more flexibility for how you use them in both a residential or commercial setting. To get started with your own LED lighting, check out our full selection of LED products and find the right fit for you today!