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A Beginner's Guide to LED Tube Lights with Brite

Updated: May 13

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Tube lights are used everywhere, from our home cove lights, office lighting, shopping malls and carpark lightings. They provide a perfect energy saving upgrade from fluorescent tubes, which drains energy, hot and break down easily. That's why they are such a popular energy-saving choice for homes and businesses alike.

Today, we're sharing more about LED tube lights, so that you know what to look out for when choosing the perfect tube light for your space. to talk about why


What are LED Tube Lights?

LED tube lights are modern lighting fixtures that utilize light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as their light source. Compared to traditional fluorescent tubes, LED tubes offer a plethora of advantages, including:

  • Energy Efficiency: LEDs use significantly less energy than fluorescents (~60%!), translating to lower electricity bills for your buildings and a reduced environmental impact.

  • Lifespan: LED tubes have lifespans that are several times longer than fluorescents (30,000 to 50,000 hours), minimising replacement and maintenance costs.

  • Durability: LEDs are known for their robustness, making them ideal for areas prone to vibrations or frequent use.

  • Colour Quality: LED tubes come in 3 colour temperatures (Warm White, Cool White and DayLight), providing you with the perfect ambiance for any space.

Size Matters: Understanding T5 vs. T8

LED tube lights come in various sizes and lengths, with the most common being T5 and T8. These designations refer to the diameter of the tube in eighths of an inch. Here's a breakdown to help you choose the right size:

  • T8 LED Tubes: These are the most widely used LED tubes, directly replacing traditional fluorescent T8 tubes. They are ideal for applications like offices, warehouses, workshops, and garages, typically ranging from 2ft and 4ft.

  • T5 LED Tubes: T5 tubes are slimmer than T8s and offer a more focused light output. They are well-suited for task lighting in areas like kitchens, under-cabinet lighting, display cases, and coves. T5 tubes also come in lengths of 2ft and 4ft.

Applications for LED Tube Lights

The versatility of LED tube lights makes them suitable for a wide range of applications. Here are some popular examples:

  • Commercial Lighting:  Offices, Carpark, Staircases, warehouses, retail stores, and hospitality spaces, shopping malls/centres can significantly benefit from the energy savings and long lifespan of LED tubes.

  • Industrial Lighting:  Manufacturing spaces, Factories and workshops require bright, reliable lighting, which LED tubes deliver effectively.

  • Residential Lighting:  Cove light for your home living room, Kitchens cabinets, counter tops are the typical uses for LED tubes in Singapore.

Brite Lighting: Your Trusted Partner in LED Solutions

At Brite Lighting, we offer a comprehensive selection of high-quality LED tube lights in various lengths, color temperatures, and wattages. Check them out here! Our team of experts is happy to assist you in choosing the perfect LED tube lights for your specific needs.


Contact us today at 6753 9553 or enquiry@led-lighting.com.sg to learn more about how LED tubes can brighten your space and save you money!

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