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18W T8 LED Tube - 2,300 Lumens - 4ft - Dual-End Ballast Compatible Type A - 32W Equivalent - 5000K/4000K

Part Number: T8A-xK18S-GF

Features

  • Replaces 4' F32T8 fluorescent tubes
  • Plug-and-play type A
  • Mercury-free, instant-on
  • UL and DLC Listed
  • 5-Year warranty
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Starting at $6.95 ea. (per Bulb)
Volume price as low as $5.94
Orders ship on or before  Monday 07/06/2020
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Overview

These LED T8 tubes are the long-lasting alternatives to F32T8 fluorescent tube lights. The 4' plug-and-play (ballast-compatible) tube light bulb can be used in fluorescent fixtures with ballasts. It emits 2,300 lumens of cool or natural white illumination. Unlike fluorescent lights, this LED T8 tube turns on instantly—even in cold weather—and is simple to dispose of because it contains no harmful mercury. The dual-ended LED light uses just 18 watts of power—significantly less than the 32 watts of an equivalent fluorescent tube light. With a life expectancy 5 times as long as fluorescent tubes, the LED T8 tube reduces costly repairs, disposal fees, and the need for replacements. Price per bulb, 4-pack, 25-pack, or 50-pack. It's perfect for basements, offices, schools, hospitals, factories, and more.

Warranties & Certifications
5 Years
Super Bright LEDs, Inc. offers a 5-year warranty to protect against manufacturer defects and malfunctions. If you experience failure of an LED or other component not caused by negligence, abuse, unauthorized repair or disassembly, we will replace the product within the warranty period. If the same product is no longer available, a product of equal value may be substituted. Read More
DLC
The DesignLights Consortium® (DLC®) partners with energy-efficiency groups and utility companies to establish a set of standards for commercial LED light fixtures. The product is tested and must meet quality, energy-efficiency, and performance requirements to be added to the DLC's Qualified Products List. For more information, click here. To view all of our DLC® listed products, click here
UL Listed
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) LLC is an independent testing agency that works to verify product safety and quality. A UL-Listed label means that product samples have been tested by UL and that the product meets their Standards for Safety requirements.
Applications
  • Factory
  • Hospital
  • School
  • Office
  • Commercial Complex
  • Industrial Facilities

Why Switch To

LED T8 Tube Lights

Energy Savings

It's difficult for property managers to realize the potential savings LED tubes have over their conventional fluorescent tube counterpart when just looking at a singular lamp’s specifications. Proper calculations require looking at fluorescent bulb wattage and the ballast factor to determine a true operational wattage. Then multiply that by the amount of bulbs per fixture and how many of those fixtures the facility is equipped with along with standard operation time. Fluorescent lamps generally get installed in places that require 24/7 operation time. This is over $5,000 in energy savings a year for a facility with 100 fluorescent fixtures with standard fluorescent to LED tube relamping specifications.

Reduced Maintenance Cost

One of the greatest benefits from LED lighting conversions of linear fluorescent lamp systems is the savings that can be achieved due to reduced maintenance costs with LEDs. Typical linear fluorescent fixtures require constant maintenance, inventory and records of all components; including the bulbs themselves, ballasts, and starters. LEDs are versatile in their dependency with that existing system allowing them to operate as “Plug and Play” with an existing ballast or with direct line bypassing a bad ballast. Combine that versatility with a minimum L70 lifetime of 50,000 hours and you will see quickly that the near zero maintenance could be the greatest benefit of all.

Rebate Incentives

Linear fluorescent lighting is one of the most consistently available retrofit rebate incentives offered from most all power utility companies for commercial and residential users. Most all LED tubes are listed under specific categories of DLC to help guide the end users and the utility companies to the most applicable product for their applications. The average rebate incentive for fluorescent lighting conversions to LED can cover up to 80% of the upfront cost of the light itself.

Key Technical Considerations

Connection Types

Single Ended

Electrically connected from one end of the tube, one pin connecting to line and one to neutral. This type requires non-shunted sockets and rewiring

Dual Ended

Electrically connected on both ends of the tube, with one end connecting to line and one to neutral. This type can use shunted or non-shunted sockets. As with the original bulbs these are replacing, one end of the tube connects to L and the opposite end to N—one end should not be connected to both.

Ballast Compatibility

Ballast In-Line

Dual-End Type A installation is “Plug and Play” and simply replaces the original fluorescent tube with an LED equivalent, requiring the use of the original ballast. This is the easiest solution to relamping your fixture if you have already determined your ballast is functioning properly.

Ballast Bypassed

Single-End Type B installation requires bypassing the original ballast and rewiring sockets (tombstones) in the fixture. This is a popular solution when relamping, due to the likelihood of an eventual ballast failure.

Socket Wiring

Shunted

Both contacts in the same socket (tombstone) are connected/bridged and are the same polarity—either L or N.

Non-Shunted

Contacts in the same socket (tombstone) are split, but can be either the same polarity or opposing polarity depending on the way the socket (tombstone) is wired.

