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NorthLux T8 LED Tube Lights for Art Studio
I presently have fluorescent tubes in my art studio I have 2 ceiling flush-mounted units, each with 4 fluorescent bulbs of 40 watts each. How many of your LED tubes do I need to replace the light of 8 fluorescent 40-watt tubes? Also, can I install these new LED tubes into the fluorescent unit that houses 4 tubes and has a ballast? I do not want to use the ballast anymore as it is over 30 years old and hums make the fluorescent lights flicker.
Our NorthLux T8 LED tube lights sound like a great fit for your lighting upgrade project.
It sounds like you currently have 4-ft T12 fluorescent lamps. If so, our T8 LED tube lights can be used in the same fixture, as long as the ballast is either bypassed, or completely removed. (The new T8 LED tube lights are NOT compatible with T12 fluorescent ballasts, and should be wired directly to line voltage).
Since you mention that the existing ballasts are old and in need of replacement, hopefully this should not be too much of an inconvenience. Additionally, the flicker-free feature of our LED T8 lamps should provide you with a very nice improvement in the lighting environment.
For further instructions on installation and wiring, please reference our installation manual:
In terms of brightness, each one of our T8 LED tubes will produce the same or slightly more light than a T12 fluorescent tube. As such, if you felt that the existing 8 fluorescent tubes provided you with sufficient brightness, a one-to-one replacement with 8 of our T8 LED tube lights should be a good starting point.
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