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10 Years Production Experience Smart Light Tube Manufacturer

VST welcomes lighting engineers, contractors, and wholesalers to acquire smart light tubes in large units of 100, 1000, and more. These technology-advanced smart tube lights are more than just a regular light source for indoor use.

You are able to choose from our existing designs or request versions of the smart light tube based on your preference or project requirements. Each of the smart tube lights has two color variations; the 2700k warm white light and the 6500k cool day white light output.

Reach out to VST today to get the best smart light tube in bulk units

The Top-rated Smart Light Tube Supplier

The smart LED tube is supplied across borders. You request the smart light tube in large quantities to any location of choice. VST delivers promptly and beats the average industry delivery timeline.

As the name implies, smart light tubes can be controlled with a device. It simply needs to integrate a mobile app and it can be controlled from anywhere within a home. As you sell or install for end-users in their kitchen, dining area, work space, you can be sure of fast, simple, and smooth response.

These smart light tubes are compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, or any other Assistant. This allows the use of voice control to turn the tube light on and off. The smart LED tube light has an LED system that has an excellently bright light with enhanced clarity.

You shouldn’t miss the schedule system of the T8 smart bulb. Based on preference, the system allows a user to set a schedule of when the light comes on when it goes off. As a tube light with LED bulbs, it’s safe to use indoors. Unlike fluorescent light, it contains no Mercury.

The smart T8 bulbs are high-grade and long-lasting. It turns on instantly without flickering. The brightness remains sharp after years of use. You can get more than 50 hours of use from the smart led tube light which will last for years.

Contact VST to get the best smart tube light in desired quantity and custom design.

T8 LED Tube Light Model Options
Model NO.VST-T8-300-4WVST-T8-450-7WVST-T8-600-10WVST-T8-900-14WVST-T8-1200-18WVST-T8-1500-22WVST-T8-1800-30WVST-T8-2400-40W
Watt4w7w10w14w18w22w / 25w30w40w
Size300mm/2ft450mm/18inch600mm/2ft900mm/3ft1200mm/4ft1500mm/5ft1800mm/6ft2400mm/8ft
Lumens500~900lm700~1000lm1000~1800lm1400lm~2520lm1800lm~3240lm2200lm~4500lm3000~5400lm4000~7200lm
Lumen Efficiency100lm/w, 120lm/w, 140lm/w, 150lm/w, 160lm/w, 180lm/w for options
Conventional lamp equivalent8W
Fluorescent Tube
15W
Fluorescent Tube
18W/20W
Fluorescent Tube
30W
Fluorescent Tube
36W/40W
Fluorescent Tube
54W/58W
Fluorescent Tube
70W
Fluorescent Tube
110W
Fluorescent Tube
Working VoltageAC85~265V, AC100~277V / 347V, AC200~240V, DC12V, DC24V; 50/60Hz
PF>0.95
THD<15%
Color Temperature3000~3500K, 4000~4500K, 5000~5500K, 6000~6500K, Pink, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Purple
CRICRI>80, CRI>90
LED Chip SMD2835
MaterialsAluminium alloy housing + PC cover
PC cover optionsMilky/Strip/Transparent
End capG13 rotary option, T8-G5, R17D/Fa6/Fa8 single pin
Working Temperature-20℃ ~ +45℃
IP GradeIP20 / IP65 / IP67
Lifespan50,000hrs
Warranty3 years / 5 years
PackageFoam+Carton
73*25*25cm
Carton Q’ty:60pcs
G.W.8kg
20ft:38440pcs
40ft:82310pcs
40ft HQ:90900
Foam+Carton
105*25*25cm
Carton Q’ty:60pcs
G.W.8kg
20ft:24120pcs
40ft:38320pcs
40ft HQ:64800
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-T5-600-10WVST-T5-900-14WVST-T5-1200-18WVST-T5-1500-24W
Watt10w14w18w / 22w24w / 30w
Size549mm/24inch/2ft849mm/36inch/3ft1149mm/48inch/4ft1449mm/60inch/5ft
Lumens1200~1500lm1680lm~2100lm2160lm~3300lm2880lm~4500lm
Lumen Efficiency120lm/w, 140lm/w, 150lm/w for options
Working VoltageAC85~265V, AC100~277V / 347V, AC200~240V, DC12V, DC24V; 50/60Hz
PF>0.95
THD<15%
Color Temperature3000~3500K, 4000~4500K, 5000~5500K, 6000~6500K, Pink, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Purple
CRICRI>80, CRI>90
LED ChipEpistar SMD2835
MaterialsAluminium alloy housing + PC cover
PC cover optionsMilky/Transparent
End capG5
Working Temperature-20℃ ~ +45℃
IP GradeIP51
Lifespan50,000hrs
Warranty3 years / 5 years
PackageFoam + 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
LED Tube Installation Power On One Side
LED Tube Installation Power On One Side
LED Tube Installation Power On Two Side
LED Tube Installation Power On Two Side

