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replaced fluorescent with LED

2 - 48" fluorescent bulbs in the kitchen were replaced w/ 2 LED bulbs ...ballast was by-passed
there is a 1-2 second delay for the same bulb, each time the light is turned on ...is this common? O K ?

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LED power-up or start-up delay can be annoying but can happen depending on the lights you purchased. The delay is often shown on the packaging. However, unless you're using low voltage LEDs, delay of more than 1/2 second is unusual.
 
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I've done a lot of LED tube conversions and have not come across any excessive delay.
Your delay may be a defective product especially if one is fine and the other is not.
 
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to clarify , it was an electrician who did all of it, as there was another issue i would not tackle...so,
after discussion i said O K refit it

Halco brand = Pro LED 15W 5000K ...

does not show a "delay" time, unless i don't know how to read it...
which is quite possible

B 4 replying ...
i did switch the 2 bulbs ...and
the same one, now on the other side
Still is delayed
again ...1 - 1.5 sec ....
not "annoying" me ...
just wanted to be sure it was not going to create an issue further down the line

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You said the ballast was removed. That means the sockets were rewired for 120v.
Switching the tubes won't check for anything.

If you have one tube with a delay.... have him replace it.

Halco Lighting ProLED® Universal LED lamp features bi-pin G13 lamp base. This 15-Watt, T8 lamp outputs a bright and crisp light of 1800 Lumens. It features an average life of 50000 Hours and 270-Degree beam angle. The 120 to 277-Volt AC lamp in frosted finish, produces daylight colored light with 5000K color temperature and 82 CRI. This linear tubular lamp is compatible with by-pass ballast and exhibits instant start without any delay. It is suitable for damp locations, for hospitality, retail, food service, office, medical, education applications and is perfect for use in totally enclosed fixtures.
 
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o k
thought that might be the answer ...

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