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Are the NorthLux T8 LED Tube Lights compatible with new T8 fixtures?
I will be purchasing new fixtures for the studio I'm renovating. They will be 4' long, with two lamp fixtures each. My question is: Can the NorthLux T8 Tubes be used in newly bought LED wired/ready T8 fixtures instead of using the tubes as a retrofit for existing T8 fluorescent fixtures?
We're happy to confirm that the NorthLux™ 95 CRI T8 LED Tube for Art & Studio product is compatible with new T8 fixtures as well as older retrofitted fluorescent fixtures.
Listed below are three fixtures I'm considering (cost and ease of purchase being the two main deciders). But if there is a recommendation you can make outside of these three fixtures I'm all ears!
Maxlite LSS2XT8USE4803 75303, Nicor 10395EB, Lithonia C 2 32 120 GESB
Using your online lumen calculator, I come up with 19 lamps needed for my 400 sq ft space (ceilings are 8 ' high). So I am looking to do 10 fixtures in this case.
After some review, it appears that each of the lighting fixtures provided is compatible with our NorthLux™ 95 CRI T8 LED Tube for Art & Studio product.
However, it might be helpful to know that the Lithonia and Nicor products utilize ballasts, which can cause some performance issues if the ballasts are not compatible. That being said, there are instructions for installing our tube lights into ballast fixtures using a ballast-bypass method, which is described on the product specification sheet.
Here is a link to our list of compatible ballasts: https://www.waveformlighting.com/files/CD4020.txt
Further, the Maxlite fixture does not appear to utilize a ballast, though the instruction manual for the product does state that it is only compatible with “MaxLite LxxT8SE4xx lamps”. You may want to check with the manufacturer to see if that information is accurate.
Is there a way to cross reference that list with actual fixtures that have those listed ballasts installed in them? When I Googled some of the listed ballasts all I got were web pages for the actual ballasts, not the ballasts as installed in fixtures.
While such a tool would certainly be helpful, unfortunately we do not currently have a way to cross-reference compatible ballasts and light fixtures. We apologize!
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