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There are is lot to consider when choosing LED replacement tubes for fluorescent fixtures. Here is what you need to know before choosing the right LED tubes.
Led tubes are usually brighter than the equivalent fluorescent tube when direct-
There are three basic types of LED tubes
This type of installation does not have the option of direct wiring the LED to the light fixture. You just remove the old fluorescent tubes and install the new LED tubes. Ballast compatibility can vary with different LEDs and different ballasts. Check the LED label for compatibility.
Direct replacement LEDs are sometimes not compatible with the ballast in a fixture, even though the LEDs are advertised as compatible. When not compatible, the LED may be too dim, flicker, not turn on at all, or work for a short time until the ballast or LED tube fails. Check LED tube labels and reviews for compatibility issues before purchase.
There are two types of direct wired LED tubes.
Shunted or non-
If shunted lampholders are used in a light fixture, they must be replaced with non-
Use these with or without a ballast. This type of LED tube is installed as either direct replacement (with the ballast) or direct wired (ballast is bypassed). If the LED tubes are used as direct replacement and are not compatible with the ballast, they can be direct wired instead. These tubes are a good choice because of the built-
The standard size wire for a fluorescent light fixture is 18 AWG. When removing a wire from a lampholder it can be cut short to the lampholder wire terminal. The lampholder may then become unusable with not enough remaining terminals to plug into.
Instead of cutting the wire, grasp the wire close to the lampholder and wrap it around a finger or two of your dominate hand. Rotate your hand (and the wire) back and forth while pulling on it. It should eventually come out without breaking.