For years, lighting commercial spaces and homes was child’s play. It took a lot of planning. Most people just stopped with linear fluorescent lights (abbreviated as LFL), and for some good reason. First of all, they offer a quality light output; they are efficient and have fantastic durability. In fact, the T8 lamps consumed around 40% less energy than the T12 lamps of their older counterparts, which are now discontinued. Now comes a new player in the commercial lighting industry, promising to offer better efficiency: The T8 linear LED tube.

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So the question is; Do T8 LED tubes have what it takes to replace your proven Linear Fluorescent (LFL) lights? To help you make an informed decision, this article will guide you through the benefits of T8 LEDs:

Mercury Free

The absence of mercury is a great advantage. Unlike fluorescent lamps, light-emitting diodes do not contain mercury, making them some of the most environmentally safe lighting systems on the market today.


Most LED lighting systems have full dimming capabilities, while fluorescent lamps are very expensive when it comes to dimming and perform just as poorly.

Directional lighting

With LEDs, you can get directional light (meaning they can illuminate exactly where you need it). But fluorescents are characterized by multidirectional lighting. This means that some light is likely to be lost on the device and other unnecessary places.

Works Well with Controls

Most fluorescent lighting systems tend to burn out faster even when integrated with common occupancy sensors and other controls. On the contrary, LED lighting systems work perfectly with all control systems, thanks to the fact that their life does not depend on turning it on or off.

Superior Efficiency

Newer LED tubes are around 30 percent more efficient than their LFL counterparts. For more information, & buy LED Light visit here:

Quality Light 

Today’s LED lighting systems can emit light in a variety of color temperatures similar to fluorescent lamps, but they do not have any of the flickering problems common to most fluorescent lamps.


On average, the lifespan of an LED lighting system is 50,000 hours, while that of LFL is approximately 30,000 hours.

Me versus Unbreakable LED (Potentially) 

Most LED tubes are designed with an unbreakable coating. However, with linear fluorescence, you had to order a specific unbreakable fluorescent lamp or use a tube cap which can be very expensive.

The only problem with LEDs is the initial cost. However, with discounts, various tax incentives, and huge energy-saving capabilities, you are likely to get a high return on investment faster than expected.

The golden council

It’s crucial to first look at the numbers (which apply to your particular situation) to determine if that initial expense really makes sense for your business. A full cost / benefit analysis should be done and all factors should be considered when choosing between LFL and LED. Also, do your research. Ask the experts. But one thing for sure is that LEDs are better than LFLs.