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Replacing fluorescent battens - best option/s?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by windswept321, 2 Nov 2019.

  1. windswept321

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    I have a couple of windowed small office type rooms - maybe 10 ft x 12ft for the biggest one, lit with 2 double 6ft fluorescent battens. The smaller room has a single 6ft batten fitting. Price, looks, utility and effort are the main factors here. Looks are a little more important for the smaller room.

    Options:

    I have single sided led tubes I picked up cheaply I could use, although this will mean rewiring the old, somewhat ugly fittings.

    I could fit pendants in situ with led bulbs which would be the cheapest option, although I’d need light shades.

    toolstation has cheap led battens at around £12 each.

    screwfix has led bulkheads at around £6 each.

    I’ve come across led panels but they seem quite expensive.

    Which of these, if any, would make most sense?
     
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    6 foot florescent battens give an awful lot of light. I doubt that any of your options would equal it apart from a couple of LED panels.
     
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    i replaced one of the tubes in a twin fitting leaving the other space blank with the v tac tubes from toolstation and one led tube seems to be as bright as two flouescent tubes
     
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    The output in lumens of a LED tube is just over half of that of the same size fluorescent, easy to confirm as the output is on the packaging these days. Old fluorescents go dim and get dirty so appear dimmer than new LEDs. Of course LEDs will dim with age and get dirty too.
     
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