In industrial usage, fluorescent lights were requested stably for the durable, efficient, especially the relatively low up-front cost compared with other industrial lighting. The application range so many kinds of factory, workshop, warehouse, we are recommending more users to retrofit the fluorescent light to led tube light based on some features after comparing below:
Fluorescent light is made of T8 lamp tube and electronic ballast
Linear led light is made of LED tube, led driver
No matter fluorescent light or linear led light, they are usually enclosed by metal housing (aluminum alloy or stainless steel) or non-metal housing (glass reinforced plastic) with lamp tube and control unit, high strength housing is able to resist high corrosion, wet location.
The up-front price for T8 fluorescent is low, but the maintenance cost is high.
The up-front price for led tube is high, but the maintenance cost is low.
As fluorescent light have favorable price compared with linear led light when led have not widely used in linear led light industry and led quality is not stable enough, it is very rational that users firstly consider fluorescent light as the new-built industrial projects within limit budget. After 2 or more years, users find the electricity bill is at least 40% higher than led tube light. Thus up-front high prices are the main cons for linear led light, but low energy cost is the main pros for linear led lights for a long period. With the dramatic development for led tube industry, now manufacturers can offer linear led light in more reasonable price, some of them have similar price to fluorescent light, more and more users have accepted linear led light to replace fluorescent light.
The lifespan of fluorescent light is 20,000 hours years, however, the lifespan of linear led light is 50,000 hours.
Some important projects ask long lasting time operation, linear led light can work more than 2 times of fluorescent light, it saves big amount of maintenance cost for replacement and retrofit, especially ensure the continuous working without shutdown for large industrial plants. Today’s industry put working efficiency as the number one factor since it will directly influence the delivery time and products quality.
4. Lumen Efficiency
T8 fluorescent light is delivered 85lm/w lumen efficiency, led tube light produce 130-140lm/w lumen efficiency.
You may know led tube light features much higher lumen efficiency compared with T8 fluorescent light, lumen efficiency mean the total lumens for every wattage, just imagine the same lumen output, when you use led tube light, the wattage is almost half of ones of T8 fluorescent light, thus, you can save a large cost for electricity.