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40W Equivalent 4 ft. Linear T12 Type A Instant Fit Daylight Deluxe LED Tube Light Bulb (6500K) (30-Pack)

Includes 30 bulbs ($10.27 /bulb)
$308.04 /package
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  • Compatible with instant start ballast, no modifications needed
  • Daylight LED tube lamp ideal for concentrating and task work
  • Energy saving LED lasts roughly 32.9 years (Based on 3 hr/day)
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Philips InstantFit T12 LED Tubes. Installs easily with no rewiring. The Philips InstantFit T12 LED Tube (16T12/LED/48-865/UF18/G) is the fast, easy way to replace T12 linear fluorescent bulbs on most light fixtures with rapid start magnetic ballasts. Its compatible with 50% more ballasts than the competition so you can plug it in and quickly enjoy bright, energy efficient light in kitchens, laundry rooms, garages and more. Tubes provide up to 40% energy savings (compared to F40T12 magnetic ballast systems), turn on instantly and contain no mercury. Based on the next leading competitor and their number of compatible ballasts. Easily replaces T12 linear fluorescent bulbs with no rewiring; Compatible with rapid start magnetic ballasts; Turns on instantly and delivers bright, clear light; Bright, even light for rooms with frequent on/off switching; 36,000 hour lifespan (length of time (in hours) until half of the LED light sources maintain at least 70% of their initial lumen output (B50, L70).


  • Brightness: 1800 Lumens
  • Estimated yearly energy cost: dollar-1.93 (based on 3-hours per day, 11/kWh; cost depends on rates and use)
  • Life expectancy: 40+ years (based on 3-hours per day)
  • Light appearance: 6500K daylight deluxe
  • Energy used: 16-Watt (equivalent to a 40-Watt standard incandescent light bulb)
  • Lumens per watt: 138
  • Doesn't contain mercury
  • See every detail when you illuminate your kitchen, garage, workshop or basement with bright, efficient LED light; ideal for general use or task lighting throughout your home or office, Philips InstantFit T12 LED tubes turn on instantly with no flickering or wavering
  • Perfect for retail spaces, offices, school, hospitals and more, Philips InstantFit T12 LED tubes deliver bright, even lighting and up to 40% savings on electricity bills; plus, the long lifespan reduces the hassle of changing burned out fluorescent bulbs in hard to reach areas
  • Compatible with over 200 different ballasts, Philips InstantFit T12 LED tubes easily replace burned-out T12 linear fluorescent bulbs on most fixtures with rapid start magnetic ballasts; make the switch today and enjoy immediate energy savings, long life and high-quality, even light
  • You won't have to wait with Philips InstantFit T12 LED tubes; they turn on instantly to illuminate rooms at full brightness without delay or flickering and deliver exceptional clarity and color rendering with a high CRI of 80
  • Philips InstantFit T12 LED tubes are compatible with most rapid start magnetic ballasts all you have to do is simply plug and play; InstantFit works with over 200 ballasts, more than any other lamp, so you can be confident it's going to perform as expecte
  • Poor quality light can cause eye strain with the amount of time many of us spend indoors, it's more important than ever to properly light your home or office; Philips products are designed to meet stringent EyeComfort requirements for flicker, strobe, glare, color rendition and dimming effects
  • Make the switch from linear fluorescent lights to Philips InstantFit T8 LED tubes and enjoy energy savings up to 40% while filling your rooms with bright, even light; Philips tube lights contain no mercury and have a long life expectancy to minimize bulb changes; savings based on comparison to F32T8 electronic instant start systems
  • Bulb Tube Type: Type A Plug and Play
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From the Manufacturer



Approximate Light Bulb Length4 ft.Bulb Diameter (In.)1.5
Product Length (in.)1.5 in


Actual Color Temperature (K)6500Average Life (hours)36000
Ballast CompatibilityType ABulb ColorWhite
Bulb ConstructionGlassBulb FinishFrosted
Bulb ShapeLinearBulb TypeGeneral Purpose
Color Rendering Index (CRI)82Color TemperatureDaylight Deluxe
Commercial/ResidentialResidentialControl TypeSwitch
Damp/Wet RatingDamp RatedDurabilityNot Applicable
Indoor/OutdoorIndoorLight Bulb Base CodeG13
Light Bulb Base TypeFluorescent Pin BaseLight Bulb FeaturesEnergy Saving, Plug and Play
Light Bulb SetupPlug-inLight Bulb Shape CodeT12
Lighting TechnologyLEDLumens (Brightness)1800
Max. Operating Temperature (F)113 °FNumber of Bulbs Included30
Returnable90-DayVolt (v)120
Wattage (Watts)16Wattage (watts)16
Wattage Equivalence40 Watt

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Questions & Answers

Q:I have used Philips F40T12/cw Supreme Fluorescent, but need LED now, what length should I choose 1.5 in or 1.57 in?
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Q:What is the difference between dayligh and cool white, what are the kelvins?
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Q:Are these compatible with an electronic ballast or magnetic only? Does Home Depot sell compatible ballasts or, where are they available and what are the manufactures and model numbers?
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A:  Contact your local HD store for product availabilty. Mike

