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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RS Stock No. 797-3453
Mfr. Part No.4050300008912
BrandOsram
$5.58
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8 W 1ft Linear 300mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 640
RS Stock No. 797-6525
Mfr. Part No.4050300796710
BrandOsram
$6.966
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49 W 5ft Linear 1500mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 840
RS Stock No. 797-3466
Mfr. Part No.4050300606644
BrandOsram
$7.78
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8 W 1ft Linear 300mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 640
RS Stock No. 792-6909
Mfr. Part No.4050300591704
BrandOsram
$5.944
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39 W 2.8ft Linear 850mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 840
RS Stock No. 792-6934
Mfr. Part No.4050300241647
BrandOsram
$12.451
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13 W 1.8ft Linear 530mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 840
RS Stock No. 803-9863
Mfr. Part No.61088
BrandGE
$6.402
Each (In a Pack of 30)
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14 W 1.8ft Linear 550mm 6500K T5 Daylight G5 865
RS Stock No. 792-6912
Mfr. Part No.4050300591582
BrandOsram
$9.76
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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54 W 4ft Linear 1150mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 840
RS Stock No. 792-6928
Mfr. Part No.4050300591841
BrandOsram
$7.784
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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80 W 5ft Linear 1500mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 840
RS Stock No. 792-6978
Mfr. Part No.4050300518091
BrandOsram
$20.78
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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36 W 3.3ft Linear 970mm 4000K T8 Cool White G13 840
RS Stock No. 792-6899
Mfr. Part No.4050300591728
BrandOsram
$9.876
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39 W 2.8ft Linear 850mm 3000K T5 Warm White G5 830
RS Stock No. 792-6962
Mfr. Part No.4050300518053
BrandOsram
$10.41
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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30 W 3ft Linear 900mm 3000K T8 Warm White G13 830
RS Stock No. 792-6918
Mfr. Part No.4050300591605
BrandOsram
$6.965
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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54 W 4ft Linear 1200mm 3000K T5 Warm White G5 830
RS Stock No. 700-1388
Mfr. Part No.L15840
BrandOsram
$21.575
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. 797-3450
Mfr. Part No.4050300008899
BrandOsram
$7.52
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6 W 0.7ft Linear 212mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 640
RS Stock No. 221-068
Mfr. Part No.F4W/33
BrandGE
$6.01
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4 W 0.5ft - 150mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 540
RS Stock No. 494-6720
Mfr. Part No.4050300591384
BrandOsram
$6.817
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. 792-6937
Mfr. Part No.4050300591803
BrandOsram
$8.642
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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80 W 5ft Linear 1500mm 6500K T5 Daylight G5 865
RS Stock No. 792-6873
Mfr. Part No.4050300591322
BrandOsram
$9.373
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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21 W 2.8ft Linear 850mm 6500K T5 Daylight G5 865
RS Stock No. 797-3441
Mfr. Part No.4050300241623
BrandOsram
$11.03
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8 W 1ft Linear 300mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 840
RS Stock No. 137-468
BrandRS PRO
$24.58
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12 W - Circular 135mm 6500K - Daylight G10q -