Fluorescent Tubes

Fluorescent tubes are a type of light bulb or lamp that use fluorescence to produce visible light. It is important to remember that fluorescent tube lights require a ballast to supply enough voltage to start the lamp and then to regulate the supply to operate the light safely. To learn more about fluorescent lights, please see our fluorescent tubes guide.

At RS Components, we have fluorescent tube lights in straight and circular variations that are available in a range of lengths, diameters and colour tones. Our curated range features products from industry-leading brands including Osram, GE, Sylvania and our own RS PRO.

Standard Fluorescent Tubes Sizes:

Fluorescent tubes are widely available in standard sizes known as T2, T4, T5, T8 and T12, with these sizes referring to the diameter of the bulb. Each standard size is available in different wattages, colours and lengths to suit every application.

  • T2 fluorescent tubes have a 7 mm diameter and are used within display cabinets for retail applications or in the home.
  • T4 fluorescent tubes feature a 12mm diameter and are most commonly used for kitchen worktops.
  • T5 fluorescent tubes have a 16 mm diameter and are used within offices, warehouses and kitchens. T5 tubes have a distinct advantage as they can be continuously installed in series.
  • T8 fluorescent tubes have a diameter of 26mm and are suited to larger environments and would typically be found in supermarkets, warehouses and hospitals.

Why should I pick a fluorescent tube?

  • Fluorescent tubes are a cheap and efficient way of generating light. Fluorescent light fixtures can cost more to install than incandescent options, however, they are more energy-efficient. They use less energy and are more cost-efficient to run.
  • When choosing a fluorescent tube, you must consider the luminosity (measured in lumens - lm) each bulb offers. The higher the number of lumens, the brighter your bulb will be.
  • Another benefit to choosing a fluorescent tube is the distribution of light, as fluorescent tubes diffuse light evenly.

Warning:

If a lamp breaks, you should ventilate the room for 30 minutes before removing the parts (preferably with gloves on). The parts should be taken for recycling at your local waste facility.


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Description Price Wattage Length Imperial Shape Length Metric Colour Temperature Lamp Size Colour Tone Lamp Base Colour Reference
RS Stock No. 561-606
Mfr. Part No.L823
BrandOsram
SGD5.39
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8 W 1ft Linear 300mm 3400K T5 White G5 534
RS Stock No. 711-7023
Mfr. Part No.1500
BrandSylvania
SGD4.922
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
18 W 2ft Linear 600mm 4000K T8 Cool White G13 840
RS Stock No. 494-6720
Mfr. Part No.4050300591384
BrandOsram
SGD6.929
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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14 W 1.8ft Linear 550mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 840
RS Stock No. 700-1388
Mfr. Part No.L15840
BrandOsram
SGD12.052
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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15 W 1.5ft Linear 450mm 4000K T8 Cool White G13 840
RS Stock No. 137-468
BrandRS PRO
SGD22.93
Each
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12 W - Circular 135mm 6500K - Daylight G10q -
RS Stock No. 711-7076
Mfr. Part No.2773
BrandSylvania
SGD4.207
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
24 W 1.8ft Linear 550mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 840
RS Stock No. 700-1378
Mfr. Part No.FH21830
BrandOsram
SGD4.876
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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21 W 2.8ft Linear 850mm 3000K T5 Warm White G5 830
RS Stock No. 700-1384
Mfr. Part No.L15830
BrandOsram
SGD10.734
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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15 W 1.5ft Linear 450mm 3000K T8 Warm White G13 830
RS Stock No. 711-7045
Mfr. Part No.1530
BrandSylvania
SGD5.025
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
58 W 5ft Linear 1500mm 4000K T8 Cool White G13 840
RS Stock No. 711-7079
Mfr. Part No.2776
BrandSylvania
SGD4.207
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
39 W 2.8ft Linear 850mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 840
RS Stock No. 711-7082
Mfr. Part No.2782
BrandSylvania
SGD5.462
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
54 W 3.8ft Linear 1150mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 840
RS Stock No. 711-7085
Mfr. Part No.2785
BrandSylvania
SGD6.162
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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80 W 4.8ft Linear 1450mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 840
RS Stock No. 711-7073
Mfr. Part No.2777
BrandSylvania
SGD5.904
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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49 W 4.8ft Linear 1450mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 840