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24th May 2017

How to Switch Plug-In CFL Lamps to LED Easily

LED Replacements for CFL plug in bulbs

In the past, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) were the best alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs. LEDs have now emerged as the new contender for the most efficient lighting solution. Whether you’re retrofitting an entire commercial building or just looking to replace an expired lamp, one of the best ways to reduce your energy bill is to improve your CFL light fixture with plug and play LED bulbs.

Why Switch?

Although LEDs usually cost more, the long-term savings are often worth it. On average, a CFL will last approximately 8,000 hours. An equivalent LED lasts as much as 25,000 hours – sometimes even more. When you replace CFL with LED bulbs, you’re dramatically reducing the cost of replacement lamps as well as maintenance time and fees.

LEDs also use significantly less power than other lighting options. If you’re looking for an easy way to drastically reduce your energy bill, replace all your CFLs with plug in LED light bulbs. You will see a tremendous drop in energy consumption, saving your organization money while simultaneously reducing its carbon footprint.

Make the Transition

Next to linear fluorescent tubes like the T8, the CFL light fixture is one of the most common lights found in commercial settings such as offices, warehouses, and retail stores. However, many business owners overlook LEDs because they assume they will have to buy new fixtures and start from scratch. The reality is that it’s surprisingly inexpensive and easy to replace CFL Bulbs with LED Bulbs.

A Simple Upgrade

LED CFL Replacement BulbIt’s imperative that you verify the LED-CFL plug and play replacement will work on your specific ballast. For some, removing the ballast and wiring power directly to the socket is a more favorable approach. To do this, we recommend that a certified electrician make the switch from CFL to LED. For ballast bypass (or direct wire) LED -CFL replacement bulbs you must verify the voltage and rewire the fixture according to the manufacturer's specific wiring diagram.

Learn More

LED bulbs If you’re ready to replace your old bulbs with plug-in LED bulbs, we’re here to assist you every step of the way. We understand that the lighting industry can be complicated and we’re here to make it easy for you. With over 35 years of experience, our experts are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. To speak with one of our dedicated lighting specialists, send us a message and we’ll be happy to help you choose the right lamps, install them properly, and keep them running for years to come.

There’s never been a better time to conveniently replace your CFL light fixture. Browse our massive inventory, and get in touch with any questions.