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Philips 12 Watt, 48" T8 Bright White LED Bulb

SKU: 453613 | Ordering Code: 12T8/48-5000 IF  | UPC: 046677453619

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  • Estimated life of 45.7 years based on 3 hours used per day
  • No lead or mercury means easy and environmentally safe disposal
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Description

Lighting Facts Per Bulb

Brightness 1600 lumens
Estimated Yearly Energy Cost $1.45
Based on 3 hrs/day, 11¢/kWh
Cost depends on rates and use
Life
Based on 3 hrs/day45.7 years
Light Appearance
WarmCool
5000 K
Energy Used12 watts

Philips InstantFit T8 DLC listed LED bright white 12 watt non-dimmable bulbs are compatible with most instant-start ballasts and some programmed-start and emergency ballasts. They eliminate the need to have an electrician rewire the fixture. Simply take out the existing fluorescent T8 lamp and replace with the Philips LED T8 InstantFit lamp. They are an ideal energy saving choice for existing linear fluorescent fixtures. Suitable for use in fixtures where ambient temperature is between -4°F and 113°F. Can be used in lensed recessed troffers.

  • Compatible with most instant-start ballasts and some programmed-start and emergency ballasts. Does not work with magnetic or rapid-start ballasts.  Call one of our Lighting Specialists for details at 888.455.2800.
  • Non-Dimmable.  Do not use with dimming ballasts
  • Direct replacement for:
    • F32T8 32W
    • F32T8 30W
    • F32T8 28W
    • F32T8 25W
  • Eliminate the need for rewiring and allows the fixture to maintain original UL and CSA compliance
  • Perfect for applications with frequent "on/off" switching cycles, and buildings that desire to be mercury free
  • Instant on, no flicker or buzz
  • Fits into existing linear fixtures
  • Emits virtually no UV rays or IR
  • Glass-free for use in food areas and refrigerated food displays
  • To be used with shunted lamp holders
  • Suitable for damp locations
  • 1600 lumens is based on a normal ballast factor
  • DLC listed
Full Specs

Brand

Philips Lighting

Product Line

InstantFit

Energy Used

A rating, expressed in watts, to indicate the rate at which a lamp consumes energy. Also known as wattage value.
 
Energy Used
12 Watts

Volts

A measure of "electrical pressure" between two points. The voltage specification of an incandescent lamp is the electrical "pressure" required to drive it at its designed point. The "voltage" of a ballast (e.g. 120 V) refers to the line voltage coming from the power source and is connected to the ballast.
 
Volts
120-277, 347

Base

The end (or ends) of the lamp that fits into the socket.
 
Base
Medium Bipin

Bulb Shape

The description of the general appearance of a lamp/bulb consists of a letter(s) followed by a number. The letter indicates the shape of the bulb and the number relates to the diameter of the bulb in eighths of an inch. For example, a common household bulb is the A-19. The bulb is "A" shape and the diameter would be nineteen 8ths of an inch, or 2 3/8".
 
Bulb Shape
T-8

Bulb Color

The color of the light produced by a bulb
 
Bulb Color
Bright White

CRI

Color Rendering Index is an international system used to rate a lamp's ability to render object colors. The higher the CRI (based upon a 0-100 scale) the richer and more accurately colors generally appear. CRI differences among lamps are not usually visible to the eye unless the difference is more than 3-5 points.
 
CRI
82

Color Temperature (Kelvin)

An expression of the hue of the light emitted, measured in degrees Kelvin. Usually expressed by a four digit number followed by (k), such as 2700k. Higher temperatures indicate whiter, "cooler" colors, while lower temperatures indicate yellower, "warmer" colors. Some common Kelvin temperature benchmarks are 2700k (warm white), 3500k (neutral white), 4100k (cool white), 5000k (bright white), and 6500k (daylight).
 
Color Temperature (Kelvin)
5000

Brightness (Lumens)

A rating of the initial light output of a bulb, rated after 100 hrs of operation. Lumens are a measure of how much light falls on one square foot of area, one foot away from the light source.
 
Brightness (Lumens)
1600

Bulb Finish

The surface finish of a bulb, which may affect the quality of the light emitted.
 
