Do LED bulbs need ballast?
No LED bulbs require a ballast, although some are engineered to work with an existing ballast. You will find ballast-compatible or “plug-and-play” LEDs that are designed to replace linear fluorescents, compact fluorescents, or HIDs.
Can you put LED bulbs in fluorescent fixtures?
You have fluorescent tube lights in your home or business already, and you’re wondering if you can pop LED tubes in these fixtures or if you’ll need to change out the fixtures for something designed for LED. Good news! You can use LED tubes in your existing fixtures!
Will LED bulbs work with ballast?
Since plug and play LEDs are compatible with ballasts, you can simply remove a fluorescent bulb and replace it with an LED. Since no additional modification or wiring is required, it’s as easy as replacing incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs in your home.
Can a plug-and-play LED bulb be used without a ballast?
A plug-and-play, or direct fit, linear LED is probably what you’re imagining – a simple, one-for-one swap out of the original linear fluorescent lamp. This lamp works directly with the existing fluorescent ballast, so there is no rewiring or ballast change required.
Can I use LED bulbs in any fixture?
As long as the mounting base (socket) is the same size and type, you can use an LED bulb in an existing fixture. If the mounting base isn’t the same size and type, the LED bulb will not fit the socket. You should never use a bulb with a higher wattage than what is recommended for the fixture.
Which light bulbs need a ballast?
If there is too much heat in the bulb,it can damage the lamp life.
How are LED bulbs better than incandescent bulbs?
Much longer lifespan – LEDs last about 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs
Does the bulb have to match my ballast?
Yes, Ballasts and Bulbs Should be Matched. HID bulbs generally need specific ballasts, and any given ballast can usually safely and effectively operate only one type or a few types of HID bulbs. The bulb wattage must be matched to the ballast.
Are LED light bulbs better than CFLs?
That means you can potentially save 50% on the “lighting” portion of your electric bill simply by installing LED bulbs instead of CFLs. 3 – LED bulbs are more durable than CFLs. Like their long, stick-like ancestors, CFL bulbs are quite fragile.