The Highest Efficiency LED Fluro Tube
This Philips Master LED Tube is the most energy-efficient replacement for existing fluorescent lights.
- Uses just 10.5W of power for the same brightness as old 36W fluro tubes or other 18W LED tubes.
- Reduces energy consumption and lighting costs by over 70%.
- Designed to operate for 50,000 hours.
- No electrician required in most cases - install it yourself (see the guide below).
- Price includes a 1200mm LED tube and LED starter.
The Philips Master LED tube fits all standard T8 light fittings that are '4 foot' (~1.2m) in length. This item replaces regular 36W fluoro tubes with a 10.5W LED.
Choose between 4000K (cool white) and 6500K (daylight) colour temperature.
Reduce T8 Fluro Tube Energy Usage by 70%
Regular T8 fluorescent tubes consume 36 Watts of power, with a further ~9 Watts lost in the magnetic ballast. As a result, the total power consumption per lamp is actually around 45 Watts.
The Philips LED tube light, on the other hand, consumes just 10.5 Watts in total. That's an energy-saving of over 70%.
This translates into an electricity cost saving of about $37 per year for every tube upgraded. This example assumes 12 hours per day of operation and an electricity tariff of $0.25/kWh.
Installation Guide - 4 Foot (1200mm) LED Fluro Tube
There are two main types of fluorescent tube 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. Lights without starters that come on instantly are generally electronic ballast.
Safe & Secure Delivery of LED Tubes
You are welcome to order any number of LED tubes, but we generally recommend purchasing at least two to ensure reliable transportation. The Philips LED tubes come in cartons of 10 units, so round numbers of 10 are worth considering.
These LED tubes are much safer to handle than old fluorescent tubes. They are made from plastic rather than glass, making them more durable, and they contain no mercury.
Specifications - Philips Master LED Tube Light
|Fitting Type||T8 tube / G13 connector|
|Power Usage||10.5 Watts (replace 36W tube)|
|Voltage||220-240 V AC|
|Colour Temperature||4000K ('cool white') or 6500K ('daylight')|
|Colour Code||840 or 865|
|Light Output||1,600 lumen|
|Dimensions||1,212mm (total length including pins) x 27.9mm (wide)|
|Carton Quantity||10 (this listing is for 1 tube)|
|Product Identifiers||929001297608, 929001297708 (Order codes); 8718696687680, 8718696687703 (Barcodes)|
|Further Details||Spec Sheet (PDF), Installation Guide (PDF)|
Frequently Asked Questions
Which is better: 6500K or 4000K?
One colour temperature is not really 'better' than the other. Generally, 6500K is a 'whiter' light and is perceived to be slightly brighter. If you want these LED tubes to look the same as the fluro tubes you are replacing, look for '840' or '865' on your existing tubes. '840' is 4000K and '865' is 6500K.
Are these LED tubes as bright as old fluorescent tubes?
Yes - although technically speaking LED tubes produce fewer lumens than a brand new T8 fluorescent tube. However, regular fluro tubes release their light in all directions (360˚). Much of this light is lost in the fitting and to unused parts of the room. Old fashioned fluorescent tubes also degrade over time and become very dim as they age.
On the other hand, these Philips Master LED tubes only direct their light output downward (160˚ beam angle), where it is actually needed. They still spread light throughout the room but without losing any light to the fixture or ceiling. This allows them to produce the same amount of useful light with less lumens. They also retain their lumen output more reliably over time.
For these reasons, many of our customers have found the LED tubes to be brighter than their old tubes, despite using 70% less energy. Have a read through some of our customer reviews at the bottom of this page for more details.
Does your price include an LED starter?
Yes - don't forget to check the packaging for the LED starter. It's easy to miss if you happen to open the box 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.
What other options are available?
If you want a higher brightness LED tube light, see our Verbatim LED Tube 14W. We also sell a wide range of other sizes and options, including tubes with inbuilt motion sensors. See our complete range of LED Tubes.
Very bright light, excellent service fast delivery 👌.
Product exactly as described. Fast delivery. Easy install.
Turned up quickly, all working good except one light was missing the LED starter , otherwise good product good service.
Hi Sebastian, sorry to hear about that. In rare cases, the starters can become loose inside the main carton. So, provided you have checked through all the packaging, please let us know so we can send you that missing starter. -Ryan.
The best kitchen light I have ever had, I highly recommend these LED globes.
Philips T8 LED Tube 10.5W - 4 Foot (1200mm, 120cm)
Being an electrician, I was surprised that the change over from older fluoros to modern LED based tubes was so easy and so power efficient
Philips T8 LED Tube 10.5W - 4 Foot (1200mm, 120cm)
Product well priced, arrived promptly, carefully packaged, easy to install and works well.