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T8 Tubes

Known for their range of lengths and average life expectancy, T8 Tubes are a great type of fixture if you're looking for a more cost-effective alternative to fluorescent lights. At Vision Lighting, we have spent the past decade helping businesses and homeowners with their lighting solutions, and have seen the benefit of these products for shopfitters, electricians, and sign makers.

As well as refining our selection of these lights, we also offer a wide range of other LED sign lights and LED products. We also stock a selection of cables and connectors that are perfect for supporting your chosen lighting solution. We're confident that your search for these types of light fixtures ends here because the products we sell are some of the best in the country. This confidence is backed up by our ISO9001 accreditation, years of positive reviews, and our constant desire to innovate and offer great LED lights.

Here you'll learn more about what a T8 tube is, as well as answers to some frequently asked questions. By the end, you'll know everything you need to know about them. To purchase your new LED T8 tubes simply head to our product page and add the correct one to your basket. As a Leeds based lighting manufacturer, we can deliver your products either the next day or within 1-2 working days.

To learn more, or to speak to one of our experts about our options, feel free to get in touch with us. Give us a call on 01132 799 745, or email us at

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Our LED Tube Option

We stock one type of energy-efficient LED tube. T8 products such as this are a fantastic alternative to the traditional tubes that were power-hungry, lacked energy efficiency, and didn't last particularly long. One of the reasons why they are so popular is the choice of lengths that it comes in. For instance, the products we sell come in six different sizes, starting at 610mm (2 feet long) and ending with our biggest size which is 2440mm (8 feet long). So no matter how big your tube guard is, or how many fluorescent tubes you need to replace, we have a host of sizes for you.

As well as various lengths, we also offer the tube in two different shades of white - warm white and cool white colours. So if you're fitting a new reception area or coffee shop and want to give a welcoming, inviting feel then the warm white tube would be a perfect option. Similarly, if you're looking to illuminate a corridor or car park, the cool white light will do the job and ensure multi-directional light.

Our T8 LED tubes come with a 2-year warranty so you can rest assured knowing that, if anything were to go wrong, we'd be able to replace it straight away.

However, given that they are made from aluminium and polycarbonate and have an average life of 50,000 hours (nearly six years), we're confident that you'll never experience power loss once it's installed.

Once it arrives, installation could not be easier. The tube's internal driver means that no additional external power supplies are needed to convert the mains power to the level that is required by the tube to work smoothly. To keep it running smoothly, we also stock a selection of connectors, such as our T8 Tube End Cap, which fit neatly at the end of the plastic tube. We also stock a 3-way Terminal Block that can help with wiring, as well as a Terry Clip that can hold the tubes securely in place if mounting is required.

What Is A T8 Tube?

Often associated with office lighting and warehouse applications, LED T8 tubes are, as mentioned, a more cost-effective alternative to the old glass tube construction. These old tubes were made of fluorescent lights and were very inefficient. The modern tube construction design makes them ideal to light up places that have high ceilings and need a light source with a long average life.

What Does T8 Mean In Lighting?

The 'T' in T8 LED tubes stands for 'Tubular' and the corresponding number is the bulb diameter in eighths of an inch. This means that the T8 has a one-inch diameter, a T5 tube will have 5/8ths of a diameter, and the larger T12 will have a 12/8ths diameter.

Traditional T8 fluorescent tubes required electronic ballasts, a device integrated into the electrical circuit to regulate the voltage and current supplied to the lamp the minute it turns on. Choosing the right ballast of suitable capacity and quality is essential to ensure the proper functioning and longevity of the tubes.

T8 LED tubes, on the other hand, do not require ballasts to function. This makes creating new electrical circuits for T8 LED tubes straightforward and more cost-effective to install. They also require no maintenance whatsoever, which is an obvious additional bonus.

If you were upcycling an old fluorescent light fitting, ensure it is disconnected from all mains power and remove the electronic ballast, starters, and fluorescent tubes from the fitting. Then install new T8 LED tubes, in the light colour of your choice, with new wiring and connectors and reconnect to the mains power to see the upcycled fitting emit bright light once again.

Always dispose of old electronic equipment responsibly through your local WEEE recycling site. Recycling ensures that rare earth elements such as gold, silver and copper can be extracted for use in new electrical goods. Never dispose of old electronic equipment through general waste methods because this ends up in a landfill and is harmful to the environment.

Our team can advise on all this and will make sure all your questions are answered so you have everything you need. Just pick up the phone and give us a call - we'd be happy to help.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Replace Fluorescent Tubes With LEDs?

Yes, you don't need to invest in new lighting structures or fixture input wires to enjoy the benefits. From the colour to the staggering 70-80% energy savings, simply slot your new T8 LED tube in, bypass the conventional ballast, and you're good to go.

Which LED Tube Light Is Best For The Home?

The answer to this question depends on numerous factors but there is no doubt that a warm white T8 tube could offer inviting illumination for your home. In rooms like your garage or kitchen, T8 LED tubes will provide sufficient illumination for years to come.

Get In Touch For More Info About Our LED Products

If you have any more questions about our T8 LED tubes or any of our other products for that matter, feel free to get in touch. We will listen to your requirements and come up with a host of lighting solutions that we feel would satisfy your needs. We've helped countless businesses in our 10 years working as a Leeds based lighting manufacturer and are confident we'll be able to help you.

From ceiling panels, LED bulbs, and LED modules to floodlights and our cutting-edge Nanolight (which is the only IP66 rated product of its type), we have a product for you. You can contact our friendly team by giving us a call on 01132 799 745, or you can drop us an email at

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Vision Lighting Ltd,
Unit 1 Wortley Moor Lane,
West Yorkshire,
LS12 4JD

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