LED Tube Light Manufacturer in China

Your Reliable Source for LED Tube Lights

10 Years Experience LED Tube Light Manufacturer

VST has supplied LED tube lights to electrical contractors, lighting solution providers, lighting wholesalers, and importers for 10 years yet.

No matter which type your business is, we understand your needs very well. You can find the desired tube light LED from VST.

Talk to us about your requirements.

Round Shape LED Tube

1ft, 2ft, 3ft, 4ft, 5ft, 6ft and 8ft

Watt from 3w to 60w

Oval Shape T8 LED light tube

1ft, 2ft, 3ft, 4ft, 5ft, 6ft and 8ft

Watt from 3w to 60w

Rotatable End Cap T8 LED tube

1ft, 2ft, 3ft, 4ft, 5ft, 6ft and 8ft

Watt from 3w to 60w

Dimmable LED tubelight

300mm, 600mm, 900mm, 1200mm, 1500mm, 1800mm and 2400mm

Power ranges: 3w to 60w

Emergency 18w led tube light

300mm, 600mm, 900mm, 1200mm, 1500mm, 1800mm and 2400mm

Power ranges: 3w to 60w

LED Tube Bulbs with Radar Sensor

300mm, 600mm, 900mm, 1200mm, 1500mm, 1800mm and 2400mm

Power ranges: 3w to 60w

Your Ideal Parter in China for LED Tube Light

VST has 10 years production experience in LED tube lights, the average working experience of the management team in LED lighting business is 9 years. The production team is very stable, the average working experience of the workers in LED lighting is 5 years. All production staff are well trained and obtain the continuous training from time to time.

VST has a strong research and development team composed of electrical engineers, structure engineers, lighting engineers and testing engineers. We continue to release 3~5 new products yearly. We also keep working on improve the performance of existing products.

VST has 5 full-stack quality assurance and quality check employees to make sure quality is well controlled. The optimized IQC (incoming quality control), IPQC (input process quality control), FQC (final quality control) and OQC (outgoing quality control) processes are guarantee for strict quality assurance.

Thanks to the strategic partnership with most suppliers, we can get the best rates from supply chain. So, the costs of our LED lights is below the industry average level. We are also able to optimize the supply chain then offer cost down to you yearly.

VST has lighting design experts for lighting simulations, so if you are not sure how to pick and layout the right LED tubes for your projects, our engineers can do the lighting design for you based on Dialux software. Detail reports will be offered.

T8 LED Tube Light Model Options :

Model NO. VST-T8-600-10W VST-T8-900-14W VST-T8-1200-18W VST-T8-1500-22W VST-T8-1800-30W VST-T8-2400-40W
Watt 10w 14w 18w 22w / 25w 30w 40w
Size 600mm/2ft 900mm/3ft 1200mm/4ft 1500mm/5ft 1800mm/6ft 2400mm/8ft
Lumens 1000~1800lm 1400lm~2520lm 1800lm~3240lm 2200lm~4500lm 3000~5400lm 4000~7200lm
Lumen Efficiency 100lm/w, 120lm/w, 140lm/w, 150lm/w, 160lm/w, 180lm/w for options
Conventional lamp equivalent 18W/20W
Fluorescent Tube
30W
Fluorescent Tube
36W/40W
Fluorescent Tube
54W/58W
Fluorescent Tube
70W
Fluorescent Tube
110W
Fluorescent Tube
Working Voltage AC85~265V, AC100~277V / 347V, AC200~240V, DC12V, DC24V; 50/60Hz
PF >0.95
THD <15%
Color Temperature 3000~3500K, 4000~4500K, 5000~5500K, 6000~6500K, Pink, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Purple
CRI CRI>80, CRI>90
LED Chip  SMD2835
Materials Aluminium alloy housing + PC cover
PC cover options Milky/Strip/Transparent
End cap G13 rotary option, T8-G5, R17D/Fa6/Fa8 single pin
Working Temperature -20℃ ~ +45℃
IP Grade IP20 / IP65 / IP67
Lifespan 50,000hrs
Warranty 3 years / 5 years
Package Foam+Carton
73*25*25cm
Carton Q’ty:30pcs
G.W.8kg
20ft:19440pcs
40ft:41310pcs
40ft HQ:45900
Foam+Carton
105*25*25cm
Carton Q’ty:30pcs
G.W.11.5kg
20ft:12120pcs
40ft:29160pcs
40ft HQ:32400pcs
Foam+Carton
130*25*25cm
Carton Q’ty:30pcs
G.W.14kg
20ft:10440pcs
40ft:21840pcs
40ft HQ:27000pcs
Foam+Carton
165*25*25cm
Carton Q’ty:30pcs
G.W.17kg
20ft:8370pcs
40ft:17820pcs
40ft HQ:19710pcs
Foam+Carton
195*25*25cm
Carton Q’ty:30pcs
G.W.22kg
20ft:7290pcs
40ft:14580pcs
40ft HQ:16200pcs
Foam+Carton
255*25*25cm
Carton Q’ty:30pcs
G.W.32kg
20ft:4860pcs
40ft:9720pcs
40ft HQ:10800pcs

 

T6 T5 LED Tube Light Model Options :

