Imagine if you could stop your fluorescent tube flickering… wouldn’t that be great? There are a number of reasons why your fluorescent tube may be flickering. It could be a sign that it’s about to give out, the environment may be too cold for the light to perform or you may have a faulty starter or ballast! From my personal experiences all of the above issues have resulted in the same outcome of changing fluorescent bulbs. After all on average, at least five fluorescent light bulbs would be discarded in the lifespan of one LED bulb. LED bulbs therefore reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by 80%. Do you want to learn how to switch fluorescent to LED?
Changing fluorescent bulbs to LED is really simple, I have done this many of times in the most quick and simple way. I choose to replace my fluorescent bulbs with LED Batten Lights as they are a slim profile and easy to install.
Heres how I did it…
- Take down the old fluorescent tube fitting by unscrewing the mains wires from the fitting.
- Then mark where you want the new batten light to go using the free mounting brackets.
3. Screw the mounting brackets into either your wall or ceiling depending on your installation.
4. Connect the new pre wired Batten Light to the mains via a connector block.
5. Finally push the fitting on to the mounting brackets to clip into place. There you have it! A nice new sleek LED Light for any indoor applications!
For more detail on changing fluorescent bulbs to LED check out this blog with another step by step guide on how to replace quickly and easily.
- Check out how to replace your old Fluorescent T8 Tubes.
- Buy 6ft LED Battens to replace fluorescent tube flickering.
Have you ever wondered what causes Fluorescent Tube Flickering? Here are some interesting facts you may not know about fluorescent tubes…
Fluorescent tube lights age significantly if they are frequently switched on and off. Typical lamp life for a CFL is about 10,000 hours but this can degrade as a consequence of frequent switching (turning on and off). Burning life is extended if lamps remain on continuously for long periods of time. It’s worth thinking about in the event that you are using CFLs in conjunction with motion sensors that frequently activate and time out.
Fluorescent tube lights contain toxic mercury. Mercury, as well as the phosphor inside the bulbs, are hazardous materials that present a waste disposal issue at the end of a light’s life. Broken bulbs release a small amount of toxic mercury as a gas and the rest is contained in the glass itself.
Fluorescent tube lights are omnidirectional. Omnidirectional lights produce light in 360 degrees. This is a large system inefficiency because at least half of the light needs to be reflected and redirected to the desired area being illuminated. It also means that more accessory parts are required in the light fixture itself in order to reflect or focus the luminous output of the bulb (thus increasing unit costs).
Do you want to learn about LED Batten Lights? Here are some interesting facts…
LED Slimline Battens last up to 30,000 hours compared to that of a fluorescent tube light which lasts on average between 7,000 and 15,000 hours. That’s a huge 50% more life from an LED Batten compared to a fluorescent tube.
LED Batten Lights on average are not subject to serious damage from external shock. If you drop an incandescent lamp, there will be a lot of broken glass to clean up, and if it’s a Fluorescent, not only will it break, there are mercury decontamination procedures recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency you will have to follow.
LEDs contain no mercury, and a recent Energy Department study determined that LEDs have a much smaller environmental impact than incandescent bulbs. They also have an edge over compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) that’s expected to grow over the next few years as LED technology continues its steady improvement.
Good-quality LED bulbs can have a useful life of 25,000 hours or more — meaning they can last more than 25 times longer than traditional light bulbs. That is a life of more than three years if run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Need a solution? Look no further…
LED batten lights are a fantastic, easy and quick solution for eliminating your old fluorescent tube flickering. There are many environmental and energy saving benefits when switching to LED technology and the sooner you start the better! I started my switch to LED about 5 years ago and haven’t looked back since. LED’s are far more affordable now and the cost savings you will make by switching from incandescent or fluorescent lighting to LED is staggering. Why wouldn’t you want to save money on your energy bills? It was a no brainer for me!