How To Replace a Fluorescent Tube with an LED Batten?
- Switch all power off at the mains.
- Remove the fluorescent tube from the body of the fitting by rotating the tube and prizing the pins out at either end.
- Unscrew the base of the fluorescent fitting from the ceiling.
- Disconnect the wiring from the mains to the fitting. Once this has been completed you will be able to remove the fitting completely and put to one side.
- Now the old fluorescent light has been removed you can now fix the LED Batten into place.
- Firstly mark out where the batten is going to be fixed and drill holes at either end where the fixings are going to be placed.
- Once the fixings are into position simply wire the batten to the mains using a junction box and clip the base of the batten to the fixings so the batten is mounted flush to the ceiling.
And that's it. This is how simple it is to replace a costly, old light fitting and replace with an energy efficient light that will start saving you money instantly.
LED Battens Replace Fluorescent Tubes
Did you know LED Batten Lights are a fantastic replacement for your old fluorescent tube lights? With the ability to be either surface mounted or suspended from the ceiling, LED Batten Lights are a great alternative to the outdated, costly fluorescent tube light. You are able to match the length of your existing light to the size of the LED Batten equivalent. The most popular Batten sizes are 2ft, 4ft, 5ft and 6ft length
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Fluorescent Tube Replacement Wattage
In the table below you can see a comparison for the wattage consumed for a fluorescent tube and that of an LED Batten.
As you can see the savings from changing a Fluorescent Tube to an LED Batten are huge .. in fact over 90% energy saving.
It’s easy to see with this amount of energy saving this will dramatically reduce your electricity bill.
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6ft LED Battens Saves You £££
You have now seen how to replace your old fluorescent tube light above so let’s look at how the performance compares to a 6ft LED Batten.
The average 6ft fluorescent tube consumes around 70 watts of energy whilst a 6ft LED Batten consumes just 54 watts of energy this equates to 16 more watts of energy that is burning for the fluorescent tube.
You may think that because the fluorescent tube is burning more energy the light output would be brighter? Wrong. The fluorescent tube produces an average of 6000 lumens when compared to the LED Batten this produces 6505 lumens thats a staggering efficiency of 120 lumens per watt consumed by the LED Batten compared to just 85 lumens per watt consumed by the fluorescent tube. So not only is it using less energy but it is also producing more light.
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Now, How do I save money? Well if on average you pay 0.15p per KW of energy you consume and the 10 fluorescent tubes you have in your commercial unit or home is burning for an average of 7 hours a day 7 days a week for a year. You energy bill for the year will equate to around £268 per year. Now if you ran an equivalent LED Batten for the same time you would have to pay just £206 thats a huge saving of 30% just on that one product.
LED Slimline Batten, Perfect for Ceiling and Under Pelmets
Slimline LED Battens are very effective when fitted under kitchen pelmets. They create a sleek, stylish finish and have various colour temperatures to choose from. There are also LED Battens available now that you can switch the colour temperature to suit you whether it’s a warm task light or a bright reading light you can switch the lighting to your requirement.
As the name Slimline portrays, this range of products has a depth of only 25mm allowing for discreet application compared to the fluorescent tube lights which are bulky and a bit of an eyesore.
These LED Battens are highly versatile and efficient and are all available to be ceiling or wall mounted.