Model NO. VST-T5-600-10W VST-T5-900-14W VST-T5-1200-18W VST-T5-1500-24W
Watt 10w 14w 18w / 22w 24w / 30w
Size 549mm/24inch/2ft 849mm/36inch/3ft 1149mm/48inch/4ft 1449mm/60inch/5ft
Lumens 1200~1500lm 1680lm~2100lm 2160lm~3300lm 2880lm~4500lm
Lumen Efficiency 120lm/w, 140lm/w, 150lm/w for options
Working Voltage AC85~265V, AC100~277V / 347V, AC200~240V, DC12V, DC24V; 50/60Hz
PF >0.95
THD <15%
Color Temperature 3000~3500K, 4000~4500K, 5000~5500K, 6000~6500K, Pink, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Purple
CRI CRI>80, CRI>90
LED Chip Epistar SMD2835
Materials Aluminium alloy housing + PC cover
PC cover options Milky/Transparent
End cap G5
Working Temperature -20℃ ~ +45℃
IP Grade IP20
Lifespan 50,000hrs
Warranty 3 years / 5 years
Package Foam + Carton
73*25*25cm
Carton Q’ty:56pcs/carton
G.W.:10.5kg/carton
20ft :10368pcs
40ft :22032pcs
40ft HQ :24480pcs
Foam + Carton
100*25*25cm
Carton Q’ty:56pcs/carton
G.W.:12.6kg/carton
20ft :6480pcs
40ft :15552pcs
40ft HQ :17280pcs
Foam + Carton
160*25*25cm
Carton Q’ty:56pcs/carton
G.W.:15kg/carton
20ft :4464pcs
40ft :9504pcs
40ft HQ :10512pcs
Foam + Carton
160*25*25cm
Carton Q’ty:56pcs/carton
G.W.:19.5kg/carton
20ft :4464pcs
40ft :9504pcs
40ft HQ :10512pcs

The lighting design for large commercial spaces always represents a challenge.

Since these are complex structures, divided into different areas for characteristics and use, the designer must be able to interpret these surfaces, identifying the best performing lighting bodies for each of them, in order to provide excellent lighting and, at the same time, minimize energy consumption.

The light must be used as a marketing tool.

In fact, it is not always and only the price that influences the customer’s choice but also the image and style of how the products are represented.

The shopping experience should not be underestimated.

The light should orient and guide the customer through all areas of the supermarket and these must be set up in the best possible way to increase the pleasure of buying and the success of sales.

In addition to this factor, the light should bring out the freshness and color sof the products.

With well-maintained lighting, different environments can be created thanks to the different colors, intensities, and contrasts.

LED tube lights are adaptable to all areas of the supermarket.

The absence of UV components preserves food products while the little heat dissipation eliminates unnecessary waste of energy to cool the products in the fridge.

The most important part of supermarkets are the goods placed on the shelves, arranged in continuous and linear rows.

Here the arrangement of the LED tube light will be parallel to the aisles to enhance the goods with the correct distribution of the luminous flux.

Here we will use the LED T8 Tube with a color temperature of 4000K and a power capable of guaranteeing a minimum illumination of 600 LUX.

LED Tube for Supermarket
LED Tube for Supermarket

A very important space for the supermarket is parking.

Customers must immediately find a welcoming and clearly visible environment upon arrival and above all, once the purchases are finished, returning to the car they must have the right lighting to arrange the shopping bags.

LED tube light manufacturer in China supplies all types of products to satisfy different needs for your projects.

In car parks, which can be both internal and external, it is ideal to use a product that has an adequate IP.

In this case, we are going to use 18W 4ft T8 LED Tube and 2x4ft T8 Light Fixtures, tri-proof light fixtures, which means IP65 water/vapor proof, dustproof, and corrosion-proof.

It can work with LED T8 tubes.

On top of this, the T8 LED tube with 5500k color temperature is ideal because this temperature reproduces the natural light of the day.

The average LUX level in a parking area is 75.

Through the lighting calculations done by Dialux we can determine the exact number of products to use.

In our case with a parking dimensions of 90×9.5 meters we are going to use 15pcs VST-TF-2x1200L including 2xT8 tube 5500k.

See calculation in the photo below:

Parking Illumination T8 LED 18W Tube
Parking Illumination T8 LED 18W Tube
Packing Lot LUX Values by T8 LED Tube
Packing Lot LUX Values by T8 LED Tube

LED tube lights 4 ft 18W feature a 120° light beam, great for lighting large spaces of a supermarket of this size. Considering the internal heights of 3 meters, we know that such a light beam will cover a circumference of about 9 meters.

As we can see from the following lighting distribution.

18w 4ft T8 LED Tube IES File
18w 4ft T8 LED Tube IES File

But as mentioned earlier, the color temperature of the lights is the key factor, and it depends on the product to be highlighted or on the area of the store such as:

  • Entrance
  • Aisles Shelves
  • Frozen Aisles
  • Perimeter Shelves
  • Bakery and Pastries
  • Wine and Beverage
  • Fruit and Vegetable Area
  • Butchery
  • Fish Area
  • Household Goods
  • Cash Desk and Office Spaces
  • Information Box
  • Storage Area

For all those applications we can still use the lighting fixture VST-T8-1200-18W but with a different color temperature.

It is important to use 6000K light for frozen foods, the fish and fruit department, and to have illuminance values between 800 and 1000 lux in the refrigerated counters.

3000K light to illuminate the cheese counters, the warm color of the 3000k light allows you to enhance the yellow of the cheese and thus highlight its characteristics, bakery, and oven products.

3000k light also for the wine cellar.

In the case of cosmetic products or clothing, it is useful to highlight them with color temperatures of 5000 K and with strong lighting that comes from inside the shelves.

Another very important area for the supermarket is the storage/warehouse.

Here we can use a LED tube light with a color temperature of 6000k.

Also, we find this product ideal for this space because the storage and working humidity range for the VST-T8-1200-18W is 10%-90% and is appropriate for most climatic zones.

Considering our case study of a supermarket of 3 meters high ceiling and 90×40 meters dimensions, we have a storage area of 16×8 meters (see yellow area on the left).

