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. 696-8757
Mfr. Part No.TLD 36W/54
HK$100.48
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RS Stock No. 696-8766
Mfr. Part No.TLD 18W/54
HK$97.34
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RS Stock No. 711-7023
Mfr. Part No.1500
BrandSylvania
HK$23.56
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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18 W 2ft Linear 600mm 4000K T8 Cool White G13 840
RS Stock No. 792-3512
Mfr. Part No.18865
HK$28.907
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18 W 2ft Linear 600mm 6500K T8 Daylight G13 865
RS Stock No. 792-3515
Mfr. Part No.36865
HK$39.628
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36 W 4ft Linear 1200mm 6500K T8 Daylight G13 865
RS Stock No. 794-3193
Mfr. Part No.0002762
BrandSylvania
HK$29.714
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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14 W 2ft Linear 600mm 6500K T5 Daylight G5 865
RS Stock No. 792-3622
Mfr. Part No.14865
HK$29.838
Each (In a Pack of 40)
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14 W 2ft Linear 600mm 6500K T5 Daylight G5 865
RS Stock No. 792-6877
Mfr. Part No.4050300645995
BrandOsram
HK$40.974
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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28 W 4ft Linear 1200mm 2700K T5 Warm White G5 827
RS Stock No. 792-3604
Mfr. Part No.13840TL5ECO
HK$56.36
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14 W 2ft Linear 600mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 840
RS Stock No. 792-6974
Mfr. Part No.4050300517919
BrandOsram
HK$30.196
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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36 W 4ft Linear 1200mm 2700K T8 Warm White G13 827
RS Stock No. 656-1400
Mfr. Part No.4050300517797
BrandOsram
HK$27.028
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18 W 2ft Linear 600mm 4000K T8 Cool White G13 840
RS Stock No. 792-6909
Mfr. Part No.4050300591704
BrandOsram
HK$35.44
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39 W 2.8ft Linear 850mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 840
RS Stock No. 494-6720
Mfr. Part No.4050300591384
BrandOsram
HK$39.309
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. 137-468
BrandRS PRO
HK$144.66
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12 W - Circular 135mm 6500K - Daylight G10q -
RS Stock No. 561-606
Mfr. Part No.L823
BrandOsram
HK$25.88
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8 W 1ft Linear 300mm 3400K T5 White G5 534
RS Stock No. 792-6912
Mfr. Part No.4050300591582
BrandOsram
HK$39.329
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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54 W 4ft Linear 1150mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 840
RS Stock No. 794-3197
Mfr. Part No.0001080
BrandSylvania
HK$31.513
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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30 W 3ft Linear 900mm 4000K T8 Cool White G13 840
RS Stock No. 797-6525
Mfr. Part No.4050300796710
BrandOsram
HK$37.872
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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49 W 5ft Linear 1500mm 4000K T5 Cool White G5 840
RS Stock No. 792-6921
Mfr. Part No.4050300591568
BrandOsram
HK$39.097
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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54 W 4ft Linear 1200mm 6500K T5 Daylight G5 865
RS Stock No. 794-3190
Mfr. Part No.0000021
BrandSylvania
HK$17.804
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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8 W 1ft Linear 300mm 4200K T5 Cool White G5 840