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  1. electricloopy
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    electricloopy EF Member

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    Got a few 4'(1200mm) fluorescent tubes with ballast and starters.

    Although the lumen will be lower using LED, I assume the ballast and starter is by-passed.

    Also assume to use the SMD range of LED tubes.

    thanks
     
  2. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    bin the starter and ballast. feed L to 1 end and N to other end of LED tube ( some tubes want L and N to 1 end and nothing to other, see instructions ), and the light qualityand output will be better as long as you select the correct wattage/type of LED.
     
  3. Flanders
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    Flanders Regular EF Member

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    As above but Some LED tubes come with a unit ( looks like a starter )that goes where the starter goes , for these tubes you leave the ballast in place.
     
  4. electricloopy
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    electricloopy EF Member

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    The ones I have looked at :-
    4ft 18w LED T8 SMD Tubes (Daylight) ??
     
  5. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Staff Member Moderator

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    Probably cheaper to totally replace with LED battens.
     
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  6. electricloopy
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    electricloopy EF Member

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    From prices I've seen, battens cost 3x more
     
  7. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Staff Member Moderator

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    Electric Centre do a budget range.
     
  8. electricloopy
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    electricloopy EF Member

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    Thanks,
    No where near, 7x more
     
  9. Timbo
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    Timbo Regular EF Member

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  10. DefyG
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    DefyG Regular EF Member

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    I've used this type but you don't need to leave the ballast in place. Where the ballast unit has failed and we have upgraded to LED the ballast has just been removed from the circuit.
     
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