Fluorescent Tube Advice

Fluorescent Tube Advice

fluorescent tube advice

At LampShopOnline our aim is to give you all the information you need to make the best choices when buying new fluorescent tubes for the home or workplace.

On this page you can find out more about how to handle and recycle fluorescent tubes safely, how to install the tubes, common problems you might experience, plus advice on popular brands available to buy from LampShopOnline.

If you have a quick question then our FAQs section provides answers to the most common questions on all types of fluorescent tubes or alternatively call the team today on 0113 8876270.


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Handling and Recycling

Fluorescent tubes need to be disposed of correctly as they contain hazardous mercury. In this section you can find out more about how to handle and recycle tubes safely, including our fluorescent tube recycling guide for the largest cities in the UK.

This section will answer the following common questions:

We also cover the following topics in the Handling and Recycling section:

22% of Employees Admit to Changing Fluorescent Tubes at Work, Despite Not Knowing How to do so Safely

You can find out more about the Health and Safety Executive’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycling regulations here.

Installation and Troubleshooting

If you’re unsure about how to install a fluorescent tube, what a ballast is or what wattage you need then this section provides easy to follow technical advice.

You can find simple solutions to common issues with fluorescent tubes, including answers to the following questions:

We also cover the following topics in the Installation and Troubleshooting section:

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Fluorescent Tube Brands

LampShopOnline stock bulbs from well-known brands – here you can find out more about the brands behind the bulbs we stock, including information and advice on GE, Osram, Philips and Sylvania.

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Fluorescent Tube Brand Guide

Fluorescent Tubes FAQs

Straightforward answers to some of the most common questions on popular fluorescent tube types.

T5 Fluorescent Tubes FAQs

T8 Fluorescent Tubes FAQs

T9 Fluorescent Tubes FAQs

T12 Fluorescent Tubes FAQs

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Need Information on a Specific Type of Bulb?


For design advice for lighting throughout your home or workplace check out the Lighting Design Advice section of our Advice Centre.


LampShopOnline is a specialist lighting company based in West Yorkshire. We hold vast stocks of almost every bulb and lamp from the leading manufacturers of GE, Philips, Osram, Sylvania, Crompton and Venture.

We also stock control gear and emergency lighting products from the following major brands: Tridonic, Helvar, Thorn, Mackwell, Orbik, BAG, Liteplan and Emergency Lighting Products (ELP).

If you have any questions or would like to make an order please call 0113 8876270


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