Quick Answer: Can I replace a CFL bulb with an LED bulb?

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.

Is CFL same as LED?

In short form, here are the answers: CFL is the curly light bulb and LED is the long light bulb. And, in the CFL vs LED battle for energy efficiency, the LED light benefits make it a winner, hands down.

Can you use LED and CFL together?

The fact you have a CFL lamp on the same branch circuit as a LED light should have no impact on the service life of the LED light.

Are CFL bulbs obsolete?

Now CFLs, or compact fluorescent lamps, are slowly disappearing from stores. … The latest U.S. numbers show CFL shipments down 28 percent from last year, while LEDs are up a whopping 237 percent, according to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

Will ballast compatible LED tubes work without a ballast?

If the LED tube is not compatible with your ballast, you would then need to replace your ballast in addition to the T8 LED tube. … The T8 LED tube won’t work without the ballast, so you are forced to continue buying and replacing ballasts as long as you have an LED tube that is ONLY ballast dependent.

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