LED tube light is a product based on light-emitting diode, the tube being designed to fit suitably in the lighting fixtures. These tube lights are mainly designed for the purpose of fluorescent lights. The design is sometimes done to replace the existing fixtures. The tube light makes use of LEDs that are discretely separable.
The light from the tube is emitted all around the tube. The commonly available tube designations where these tubes can be fitted include the T8, T10, T12 designations, having lengths of 590 mm, 1,200 mm, and 1,500 mm respectively.
The tubes come in different model numbers, based on which the wattage, voltage, lumen, and beam angle vary. One of the three most common models is ANRTL-9W with 9W wattage and 810 lumen. The ANRTL-18W light has a wattage of 18W and 1620 lumen. The ANRTL-22W model has wattage of 22W and 1980 lumen.
The voltage and beam angle for all the three models are 85-265 volt, and greater than 270 degrees, respectively.
The LED downlight drivers are either LPF or HPF. They come in different wattage capabilities varying between 5W to 20W. The input voltage for all the models is 85-265 volt. The output voltage varies depending on the wattage of the model, and ranges between 33 volt and 66 volt.
The output current for the 5W model is 150mA, and for the rest of the models, it is 300mA. Power factor for the drivers is higher than 0.9, and surge protection is greater than 2 KV.
Filled PP is used as the case material for the drivers of 5W and 6-10W, and ABS is used for the 12-15W and 18-20W drivers.
None of these drivers is dimmable. The temperature at which the drivers operate is -10-90 Degrees.
A LED tube light manufacturers in india and a fluorescent light may not be theoretically same but the LED lights and drivers have been developed in a manner, which can replace the fluorescent lights efficiently. Electronic or inductive ballasts which are required in other lighting, are not necessary in case of the LED tube lights. However it has a compatibility with the inductive ballast, thus making these tubes extremely useful and powerful.
Some of the other basic advantages of using LED tubes are that they are more energy efficient, having a long lifetime, and are not affected by cold temperatures. Also, these lights are controllable for their brightness and colour options.
The tubes are extremely environment friendly, and renders excellent colour reflections. These lights do not carry any mercury, and can attain complete brightness of the tubes, in microseconds.
For the installation of the tubes, any electronic blast, if available, would be required to be removed. The lights can be directly fit into the brackets of the tube, after cutting off the original power of the line, along with the removal of the starter.
Professionals can be contacted for installation of the tubes, who are expert in this task and can fit the tubes effectively in a very short time.