Knowing as friends since 2010, we are always working together. Just like what he says in the video, “from 60,000pcs I only had a few breakdown which were directly, immediately replaced”. There are still tens of spare drivers we sent to him in case of breakdown in their warehouse because they don’t need them at all.

We know each other in late 2013, right after testing for 4pcs samples, a 800pcs order is placed and the collaboration keeps going well. We do a big project together but due to the agreement, we can’t say more details here.

Their company is an electrical contractor, doing many projects. We started to work together since 2013. Continuous purchasing LED products from us like 2G11 and T8 LED Tube. Now trying our LED Flood Light and Street Light, believe to expand cooperation soon.

The Most Reliable Smart Light Tube  for Indoor Design

You should note that the smart light tube can be used in clusters for minimal interior decor with the changing color tone as spice. VST offers you a 3-5 years warranty on all purchases. With over 10 years of continuous light production, we’ve mastered the art of top quality products. The smart light tubes are a product of our research to improve our designs for better quality. For large scale installation of the smart LED tube, you can access the service of our field engineers. They help to map out the design, lighting effect, programing, and debugging a system with a knowledge of software platforms like LedEdit or Madrix.

Contact us today at VST to get a quote. We offer good prices and respond fast to all inquiries.

Smart Light Tube | The Ultimate FAQ Guide in 2021

Introduction

Looking for a smart lighting solution or just curious about smart light tubes?

If positive, then you are in the right place.

LED tube lights have already revolutionized the lighting industry. Now smart LED tube lights are adding a whole new dimension to it.

But smart LED tube lights are complex devices.  Moreover, they are quite expensive too. So, you must have in-depth information about smart light tubes, to choose the best smart LED tube lights for your house.

That’s where this ultimate FAQ guide about smart light tubes comes in handy. Because in this in-depth guide, we tried to discuss all the questions about smart light tubes.

So, stay tuned to know everything about smart light tubes.

Table of Contents

  1. What Are Smart Light Tubes?
  2. What Are The Advantages Of Smart Led Tube Light?
  3. Are There Any Downsides Of Smart Led Tube Lights?
  4. What Are The Best Places To Use A Smart Tubelight?
  5. What Can Be The Size Of Smart Led Tube?
  6. What Are The Diameters Of Smart Light Tube?
  7. What Are The Colour Temperature Of Smart Tubelights?
  8. Do T8 Smart Bulbs Come In Different Colors?
  9. How To Change The Color Temperature Of A Smart Tubelight?
  10. Do Smart Led Tube Consume A Lot Of Electricity?
  11. Is There Any Maintenance Cost For Smart T8 Bulbs?
  12. Can You Use Smart Led Tube Light Outside?
  13. What Should Be The Suitable Environment For Smart Led Tube Lights?
  14. Are Smart Led Tube Lights Safe?
  15. Do All  Smart Light Tubes Have Wifi?
  16. Does A Smart Tubelight Have Voice Control?
  17. Are Smart Led Tubes Better Than Regular Led Tubes?
  18. Is Smart Tubelights Repairable?
  19. Can You Use A Smart Light Tube With Fluorescent Setup?
  20. Do Smart T8 Bulbs Require A Choke?
  21. What Should You Consider Before Buying Smart T8 Bulbs?
  22. How To Install  Smart Light Tubes?