Determining Shunted or Non-Shunted

Below are some typical examples of how shunted or non-shunted sockets might look. You should always check the socket terminals with a multimeter before installing bulbs or rewiring. If the two sides of a socket have continuity, then the socket is shunted regardless of appearance.

Types Of T8 Tubes

CURRENT PRODUCT

Type A Dual-End

Installation is “Plug and Play” and simply replaces the original fluorescent tube with an LED equivalent, requiring the use of the original ballast.

  • Plug and Play
  • Dual-End wiring
  • Requires compatible ballast
  • Shunted or non-shunted sockets
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Type B Single-End

Installation requires bypassing the original ballast and rewiring sockets (tombstones) in the fixture. This is a popular solution when relamping, due to the likelihood of an eventual ballast failure.

  • Single-End wiring
  • Requires bypassing the ballast
  • Non-shunted sockets only
Shop Type B Single-End
 

Type B Dual-End

Installation simply involves bypassing the existing ballast and installing the tube with polarity matching the wiring.

  • Dual-End wiring
  • Requires bypassing the ballast
  • Shunted or non-shunted sockets
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Type A/B Hybrid

This can be installed in the same manner as a dual-end Type A (“plug and play” tube simply replaces the original fluorescent tube) or a single-end Type B (requires bypassing the original ballast and rewiring sockets).

  • Can be used with or without ballast
  • Ballast bypass (Single-End wiring)
  • Shunted or non-shunted sockets (Type A), non-shunted sockets (Type B)
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Type A/B 3-in-1 Universal

This is the most universal tube lamp solution. “Plug and Play” install if using the existing ballast, or bypass the ballast and install in the same manner as Single-End or Dual-End Type B.

  • Can be used with or without ballast
  • Ballast bypass (Single and Dual-End wiring)
  • Shunted or non-shunted sockets (Type A or Dual-End Type B)
  • Non-shunted (Single-End Type B)
Shop Type A/B 3-in-1 Universal

Specifications

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Part NOLED ColorLED QuantityLED Wattage
Wattage Per Module
Operating Voltage RangeIntensity per LEDMilliwatt
CCT / Wavelength
Price Ea.Product WeightLumen Per Dollar
T8A-40K18S-GFNatural 4000K------4000 $6.95-330.94 lumen/dollar
T8A-50K18S-GFCool 5000K------5000 $6.95-330.94 lumen/dollar
T8A-40K18S-GF-4PKNatural 4000K------4000 $27.60-333.33 lumen/dollar
T8A-40K18S-GF-25PKNatural 4000K------4000 $169.95-338.33 lumen/dollar
T8A-50K18S-GF-4PKCool 5000K------5000 $27.60-333.33 lumen/dollar
T8A-50K18S-GF-25PKCool 5000K------5000 $169.95-338.33 lumen/dollar
T8A-40K18S-GF-50PKNatural 4000K------4000 $329.95-348.54 lumen/dollar
T8A-50K18S-GF-50PKCool 5000K------5000 $329.95-348.54 lumen/dollar
T8A-xK18S-GF - DLC Listed T8 LED Tube - 32W Equivalent - Ballast Compatible F32T8 Type A - 2300 Lumens
DLC Listed T8 LED Tube - 32W Equivalent - Ballast Compatible F32T8 Type A - 2300 Lumens

Reviews

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Total Reviews

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Name
Loel
Technical Level
Average
Part Number
T8A-40K18S-GF
Reviewed On
10/25/18

Easy plug and play

I bought 16 of these (4-4 packs) and was so impressed with the brightness and ease of plug and play that I bought 8 more. The shipping was fast, The packaging was excellent. The 4000K is a little cooler color than I anticipated but still "natural light". Of the 24 bought I had one that did not work and sending it back for exchange was easy.

Helpful? Yes (4) No (0)

Name
Brian
Technical Level
Advanced
Part Number
T8A-40K18S-GF-4PK
Reviewed On
09/17/19

Works great, easy installation, read directions.

Worked Great, and easy installation. About the only thing to be aware of is that these tubes have a "fixture side" and a "light side" and that the latter needs to be facing outward. A label on the fixture side helps with that orientation, but if you just slapped it up without reading the directions, you might be tempted to try and remove that label.

Helpful? Yes (2) No (0)

Name
Tommy
Technical Level
Average
Part Number
T8A-50K18S-GF-4PK
Reviewed On
09/20/19

Very happy with the fixture and bulbs

Helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Name
Philip
Technical Level
Average
Part Number
T8A-40K18S-GF-4PK
Reviewed On
06/07/19

Replacing fluorescent tubes with T8 LED tubes.

Replaced four fluorescent tubes in garage, the led tubes were easy to install. The line on the tubs made lining up for maximum light easy. Right light color and brighter than fluorescent equivalent tubes.

Helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

Name
Brock
Technical Level
Average
Part Number
T8A-50K18S-GF-4PK
Reviewed On
04/14/20


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