Bulb Finish
Opaque

Bulb Technology

The technology implemented by the bulb, e.g. incandescent, halogen, LED
 
Bulb Technology
LED

Average Rated Life (hr)

A measurement of the average length of time, between first use and the point when 50% of the lamps tested have stopped functioning, , using an operating cycle of 3 hours on, 20 minutes off.
 
Average Rated Life (hr)
50000

Operating Temperature (°F)

The ambient temperature in which the product can safely operate.
 
Operating Temperature (°F)
-4 to 113

Beam Angle (°)

The width of a light beam, expressed in degrees. The beam angle is often part of the ordering code for reflector lamps. For example, a 50PAR30/HIR/NFL25 is a 50-watt PAR30 narrow flood lamp with a beam angle of 25 degrees.
 
Beam Angle (°)
160

Length (in)

Also referred to as "Maximum Overall Length" (MOL). For light bulbs, it measures the length of a light bulb, from the top of the bulb to the bottom of the base or pins and is typically expressed in inches. For light fixtures and ballasts, it applies to the total horizontal length of the item.
 
Length (in)
48

Diameter (in)

Light bulbs: a measurement of a bulb's width taken at the widest point of the bulb. Fixtures: the measurement across the widest point of a circular fixture.
 
Diameter (in)
1

Warranty

5 year limited

CEE Qualified

The CEE (Consortium for Energy Efficiency) promotes common definitions for energy efficiency in T8 replacement lamps in the form of a CEE performance specification. To support the Initiative, CEE maintains a list of qualifying products that meet the requirements of this specification.
 
CEE Qualified
Yes

DLC Listed

Approved by the DesignLights Consortium, a collaboration of utility companies and regional energy efficiency organizations. Approved products meet the consortium's standards for ensuring high-quality, energy-efficient lighting design.
 
DLC Listed
Yes
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Philips LightingPhilips 12 Watt, 48" T8 Bright White LED Bulb
 
3.7

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1.0

I am disappointed: they did not plug and play.

By LawyerBoy

From Richmond, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Philips Lighting Philips 12 Watt, 48" T8 Bright White LED Bulb:

Didn't work. I am trying to return them or learn what needs to be done to get them to work....

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great direct replacement choice

By David

From Spirit Lake, IA

About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright
  • Easy Installation
  • Long Life
  • Reduces Energy Costs
  • Runs Cool

Cons

  • Initial Cost Is Higher

Best Uses

  • General Lighting
  • Kitchen
  • Walkin Cooler Or Freezer

Comments about Philips Lighting Philips 12 Watt, 48" T8 Bright White LED Bulb:

I am using these in my confectionery business for general lighting in our kitchen, retail and storeroom. Measuring the light output of these 12 W bulbs to our previous 32 W T-8 florescent I got very similar numbers at actual work height. Measuring closer to the light source the florescent was slightly brighter. The initial cost of these bulbs is considerably higher but with the expected energy savings will have less than a two year payback period and with then save $2000 a year after that. Also I expect these bulbs to last 4 or more times as longs as the florescent.

Installation of these bulbs was very easy. I did not have to fight to get them into the fixture at all. The florescent bulbs I was removing (also a Phillips product) were a little tight in some of my fixtures.

I do have one fixture in a walk in freezer. The light output is amazingly better using the exact bulbs used elsewhere. I have found that if you turn the led on and off and then on again that it does not always come back on. This could be due to the -4 degree temperature in the freezer. I need to check into this more as this temperature is at the lower edge of the specifications for this bulb.

  • Primary use:
  • Business

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best bang for the buck! My customers love the savings!

By Z the Bulb Doctor

From Long Island, NY

About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright
  • Long Life
  • Reduces Energy Costs
  • Runs Cool

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Lighting

    Comments about Philips Lighting Philips 12 Watt, 48" T8 Bright White LED Bulb:

    Best Plug N Play 48" tube I have sold. Wish that it was compatible with all ballasts.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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      Can these also be used in fixtures were the ballast has been removed, ie a direct connection to line power?
      Asked on 2/17/2015 by Alfred from United States

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        A:

        No, Philips InstantFit can only be used with an instant start ballast as the LED T8 tube would use the instant start ballast to ignite the LED T8 tube and to keep it lit.

        Answered on 2/23/2015 by Anonymous
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