Looking for an LED replacement for a t4, g9 bulb.

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Old 11-10-15, 05:47 PM
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Looking for an LED replacement for a t4, g9 bulb.

I have a few light fixtures that use 60w t4, g9 bulbs. I'd like to replace them with 5000k LED bulbs, but can't find a match. The closest I could find said it can't be used in an enclosed fixture. Anyone know of a good replacement?
 
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Old 11-10-15, 06:41 PM
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Have you tried https://www.1000bulbs.com/
 
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I did. It doesn't look like they have any 5000k bulbs in that type.
 
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Old 11-10-15, 08:54 PM
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1000 bulbs has just about everything made on their site. If it's not listed it may not be made but you can contact them and they ARE very helpful.

You may not get the amount of light out of the LED replacement as you're expecting.
 
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After searching for hours, this was one of the only two 5000k bulbs I could find. The other was from a company with horrible reviews.

I'm a little concerned that it says not for use in totally enclosed fixtures. That's my intended use. However, after researching the reason why, it's that too much heat can shorten the lives of the bulbs.

My understanding is they won't generate enough heat to be a fire hazard. I'll check to see how hot they get just in case.

https://www.satco.com/s9229.html
 
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The white "skirt" around that lamp contains a switched-mode power supply that provides DC for the LEDs. That's what generates the heat and is also what fails.
 
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I installed them about a week ago. I left them on for about an hour to check for heat before I installed the glass fixture. There was very little. So I installed the fixture and left them on for a couple hours, then checked for heat. It felt about the same.

If the bulbs are very sensitive to heat, I suppose they could fail. But my only real concern was that they might be a fire hazard. That doesn't appear to be the case.

And on the bright side, no more ugly yellow light.
 
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