Here, we are going to use a quantity of 6×2 LED Light Tube manufactured in China by VST to reach the target of 300LUX required in a warehouse/storage area of a supermarket.

See the area zoomed the next picture with the LUX Values obtained by Dialux

calculation.

Supermarket Storage Area LUX Levels Total View
Supermarket Storage Area LUX Levels Total View
LED T8 Tubes Storage Area Supermarket LUX Levels
LED T8 Tubes Storage Area Supermarket LUX Levels

Mr. Freddy Decaigny from Belgium

 

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Mr. Jamie Sharpe from Ireland

The Ultimate FAQ Guide – LED Tube Light

 

LED tube light is a typical lighting product in the 4th generation lighting technology – LED (Light Emitting Diode) Lighting. LED tube light can save more than 60% electric energy compared to the 3rd generation lighting technology – energy saving lighting.

This ultimate FAQ guide will walk you through the LED tubelight product thoroughly no matter if have personal interest on it or intend to import LED tube light from China.

Below is quick view of topics we will discuss; details are following after the list.

  1. What is LED tube light?
  2. What is T5, T8, T10 and T12 when talking about LED tube light?
  3. What is the difference between T8 and T12 LED tube light?
  4. Are T8 and T12 LED tube light interchangeable?
  5. What is Type A, B, C and D (A+B) LED tube light?
  6. What is plug and play LED tube light?
  7. What are ballast bypass LED tube light?
  8. What is ballast compatible LED tube light?
  9. What is inside LED tube light?
  10. What are the key components in LED tube light?
  11. What are power supply / driver for LED tube light?
  12. What are isolated and non-isolated LED tube light driver?
  13. What is flicker free regarding LED tube light?
  14. What are ‘single ended’ and ‘double ended’ regarding LED tube light?
  15. Which led tube light is better single ended or double ended?
  16. What is G5, G13, 2G11, FA8 and R17D when talking about LED tube light?
  17. What is LED starter for LED tube light?
  18. Does LED tube light need a ballast?
  19. What is brightness of LED tube light?
  20. What is price / cost of LED tube light?
  21. How to make LED tube light?
  22. How does LED tube light work?
  23. How to repair LED tube light?
  24. How to install LED tube lights?
  25. How to remove LED tube light from holder
  26. How to bypass a ballast to install LED tube light?
  27. How to direct wire LED tube light?
  28. What is the difference between LED tube light and traditional fluorescent light?
  29. What advantages does LED tube light have compared to fluorescent tube?
  30. How to import LED tube light from manufacturer in China?
  31. How to ship LED tube light from manufacturer in China?
  32. How to find the reliable LED tube light manufacturer
  33. How to choose the good quality LED tube light?
  34. Which LED tube light is best?
  35. Which LED tube light is best for home?
  36. Which LED tube light is best for eyes?
  37. Will LED tube light work in fluorescent fixtures?
  38. Should you replace your fluorescent tubes with LED tube light?
  39. How many watts LED tube light do you need when convert fluorescent tube to LED?
  40. How to replace / convert / change the fluorescent tubes with LED tube light?
  41. Do you need to remove the ballast when replace fluorescent tube with LED tube?
  42. How to choose the right LED tube light for your projects?
  43. How to know how many LED tube lights do you need?
  44. How to choose the right color for your projects?
  45. Which is better for office and workspace, LED tube light or LED Panel light?

1.   What is LED tube light?

LED tube light is a tubular lighting product which looks very similar as traditional fluorescent tube. It is made to replace the old fluorescent tube as it can save more than 60% on your energy bills than fluorescent tubes and lifespan is 5 times of fluorescent light.

T8 led tube light
T8 led tube light
T6 T5 led tube light
T6 T5 led tube light

2.   What is T5, T8, T10 and T12 when talking about LED tube light?

LED tube light is tubular shaped product, so it has diameter. T5, T8, T10 and T12 standard for the different diameter of the tube light. T5 means 5/8 inch which is 16mm+/-, T8 means 1 inch which is 26mm+/0, T10 means 10/8 inch which is 32mm+/-, T12 means 12/8 inch which is 38mm.

3.   What is the difference between T8 and T12 LED tube light?

Basically, they are just different on the diameter. T8 comes in 26mm diameter while T12 comes in 38mm.

4.   Are T8 and T12 LED tube light interchangeable?

Both T8 and T13 come in G13 end cap, they can be installed on fixture of each other, so they are interchangeable.

5.   What is Type A, B, C and D (A+B) LED tube light?

5.1 Type A LED tube comes with a built-in power supply which it can work directly with existing linear fluorescent ballast. So the installation is very easy for this type of LED tube. But there are shortcomings of this operation:

  1. lifespan of the light fixture is decided not only the tube light but also the ballast which will cause extra maintenance costs.
  2. Ballast compatibility, not all ballasts can work with the LED tube light, compatibility must be checked before use.
  3. There is additional power waste on the existing ballast, something like 5~10w depending on ballast models.
    • Type B LED tube also comes with an embedded LED driver but the driver needs to be connected to the AC main directly, bypassing the ballast. This solution doesn’t have the problem of compatibility and extra power waste. But it needs extra wiring work when installation due to the bypassing.
    • Type C LED tube comes with external LED driver, AC main is connected to LED driver, then LED driver output DC voltage & current to LED tubelight. This type has the best energy performance and lowest maintenance cost. Only issue is still the re-wiring work during retrofit.
    • Type D is also known as Type A+B which means the combination of Type A and Type B. So, it can work with both the AC mains and the existing ballast as well. This combination provides the users free choices when replace the old fluorescent tubes.

