5 Reasons To Upgrade From T12 Fluorescents To T8 LEDs
If you are not living under a cave you must already know the benefits LED tubes provide over T12 Fluorescents tubes. For the rest, here are seven reasons why you must immediately switch to LED tubes.
Energy-efficient and long-lasting, T8 LED tubes are the new era of tube lights. First came candles, then came incandescent bulbs followed by fluorescent technology and now, the fourth generation, LEDs are the undisputed king of lighting.
But before we dive into the reasons to upgrade, we will have a look at what does this T12 and T8 stands for in the context of tubes.
What does T12 and T8 mean in tube lights
In tube lights, the diameter of the tube is determined in eights of the T. That is, the diameter of a T12 tube will be 12/8 which is 1.5 inches. Now, in a T8 tube, the diameter is just one inch.
There is another size of the tube available which is T5, this is even smaller than the T8 tube and the diameter of this tube is 0.625 inches.
Smaller tubes are energy-efficient and use less material in manufacturing, therefore, are also cost-efficient.
Hence it is always a better option to go for a T8 tube which is small but not too small so as to compromise on lighting.
Now that we understand what T12, T8 and T5 means, we can proceed to understand why you should prefer T8 LED tubes over T12 Fluorescent tubes.
5 solid reasons why you should upgrade to T8 LED tubes
This is also good for the environment because less electricity is demanded from the grid which in turn decreases carbon footprint.