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The Ultimate Commercial LED Bulb Replacement Guide

Every commercial space, whether it’s a hotel, restaurant, office, department store, small shop, school, or hospital, can benefit from switching to LED lighting. LEDs are energy-efficient alternatives to incandescent, halogen, and fluorescent bulbs, and they’re designed to last anywhere from five to 25 times longer depending on the type of bulb or fixture. This LED bulb replacement guide demonstrates that there are many different options for any application from decorative ceiling fixtures, panel lights, and recessed lights to desk, sign, or elevator lights. LED bulbs and fixtures are available with a variety of different wattages, base types, prices, and voltages and can even emit different colors of light. You have the freedom to choose a bulb or fixture that fits your needs, and there are plenty of available options.

Clicking each picture below will direct you to a page of similar bulbs. Keep in mind, this post just touches the surface of available LED bulbs and fixtures. If you don’t see what you need, use our Universal LED Bulb Finder to search by bulb type, or browse our site to see hundreds of lighting options.

Recessed Light Bulbs and Fixtures

There are many LED recessed lighting options for existing can lights, eyeball lights, or other recessed commercial applications. Traditionally, recessed fixtures contain either a PAR halogen bulb or a BR incandescent bulb. These bulbs are available in several different sizes, and each type has its own set of features. PAR bulbs are great for spot lighting while BR bulbs typically have wide flood beam patterns and allow for more of a gradual fade of light. LED replacement PAR and BR bulbs have those same features but with increased energy efficiency and longer life spans. Complete LED fixture replacements, such as small panel lights and downlights, are also an option.

PAR30 RECESSED

BR40 CAN LIGHT

BR30 CAN LIGHT

Decorative Ceiling Lights

Part of creating an inviting atmosphere in a business, restaurant, or shop is the lighting. LED replacement bulbs can fit virtually any fixture. Base types include anything from wedge, bayonet, and bi-pin to E14 candelabra and standard E26/E27. These decorative LED bulbs also come in many shapes and sizes to match the look that you’re trying to achieve.

S14 BULB

A19 commercial bulb guide

T14 BULB

Panel Lights

When it comes to commercial lighting, one of the most popular fixtures is the fluorescent panel light with T8 tubes. These panels offer little in the way of quality lighting. Hot spots are visible even through their textured lenses, and the light that they emit has a yellow-green hue. LED panel lights have higher color-rendering indexes (CRI), which is the key to showing the true colors of objects and surroundings. They emit crisp, clear illumination with no visible hotspots, and you won’t have to worry about replacing them for a very long time.

Rectangular panel light commercial bulb guide

square panel light commercial bulb guide

up down panel commercial bulb guide

Tube Lights and Linear Lights

T8 LED tube light bulbs and linear LED light fixtures are replacements for traditional fluorescent light panels. Much like LED panel lights, these linear lighting options have higher color-rendering indexes (CRI) than fluorescent alternatives, which means they show colors more accurately. LED T8 bulbs and linear light fixtures can last approximately five times longer than fluorescent fixtures while consuming only a fraction of the power.

T8 CEILING PANEL

T8 OUTDOOR FIXTURE

T8 LIGHT FIXTURE 2

Sign Lights

It’s no secret that a well-lit sign will stand out more than one that is poorly lit. LED sign bulbs and LED sign modules are available in many different intensities and colors to illuminate signs, light boxes, marquees, and channel letters. Because LED bulbs can last up to 25 times longer than incandescent or halogen alternatives or approximately five times longer than fluorescent tube lights, the need for replacements is few and far between.

T8 SIGN

T6.5 EXIT

T7 SIGN

Desk Lights

In addition to the hundreds of LED replacement bulbs that are available for desk lamps are LED light fixtures that require no bulbs at all. One option is an under-hutch light as a replacement for miniature fluorescent tube light fixtures. This type of LED fixture illuminates instantly without the annoying flicker or yellow-green hue that is typical of fluorescent tube lights. Another option is an LED desktop lamp. Both of these types of fixtures will last much longer than incandescent or fluorescent alternatives while emitting better quality light.

LED DESK LAMP

T8 UNDER CABINET

T8 LINEAR

Elevator Lights

Elevators can contain many different types of bulbs from miniature BA9s bulbs to fluorescent T8 tubes. LED replacement bulbs are available to fit elevator ceiling light fixtures and control panels. These energy-efficient bulbs are designed to last significantly longer than fluorescent, halogen, and incandescent bulbs. They’re available in a variety of colors, sizes, shapes, and base types.

T8 LIGHT FIXTURE

R12 LIGHT FIXTURE

BA9s elevator

 

If you have questions about which bulb or fixture is a good fit for your needs, don’t hesitate to call us toll free at 866-590-3533. Our customer service and technical support teams are available from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT on Friday.