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Old 01-19-2016, 05:39 AM   #1
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Hello, I'm Doug from Simple Lighting based in Wirral, UK.

We've had a few customers asking us about LED Tube lights recently, and we put together a video and blog post about them.

I thought some of you might be interested in seeing how easy it is to swap fluorescent tubes for LED, it's becoming an increasingly popular alternative to fluorescent tubes, due to a number of economical and environmental reasons.

You can see the blog and video at this address: https://www.simplelighting.co.uk/kno...ghts-with-led/

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Oh,
Are you referring to Light Emitting Decorations?
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Light Emitting Diodes
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What's with the starter thingy? We have the LED tubes here as well but they just run off a regular T8 electronic ballast and all we do is swap the bulbs. Presto, done!
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You don't need a starter for the LED Tubes in our blog, a dummy starter is included with the LED Tubes so you don't end up with a dust collecting, unsightly hole in your ballast.
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It's been my experience that LED tubes do NOT put out as much as a good condition working floro tube,
in fact the latest high output floro's have VERY high outputs.
Well in excess of any Led tubes.
the only real advantage of a LED tube is reduced power use.
Some of the latest designs have built in motion sensors
to reduce output when no one is around.
But if your after high output your better off sticking with floro tubes.
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there is ballasts compatible LED tube, just remove the starter and install a new LED tube, no need for a new starter.
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due to a number of economical and environmental reasons.
Discharge lamps cost way less. And have lower failure rate.
If I had to do endless rows of accent up lighting along a shopping mall corridor. I would not be using LEDs. Plus if you use 0-10VDC ballasts the energy savings is in daylight harvesting.

The environmental impact is about the same. They are both filled with toxic metals.
Then there is the semiconductor raw material sourcing. Filled with human rights violations.

Bottom line is LEDs are a better solution if they are designed with proper fixture designs with lensing.

Not trying to discount you. I like your idea. It does add a modernization effect.
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I have seen price for LED tubes droping from 30usd/pcs to 2usd/pcs.
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LED tubes are far cheaper compared to fluorescent lamps. I just bought my and feels great in the balcony.
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Oh good !

We electricians always wanted to know how to change Led lights
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Doug. I want to welcome you to the forum. But I am not real sure why you are here?
Are you trying to sell something or push a product?
Nothing wrong with that. You just cannot do it here. So please report back.

Most of us do not like the retrofit tubes you are selling or discussing. Personally I do not want to keep the ballast in the equation. Most agree that line powered LED's are the best bet and getting rid of expensive ballasts are paramount to an LED retrofit.

I can buy the same type tubes you mention at Costco and any other store for little money. I would not waste one penny on them.
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