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I was hoping to take a least expensive root, in putting LED Lighting throug out my 5th wheel trailer, by using these tubes/bulbs in Thinlite fixtures. They do not work properly. I installed them in a fixture and turned them on. At first glance they were working correctly drawing 1/2 the current of the flourescent tubes. A glitch in the fixture occured and the tubes/bulbs got super bright and the current draw went up to 2 amps. I purchased 8 of these tubes/bulbs and tried them all in the fixture. They all did the same thing. I was sure hoping they would work. I contacted Thin lite directly and they said that there is NO LED tubes/bulbs compatible with their fixtures. Their ballasts are special in that they were designed around 12VDC which is used in trailers and and not the typical 120VAC. in house hold appliances. So, anyone trying to use these in Thinlite fixtures BEWARE. I asked the compatibility question to the user forum and received a repl;y that they would work. As I said, I found that not to be the case
These bulbs were a little tricky to fit into the standard fixture, but it did work. I measured against the bulb I took out and these were a hair longer and just a little wider in the prongs. It fit in the slots lengthwise no problem, but I did have to take some time in getting the bulb to turn and lock in. Took a small amount of force, but not so much I was worried about snapping the tube. It's a nice bright white light. I was wanting the warm white, but not available in this particular product. But comparing the new bulb to the two old ones, which are a warm white standard fluorescent, I actually prefer the bright white better. I'm using the bulb in undercounter kitchen lights which are on for many hours each day in my house. Kind of looking forward for the remaining old bulbs to go out!
Overall, these were a welcome addition to my kitchen. Nice and bright without the annoying hum of my old fluorescents. Direct replacement since my fixtures had the little can ballasts. No issues with the three I have installed. Only reason for knocking off a star is the price, although I confess that this size is hard to find and slightly pricier even in the fluorescent bulb section. Hope to not have to buy again for a long time, but would purchase if I had more fixtures. I did also purchase the 21 inch versions for other fixtures and they are also great.
I have only had these for about a month. I replaced my undercounter flourescent lights with these LED ones and WOW! what a difference in brightness. I most likely will be needing a dimmer switch but for the most part when working in the kitchen there is an added brightness in my workspace that is greatly appreciated and needed.
Wanted to replace flourescent with LED. These new LEDs are almost impossible to install. They aren't the exact correct length or something. Once I get them to stay lit they eventually become loose and go out. I can't tell exactly what is wrong with them but they are nearly impossible to get into place working and they won't stay in place.
These bulbs were easy to install (plug and play with existing ballasts, just like the CFL tubes they replaced). There's no noticeable flicker or delay in illumination. The color temperature is true to what's advertised. Overall, I'm very pleased with this LED upgrade to my kitchen (under cabinet) lighting.
I replaced eight flourescent under-counter bulbs with these LED's and it is a great improvement. Four old bulbs were burnt out, and after replacing those, the difference using the LED's was so great, I went ahead and replaced them all. Much brighter. I will say the new LED's were a tiny bit longer, about an eighth of an inch, bit they fit in just fine. I was a bit concerned about replacing flourescents in the fixture with the LED's, but no problem at all. As others have said, they are plug-and-play.
These fit perfectly in my under the counter 12" fixtures. They allow you to switch to LED without changing the old fixture. I saw some reviews saying they wouldn't stay in the sockets but I think they either bought the wrong size or they were not turning the bulb in the fixture until it popped into place.
Was looking for replacement bulbs for fluorescents that were brighter and would not flicker. These bulbs worked well. No need to remove ballasts. Still wish these were even brighter for my purposes, but definitely already brighter than the original fluorescent bulbs.
A little shorter than the fluorescent version it replaces; but works fine and illuminates well. Docked one star due to first shipment coming in an un-padded envelope and all four bulbs were broken. Replaced without hassle and replacements were appropriately packed.