Are LED tubes a direct replacement?

Can you direct wire plug and play LED tubes?

You can start by using it like a plug-and-play lamp and then, when the ballast fails, you can direct wire it to line voltage. The lamp snaps into the existing fixture without any wiring modifications meaning installation can be done by virtually anyone.

Do I need to remove the ballast to use an LED bulb?

A plug and play LED is a fixture where you can install LED bulbs to what was once a fluorescent bulb. This is an easy solution and requires minimal effort on your part. Since it works with the existing ballast, there is no need for rewiring or ballast removal.

Can I replace my fluorescent tubes with LED?

Yes, you can replace fluorescent tubes with LED tubes or LED integrated fixtures. … As long as the bulb is compatible with the existing fluorescent ballast in the fixture, you simply remove the fluorescent and replace it with the LED tube light.

Is direct wire the same as hardwire?

Hardwired wall mount hair dryers require more work to install. You will need to hire the services of an electrician or a handyman that knows about electricity. Direct wire hair dryers have two wires coming out of the back of the hair dryer which are connected directly to power in the wall.

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Can a Type A LED tube be used without a ballast?

The short answer is you need to rewire your fixture.

Hybrid LED tubes will work with or without a ballast. … Once the ballast stops working, it’s time to remove it and rewire your fixture to run directly off the main power supply. Hybrid LEDs can work in plug and play mode with shunted or non-shunted sockets.

Do I still need a starter with an LED tube?

Conventional fluorescent tubes need a starter. This starter provides ignition voltage. Naturally, this isn’t necessary for LEDs, so the ignition voltage is superfluous. If you want to replace a traditional fluorescent bulb with an LED, then you must install a dummy starter or bypass the standard starter manually.

Are T8 and T12 LED bulbs interchangeable?

The main difference between T8 and T12 tubes is the tube’s diameter. T12 tubes are 1.5″ in diameter while T8s are just one inch. All other things—socket sizes, lengths, distance between pins—are the same. T8 LED tubes won’t fall out if you try to install them in a T12 fixture—they’ll fit just fine.