T5 LED Bulbs
T5 LED bulbs are one-to-one direct replacements for fluorescent 54 watt T5HO lamps. T5 LED tube lamps are smaller in diameter compared to T8 lamps, and can be used for retail stores, garages and storage rooms. T5 LED retrofit tubes can be installed in strip lights, shop lights, vapor tight fixtures and high bays. Switching to LED tube lights gives more cost efficiency by providing the same or higher amount of lumen output with less energy consumption and longer rate life of up to 50,000 hours.
T5 LED Tube Lamps
T5 LED tube lamps are quick and easy to install with either plug and play or ballast bypass mode. Plug and play T5 LED replacement bulbs are compatible with electronic ballasts, which means there is no need to remove the fluorescent ballast. Simply take out the fluorescent tube and replace with the T5 LED. Ballast compatible T5 LED tubes are double ended and wired to both ends of the tube. Contact the LED tube lamp manufacturer for a list of compatible fluorescent instant start, program start and dimming ballasts.
On the other hand, T5 LED ballast bypass tube lights have an internal driver within the lamp so there is no need for an electronic ballast. Ballast bypass LED tube lights require the electronic ballast to be removed and the T5 LED bulb to be wired directly to the 120-277V line voltage. Direct wire T5 LED replacement bulbs can either be single ended or double ended wiring. Single ended wiring has the voltage running through only one end of the lamp through a non-shunted socket. Double ended wiring has the voltage running through both ends of the lamp.
Easy installation means less maintenance cost and more hours of bright and even light. T5 LED bulbs are flicker-free and do not burn out easily. LED tube lights also come with a diffused lens and a wide beam angle to cover more space. Choose from different color temperatures like 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K and 5000K.