Are LED lights the same as fluorescent?

Can I replace fluorescent bulbs with LED?

Yes, you can replace fluorescent tubes with LED tubes or LED integrated fixtures. … As long as the bulb is compatible with the existing fluorescent ballast in the fixture, you simply remove the fluorescent and replace it with the LED tube light.

Can you use LED bulbs in any fixture?

As long as the mounting base (socket) is the same size and type, you can use an LED bulb in an existing fixture. … LED bulbs have much lower wattage than incandescent bulbs, so it’s important to know the light output (in lumens) for the bulb you’re replacing.

Is LED cheaper than fluorescent?

Higher Initial Cost.

The initial cost of an LED lightbulb is significantly more than a fluorescent light, but due to the long life of a bulb, you do end up saving over time.

Is it worth switching to LED bulbs?

Making the switch to LED light bulbs offers significant energy savings over incandescent, halogen and compact fluorescent alternatives. On average, LEDs consume 80% less energy when compared to incandescent light bulbs. … Using these lower wattage LEDs can reduce overall CO2 emissions, and reduce your carbon footprint.

What is bad about LED lights?

The AMA says that life-long exposure of the retina and lens to blue peaks from LEDs can increase the risk of cataract and age-related macular degeneration. Studies also reveal that light emitted by LEDs can cause retinal changes, if there is high exposure for even a short period of time.

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Can I replace a 40w bulb with a 60w LED?

customers ask is: “Can I use an LED that has a higher wattage equivalent than my fixture allows?” The simple answer is yes, as long as the LED bulb uses less wattage than your fixture.