For those who are looking to save on their energy bill, one option is to convert their old fluorescent lights to LED. While this may seem like a difficult task, it is actually relatively simple and can be done in a few steps. Below, we will walk you through how to wire your fluorescent light to LED.
How to Easily Wire Fluorescent Light to LED
What You Will Need:
- One LED tube (2 feet or 4 feet)
- One LED driver
- Wire cutters
- Wire strippers
- Electrical tape
- Ladder (optional)
Follow these steps:
Step One: Turn Off the Power. To avoid being electrocuted, the first step is to make sure that there is no power running through the wires. The easiest way to do this is to simply flip the switch that controls the light. If you cannot locate the switch, you can also shut off the power at the breaker box.
Step Two: Remove the Starter and Ballast. Once the power is turned off, you will need to remove the ballast and starter from the fixture. These are typically located behind a cover plate on the side of the fixture. Once you have located them, unscrew them and set them aside.
Step Three: Cut Wires and Strip Insulation. Next, you will need to cut the wires that connect the ballast to the sockets. Once they are cut, use your wire strippers to remove ½ inch of insulation from each end of the wires. Be careful not to strip too much insulation as this could cause a potential fire hazard.
Step Four: Connect Wires to Driver Outputs. Now, it is time to connect your wires to the driver outputs. The black wire should be connected to the “BL” output, while the white wire should be connected “WH” output. If your fixture has a ground wire, it should be connected to either the green “GR” output or bare “MET” metal screw on the driver housing.
Step Five: Mount Driver inside Fixture and Tape Wires. The last step is to mount your driver inside the fixture using screws or double-sided tape. Once it is mounted, use electrical tape to secure any loose wires that may be hanging down inside the fixture. Be sure that all connections are taped tightly so that there is no risk of electrocution when you turn the power back on.
What are the benefits of wiring fluorescent light to led
The benefits of making the move to LED lighting include the following: • LED lights use less electricity. Your light electricity cost might be reduced by as much as 80 percent because to its energy-saving capabilities.
• LEDs have a consistent low operating temperature. LEDs, in contrast to the fluorescent lights of yore, do not produce heat. Both persons and materials could be put in danger by the intense heat and ultraviolet radiation that are already present. LED lights, on the other hand, do not release any UV radiations.
• Because LED lamps do not emit blue waves, our brains are able to feel more at peace, which in turn leads to increased productivity.
• LED lights are long-lasting; some models have a lifespan of up to 15 years and emit the same amount of light throughout that time. LED lights, in contrast to other types, do not lose their brightness over time.
• Light-emitting diode (LED) lights are safe for the environment because they do not emit any toxic gases.
What should you keep in mind when wiring a fluorescent light to an led
What you need to know:
- All-in-one design allows for sleeker, smaller profile.
- Some all-in-one fixtures, such as our Integrated Tube Lights, don’t take up much more space than a conventional fluorescent tube.
- Can be placed on the surface, or hung from wires if desired.
- In many cases, produces a greater amount of light than fixtures that use tubes.
- When lamps have a long lifespan, there is less of a need to worry about having to replace the fixture when it reaches the end of its useful life.
- A greater degree of protection against dust and water is also afforded by the all-in-one design.
- Every one of our linear LED fixtures has DLC certification, which qualifies them for utility rebates.
Converting your old fluorescent lights over to LED may seem daunting at first, but it is actually a relatively easy process that can be completed in just a few steps. By following the instructions above, you can save yourself money on your energy bill while helping out the environment by using less energy.