Philips CorePro T8 LED Tube 18W - 4 Foot (1200mm)
A direct LED replacement for '4 foot' fluorescent tubes
The Philips CorePro LED Tube is a cost-effective replacement for your existing fluorescent lighting.
- Reduces energy consumption by over 50%
- Designed to operate for 40,000 hours
- No electrician required in most cases - install it yourself (see guide below).
Fits all standard T8 light fittings '4 foot' (~1.2m) in length. This item replaces regular 36W fluoro tubes with an 18W LED.
Reduce T8 tube energy consumption by 60%
Regular T8 fluorescent lamps consume 36 Watts of power with a further ~9 Watts lost in the magnetic ballast. As a result, total power consumption per lamp is actually around 45 Watts.
The Philips T8 LED tube, on the other hand, consumes just 18 Watts in total. That's an energy saving of up to 60%.
This translates into an electricity cost saving of about $30 per year, for every tube upgraded. This example assumes 12 hours per day operation and an electricity tariff of $0.25/kWh.
Installation guide - 4 Foot (1200mm) LED Tube
There are two main types of fluorescent light fittings in existing buildings:
1) Magnetic ballast fittings - with starters. These are the most common fitting type. Simply replace the tube and starter (supplied) and you're done! Magnetic ballast fittings are identifiable by the fact they have starters present.
Easy installation for any fitting with a starter.
2) Electronic ballast fittings - no starters. Unlike the example shown above, these fittings do not have a starter. These units will require an electrician to 'wire out' the existing ballast. Fittings without starters that come on instantly are generally electronic ballast.
A direct replacement with less lumens?
Lumens are a measure of total light output. It is true that the Philips LED tube produces less lumens than a modern T8 fluorescent tube.
However, regular T8 tubes release their light in all directions (360˚). Much of this light is lost in the fitting and to unused parts of the room.
The Philips LED Tube only directs its light output downward, where it is actually needed. It has a beam angle of about 140˚ so it still spreads light throughout the room, but without losing any light to the fixture or ceiling.
Our price includes the required LED starter
Don't forget to check the packaging for the LED starter. It's easy to miss if you happen to open the package at the other end!
The LED starter is essentially just a safety fuse. It allows the LED tube to work in your existing light fittings, with no further modification.
Secure delivery of LED tubes
We deliver these LED tubes via courier, as they are too large to be delivered with Australia Post.
You are welcome to order any number of tubes, but we generally recommend purchasing at least 2 tubes to ensure safe and secure delivery. The Philips LED tubes are packaged into cartons of 10 units, so round numbers of 10 are worth considering where appropriate.
The tubes are well packaged and include plastic covers to prevent the pins from being damaged in transit (see below). Even so, if any damage does occur during transit, just let us know and we'll replace the goods at no cost to you.
Specifications - Philips 4 Foot LED Tube
|Fitting Type||T8 tube / G13 connector|
|Power Consumption||18 Watts (replace 36W tube)|
|Voltage||220-240 V AC|
|Lifetime||40,000 hours (that's over 9 years if left on for 12 hours every day of the year!)|
|Colour Temperature||4000K (neutral white) or 6500K (cool white)|
|Colour Codes||840 or 865|
|Light Output||1600 lumen (18W)|
|Dimensions||1212mm (long) x 28mm (wide)|
|Installation||Self install or consult an electrician.|
|Product Identifiers||8718291669678, 8718291669692, 8718291669715 (Barcodes)|
Philips LED Tube spec sheet
Frequently Asked Questions
What other options and sizes are available?
You may also require "half length" 2 foot LED tubes, or the longer 5 foot LED tubes. If you are upgrading your office lighting we'd recommend that you consider these Philips LED panel troffer lights designed for t-bar suspended ceilings.