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Q:After replacing, both lamps flicker
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4.2 out of 5
  • 4.2 out of 1,173 reviews
  • 70% recommend this product
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Turns on immediate
No delay, or flicker like my old fluorescent bulbs. Slightly brighter than the old bulbs, glad I grabbed the Cool White. Daylight must be very bright? These fit perfectly in my old ballast. Great purchase. Great product. Now check back in 36-40 years to see if they last as long as they say!
    • Recommended
    Great product and easy installation.
    Very easy purchase and replacement for my existing fluorescent bulbs. Could not have been easier. These LED tubes were a drop-in substitute for the burned-out fluorescents.
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    1 found this review helpful
    work great just what I needed the picture looks like...
    work great just what I needed the picture looks like different color but it is the same thanks
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    I went almost 3 months without light in my laundry...
    I went almost 3 months without light in my laundry room. I bought some LEDs that were thinner but they were the wrong kind. T12 to T12 by 48" is pretty standard and I still messed it up. I recommend these! They're bright and they save me the hassle of removing the ballast (for now). They install in less than 2 minutes.
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    2 found this review helpful
    Very similar lighting
    I was excited to learn that I could replace my florescent bulbs with led without rewiring. These fit the existing fixture, but was very similar. Attached the picture with both led and florescent for side by side for comparison.
      6 found this review helpful
      These bulbs worked perfectly: We replaced the old fluorescent bulbs we had in the kitchen light w...
      These bulbs worked perfectly: We replaced the old fluorescent bulbs we had in the kitchen light with more current LED bulbs. The light is much brighter now, but in a better way and turns on more reliably & easily than the other type. Very happy with this purchase! Thanks!
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      7 found this review helpful
      Back around 2011, after changing F40T12 bulbs for 50 years in my home and at work, I read about t...
      Back around 2011, after changing F40T12 bulbs for 50 years in my home and at work, I read about the coming ban on these bulbs. Getting on ladders was becoming harder, so I simply bought a case of what I thought would be a lifetime supply of F40T12 bulbs. Well, I am still here but the bulbs are not. I got on the Home Depot website to see what was out there. For some reason, F40T12 Cool White fluorescent lamps are still sold at Home Depot. But, I found this listing for T12 LED lamps as well, at a cost of 2.49 times the cost of fluorescent lamps. Switching to LED was a no brainer because of the savings on electricity. But will it work on the fixture in the kitchen? When I had the fixture open a few years back, I noticed the ballast was made by a no-name company in China. So it became obvious Philips' compatibility guide could not capture all the stuff out there that will work. With a 90 day return policy, I just figured I'd try it and see if it would work. Well, they did, and I had the same experience as many other five-star reviewers had. Philips specifies Instant Start ballasts, but ballasts for F40T12 were always called Rapid Start, so don't let that deter you. You might have problems if you have those cheap "Shop Light" fixtures from 30 years ago that sold for 10 bucks or so, or a transformer and starter setup. In that event, stick with F40T12 fluorescent or change the ballast if you have room for it. I bought two single tubes. The inventory count you see on the website on the single item listing probably counts the loose bulbs and well as the number of bulbs in those 8 pack cases in the store. So if you find no loose lamps in the store, as a warehouseman to break open a carton for you.
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        12 found this review helpful
        I purchased two different types of Phillips LED fluorescent bulbs for our basement; 32 Watt T8 (6500k) and 40 Watt T12 (4000k). I ended up going with the 4000k option - it fit our old fixture perfectly and lights up the entire basement. Super easy to install and I like that they are energy efficient. I deducted a few stars because in a pack of ten, at least 3 arrived broken. Barely any packaging besides the cardboard wrap, but I guess these are more commonly purchased in store. Just always check for broken bulbs, otherwise they work great!
        4 found this review helpful
        I've used a four-foot fluorescent fixture in my computer room well, forever. Long enough to burn ...
        I've used a four-foot fluorescent fixture in my computer room well, forever. Long enough to burn though half a dozen fluorescent bulbs, anyway. Today I needed a new bulb and ran across the Philips InstantFit T12 4000K replacement. I've replaced all my other fixtures with LED's and been pleased, so decided to give this a stab. I wasn't sure this would work because my light fixture uses an old-fashioned ballast, but I installed it and it worked perfectly! It is just as bright as a fluorescent and the same color, but uses less than half the electricity and barely gets warm. If you are still limping along with fluorescent tubes, try this retrofit.
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          6 found this review helpful
          If you are looking for a LED replacement for an old T12 4 foot fluorescent bulb, this product is ...
          If you are looking for a LED replacement for an old T12 4 foot fluorescent bulb, this product is the right choice. This one is the daylight model (6500K) which is perfect for the lights in my garage – they also come in other color temperatures. It is a direct replacement for the old 40 watt bulbs and is simply a “plug and play” install. I tried them in a couple of different fixtures around the house (some older and some fairly new) and had no issues with any. An energy efficient replacement.
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