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Microwave Sensor T8 LED Tube Lights: Your easy upgrade to motion sensor lighting

Updated: May 9

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If you are tired of wasting energy on lights that stay on in empty rooms or low traffic areas such as staircases, lift motor room, secluded walkways, then upgrading your existing fluorescent tubes or LED tubes to Microwave Motion Sensor T8 LED Tube lights is a simple and effective solution to save money and become more energy-efficient.

These motion detection LED light tubes offer a range of advantages over traditional lighting:

1. Automatic activation from dim mode to fully activated mode with Motion Detection:

When no activity is detected, the light tube will be in dim mode (~20%), conserving massive energy. When the built-in microwave sensor detects movement within its range, it automatically activates the light to 100% capacity to provide light just when it is needed. When no motion is detected for 45 seconds, the light will revert to dim mode. This entirely eliminates the need to manually turn lights on and off, preventing wasted energy and extending the lifespan of the bulbs.

2. Significant Energy Savings:

Compared to traditional fluorescent tubes, T8 LED tubes already offer significant energy savings. Adding the motion activated functionality further reduces your energy consumption, potentially reaching savings of up to 90%! This translates to lower electricity consumption and cheaper electricity bills.

3. Newer Technology with Microwave Sensors

Microwave sensor technology is more advanced and newer than the traditional PIR (passive infrared) sensors used in most motion-activated lighting in Singapore. Microwave sensors offer several advantages, including:

  • Better detection: Unlike PIR sensors, which rely on heat signatures, microwave sensors can detect movement even through walls and thin objects. This makes them ideal for areas with obstructions or for detecting motion behind closed doors.

  • Less susceptible to false alarms: Microwave sensors are less likely to be triggered by environmental changes like temperature fluctuations or small movements like pets, reducing the occurrence of false alarms compared to PIR sensors.

Check out our blog post that talks about the differences between Microwave Sensors and PIR Sensors in detail here.

4. Hassle-free & Easy Installation:

These LED tubes are typically a plug-and-play direct replacement for your existing T8 fluorescent tubes or normal LED tubes. Simply remove the old tube and install the new sensor-equipped LED tube light, usually with no rewiring needed. The process is quick and straightforward, making it an easy upgrade.

5. Improved Light Quality:

Modern LED tubes provide superior light quality compared to fluorescent tubes and incandescent tubes, offering better color rendering (CRI) and a more comforting lighting experience. With the added benefit of motion detection, you only get the light when you need it, enhancing both comfort and energy efficiency.

6. Long Lifespan:

T8 LED tubes boast a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours, significantly longer than traditional fluorescent tubes. This translates to fewer replacements and reduced maintenance costs over time.


Upgrading to Microwave Sensor T8 LED Tube Lights is a simple and cost-effective way to:

  • Reduce your energy consumption and save money on electricity bills.

  • Reduce maintenance cost and efforts due to the long lifespan

  • Enhance the convenience and functionality of your lighting system.

If you are still unsure and still have questions on how microwave sensor LED tube lights can improve your space, our team of energy saving specialist are here to help. Contact us at +65 6753 9553 or to find out more.


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