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post Apr 16 2017, 10:09 PM

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If we buy those china LED fixture lamp, (like Mr. DIY) , can I just simply change the led tube with the phillips ecofit LED tube ?
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post Apr 22 2017, 12:56 AM

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QUOTE(burn368 @ Apr 16 2017, 10:09 PM)
If we buy those china LED fixture lamp, (like Mr. DIY) , can I just simply change the led tube with the phillips ecofit LED tube ?
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If you are using the old type fluorescent bracket, just remove the normal starter and install the EMP starter a.k.a dummy starter that supplied with the Ecofit LEd tube.


If your existing bracket is new type (without the place to install starter), you can't change the China LED T8 to Ecofit without modifying the wiring inside the bracket.
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post Apr 22 2017, 10:35 AM

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Guys.... got sell LED tubes that output warm white light (3500k) or not?
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post Apr 22 2017, 02:13 PM

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tube light is still having the best efficient compare the to LED. No point to replace them.
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post May 6 2017, 11:08 PM

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Just buy 4ft T8 led from philips warehouse sale. RM12.50 per unit. Not yet test the brightness..
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post May 6 2017, 11:15 PM

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QUOTE(rietz @ May 6 2017, 11:08 PM)
Just buy 4ft T8 led from philips warehouse sale. RM12.50 per unit. Not yet test the brightness..
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Ecofit series?

Update - 7 May
Just went to the warehouse, it is the Phlips 'FeiFan' series which is Chinese market version of Ecofit. The rating and output is 16w 1600 lumens. For the price (RM 12.50) it is cheap for branded t8. Seemed tht not many ppl buying the t8. Only the led bulb e27 is having good sale.

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post May 20 2017, 12:22 AM

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QUOTE(mot88 @ May 6 2017, 11:15 PM)
Ecofit series?

Update - 7 May
Just went to the warehouse, it is the Phlips 'FeiFan' series which is Chinese market version of Ecofit. The rating and output is 16w 1600 lumens. For the price (RM 12.50) it is cheap for branded t8. Seemed tht not many ppl buying the t8. Only the led bulb e27 is having good sale.
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Ecofit LEDtube provide starter?
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post May 20 2017, 12:37 AM

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QUOTE(knog33 @ May 20 2017, 12:22 AM)
Ecofit LEDtube provide starter?
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Yes

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post May 20 2017, 11:15 AM

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Just sharing.

Mr DIY 4' LED T8 retrofitted to existing T12 fixture with ballast bypassed.
Power on 10 hours everyday for about a year now. Still working good.

Power saving :
T12 fluorescent : 40w / 0.88 ballast factor = 45.45w
T8 LED : 18w

Honestly, I can't tell from my naked eyes if there is any brightness/lumen difference between the T12 and T8


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post Jul 9 2017, 09:05 PM

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Today I tried replacing my old fluorescent with a philips ecofit, i change the existing starter to the philips EMP starter, then fit the tube in, works fine. later tonight when i switch it on, it blinks then it only glows with a very dim light.

Is there anything that I done wrong? I tried playing with the tube fitting and the starter fitting it seems that nothing works.. sad.gif
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post Aug 13 2017, 11:02 AM

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QUOTE(more2teayap @ Jul 9 2017, 09:05 PM)
Today I tried replacing my old fluorescent with a philips ecofit, i change the existing starter to the philips EMP starter, then fit the tube in, works fine. later tonight when i switch it on, it blinks then it only glows with a very dim light.

Is there anything that I done wrong? I tried playing with the tube fitting and the starter fitting it seems that nothing works.. sad.gif
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Perhaps the magnetic ballast is a bit old.

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post Aug 13 2017, 11:03 AM

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QUOTE(mot88 @ May 6 2017, 11:15 PM)
Ecofit series?

