January 18, 2020 by Smart Lighting Industries
Installing LED tube lights is a great way to save money on electricity and get potentially hazardous fluorescent lights out of your home or office. However, most LED tube lights on the market today cannot just be directly installed in an existing fluorescent fixture. The good news is that installing an LED tube light in an existing fluorescent fixture is relatively simple. This article will provide a brief overview explaining what you need to know in order to install the new energy-saving fluorescent tube lights in an existing fluorescent lighting fixture.
Available in a variety of color temperatures, including warm white, cool white and daylight, LED Lights are robust in design, require much less maintenance (ongoing and replacement) are flicker free, fade resistant and dimmable.
With a payback period in most cases of less than 2 years for LED tubes and 1 year for typical 50w halogen replacement LED’s, plus the manufacturer’s replacement warranty, LED tube lights represent the latest advancement in environmental lighting technology and are of the very highest quality with many more garage lighting LED products being brought to market daily. Some even have a payback period of less than a year.
Expelling little or no heat, energy efficient LED light tubes can also save you up to 20% of your air-conditioning, power costs as fluorescent tubes and ballast produce large amounts of heat! (This is on top of the savings of the lighting power bill.)
LED Tube Lights require no ballast or starter. Traditional fluorescent light tube fit-outs often incur total circuit failure when just ONE ballast in the circuit overheats and burns out, because no ballast in required in LED tube lights, total circuit failure for this reason will never occur.
In the near future, you will be charged a (per tube) fee for disposal of your existing fluorescent light tubes because of the toxic waste content of the tubes. With garage lighting LED, there is never any disposal fee!
With traditional incandescent lights, halogen lights and fluorescent lighting options, you have to be careful when disposing the lights when they break or have reached the end of their life. Chemicals and gasses can often be released into the atmosphere and can even be a threat to your health should you dispose of them improperly. For example, mercury is an ingredient in some lights, and if the bulb breaks, that mercury turn into a vapor that you can breathe in, which is very dangerous. LED’s pose no such threat to your health and can be disposed of much more easily. Safer, more cost effective and healthier for you and the environment, that’s LED technology and lighting in a nutshell.