Stars and Stripes Lighting's collection of T8 LED bulbs provide the perfect replacement solution for outdated fluorescents that require constant maintenance. We offer T8 LED light bulbs in two different styles ballast bypass, which eliminates the need for rewiring to make installation fast and simple, and ballast compatible, which allows them to operate using a lighting fixture's existing ballast. These T8 LED replacement bulbs come in various lengths and color temperatures, which enables them to be implemented into any applications. Stars and Stripes Lighting's T8 LED bulbs are designed to provide at least 50,000 hours of continuous light output and are backed with a 5 year warranty.
ABOUT T8 LED Bulbs
T8 LED bulbs are designed as direct replacements of traditional fluorescent T8s. Compared to fluorescent T8s, LED T8s last much longer, typically between 20,000 to 50,000 hours and save over 50% in energy consumption.
T8 LED bulbs are a great choice if you are looking to replace your old fluorescent T5, T8, T10 or T12 lamps with long lasting, more efficient LED technology. At Stars and Stripes Lighting, we make replacing fluorescent light bulbs easy with our extensive selection of LED T8 bulb replacements.
TYPE A LED T8 Bulb (ALSO REFERRED TO AS BALLAST COMPATIBLE OR PLUG-N-PLAY BULBS)
These T8 LED bulbs are designed for use in fixtures with an existing electronic ballast to drive the LEDs in the bulb itself. This option requires no rewiring and doesn't require an electrician, allowing you to do the work yourself. However, the downside to this option is that the T8 LED bulb will not operate if the ballast fails. (Note: Not all T8 ballast will operate these tubes, please make sure to check the ballast compatibility guide for the product to ensure your electronic ballast is compatible).
TYPE B LED T8 Bulb (Commonly Referred to as DIRECT WIRE or Ballast bypass)
These T8 LED bulbs are designed to operate without a ballast. The fixture's internal ballast needs to be disconnected and the tombstones (lamp sockets) need to be replaced with non-shunted sockets, and then wired direct to 120-277V line voltage. The great thing about this replacement option is that your eliminating the most common issues that affect fluorescent fixtures, the ballast. However, in most cases an electrician is required due to the fact the fixture needs to be rewired to accept these T8 LED bulbs.
HYBRID T8 LED BULB (BALLAST BYPASS OR BALLAST COMPATIBLE)
These T8 LED bulbs are designed to be installed either way, ballast bypass or ballast compatible. This type is very popular due to the flexibility you get with multiple installation options and also takes the guess work on choosing which T8 LED bulb would work in your fixture. Keep on mind, it you plan on removing the ballast using type B mode, we recommend hiring a certified electrician to complete the work.
T8 LED Bulbs are designed to replace their equivalent fluorescent models with a long lasting and more energy-efficient alternative.
T8 LED bulbs are available in three different installation types, ballast bypass, ballast compatible, and hybrid. They also come in various color temperatures, lengths, and lumen outputs.
T8 LED bulbs are suitable for indoor and outdoor applications with fixtures that require linear lamps. Some of these applications include classrooms, storage areas, offices, manufacturing areas, retail spaces, hospitality, garages and many more.
There are a variety of benefits provided by T8 LED bulbs. Compared to fluorescent T8s, LED T8s do not flicker or require a warm up time to come to full brightness. They also are longer lasting and a more energy-efficient alternative. T8 LED bulbs also provide a much better quality light output in terms of color rendering, color temperature and lumen output.
NEED ADDITIONAL HELP WITH T8 LED BULBS?
Here at Stars and Stripes Lighting, we pride ourselves on helping our customers find the best and most appropriate T8 LED bulbs that will best suit their needs. If your still unsure on which LED replacement for T8 bulbs you need for your application, let one of our lighting specialists help you today. We can provide you with additional information, so you'll get the best T8 LED light bulbs for your application. If you have additional questions about T8 LED bulbs feel free to reach out to one of our lighting experts, we're here to help.