6.   What is plug and play LED tube light?

Plug and play LED tube light is Type A tube light, which means people can take out the classic fluorescent tube and put the new LED tubelight into the existing fixture directly, no rewire work is needed. Provide the fast replacement for old fluorescent lights.

7.   What are ballast bypass LED tube light?

Ballast bypass is Type B LED tube light, which means when people try to replace the fluorescent tubes, they need to bypass the existing ballast in the fluorescent fixture.

8.   What is ballast compatible LED tube light?

Ballast compatible LED tube light means the lighting tube can work with existing ballast in lighting fixture, no additional rewiring work. So it’s also called Type A or plug and play LED tubelight.

9.   What is inside LED tube light?

LED tube light is composed of aluminum PCB board, LED light source, PC cover, lamp holder or also called end cap, LED driver, insulation sleeve and screws.

What is inside LED tube light
What is inside LED tube light

10. What are the key components in LED tube light?

LED driver is the core of LED tube light, the quality of LED driver decides the lifespan of the LED tubelight. LED light source is another key component for LED tube light, the quality of light source decides the quality of output light and the lifespan, anyway, any single one or few small LED dots failure won’t let the light complete off, but some dark area may show up.

11. What are power supply / driver for LED tube light?

LED power supply, called as LED driver as well, is an adapter which converts AC main voltage to DC voltage & current and supply to LED board. Because LED only works in DC voltage. So the LED power supply the key factor of LED tube light quality. LED driver normally output constant current as it benefits the LED lifespan the most.

12. What are isolated and non-isolated LED tube light driver?

Isolated LED tube lights use a transformer that transforms the AC voltage into lower voltage and converts it into DC.

The primary coil withstands the high AC voltage whereas the secondary voltage does not.

The driver Is called isolated because there is no connection between the two coils.

Isolated light emitting diode tube lights are safer to use as compared to non-isolated tube lights.

isolated power supply for LED tube light
isolated power supply for LED tube light

In contrast, the non-isolated drivers are different because the high voltage is directly connected to the circuits,

The electronic components of the circuit then lower the voltage.

It is called non-isolated because the input is linked to the output through these components.

These drivers have high efficiency and have a low cost.

non isolated driver for LED tube light

13. What is flicker free regarding LED tube light?

LED lights often flicker due to certain reasons. This means that the brightness of the light fluctuates frequently when it is on. It can occur many times even in a second.

Flickering is defined in terms of percent flicker. LED lights with 0% flicker are called flicker-free LED lights. These lights have minimum fluctuations in brightness.

Flickering can be invisible to the common eye but it has some adverse effects. The flickering of lights can have slow but serious health issues.

Frequent flickering can harm the neurological system of the body leading to eye strain, headache, and fatigue.

You should also be careful while buying lights if you need them for shooting videos. Even if the flicker is invisible to you, it can appear in the video or pictures.

14. What are ‘single ended’ and ‘double ended’ regarding LED tube light?

Light emitting diode tube lights have live and neutral pins. There are two kinds of LED tube lights based on the position of the two pins.

Single-ended LED tubelights have both pins on one side of the tube. The end containing the pins is known as the input end.

If you install the single-ended light emitting diode tube light into a fluorescent tube fixture, make sure you replace the shunted holder with the non-shunted holder.

Single-ended LED tube lights do not need a ballast to work. These lights are easier to install.Single-ended LED tube light

Single-ended LED tube lightThe other kind is a double-ended LED tube light. These LED tubelights have the two types of pins on the opposite sides of the tube and are not polarized.

You can pick any side for the live or neutral pin, and electricity flows through both sides.

These lights can fit easily into the fluorescent tube light fixtures.

Double-ended LED lights use the shunted holders in this way, there is no voltage difference between the two pins. They can also use the un-shunted holders.

Double-ended LED tube light
Double-ended LED tube light

15. Which led tube light is better single ended or double ended?

The choice of single-ended or double-ended tube lights is based on the availability of the type of fixture.

The fixture can be shunted or non-shunted. The LED tube light is selected while considering the sockets of the available fixture.

If the available fixture has shunted sockets than single-ended LED tube lights are not a good choice. This is because there will be a short circuit.

So, if you need a single-ended LED tubelight you will either rewire the socket or replace it with a non-shunted one.

Single-ended light emitting diode tubes are easier to install. It does not require a ballast and has a lower number of failure points.

These tube lights do not need unnecessary equipment and consume less energy.

In case you have a double-ended LED tube light, it will work with both the shunted and non-shunted socket.

An advantage of double-ended LED is that if you need to upgrade your lighting from fluorescent to LED tubes you can utilize the already available holders.

This reduces the extra cost of replacement of holders.

16. What is G5, G13, 2G11, FA8 and R17D when talking about LED tube light?

G5, G13, 2G11, FA8, and R17D are the different types of sockets for LED tube lights.

G5 socket has a distance of 5mm from pin to pin whereas there is a distance of 13mm from pin to pin in G13.

G5 socket (A) and 2G11 socket (B)
G5 socket (A) and 2G11 socket (B)

FA8 is used as single pin socket and R17D is also referred to as a two-pin socket.

G13, FA8 and R17D sockets
G13, FA8 and R17D sockets

17. What is LED starter for LED tube light?

The LED starter is an electrical connector that has a safety fuse. If the LED light is installed in a fluorescent tube fitting, the starter helps to complete the circuit.

LED starters cannot be used for fluorescent light tubes. Those tube lights have pre-heat starters which cannot be used for LED lights.

So, to protect the LED tube light from overload, the fluorescent starter is changed with an LED starter when the tubes are replaced.

Usual starter is replaced with LED starter when LED tube is used
Usual starter is replaced with LED starter when LED tube is used

18. Does LED tube light need a ballast?

No, LED tubes do not necessarily require a ballast. Ballast is required by a fluorescent tube light and is present in the fixture.

