Frequent question: How does an LED tube light work?

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.

Can LED tube work without ballast?

The short answer is you need to rewire your fixture.

Hybrid LED tubes will work with or without a ballast. Hybrids are commonly installed in fixtures with ballasts, operating as plug and play LEDs until the ballast’s lifespan has ended.

Can I replace fluorescent tube bulb with LED bulb?

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.

Do you have to bypass ballast for LED lights?

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.

Which gas is used in LED tube light?

Both Tube light and CFL bulbs are filled with Argon gas and coated with Mercury vapor. The reaction between the electricity running through the tube of the bulb and the mercury vapor allows the generation of invisible ultraviolet light.

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