What should I pay attention to when buying a LED fluorescent tube?
It's important to check a number of points in advance when buying a LED fluorescent tube.
- The wattage: Each wattage corresponds to a specific tube length. You can find the wattage and it’s conventional fluorescent equivalent in the product names. For example, “23-58w” means that the tube has a wattage of 23w and replaces a 58w conventional fluorescent tube.
- The colour temperature. 3000K (warm white), 4000K (cool white) or 6500K (daylight)
- Type of ballast: conventional (for which you need a starter) or electronic. If you have tube which works with one of these ballasts, then it doesn't work with the other one.
How do I replace a fluorescent tube with a LED tube?
Planning to trade in your conventional fluorescent tube for a durable LED tube? That's great to hear! The switch from fluorescent tubes to LED tubes is not difficult. For your convenience, we have explained in the following steps how you can quickly and easily replace your fluorescent lighting with an LED variant.
- Switch off the power and the fuse.
- Remove the cover of the fluorescent fixture until you can see the contacts of the tube.
- Turn your old fluorescent tube about 90 degrees forwards. Be careful and wear gloves, because if the tube breaks, shards of glass can injure you
- Pull the tube downwards out of the holder.
- You are now ready to install the LED tube. Dispose of your old fluorescent lighting at the recycling centre or a collection point in your neighbourhood.
Please note: If you replace a fluorescent luminaire with an LED tube, you will also need to change the dimmer. When replacing the light, the total wattage is often lower than the minimum wattage of the dimmer. As a result, the LED tube is harder to dim and may flicker. To avoid this, you should also replace the dimmer with an LED dimmer when you replace the tube.
Do LED tubes need a starter?
Only conventional LED fluorescent tubes need a starter. This is a starter for LED tubes. You connect a LED starter to a LED tube that is suitable for conventional ballasts (EM). Would you like to buy a conventional LED fluorescent tube? Then you will automatically get a LED starter from us. LED fluorescent tubes that work on an electronic ballast (HF) do not need a starter. Want to know what type of LED fluorescent tube you need? Simply look at your current fixture and check whether a starter is present.
Which LED tubes are suitable for outdoor use?
If you are looking for a LED fluorescent tube for outdoor use, you should take into account the IP protection of the product. We recommend choosing a LED tube with an IP value of at least 44, but 65 would be even better. The IP rating needed can change depending on what it is used for.
For example: If you install the tubes under an awning or carport, an IP rating of 44 is sufficient. However, if it is not protected at all against rain, snow and the like, the level of protection should be higher. You'll find suitable products in our "LED outdoor lighting" category.
How do I install a LED tube in my current fixture?
Installation when you have a conventional ballast:
- Remove the fluorescent luminaire
- Remove the starter
- Install the LED starter
- Fit the LED tube
Installation when you have an electronical ballast:
- Remove the fluorescent luminaire
- Insert the LED tube
- Connect the tube on one side only
Noxion Avant LED Tube T8
The Noxion Avant LED Tube T8 is the perfect replacement for conventional fluorescent tubes. Save 50% on energy and the T8 has a lifetime of up to 50,000 hours.
You can choose from three types:
- High Output
- Ultra Outpit
Would you like to know more? Watch this video and find out more!