FAQ

1. What Are Smart Light Tubes?

Smart light tubes are IoT devices that depend on light-emitting diodes to produce lights and have various sensors, chips for availing the smart features.

Smart LED tube lights are a part of smart home applicants.

So, unlike normal tubes they can be connected to the internet, controlled remotely, and have features like voice control, scheduled light on-off, and many more.

Smart LED tube light
Smart LED tube light

2. What Are The Advantages Of Smart Led Tube Light?

We all know how LED tubes are better than traditional ones.

However, smart LED tube lights are even better than regular LED tubes.

Now let’s have a look at some of the most amazing advantages of smart LED tube lights

  1. Smart Features: Smart light tubes have cutting-edge features like wifi connectivity, voice control, Schedule power on-off, continuous dimming options, App control, and many more.

So, a smart LED tube can make your life more hassle-free and comfortable.

  1. Color Temperature & Brightness Control: With a smart LED tube light you can personalize your tube light color tone with just a click.

Almost all smart LED tubes come with a smartphone app. With this app, you can set your light color temperature according to the environment.

You can even set different brightness for different times and your smart light tube will work accordingly.

  1. Low Maintenance Cost: Smart tubelight has little or no maintenance cost. Moreover, even after all these features smart tubelights are more energy-efficient than traditional tubes.
  2. No Harmful Substances: Smart led tubes do not contain harmful substances like traditional tubes. So, they are good for your health and the environment too.
  3. No Harmful Radiations: A  Smart led tube produces no UV or IR radiation at all. So, they are not harmful to our health.
  4. Good for Environment: Almost all the components of a Smart led tube are recyclable. So, they have zero environmental impact.

3.Are There Any Downsides Of Smart Led Tube Lights?

Smart led tube lights have no noticeable cons. However, no electric product is perfect.  So, there are some drawbacks to them. They are

  1. Smart led tube lights are quite expensive. But the extra features and efficiency, make the price fair.
  2. There are some reported cases of hanging if the electricity comes back after a load shedding.
  3. Some LED tubes degrade color with time. It’s common for smart LED tubes too.
  4. Smart LED tubes contain LEDs. LED lights emit Blue Lights that harm our retina. So, it’s suggested to not look at them directly for a long time.
  5. Smart tubelights have less lifetime than regular LED tubes.

4. What Are The Best Places To Use A Smart Tubelight?

Smart led tubes are quite expensive. So, you must think about what might be the best place to use them. Here are a few notable places to use a smart led tube

  • Living Room: Smart light tubes can be the best lighting solution for your horse’s living space.

Because its smart features give you the flexibility to create different environments with just one light. You can even set up different lighting presets for different times.

Moreover, with voice control and a smart app, you can control it from any place. Some Smart light tubes even have human body induction light features.

So, if you go to your living room at night times, it will be turned on automatically.

Smart Led Tube Lights in living room
Smart Led Tube Lights in living room
  • Home Offices: Smart LED tubes are great for home offices too.

For long time office works you need a comfortable light. As Smart LED tubes do not produce any heat. So, they are quite comfortable.

Moreover, office zoom calls and presentations need different types of lightings. With smart led tube lights you can have all control features with voice or app control.

If you want something dramatic for your presentation, you can do it too. Because smart light tubes have a schedule on-off feature and many light effects.

Smart Led Tube Lights in home offices
Smart Led Tube Lights in home offices
  • Bed Rooms: According to this Oxford research, bedroom lights have a direct impact on your sleep and lifestyle. They can even cause depression. So, you must use better quality lights in your bedroom.