The ballast works by regulating the current. It provides the proper amount of energy to the lights.

Ballast on fluorescent tube light fixture
Ballast on fluorescent tube light fixture

It is not present in LED tube lights because these lights do require low energy, as compared to fluorescent lights, and they do not need the ballast for energy regulation.

Instead of ballast, the light emitting diode tube lights have a driver. The driver regulates the amount of electricity in the fixture.

But some LED tubes are compatible with ballast and in that case the ballast does not have to be removed.

19. What is brightness of LED tube light?

The brightness of LED lights is based on the number of photons released when the electrons fill holes.

LED tube lights of varying brightness scales are available in the market. LED lights are very bright and can produce clean light over a large area.

This depends on the tubes and the fittings that are used.

Light emitting diode tube lights can generate very bright light on lower wattages as compared to the fluorescent tube lights.

20. What is price / cost of LED tube light?

LED tube lights used to have a very high cost as compared to fluorescent lights. This has changed now and LED light costs have been lowered to compete with fluorescent lights.

Apart from the tube light, there is an additional cost of installation. If you want to remove the fluorescent tube lights and install LED lights on a bigger scale then it might cost you more.

The installation cost depends on how must the electrician charges and how complex is the wiring replacement process.

But still, using LED tubelights is a cost-effective way of lighting because there is very low electricity consumption.

21. How to make LED tube light?

You can make the light emitting diode tube light yourself by using the material of your choice. You can make the LED tube in any required length.

You can buy the transparent tubes of plastic or any other material, a wooden dowel rod, a DC adaptor, LED strip light, and end caps for the tube.

Apart from this, you will need wires and some tools like a wire cutter and screwdriver.

Cut the dowel rod the same length as the tube and paste the electrical cord on it by leaving some part overhanging.

Then take the LED strip and wrap it around the Dowel rod to cover it completely. Cut it from the end and then solder the extra hanging wire to this cut end of the LED strip.

Screw the other side of the wire with the power adaptor. Now connect to the electrical supply and check if the connections are right.

If the LEDs glow, you can insert the rod inside the transparent tube and screw the caps on both ends.

Be careful while you are handling electronics.

22. How does LED tube light work?

LED tube lights contain many light-emitting diodes (LED). These LEDs are of varying power.

The LEDs across the tube, balance the light and heat.

These diodes are arranged along the strip. This ensures the conversion of AC voltage to DC.

Light emitting diodes arranged in tube
Light emitting diodes arranged in tube

The LED tubes produce less heat as compared to the fluorescent lights because their operating temperature is low.

LED tubes generate light in a particular direction. The light beam can be focused in a direction.

These lights produce brighter light by consuming less electricity as compared to other lights.

LED tubes have a low chance of breaking because they are made of aluminum or plastic.

23. How to repair LED tube light?

If your LED tube light does not work when connected, it is better to hire an electrician. But if this is not possible you can repair it yourself.

First you will open the tube cover and see the damaged part. If you notice damage of the resistor you can buy a new resistor and replace the old one.

You will also need to find the electrical component in the circuit that is causing the short circuit.

You can then connect the LED with the electrical supply and the light will start glowing.

24. How to install LED tube lights?

If you want to replace the old fluorescent tube light with an LED tube light follow the steps:

  • Remove the fluorescent tube carefully after switching off the power supply.
  • Check for the type of ballast. It will either be electric or magnetic (inductive). If the ballast is electric, it can damage the LED light so it should be removed.
  • In case of inductive ballast, you can remove the ballast or you can just remove the starter and install the LED tubelight. It will not be damaged.
  • Connect all the wires and LED tube carefully. Make sure to join the live and neutral pins on opposite ends for double ended tubes and the same side for single ended tubes.
  • If all the wires have been connected, connect the fixture to the electric supply.
  • Dispose of the fluorescent tube lights with great caution because they contain mercury.
 Replacing fluorescent with LED tubes in one side input
Replacing fluorescent with LED tubes in one side input
 Replacing fluorescent with LED tubes in two sides input
Replacing fluorescent with LED tubes in two sides input

25. How to remove LED tube light from holder?

You can remove the LED tube light from the holder easily by twisting it a little and it will be free from the holder.

Removing LED tube light from holder
Removing LED tube light from holder

26. How to bypass a ballast to install LED tube light?

The electronic ballasts have to be bypassed to change the fluorescent tube with a light emitting diode tube. The following is the procedure of ballast bypass:

  • Ensure initially that the power is cut off. Not only should the light be switched off, but the electricity supply should also be turned off from the breaker.
  • Find the ballast. It is usually covered with a casing. So, unscrew the casing to reach the ballast.
  • Cut the live and neutral wires. After this also cut the socket lead wires. In this way, all the wires connecting to the ballast will be cut.
  • Now the ballast can be detached by a screwdriver.
Traditional vs LED tube lights
Traditional vs LED tube lights

27. How to direct wire LED tube light?

Direct wire light emitting diode tube lights are not connected to a ballast. You can turn off the power, cut the wires connected to the ballast, and remove it.

It is better to hire an electrician for performing the task.

Direct wiring the LED tube lights has some advantages.

Ballast requires extra electricity consumption. You can reduce the power requirement by removing the ballast.

LED tubes can work just fine without the ballast. The ballast is required in the case of fluorescent tube light to distribute the current equally.

In this way, you can reduce your electric bills and save your money.

Direct wiring also saves you from the duty of ballast maintenance. Ballasts can get damaged and have to be replaced. If the ballast is not used at all for LED tube light, you will not have to worry about its repair cost.

