LED FLUORESCENT LAMPS
LED linear fluorescent lamps are a modern, energy-saving and more durable alternative to T8 and T10 fluorescent lamps with the following lengths: 60cm (18W), 120cm (36W), 150cm (58W). They are quick and easy to install. In the first part, we will introduce you to the benefits of using this source of lighting and our offer in this area.
What are the main advantages of LED fluorescent lamps?
• Up to 66% savings in electricity consumption compared to traditional fluorescent lamps in the same circuit,
• Longer service life,
• Less heat emission,
• They emit healthier light (no pulsation and no UV waves),
• They do not contain mercury, thus posing no risk to the environment and health,
• They do not emit noise, so working around them is not tiring,
• Immediate start,
• They do not require starters or ballasts to work, thanks to which electricity consumption is even lower.
Why is it worth choosing LED Labs fluorescent lamps?
The Polish LED lamps offered by us are built on LED diodes in SMD technology (Surface Mount Device), which are characterised by higher efficiency and shelf life compared to the older type of DIP LEDs. The LED diodes we use come from some of the best producers in the world (including EDISON Opto), thanks to which they are characterised by a high luminous power while maintaining optimal working conditions for each of the diodes. In fluorescent lamps based on LED SMD 3528 diodes, we obtain a luminous power of approximately 7.5 lm/diode with a safe 20mA current supply, while in fluorescent lamps based on SMD 3014 LED diodes we get up to 13 lm/diode with an optimal supply current of 30mA for this type of LED. Such measurement results leave the majority of competing fluorescent lamps far behind, the luminous power of which usually does not exceed 5 lm/single LED. It is also common that other producers use current distortion in order to obtain a higher luminous power from LED diodes, which dramatically shortens their shelf life.
The responsibly designed power supply and heat dissipation system are a key advantage of the fluorescent lamps offered by us. These are the key parameters that determine the shelf life of LED diodes. All fluorescent lamps are available in several variants. You can choose the colour of the light: warm white (3200K), neutral (4500K), cold white (6000K), and the diffuser: milky, grooved and transparent. The exact parameters of LED Labs fluorescent lamps can be found in the catalogue cards available on our website www.led-labs.pl in the LED fluorescent lamps category.
Fig. 1. Diagram of connecting an LED fluorescent lamp.
Below, there is a list of steps from the next stages of replacing traditional 60cm 18W linear fluorescent lamps with 60cm 8W 120 LED 3528 SMD T8 LED lamps and modification of the installation using the existing light fitting. It is worth noting that the savings resulting from the replacement of traditional fluorescent lamps with LED lamps are higher than the difference their powers would indicate. This is because when mounting LED fluorescent lamps we remove the ballast from the light fitting. For this reason, considering the entire circuit, the savings in electricity consumption can be as high as 66%.
NOTE! Before starting work, switch off the power supply.
Step 1. The previously mentioned elements should be removed from the existing fitting, that is: starters, cable glands and capacitors. These elements can be excluded from the circuit or completely removed from the fitting (Fig. 1 and 2).
Fig. 2. Removal of starters from the fitting, which are unnecessary for LED fluorescent lamps.
Fig. 3. Removal of the gland, which causes additional electricity consumption.
Step 2. After removing the above elements, you can start preparing the installation for LED fluorescent lamps according to the diagram in Fig. 1. However, before that, it is worth cleaning the light fitting, thus increasing its light reflectance. According to the diagram, the sockets where the LED lamp will be placed should be connected: on one side the phase (L) of the socket, and the neutral wire (N) to the socket on the opposite side (Fig. 4).
Step 3. The prepared sockets should be connected in parallel to the power source. For this purpose, you can use a typical electric cube or balance connector (Fig. 5).
Fig. 4. Prepared sockets: on the right side of the socket with phase (L), on the left side of the socket with the neutral wire (N).
Fig. 5. Connecting the sockets to the 230V electrical network using a balance connector.
Step 4. Now the installation is prepared, the last step is to connect the LED fluorescent lamps. It does not matter which end of the fluorescent lamp to which socket we connect. You can do it any way you want.
Fig. 6. The end result of replacement of the T8 fluorescent lamps with LED T8 8W 120 LED SMD 3528 lamps with a colour temperature of 4500K (neutral) at the registered office of our company.