That’s why smart LED tubes are the most suitable for bedrooms. Because they are a mixture of both comfort and cutting-edge tech.

With smart LED lights you can schedule your sleep time lighting and the tubes will work automatically.

Furthermore, with the human body induction sensor, the lights will turn on automatically if you move at night time.

Moreover, they gave you the flexibility to control the entire lighting system with just your voice.

  • Conference Rooms: Conference rooms are one of the most important places in an office. They need different kinds of lights for different situations and meetings.

So, smart tubes are a good fit for conference rooms too.

They can be controlled with voice or an app. As a result, during presentations or meetings, you can dim or turn off the lights without even leaving your chair.

Moreover, you can utilize the other smart feature and create different moods with smart LED tubes.

Smart Led Tube Lights in conference rooms
Smart Led Tube Lights in conference rooms

5. What Can Be The Size Of Smart Led Tube?

Actually, It completely depends on the manufacturer and the market.

But around the globe, 4ft is the most common size for smart light tubes. However, smart light tubes can be 4-6ft long.

Moreover, some manufacturer like VST offers custom design. So, you can choose the size and design of your smart LED tube light.  With VST, You can even add some smart features according to your need.

6. What Are The Diameters Of Smart Light Tube?

The diameter of a smart light tube also depends on the market demand and manufacturer.

Normally, T8 and T5 is the most common diameter for smart led tubes.

However, in some markets, you can find T12 or even T10 smart LED tube lights.

In lighting, the diameter is potrayed by T.   T means 1/8 of an inch. So,

  • T8 = 1 inch.
  • T5 =5*(1 inch* ⅛)= 0.625 inches.
  • T10= 10*(1 inch ⅛)= 1.25 inches.
  • T12 =12*(1 inch * ⅛)= 1.5 inches.

7. What Are The Colour Temperature Of Smart Tubelights?

One of the many plus points of, smart t8 bulbs is you can have ultimate control over the light.

So, You can change or set different color temperatures with smart light tubes.

The available color temperature for smart led tube lights are

  1. Warm white
  2.  Cool White
  3. Neutral White
  4. Noon Sunlight
  5. Candlelight
  6. Sunlight/Sunset
  7. Typical Summer Light
  8. Snow Water Blue Sky
  9. Daylight White
  10. Super warm white
Smart LED tube color tones
Smart LED tube color tones

Moreover, some manufacturers even offer more color temperature controls.

For example,  VST-Lighting offers customization options. So, you can customize your smart tube light color temperature according to your preference.

8. Do T8 Smart Bulbs Come In Different Colors?

The most common color for smart led tube light is white.

However, you can get a smart LED tube with different colors, RGB or even multi-color too. But the availability of the different color or multi-color smart tube will mostly depend on your region.

Moreover, there are many brands that offer custom designs. So, if you need a different color/multi-color smart light, you can consider them.

For example, VST-Lighting  offers many color options like

  • Green,
  • Pink,
  • Yellow,
  • Purple,
  • Red.

9. How To Change The Color Temperature Of A Smart Tubelight?

It’s pretty easy to change the color temperature of a smart tubelight. Because almost all the smart tubelight comes with an app or remote. So, to change the color temperature of a smart tube light

  • First, scan the code on the tubelight box to download the app.
  • After installing your smartphone app, pair it with the tube.
  • Almost all the smart tubelight app has a simple interface. So, enter the app.
  • Then find the color temperature control panel.
  • After that set your preferred temperature.
Smart LED tube app controls
Smart LED tube app controls

10. Do Smart Led Tube Consume A Lot Of Electricity?

No, smart led tube lights do not consume a lot of electricity.

With all the smart features they are still more energy efficient than traditional tubes.

Because smart led tubes also depend on LEDs to produce light like normal LED tubes. They only have an extra processor and wifi adapter/chip.

These components do not consume much energy. All the other components are the same as normal LED tubes.

