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This is a LED retrofit light for 12" Florescent Tube Lights. Due to the size of these smaller tube lights, an external driver is provided. This driver converts 10-30v DC RV power to a clean 12v DC power for long tube life. Other brands of retrofit tube lights have a wire and the driver hanging out the side of the tube, we choose to provide the driver separately and we utilize the natural pins on the end of the tube for power for a much cleaner looking installation. Since the driver occupies the space of your previous ballast, you will never see the wires or driver while looking up at your fixture.
You will need basic 12vDC wiring skills to install these tubes, or have them professionally installed. Wiring is basic, each driver gets a positive and negative wire connected, and each driver has a positive and negative wire that need to be connected to the end of each tube. View the full detailed installation instructions here Not recommended to be used near HAM radio or in close proximity to sentive radio or tv equipment.
- 9-12vDC Tube Light with a 10-30vDC driver
- Draws only 0.24A at 12.8vDC
- Sold Per Tube, for fixtures with two tubes you will need to order Qty of 2
|Amps at 12.8v DC (Fluke Actual)||0.24|
|Rated Volts||10-30v DC|
|Polarity||Non Polarity Driver|
|Overall Length||11 1/4" w/o pins, 11 7/8" with pins|
|Overall Width (or diameter)||3/4"|
Other Details2 Year Warranty
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to install correctly take time but product worth it.
The installation is a bit more cumbersome than the lights with a pigtail from the bulb, but once done it is a cleaner installation. I've had M4 products for years and they've been trouble-free.
From my measurements with my smartphone app Neither the CW or the NW were as bright as the original florescent tubes - but the power consumption and heat produced no longer melts the plastic sockets. The CW seems to be brighter but measured the same as the NW. The best customer service I have ever encountered for an internet purchased item.
M4 Note: Typical customers report about 10% more light with an LED tube. As discussed with John, I don't put a lot of faith in the phone app, actual visual light is most important.
Natural lighting makes a huge difference--beautiful and refreshing to know these last a long time.
Very fast shipping! The quality of the lights are excellent and after watching the RV Geeks install they were easy to install. The instructions that were included were for another light and maybe would work for these but i just watched the video to install.
Would buy again as i change them out.
Product and directions were great. The difficult part was the narrow thin fixture not having enough space to fit all the drivers. It took some time but I got it>
Lights are great. So much brighter.
I changed out 3 fixtures which each had (2) t-5 florescent tubes. Directions were exact and easy to follow. Each one took less than 10 minutes to complete.
So much brighter with no dead spots in our 190 Roadtrek.
I converted six 12" florescent bulbs in 3 fixtures using M4 LEDs in our Class B van. One of the six LEDs was noticeably brighter than the other 5, and the measured voltage across the LED was ~2 volts higher than the others. I contacted M4 by email, and response from Steve was immediate. After reviewing my installation via photos, Steve sent out a replacement driver which resolved the difference.
Thank you so much Steve, for your quick response, concern and verification of correct installation, and for your well designed conversion kit with great instructions.