LED Replacements For 18" T-8 Fluorescent Tubes
18-D-27 Warm White LED Tube 2700 Kelvin 9 Watt DIMMABLE
18-D-55 Bright White LED Tube 4100 Kelvin 9 Watt DIMMABLE
Vintage Hardware & Lighting has been working for three years in the development of sustainable LED lighting. We are now stocking LED tubes to replace T-8 fluorescent tubes.
There are 3 qualities of LED tubes. One type of tube is simply an all plastic housing. In this environment, the LEDs have a shorter life as they can't wick the heat away. The second type of tube is an all glass housing. Since heat is the enemy of LED life, the third type of tube (top of the line) has an aluminum heat-sink backing with a clear plastic lens over the top. This ensures the absolute BEST heat transference, and is the best thought-out quality currently on the market.
We recommend using Lutron CL LED dimmers, See drop down menu for dimmer adding this dimmer option.
Our LED tubes have a life expectancy of between 50,000 to 60,000 hours when used 8 to 12 hours per day. The 18" tube uses only 9 watts of power. SMD is a progressive step in LED technology for smaller lighting containment.
It is important to understand that you must remove the fluorescent ballast! When replacement takes place, both the starter and ballast are completely eliminated. Tubes are wired directly to the power source. Please see the wiring diagram in the photo below.
800 lumens, using only 9 watts of power.