Update - 7 May
Just went to the warehouse, it is the Phlips 'FeiFan' series which is Chinese market version of Ecofit. The rating and output is 16w 1600 lumens. For the price (RM 12.50) it is cheap for branded t8. Seemed tht not many ppl buying the t8. Only the led bulb e27 is having good sale.
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MR DIY store is selling Philips Ecofit for RM11.50
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post Aug 13 2017, 11:53 PM

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Guys, where can i get two tubes LED T8 bracket? most of the shops only have bracket for one LED tube.


Or can i just buy normal florescent 2 tube bracket and fix my LED T8 tube into it ? rclxub.gif

And i cant find LED T8 tubes with 2000lumens, most of them selling T8 16W with 1600Lumens. sad.gif

Thanks
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post Aug 14 2017, 07:57 AM

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QUOTE(xjia @ Aug 13 2017, 11:53 PM)
Guys, where can i get two tubes LED T8 bracket? most of the shops only have bracket for one LED tube.
Or can i just buy normal florescent 2 tube bracket and fix my LED T8 tube into it ? rclxub.gif

And i cant find LED T8 tubes with 2000lumens, most of them selling T8 16W with 1600Lumens.  sad.gif

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GE has the T8 tubes you want, but not sure where still got stock in Malaysia.
If you stay in Penang, you can try ask this company "Alt-Tech Electrical & Trading"

http://catalog.gelighting.com/apac/lamp/le...=0/?l=en&r=apac

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post Aug 17 2017, 08:59 PM

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QUOTE(more2teayap @ Jul 9 2017, 09:05 PM)
Today I tried replacing my old fluorescent with a philips ecofit, i change the existing starter to the philips EMP starter, then fit the tube in, works fine. later tonight when i switch it on, it blinks then it only glows with a very dim light.

Is there anything that I done wrong? I tried playing with the tube fitting and the starter fitting it seems that nothing works.. sad.gif
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unscrew the starter?

Just realized i replied to a post 8 days ago.. lol..

This post has been edited by Richard: Aug 17 2017, 09:01 PM
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QUOTE(flowerhorn08 @ Aug 13 2017, 11:02 AM)
Perhaps the magnetic ballast is a bit old.
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QUOTE(Richard @ Aug 17 2017, 08:59 PM)
unscrew the starter?

Just realized i replied to a post 8 days ago.. lol..
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I think either the ballast or the mount is at faulty, it's almost 30 years anyway.. Just changed to E27 mount, settled, case close~ biggrin.gif
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post Aug 18 2017, 09:18 AM

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so many words and no video.....here's a tutorial about converting to LED tube light.


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post Aug 23 2017, 11:10 AM

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How about converting MR16 50w spotlight with normal LED spotlight?
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post Aug 23 2017, 11:58 PM

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QUOTE(nuke13 @ Aug 23 2017, 11:10 AM)
How about converting MR16 50w spotlight with normal LED spotlight?
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I have changed normal halogen mr16 25w with Philips led mr16 5w. No issue just plug and play.As long as the wattage is not higher than the halogen transformer can support. Normal transformer (aka driver) for halogen supports till 60w.


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post Aug 24 2017, 12:10 AM

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QUOTE(xjia @ Aug 13 2017, 11:53 PM)
Guys, where can i get two tubes LED T8 bracket? most of the shops only have bracket for one LED tube.
Or can i just buy normal florescent 2 tube bracket and fix my LED T8 tube into it ? rclxub.gif

And i cant find LED T8 tubes with 2000lumens, most of them selling T8 16W with 1600Lumens.  sad.gif

Thanks
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You can use the normal fluro bracket to fit the led if cant find the t8 led bracket. The different of normal bracket with led bracket is the size is slimmer and no starter hole. Other than that everything is the same. If ballast is pre installed, just screw/slide it out.

There is a local made t8 tube with output 2000 lumens but higher wattage. I think someone is selling it in garage sale thread in lowyat .

The output for 16w 1600 lumens is low by today standard, just like Philips Ecofit. FSL brand (China made) 18w with 1600 lumens is brighter than ecofit although same lumen quoted.

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