Direct vs Ballast LED tube light
Direct vs Ballast LED tube light

28. What is the difference between LED tube light and traditional fluorescent light?

The main distinction is in energy consumption and cost.

LED tube lights are safer than fluorescent tube lights because they do not carry mercury.

Another difference is the life of the tube lights. Light emitting diode tube lights last longer than fluorescent lights.

The two types of tubes can be equally bright, but LED lights consume less energy.

Comparison chart LED tube lights vs fluorescent tube lights
Comparison chart LED tube lights vs fluorescent tube lights

29. What advantages does LED tube light have compared to fluorescent tube?

LED tube lights consume less energy. In this way, you can save money.

LED lights are environmentally friendly because of the manufacturing process.

LED lamps are safer because unlike fluorescent tubes they do not contain mercury.

These lights are also more directional and focused. They can also be adjusted for brightness but the fluorescent tubes cannot be adjusted.

There is also a greater variety when it comes to LED tubes. They are available in different colors.

LED tubes are not made from glass. Due to this, they are less fragile.

LED tube lights can withstand different temperatures and environments. They can work even in cool snowy areas.

Fluorescent tubes sometimes burn in public areas due to repetitive turning on and turning off. It is not the case with LED tube lights.

LED tubelights can be used without a ballast. This results in saving energy and money.

LED tube lights have a greater color rendering index as compared to fluorescent tube lights.

30. How to import LED tube light from manufacturer in China?

There are many LED tube light manufacturers in China.

If you want to buy them from China for the first time you should make the decision after doing some research on the companies and their products.

You might be looking for a cheaper LED light but you should also be certain of its quality.

If the product is cheap but has a short life or is defective, you will be at loss. So, decide carefully.

The first thing you need to do is to do your research and find the best supplier.

You can compare different Chinese factories.

Check the prices, quality of products, etc.

Make a list of your requirements, your affordability, and the type of LED tube lights you need.

This will save a lot of your time and money. You will find many manufacturers in China who sell at very reasonable prices. You can buy the LED tube lights in bulk as well.

You also need to ensure that the required product can be imported to your country and is not banned.

If you are unable to visit the stores in China, Google search is a quite effective alternative. Moreover, online shopping is more convenient.

Search appropriate keywords on Google to find the best suited wholesale manufacturer in China.

Be clear about your requirements and inform the supplier about them
Be clear about your requirements and inform the supplier about them

Chinese companies also display their products in trade expos around the globe.

You can attend such expos in your country if LED tube lights from China are being displayed.

In this way, you can communicate with the company’s employees to discuss your requirements with them.

Another option is visiting the shops in China.

You can visit to check the LED tubelights and see how they are being manufactured.

You can send inquiries to the factories to communicate your requirements to them.

Ask them about the available colors, power, materials utilized, etc.

Also, check the terms and conditions and if you have a problem understanding anything, it is better to question it before placing the order.

In most cases, companies quote prices according to FOB or EXW for small orders. For the big orders, sea shipments are made mostly by CIF or FOB.

While comparing the cost of buying from different manufacturers do not forget to consider the price of the shipment.

To prevent any scam, you can ask the company for Performa Invoice.

When you have decided to place the order, first buy samples in small quantities.

Then if you are satisfied with the quality of LED tube lights, you can import them in bulk.

But if you do not like the quality, you do not need to buy more products.

You would have already done the research; you can then try another manufacturer.

You might think that you are wasting your money on samples, but this saves you from a loss even bigger.

When you communicate with the suppliers, clearly tell them what colors or types of LED tube lights you want to buy.

Do not let the manufacturer tell you otherwise. Furthermore, read the contract carefully to avoid any fraud.

For payments, you can choose from the different methods the company offers

You must get accurate details such as account number or address to make the payments. You can transfer through a bank or use PayPal.

Do not just look for cheap products. A cheap product means poor quality.

This can harm your business in the long term.

You should place the orders at a suitable time before you need the products at your doorstep. The reason is that sometimes the products are delivered late due to holidays or unusual reasons.

You should plan the placement of orders accordingly.

31. How to ship LED tube light from manufacturer in China?

When you buy LED tube lights from manufacturers in China, you can ship the LED tube lights from China via EXW or FOB depending on the contract with the supplier.

The suppliers specify the shipping method they use.

According to the agreement, both the suppliers and the buyers are informed about their responsibilities.

If Ex Works is used, the manufacturer just has to make sure that he makes the product available at the declared time.

The buyer takes care of all other processes and expenses.

The buyer himself arranges the transport of the cargo from the store to his door step.

But when Free On-Board method is used, the supplier is responsible for the transport of products to the location defined by the buyer.

This might include transferring the cargo to the site of carrier.

After this point, the buyer is responsible for the product and not the supplier.

The carrier will then deliver the product to your country.

FOB vs EXW

Depending on the nature of product and its quantity the product can be shipped by air or ship.

You can ask the LED tube light manufacturer in China if they can take care of the shipment.

You also need to hire an import agent to take care of your customs clearance in your country.

32. How to find the reliable LED tube light manufacturer?

Finding a reliable LED tube light manufacturer in China is very important to prevent any fraud.

It is even more important if you need to buy the LED tube lights in bulk.

If the manufacturers are not reliable, you might face economic loss.

Finding a reliable manufacturer of LED tubelights will require your time and patience.

It is better to investigate first because it saves you from inconvenience in the future.

You can do a little research and compare the different manufacturers.

If you can visit the stores, that will be the best way to decide.

You can ask the manufacturers about their LED tube lights, prices, and other services.

If your questions are answered properly, and you are satisfied, you can buy the tube lights from them.

Another way is by searching the websites online and checking the reviews from customers.