Moreover,  smart led tube lights do not waste much energy on producing heat. So,  smart led tubes are still an energy-efficient solution.

11. Is There Any Maintenance Cost For Smart T8 Bulbs?

No, there is no maintenance cost for smart T8 bulbs.

smart tube lights are expensive than other tubes. But they are still efficient than normal tubes.

Moreover, these lights come with a bunch of extra features for smart homes.

They do not even produce noticeable heat. As a result, smart led tubes do not need extra care or maintenance.

12. Can You Use Smart Led Tube Light Outside?

Yes, you can use a smart led tube light outside. But it is not suggested.

Because smart light tubes contain sensitive components like wifi chips, microprocessors. These components are heat-sensitive. So, extensive heat and cold can damage these components.

However, if you still plan to use a smart LED tube by the pool or in your garden then please consider these things

  • Water can be deadly for these components. So, please use a waterproof cover for the fixture.
  • Use it in a place where heat is bearable. Because wifi chips and other components will get damaged at extreme temperatures.
  • The temperature is below freezing temperature. Because temperature below 0 degrees can also damage these components.

Moreover, smart light tubes are sensitive and expensive lights. They are made considering indoor situations.

So, it is not wise to use them outside.

13. What Should Be The Suitable Environment For Smart Led Tube Lights?

Normally LED tubes are suitable for any indoor environment. Because they perform the best at room temperature.

However,  t8 smart bulbs are made to be a part of smart homes. So, the outside environment is not suitable for them.

They contain sensitive components like microchips. So, you must put it in an optimal environment.

Moreover, you also should not place them in a place where direct sunlight comes. That might damage its internal components.

14. Are Smart Led Tube Lights Safe?

Yes, smart light tubes are completely safe. They have no health or fire risk at all.

Because like LED tubes, smart led tube lights do not emit any kind of harmful UV or IR radiation.

Moreover, most of the LED lights have CE and RoHS certifications and they abide by UL standards.

So, they do not contain any kind of harmful material like mercury vapor or lead.

As a result, if they break there is no poison contamination risk.

Furthermore, they produce less heat. Even lesser than regular LED tubes. Because heat can damage the internal components of smart led tube lights.

So, there is no risk of causing a fire too.

15. Do All  Smart Light Tubes Have Wifi?

Yes, most smart light tubes have wi-fi capabilities. However, some older smart light tubes might not have wi-fi capabilities.

Smart LED tube lights are not like regular light. They are an important part of the smart home ecosystem. So, like all other IoT devices, they have wifi.

This wifi connection helps the light to communicate with other smart devices like your smartphone. As a result, you got control capabilities with just an app.

Smart Light tubes get software updates too. These updates bring in new effects or sometimes features.

16. Does A Smart Tubelight Have Voice Control?

Yes, most smart tubelights have voice control.

But they do not come with a built-in voice control feature. You need to depend on smart home voice assistants to control your smart tubelight with voice.

The process is pretty simple. You just need to

  • Connect your smart tube with wifi.
  • Then go to your Amazon Alexa or google home app.
  • Create a new device.
  • Add it using the device code.
  • Then it will be connected to your voice assistant.

After connecting your smart light with a voice assistant, you can control your light with just your voice.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a smart voice assistant at your house.

Because some smart tube light works with smartphone voice assistants too.

17. Are Smart Led Tubes Better Than Regular Led Tubes?

Yes, in terms of features smart LED tubes are better than regular tubes. Look at the below chart to know more

Smart Light TubeRegular LED Tube
1. Smart controlsSmart light tubes have a voice, app, or remote control for all the features.

So, you can control them from anywhere you want.

Regular LED tubes do not have an app or remote.

So, you can not control it remotely.

 

2. Color Temparature optionsAll the smart LED tube lights come with temperature control. So, you can set a color tone or even schedule it.

Moreover, some smart LED tubes come with built-in different color presets. So, you can set them according to the mood.

Most regular LED tubes do not have color temperature control.

