NorthLux™ 95 CRI T8 LED Tube for Art & Studio
NorthLux™ 95 CRI T8 LED Tube for Art & Studio

NorthLux™ 95 CRI T8 LED Tube for Art & Studio

4020.65.4P  - In Stock

Regular price $139.00 Sale

  • Color temperature of 6500K or 5000K to replicate natural daylight from a north-facing window
  • T8 style (1" diameter), 4-ft length
  • Replaces 32W 4-ft T8 fluorescent tube lights using just 18W
  • Dual compatibility: Works with existing T8 fixtures and ballasts (no rewiring of fixture) or ballast bypass (rewiring) - your choice.
  • High CRI: 95 (Ra), R9 > 90
  • Input voltage: 120, 208, 240 or 277 V AC
  • 18 Watt power consumption
  • 1800 lumens - equivalent to a 32W fluorescent bulb
  • Not dimmable
  • 50,000 hours lifetime, 5 year warranty
  • Available in packs of 4 tubes or 24 tubes
  • Free standard shipping to USA addresses
  • In stock
  • See our delivery policy here

Product Overview

When working on artwork, consistent lighting conditions are extremely important for accurate color perception. 

NorthLux™ products by Waveform Lighting replicate the consistency and quality of light coming in through a north-facing window. With a 95 CRI rating, colors and hues will appear just as they do under natural daylight, giving you the confidence to work on your projects during evening hours or where supplemental lighting is necessary.

Is it compatible with my fixture?

The NorthLux T8 LED tube is designed to directly replace 4-ft T8 fluorescent lamps, and can be directly installed into an existing 4-ft fluorescent fixture without having to open the fixture housing and rewiring the connections.

The best way to determine if these lamps will fit and operate in your current fixture is to confirm the specifications of the fluorescent lamp that is currently installed in your fixture. Below are the basic requirements for compatibility:

  • 4-ft (48") in length
  • T8 style tube (1" tube diameter)

You can also look for a model number or designator on the fluorescent tube. The most common designation is F32T8, which is a compatible fluorescent tube specification.

For most customers, we recommend this approach for ease of installation. For further information and instructions on rewiring for ballast bypass, please refer to our install guide / user manual.

Please contact us with any further or specific questions about compatibility.

What if I don't have a fluorescent fixture?

We have tested and confirmed compatibility with the following fixtures which can be purchased at your local hardware store:

  • Metalux Model No: SSF232R (2-lamp, ceiling mount style, hard-wired)

Product Downloads

Specification sheet download   Specification Sheet 

User Manual download   User Manual

Compatible Ballast sheet download   Compatible Ballast List 

Specification sheet download  Photometric Report

Waveform Lighting 100% Quality and Satisfaction Guarantee

If you're not 100% satisfied with the performance, color or quality of your product, we'll work with you to make it right.

Simply contact us within 30 calendar days after delivery and we'll send a replacement at no additional charge, or offer you a full refund.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Excellent film lighting for shooting DSLR videos

The NorthLux™ 95 CRI T8 LED Tube for Art & Studio lights are fantastic for shooting videos with a DSLR camera. You immediately notice much less work to do in port production. RGB colors are almost perfect right out of the camera shooting in Canon CLog. Ordering more!

Proper fixtures make all the difference in the performance of these bulbs!

I purchased these bulbs on a friend's recommendation. The color temp was excellent and I was happy to be out from under fluorescent lights but was disappointed by a certain lack of brightness. Then I changed out my fixtures to Metalux SSF232R and the difference is AMAZING. If you purchase these bulbs, yes, they'll fit in your old T8 fixtures but spend a few extra bucks and replace them and you'll be WAY happier with the performance.

Makes colors pop - Serious upgrade

Replaced 12 T12 bulbs in client's art studio. Difference was truly stunning. Even though the paintings looked great before, the colors looked AMAZING with the new 6500K bulbs. I removed the old ballasts and did the direct wire method with single end. Appreciated the option to choose double ended if needed.
Wish they also had BR40 light bulbs for the other fixtures.

Great for Colorist room

We needed very accurate 6500K lighting in our color suite for our studio and this was the perfect solution. It was easy to wire up in a couple different ways and created a nice and balanced sure color of light for the room. We matched it with a couple other lightbulbs for accent lights when less light was needed for coloring and these tubes matched perfectly the lights also from Waveform Lighting. Perfect solution!

Studio lighting

I installed my lighting in my 450sq studio. I’m an artist and wanted color accuracy. So far I’m very impressed. I have 16 4ft tubes illuminating the space on two switches. Now when I photograph my work it’s right on!

Very effective lighting

I ordered this lighting for my new studio space. I am an artist with low vision and needed bright, full-spectrum light to paint and work with fabrics. The installation was easy and the lights came quickly in sturdy packaging with no damage. I’m very happy with this light with its brightness and true color reflection. These lights are in my basement where there’s not much natural light and this compensates very well.

Just what the Dr ordered

My daughter had a grad mal seizure at the office and the lights bother her. This new bulb is exactly what she needed. Works perfect to mimic mid day sun. Waveform lighting had great pricing and prompt reliable service. Lighting tubes were well wrapped and were in perfect order. Will use the again Tammy S