If you are importing the products, you might not know the reputation of the company. Internet searches can make it easier for people.

 Common misconceptions while finding reliable LED tube manufacturers
Common misconceptions while finding reliable LED tube manufacturers

You can contact the LED tube light manufacturer in China.

You can also ask them for test samples.

If the company is reliable, they will provide you with the sample product and satisfy you.

If the factories are reliable, they will provide you with accurate details of the product and present a contract.

The contract must contain the terms and conditions, the quality parameters of the product, product price, shipping cost, and many other details.

Also, make sure the company does not sell you the LED tube lights at a price higher than the actual product price.

Ask them for official documents to prevent such scams.

In most countries, companies have to be registered with the government.

You can ask for the registration number or related information from the company.

If a warranty is present, then the manufacturer is more reliable.

The longer the warranty of the product, the more trustable the company.

33. How to choose the good quality LED tube light?

Choosing a high-quality LED tube light is an important decision.

You should check all the limitations before buying the product.

Buying an LED tube light just because it is cheap is not a smart decision.

The reason is that it might cause your expenses in the future.

So, when you are choosing the LED tube lights, think with a long-term mindset.

Some people make the mistake of predicting the light’s ability to generate light by the watts. It is a useless way because the brightness of a light is described by lumens and not watts.

Thus if you have to check the amount of light two tube lights produce, check the lumens.

When you buy a good quality LED tubelight, check it’s efficiency by lumens and check it’s input by watts.

You should prefer a tube light with higher lumens but lower watts.

It means that such an LED tube light would use less electric power to generate more light. Low power consumption will save you a lot of money.

LED tube lights are directional. The light focuses on one position. When looking for a good LED tube light, make sure it is directed in a position that will suit your room or any installation place.

You can also check the color rendering index of the light. It helps to determine how closely the LED light resembles the natural light.

The best-LED tubelight has a longer life. A tube light with longer life means you can save money in the long run.

A high-quality LED tube light does not generate as much heat as fluorescent tube lights.

Also, make sure the tube light you buy does not need much maintenance as it will only be a burden on your pocket.

Check all these things in the LED tube lights before buying them.

34. Which LED tube light is best?

Best LED tube lights utilize minimum electricity to generate bright light.

These LED tubes have no bad health effects and are easy to install.

You can also buy dimmable LED lights to adjust brightness according to the occasion.

The best LED tube lights are long-lasting and durable.

You can find the best manufacturers by researching their products.

You can also compare the products and services of different LED tube manufacturers.

For the best experience, buy lights that are comfortable for your eyes and have a relaxing effect.

Different types of LED tube lights are best for different situations. For example, offices and schools require different types of LED tubes as compared to the LED lights for use at home.

35. Which LED tube light is best for home?

The best-LED tube lights for home are the ones that have a longer life.

These lights save a lot of your money.

Changing lights, again and again, means the cost of new lights and the additional installation cost.

When buying the LED lights for home, ensure that they have warm shades as they have a positive effect.

Different color temperatures for varying light experiences
Different color temperatures for varying light experiences

36. Which LED tube light is best for eyes?

The LED tube lights with warm shades are the best for the eyes. These lights do not strain the eyes, and your eyes remain healthy.

UV light is dangerous for the eyes and you must avoid it.

Your eyes need the right amount of light throughout the day. During work, you must ensure that the light is cool. Bright cool light saves the eyes from strain and it is easy to read and write.

But warm color lights have a relaxing effect. If you come back home after having a busy day you will feel better with warm color light.

For that purpose, you can buy lights with a low kelvin number.

You can buy a warm white LED tube light that is available in the range of 3000-3500K.

Relaxing warm color LED light for room
Relaxing warm color LED light for room

37. Will LED tube light work in fluorescent fixtures?

The LED light can be used in the place of fluorescent tube lights by performing a retrofit.

You will need to remove the ballast if it is electric. Then you can connect the wires to fit the LED light into the fixture.

If the retrofit is successful, the LED tube light will work in that fixture.

Fluorescent lights can be replaced with LED tube lights
Fluorescent lights can be replaced with LED tube lights

38. Should you replace your fluorescent tubes with LED tube light?

Yes, you should replace the traditional fluorescent lights with LED lights due to the following reasons:

  • LED tube lights work more efficiently as compared to fluorescent lights.
  • If you need directional lights, LED is a better option. Fluorescent lights emit light in all directions.
  • The LED tube lights have a longer life. You can replace 2 or 3 fluorescent tubes at that time.
  • LED tubelights can be adjusted for brightness whereas fluorescent lights can only be turned on or turned off.
  • LED lights are safer to use as compared to traditional lights because of the material used.
  • These lights are also more durable.

39. How many watts LED tube light do you need when convert fluorescent tube to LED?

If you replace the fluorescent tubes with LED tube lights, the electric consumption will be low.

LED light with nearly half the wattage as compared to fluorescent tubes can be used.

Even with fewer watts, the LED lights deliver more lumens than the traditional lights.

40. How to replace / convert / change the fluorescent tubes with LED tube light?

Fluorescent tubes can be replaced with LED tube lights.

The process involves the removal of old fluorescent tubes, removal of ballast in case of non-compatible tubes, and fixing the LED tube light.

You may or may not need the addition of LED starter in the circuit.

The replacement method of the fluorescent tube lights with LED tube lights depends on the type and compatibility of the LED tubelight.

Different tube lights work differently in the circuit.

You can choose the one that suits your requirements.

Following are the different ways of fitting an LED tube light in a fluorescent tube fixture:

  1. One way to replace the fluorescent tube lights with LED tube lights is by direct wiring the tube or bypassing the ballast.

