Ballast Compatible LED T8 Tube LightsPlug and play LED T8 tube lamps are the easiest retrofit solution for fluorescent fixtures. Most Type A tube lamps allow for simple and fast installation into the existing connection without rewiring or other modifications. Check the LED T8 manufacturer for a list of compatible fluorescent ballasts. LED retrofit tube lamps are ideal for installation in linear fixtures like strip lights, vapor tight fixtures, troffers and high bays.
Type A LED T8 TubesType A T8 LED lamps are used for "relamping" installations where only the lamp is replaced and the current wiring is kept intact. Ballast compatible LED tubes work with the existing electronic ballast so there is less installation and maintenance costs involved. The T8 lamps are double ended and get power from both sockets. Not all fluorescent ballasts are compatible with LED, so it is important to check with the manufacturer first. Using plug and play lamps run the risk of the ballast dying out before the LED lamp's rate life, and the ballast needs to be replaced first before the LED lamp will work again. Direct replacement LED tubes come in 2ft T8, 3ft T8, 4ft T8, 5ft T8, 6ft T8 and 8ft T8 lengths for various fluorescent retrofit applications. Bi-pin and single pin bulbs need to be matched to the appropriate socket.