The vast majority of fluorescent tubes are sold with an assortment of different types of LED bulbs. In fact, the most common use for an LED bulb is as a replacement for incandescent bulbs in fluorescent lighting systems, especially ceiling fan and track lighting. In fact, the only way to get rid of them is to replace the entire fixture, but that is something that you can probably do yourself. Dimmable LED Bulbs are dimmable just like incandescent ones. All you have to do is turn on the power switch, and move the control knob until you get the desired level of lighting.
Most people are not going to want to replace their existing fluorescent fixtures, because that means they are going to need to replace the lighting system as well. If you happen to be in an apartment building, or even a condo, you can easily find one that will work for your needs. There are many different types of LED tube light bulbs that can be found. The good news is that you don't have to choose from the brand, you just need to find out which size works for you. One thing to keep in mind is that most companies offer replacements for incandescent bulbs, but not all of them will do so for LED tube light bulbs.
The first thing you want to do is take measurements of your fluorescent lighting system. This will allow you to figure out how much space you need to leave around the fixtures so that you can easily place the new LED tubes in without too much difficulty. If you have an odd number of square feet this can be an issue. For example, if you have a 25 foot fluorescent lamp on each of four walls, you would need at least five feet of distance between each of the four walls to accommodate your new tube lighting system.
Once you know the dimensions of your fluorescent lighting fixture, you need to figure out the wattage rating for each individual bulb. This can vary, depending on what type of ballast you have. For example, if you are using t8 LED light bulbs, which are one of the most efficient bulbs, you will probably want to go with a ballast rated for at least one thousand watts. Now, if you only need one or two lights, you likely can get away with a less powerful ballast, such as a t5 bulb.
The next thing you want to do is figure out what type of ballast to buy. There are many options available, including quartz tube, polystyrene, ceramic and other polymeric materials. It is probably best to purchase a ballast that is made specifically for LED lamps. Also, there are several different types of fluorescent tubes that will work with these specific bulbs. You want to make sure you buy the right ballast so you will be able to have your new fixtures installed correctly.
Once you have all of your equipment ready, you will need a good set of replacement fluorescent tubes. Again, you can purchase them from your supplier, but it is easier to find them in the store where you purchased your original equipment. You will need to purchase a ballast bypass unit, a transformer and the appropriate connector. Do not forget to follow the instructions included with your guide for installing a ballast bypass.
Once you have everything in place, you can test your lights. Connect each pin to its corresponding plug. If all of your pins are working, then you can install your ballast bypass. If any of your pins are not working, then you may need to replace some of your other fluorescent tubes or replace the entire ballast bypass with a new one.
Your last step is to test your new ballast. Run each of your eight feet LED bulbs for fluorescent fixtures under fifteen minutes each. This will allow you to get an idea of how long each of your lights can work before you will need to replace them. If you find that each light is still on after fifteen minutes, then you know that you will be able to keep your lights going for a very long time. Keep in mind that your life rating is something that is separate from the life of your LED bulbs. When you install your lights, you should include an instruction manual that explains the life expectancy of your lights as well as how to maintain their life rating over the long haul.