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Linear Fluorescent Light Bulbs

linear fluorescent light bulb

ProLampSales offers a wide selection of linear fluorescent light bulbs. Find the linear fluorescent tube you need easier by clicking on one of the categories below. If you don't see what you are looking for, call 800.784.1998 to speak with one of our lighting specialists. In many cases, we can find the linear fluorescent lamp you need at a competitive price.

About Linear Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Architectural Linear Fluorescent

Fluorescent tubes are some of the most popular lighting solutions in the world. They are easy to install, easy to replace, offer long life, and come in a wide range of shapes (T8, T12, U-Bend), lengths, color temperatures, and color rendering indexes.

Despite the growing popularity of LED linear tubes and fixtures, fluorescent tubes have remained competitive, offering only slightly lower lifespans than LED but significantly lower prices.


Ultraviolet light bulbs are very similar to fluorescent tubes used in building lighting. The ultraviolet light spectrum is divided into three different wavelengths.

UVA bulbs can come with a blue filter or no filter. The filter removes most of the visible light from these longer-wavelength UV lights. UVA bulbs with no filter are used in insect traps, bug zappers, and medical equipment. UVA bulbs with a filter are often used for inspection, fraud detection, medical applications, and for special effects.

UVB lights are most often used in phototherapy applications, especially in the treatment of skin disorders. Both UVA and UVB may be used for some low level disinfection or for tanning beds.

UVC lighting is used for disinfection of air/surfaces, and water. These germicidal bulbs are made of quartz or soft glass that transmit light at 253.7nm, close to the peak germicidal wavelength.

Fluorescent Ballasts

Fluorescent ballasts are rated for certain lamp types. With the huge variety in fluorescent bulbs, there is a similar wide range of ballasts to run these bulbs.

Magnetic ballasts are the oldest technology, but have seen some phase-out in favor of electronic ballasts. Electronic ballasts often cost more, but are more energy efficient and last longer than magnetic ballasts.

Lampholders & Sockets

Fluorescent bulbs come in a wide range of bases and need to be mounted in various areas and configurations. We carry a large number of fluorescent lampholders and sockets for G5, G13, single pin, 4-pin, and CFL bulbs.

LED Linear Replacements & Retrofits

LED replacements for fluorescent tubes have grown in popularity due to their relatively easy replacement and range of options. LED replacements for linear fluorescent bulbs can be ballast-compatible, ballast-bypass, or use an integrated driver. This gives installers options when replacing the bulbs with LED, especially in areas where it can be difficult to reach the fixture.

In addition to LED replacement tubes, LED linear retrofit kits use the existing fixture to house an LED array and driver. This is another option for installers who want to upgrade to LED but do not want to replace entire fixtures in a space.

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