This is the most common way of installing the LED tube lights.

By using this method, you do not have to build complicated expensive circuits. You just remove the ballast or bypass it.

It is preferred to hire an experienced electrician because the method involves direct interaction with line voltage.

Although safety measures are essential for this method, it saves your money from the maintenance of ballast.

  1. Another way is to use LED tube lights that are compatible with the ballast. These LED tube lights are easy to install in fluorescent fixtures because the ballast does not need to be removed in this case.

These LED tube lights work with the electronic ballasts. Thus, you can remove the fluorescent tube light and replace it with the LED tube easily.

Although the installation is simple, this method costs more and will require maintenance in the long run because if the ballast is damaged, the LED tube light will not work.

  1. Some manufacturers offer hybrid LED tube lights to their customers.

These lights provide you more ease in terms of installation. You do not have to remove the electronic ballast or bypass it.

An additional advantage is that if the ballast is damaged, it can be removed or bypassed. The LED tubelight will still work.

The tube light can work with an electronic ballast and can also work without it. So instead of spending large amounts on maintenance, you can bypass the ballast when it stops working.

These LED tube lights are expensive as compared to other LED tube lights.

  1. There is also another easy but expensive installation method. You can buy universal LED tube lights. These tube lights are cooperative with magnetic ballast as well as an electronic ballast.

It is very easy to install them. You do not need to make changes to the circuit. People who do not have an understanding of circuits and electronic components can also install these LED tube lights.

The only problem is the high cost of these LED tube lights.

41. Do you need to remove the ballast when replace fluorescent tube with LED tube?

If the ballast present in fluorescent tube fixture is magnetic or inductive ballast then there is no need to remove it. LED tube lights are compatible with the inductive ballasts.

But you need to remove the ballast if it is an electric ballast. This type of ballast can damage the LED tube light if not removed.

LED tubes can be damaged by electric ballasts
LED tubes can be damaged by electric ballasts

42. How to choose the right LED tube light for your projects?

LED tube lights are directional.

You can select the LED tube lights according to the lighting system you require for your project.

If you need to take pictures or record videos, do not choose the LED lights with flicker.

You also need to choose the light according to the color.

You might need warm shade lights or sharp cool lights for the project.

You can choose the right LED tube lights by keeping the architecture of the building or the rooms into consideration.

You can also use software such as DIALux.

DIALux helps create a professional lighting system for your rooms.

DIALux can be used to choose a lighting system
DIALux can be used to choose a lighting system

By using such software you can select the type of lights and the positions for installment.

You can choose the lighting for indoors as well as outdoors, such as parking areas.

The lights must be chosen according to the environment you want in the rooms. You can consider the brightness, color, and other factors to make the right decision.

If you still have problem selecting the lights, you can turn to the LED tube light manufacturers.

43. How to know how many LED tube lights do you need?

You can decide the number of LED tube lights by considering the size of the room.

LED lights come in different lumens and sizes.

You can buy the number of lights depending on the light each produces.

The architecture of the building is very important for deciding the number of LED tube lights required.

You can ask the factories to guide the number of LED tube lights that will be enough for your rooms.

Apart from this, some software is used for lighting simulations, such as DIALux. You can predict the required number of LED tube lights for your room by the software.

44. How to choose the right color for your projects?

The choice of LED tubelight color depends on the type of project.

LED tube lights come in different color ranges.

The color temperatures are defined in kelvin.

They vary from cool to warm shades.

The tube lights with low kelvin numbers are warm-colored and those with higher numbers are cooler.

If you want the LED tube lights for your home, or you want to create a relaxing environment for your project, you can choose the low numbered LED tube lights because they are warmer.

Most restaurants and beauty salons also use these lights.

If you need warm white LED tube lights you can buy from the range of 3000-3500K.

When choosing a light for offices it is better to choose the LED tube light that ensures greater visibility.

These lights are a bit cooler. They can be used in professional kitchens and bathrooms.

 Different color LED tube lights
Different color LED tube lights

Such LED tube lights help people remain focused during work. They can also be installed in classrooms.

You can ask the factories for LED tube lights in the range of 4000-5500K for this purpose.

High numbered LED tube lights are of cooler shades.

They are used in projects which need the daylight effect.

These LED tube lights are used when the greater focus is required for detailed work.

The colors include bright white to bluish lights.

Cool white LED tube lights are present in the 6000-6500K range.

Apart from these, you can buy other colors like red, green, blue, pink, etc. according to your project.

45. Which is better for office and workspace, LED tube light or LED Panel light?

Both LED tube lights and panel lights can be used in offices and workplaces.

You can choose from the both considering your requirements.

If you want energy-efficient lighting in your office, you can buy LED tubelights.

They will save money due to low electricity bills.

LED tube lights have other benefits as well, such as they are environmentally friendly. They do not emit UV radiation and do not contain mercury.

The LED tube lights do not emit high heat but still produce very bright light.

LED tube lights do not break easily. The material used to make the tubes is durable.

Offices also sometimes contain vertical lighting. For this purpose, LED tube lights are a better choice than panels.

These vertical lights are mostly fit with notice boards.

LED tubes are less expensive as compared to LED panel lights.

LED panels are available in different designs.

These panels are available in different shapes and sizes.

They can be bought according to the lighting requirements.

These LED panels spread light equally across the room and produce bright light.

LED panel brightness and color can be controlled and changed by the user.

They can be regulated according to the required room environment.

LED panels are safe to use.

They do not have any harmful impact on the eyes.

You can turn them into warmer shades to prevent any stress on the eyes.

These panels are also brighter so you do not need to install so many tube lights.

LED panels are also efficient.

They save a lot of energy and money.

LED panel light
LED panel light
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