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Old 09-23-2018, 12:17 PM   #1
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Converting Fluorescent to LED

Here is a way to convert a single tube Fluorescent light to LED for less than $4.00 or a double tube for less than $8.00.
Go to the site below and order strip light P/N 2835-60-IP65-NW1203N $2.67 and connector P/N CA-C2S-4P-12IN $0.63.

https://www.1000bulbs.com/search/?q=LED+strip+light
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There are LED tubes that directly replace fluorescent tubes. You do have to eliminate the F tube ballasts.

But, I had a problem with the LEDs affecting my tracking satellite dish (RF interference apparently). So couldn't use LED near the dish.

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Here is a way to convert a single tube Fluorescent light to LED for less than $4.00 or a double tube for less than $8.00.
Go to the site below and order strip light P/N 2835-60-IP65-NW1203N $2.67 and connector P/N CA-C2S-4P-12IN $0.63.

https://www.1000bulbs.com/search/?q=LED+strip+light
Or,

You can do it the way I did. I purchased a 16' roll of LED strip that was around $10 or so, if I recall. I cut that strip into four 11" lengths and stuck them to th ceiling of each fluorescent light in our living room area. Yep, I gutted each light of all the ballasts and all that, no need. I couple all the strips together and tied them directly to the 12V switched line that lead to the fixture. Done. Waaaaaay better than the original tubes. And, I have plenty of LED strip left to do compartments and more with the result of a lot more light than what used to be in each one.
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I bought several rolls of the LED's and converted all the fluorescent light fixtures to LED's. Easy to do and cheap.
Traded that rig in three years ago and the new rig has some 60 halogen lights I've converted.
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I do not work for 1000 bulbs, I am just an old man retired from Amoco/BP. Can't work a new cell phone without help from the grandkids. I could not find any rolls of LEDs for $10.00. All the one I found started at $40.00 and went up and most had to have a controller because they were dimmable or multi colored. The ones I bought were quick and simple for dummies like me.
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In process of converting all of mine to led...1st the 18" overhead from florescent and the 921 and 920 bulbs....Lots more to do but a start.
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I found the "3M adhesive" on the back of the LED light strips from China did not hold well when the interior of our coach got very hot from the sun beating down on the coach when closed up.
So I used Shoe Goo about every three to six inches on the light strips. Still in place after three years.
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