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14.5 Watt, 48" T8 Soft White LED Bulb

SKU: 433060 | Ordering Code: 14.5T8/48-3000 IF (Discontinued, use 453589)

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Lighting Facts Per Bulb

Brightness 1900 lumens
Estimated Yearly Energy Cost $1.75
Based on 3 hrs/day, 11¢/kWh
Cost depends on rates and use
Based on 3 hrs/day45.7 years
Light Appearance
3000 K
Energy Used14.5 watts

Philips LED T8 InstantFit Soft White 14.5 Watt Non-Dimmable T8 LED lamps are compatible with most instant-start ballasts, eliminating 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 -22°F and 113°F.  Can be used in lensed recessed troffers.

  • Compatible only with instant-start ballasts.  Does not work with magnetic, program or rapid-start ballasts.  Call one of our Lighting Specialists at 888.455.2800 for details.
  • 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
  • Brightness (Lumens) of 1900 is based on a high ballast factor
  • Suitable for damp locations


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Energy Used

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


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.


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

Bulb Color

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


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.

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)

Brightness (Lumens)

A rating of the inital 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)

Bulb Finish

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

Bulb Technology

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

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)

Beam Spread (°)

The width of a light beam, expressed in degrees. The beam spread 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 spread of 25 degrees.
Beam Spread (°)

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)

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)


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Instant on; no buzz; comfortable light

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


    Best Uses

    • Kitchen

    Comments about Philips Lighting 14.5 Watt, 48" T8 Soft White LED Bulb:

    This bulb went into our kitchen. The soft white color is more comfortable than most fluorescent bulbs which are typically cool. It comes on instantly, which is better than the fluorescent lights. It is silent, unlike most fluorescent lights. It is more energy efficient and cooler than a fluorescent light. At 131 lumins per watt it is about the most efficient light you'll find.

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    • Personal

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    • Q:

      I bought 1 philips instantfit led t8 tube and it did need work in my fixture. Its a fixture with 4 fluorescent tubes. Does all the light bulbs need to be compatible for the light to turn on or two of the same for two to turn on.
      Asked on 2/10/2014 by don

      3 answers

      • A:

        I've researched these lights and ALL the lamps in the fixture have to be the LED instantfit for it to work. You cannot mix LED with fluorescent.

        Answered on 2/4/2015 by Miss Claire from Las Vegas, NV
      • A:

        You got a bad answer. The InstantFit LED will work alongside fluorescent T8 lamps and operates off of an Instant start ballast. Your fixture probably has a programmed start ballast - hence the word "Instant" in InstantFit.


        Answered on 2/19/2014 by John from Irvine
      • Bulbs.com LS1 Certified Lighting Specialist


        Yes, the same technology needs to be used for all bulbs in the fixture or it will not operate.

        Answered on 2/14/2014 by Anonymous
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