Our 4-foot Ballast Bypass T5 (ballast bypass) LED glass tube is available in 25W and is double-ended for wiring. LED light tubes are perfect for office spaces, warehouses, hotels, restaurants, and schools.
Product Description: Viribright 4-foot Ballast Bypass T5 LED Tube
The Viribright 4-foot Ballast Bypass T5 LED Tube is perfect for installation in retrofit fixtures requiring a tube 48 inches in length. Commonly found in workshops, offices, warehouses, grocery stores, and similar locations. LED Tube can use without a ballast (direct wire) which reduces overall energy consumption making the 4ft T5 tube a perfect replacement for fluorescent linear tube lights and occasionally strip lights. The total energy consumption of this tube is 25W while producing over 3500 lumens in a 5000K daylight color temperature. These tubes are easy to install, and it is recommended to have an experienced electrician handle the bypassing of the ballast and installation.
General Information about T5 LED Tubes
4-foot T5 tubes are high-powered and generally manufactured in three types, although the ballast bypass version is the most common type sold in the US. These are the hybrid, the ballast bypass, and the plug-and-play. Unlike the others, the easiest to install is the plug-and-play variant. T8 LED Light Tubes can easily plug these into compatible fixtures. However, it’s best to ensure that the ballast is compatible.
Ballast Bypass should find compatibility details in the Details tab of the products page. Direct wire lamps or the ballast bypass tube require you to remove the old ballast first. Mainly, this eliminates future ballast maintenance and failure point issues.
However, the fixture may require some rewiring if it is double-ended or single-ended. Double-ended tubes are known for directing power on either end, while single-ended ones revolve around just one side needing power. When it comes to hybrids, these are a unique combination of the other two previously mentioned.
The LED tubes on this one begin as plug-and-play, where the ballast eventually becomes unusable. When this occurs, the fixture becomes a bypass lamp. Hence, the ballast is removed, and the light is rewired to suit the new ballast.
Tips For Choosing the Right Tube
When choosing the ideal tube, it is recommended that you first check the ratings, color temperature, and certifications associated with the tube. If you didn’t already know, the temperature is measured in Kelvin and represents the light’s color. Those between the 3000 and 3500 Kelvin range are ideal for creating warm areas.
In essence, they create the perfect waiting or lobby area. Tubes between 4000 and 5000 Kelvins increase visibility and significantly reduce eye strain. These are suited for warehouses, classrooms, offices, and hospitals.
The certifications and ratings on these will give a better idea of where and how LED Ballast Bypass Tubes can efficiently and safely use them. Those rated as dry location tubes should only be used indoors and not be in contact with moisture or water. However, the lightbox should still take caution for 4-foot lines that it can use in the presence of moisture. As such, they should never make contact with liquids.
Color Temperature: 5000K Daylight
Base Type: Type B (Direct)
Length: 4ft. (48")
Lens Cover: Frosted
Beam Angle: 310
Wattage: 25 Watts
Voltage: 100v - 277v
Certifications: DLC Certified
Lifespan: 50,000 Hours
Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
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