Can you replace a fluorescent light fixture with an LED light fixture?

Can you replace a fluorescent light fixture with an LED light fixture?

If you have fluorescent fixtures and are eying the cost- and energy-savings of switching to LED lighting, you’ll find there are two paths you can take: convert your existing fixtures to work with LED or replace those fixtures with new LED fixtures.

Do you have to remove the ballast for LED lights?

An LED light does not require a ballast because it uses a component called a “driver” to regulate the power going into the bulb.

What can I replace fluorescent lights with?

Replacement choices include pendant lighting, flush-mount ceiling fixtures, track lighting, monorail lighting, potrack lighting and more. You can even skip the ceiling-mounted light and instead install a couple of wall sconces.

Do you need starters for LED tubes?

LED tubes do not need to have a starter (fuse) and can be fixed to be used without ballast. LED tubes are mostly used for home offices, garages and storage spaces at home.

What are the pros and cons of converting the old fluorescent lamp fixture into and LED lighting fixture?

LED linear tubes can last 50,000 hours or more, nearly twice the lifespan of comparable fluorescent tubes. That means that over time, you will be buying fewer replacement tubes. If you are paying someone to make the replacements, it also translates into savings in labor costs over time.

Are LED lights better than flourescent lights?

They use just a fraction of the energy that fluorescent lights do, which helps shop owners to keep their energy costs down. At the same time, LED lighting is also regarded as being better lighting overall than fluorescent lighting. LED shop lights can produce high-quality light that makes it simple for people to see while working in a shop.

Does a LED light run cooler than a fluorescent light?

While some fluorescent tubes now use a different type of phosphorous powder to produce a warmer color, most fluorescents produce only a cold blue/white light. It is stark and not very welcoming. LEDs on the other hand provide all manner of different colors easily for any purpose. This is what makes LEDs so adaptable.

How do you dispose of fluorescent light fixtures?


  • These tubes are considered universal waste and can be dropped off at a universal waste handler in large or small quantities.
  • Head to your local Batteries Plus Bulbs store.
  • You can also call 800-CLEAN-UP for help finding an appropriate disposal center near you.
  • How to troubleshoot and repair fluorescent light fixtures?

    Troubleshooting Checklist for Repairing a Fluorescent Light Fixture. Lamp Pins and Sockets. Make sure both pins of the lamps are in all the way in the sockets and the lamps have been rotated so the pins make connection with the socket contacts. At the base of each end of the lamp there are marks 180 degrees apart from each other which are

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