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Will the new LED T8 Tubular bulbs work in my 40 year old fluorescent shop light?  
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Posted 2016-01-20T04:36:53+0000  by JefferyT JefferyT
 
There short answer is yes.  There are two types of LED replacement bulbs available, the first is a direct/drop-in replacement that requires the existing ballast in the fixture to be compatible with the new LED bulb.  You'll need open your fixture and get the model/type of ballast in the fixture and compare it to the list either on the package or at the manufacturer's web site.  The second type bypasses the existing ballast and is wired directly to household power which will require some re-wiring inside the fixture and possibly replacement of the lamp holders.

I would also like to point out that depending on the type of bulbs you have in the fixture now, the new LED lamp put out considerably less light (upwards of 40%).
Posted 2016-01-20T10:50:18+0000  by Adam444

Hello JefferyT, 


Adam is correct there are two types: 


LED Tube Light Bulb, these are the bulbs that you need to do some wiring, check out the link and watch the video. They designed to replace T8 and T12 fluorescent bulbs.Uses only 16-watts of energy and is rated for 50,000 hours of use.


The Feit Linear LED Light Bulb is similar but doesn't need the existing wiring to be changed, just insert the bulb. Direct replacement for both fluorescent 4ft T8 and T12 lamps, no replacing or rewiring of lamp holders, works with ballast. The reviews state that even though the Lumens are lower with LED, it still seems brighter than standard fluorescent bulbs. 

Posted 2016-01-21T15:36:10+0000  by Angelo_HD_CHI
 
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