They come in one color temperature.

However, some high-quality LED lights have color tone control. But the controls are set with the fixture.

3. Brightness ControlYou can even control the brightness of a smart LED tube via an app.

They have different dimming options.

Moreover, they do not flicker too.

Most normal LED tubes do not have brightness control.

However, some come with dimming options.

They also do not have any flicker issues.

4. Smart SensorsMost smart LED tubes come with a bunch of sensors like human body induction or motion sensor.

So, they can detect motion and power on or off accordingly.

Some even have motion control.

Regular LED tubes do not come with any sensors.

So, there is no chance of automatic power on-off.

5. Lifetimet8 smart bulbs have a less lifetime than regular tubes.

Because the smart chips might damage after 15,000- 25000 hours.

Normal LED tubes can run for a long time.

They have a lifetime of 50000 hours.

18. Is Smart Tubelights Repairable?

Yes, T8 smart bulbs are repairable. But they are not as repairable as normal LED tubes.

One of the many plus points of LED tubes are they are made with replaceable components. The components are not too dependent on each other too.

But smart T8 bulbs have some sensitive components. They are not repairable or changeable.

Moreover, these components are located on the same circuit board. So, if one component fails, the other will not work too.

This is why smart Tubelights are hard to repair and sometimes not repairable.

19. Can You Use A Smart Light Tube With Fluorescent Setup?

No, you can not use smart led tube light with fluorescent tubes.

Smart led tube lights are not like regular LED tubes. They come with a more powerful circuit and other components.

All these components can not fit in the tube. So, they come with built-in fixtures.

Moreover, these fixtures are filled with LED starters, LED drivers, connection cables, and everything you need. These fixtures are pretty compact too.

Some even come with high-quality mounting materials.

20. Do Smart T8 Bulbs Require A Choke?

No, Smart T8 bulbs do not need a choke or ballast. They have their own set of ballast.

LED lights come with their own ballast. These ballasts are called LED drivers.

These LED drivers are small but more effective than normal ballasts. Because they consume less power and produce no heat.

Smart LED tubes are also equipped with these LED drivers. So, they do not need any ballast or chokes.

21. What Should You Consider Before Buying Smart T8 Bulbs?

Smart LED tubes are expensive. So, you must be super careful before choosing smart t8 bulbs.

These are the few things you must keep in mind.

  • Size: Size can be a big factor in lighting. So, find out where you will use the light and what’s the size of the place. Then decide accordingly.
  • Power Consumption: Smart LED tubes are efficient enough. But there are some brands that provide the same feature with high power consumption. You should avoid them.
  • Feature: Not all brands offer the same feature. So, try to buy a tube that offers more features. Because the price difference won’t be much. So, it’s better to invest in a high-quality one.
  • Lumen efficiency and CRI: CRI and lumen are big factors in lighting. So, try to find a tube with the most lumen efficiency and CRI.
Smart LED tube with wifi
Smart LED tube with wifi

These are the must-consider factors before choosing a smart T8 bulb.

22. How To Install  Smart Light Tubes?

Almost all the smart light tubes are plug-and-play. So, The installation process is quite easy.

However, please be careful as you are dealing with electricity.

Now, follow the below steps

  • Firstly, turn off the main electric switch of your house.
  • After that, set your smart light tubes to the desired place. Use the mounting equipment to fix it with the wall.
  • Then, look for the live and neutral cable of your smart led tube light. They should be marked as N and L.
  • Then connect the tube L wire with the main L wire and tube N wire with the main N.
  • Lastly, secure the wires with wire nuts and check if there is any loose wire.

Now you are done with the setup. Now power on and enjoy.

Every Smart light has different pairing instructions. So, look in the box for pairing instructions.

Conclusion

This is everything you should know about smart light tubes.

We tried to provide as much information as possible about smart light tubes. If you still have questions about smart light tubes then please let us know in the comments.

However, please try to buy smart light tubes from a trusted source.

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