The Best OSRAM LED Tubes for Retrofit & Replacement

With such a wide range of LED Tube brands available on the market, finding the right replacement for your existing fluorescent or LED tubes can be challenging.

OSRAM LED Tubes are generally higher quality than many suppliers. Although they can be more expensive than other brands, they offer a range of benefits.

By choosing OSRAM, you are guaranteed a technologically advanced product and one that has been thoroughly tested. It is a product where quality and performance are standard.

In this guide you will learn:

Find out more about the OSRAM LED tube ranges  

Learn more about the SubstiTUBE ranges and their applications & benefits

Key benefits of OSRAM LED tubes

Learn more about the differences between OSRAM LED tubes and standard LED tubes

What are the different ranges of OSRAM LED Tubes?

OSRAM’s SubstiTUBE ranges are designed as plug and play tubes. You can find out more about this in our guide on fluorescent tube replacements.  

As with Energizer Tubes, OSRAM LED Tubes are more suitable to customers who may be managing large facilities and require LED technology without the potentially large cost of retrofit.

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The SubstiTUBE ranges

SubstiTube Range Applications
SubstiTUBE Star & Star PC Economic tubes designed for electromagnetic control gears.
SubstiTUBE Advanced & Advanced Ultra Output

Intended for electromagnetic control gears.


The Advanced Ultra range provides greater output than the Advanced range.

Advanced Ultra range delivers 63% higher energy savings, compared to the Advanced range’s 60%.

Advised if you’re seeking high luminous flux.

SubstiTUBE FOOD Delivers the same convenience as the above ranges but also offers food preservation qualities.

Equipped with an integrated microwave sensor.


Why opt for an OSRAM LED tube?

There are a number of reasons to choose OSRAM tubes, specifically the SubstiTUBE models:

  • Utilise glass technology, eliminating bending and improving heat dissipation
  • Designed for quick and safe replacement without any rewiring required, eliminating the need for costly electrical work
  • SubstiTUBE units provide instant-on, flicker-free lighting
  • Superb energy efficiency with energy savings of up to 70% when compared to a fluorescent lamp
  • Excellent for operation at low temperatures and enjoy high resistance to switching loads
  • Feature PET coating which provides shatter-resistant capabilities, ensuring long-lasting performance
  • Substantial lifespan of around 30,000 hours of use and backed by very tempting warranties, which guarantees optimal longevity.

OSRAM LED tubes vs standard LED tubes

POC OSRAM Tubes Standard Tubes
Installation Free of rewiring Standard installation
CRI High CRI Low-Average CRI
Lifespan Around 30,000 hours Questionable lifespan
Warranty 3+ year warranty 3 years

Our best-selling OSRAM LED T8 tubes

Product Size Lumens Colour Temp Lifespan

Osram LEDVANCE 2ft 7.6w T8

2ft 800lm 4000k-6000k 30,000 hours

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Osram 2ft 8w SubstiTUBE Value T8

2ft 650lm 4000k 30,000 hours

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Osram LEDVANCE 4ft 16.2w T8

4ft 1700lm 4000k-6000k 30,000 hours

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Osram LEDVANCE 5ft 19.1w T8

5ft 2000lm 4000k-6000k 30,000 hours

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Useful further reading

We have a number of other useful resources relating to LED Tubes:

LED v Fluorescent LED Tubes

How to replace your fluorescent tubes with LED counterparts (includes cost comparisons)

Our most popular brands Energizer, Osram & Sylvania

Our best picks for warm white, white and cool white Led Tubes

Frosted V Clear Led Tubes – what you need to know

Picking T8 Tubes – Budget, Mid-Range and Premium options

Picking T5 Tubes – Budget, Mid-Range and Premium options

Waterproof Led Tubes – what this really means

Glass v Polycarbonate LED Tubes

Single v Double Edge LED Tubes

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