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

4020.50.4P  - In Stock

Regular price $139.00 Sale

  • T8 LED tube light, directly replaces F32T8 4-ft fluorescent lamps
  • ReadWire™ technology automatically detects your fixture type. Works with existing T8 fixtures and ballasts (no rewiring of fixture) or ballast bypass (rewiring) - your choice.
  • Ultra-high 95 CRI, R9 > 90; available in 5000K or 6500K
  • 1800 lumens output using 18W power consumption
  • Product Overview

    When working on graphic arts, 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.

    NorthLux™ T8 LED tube lights conveniently work in virtually all 4-ft fluorescent lamp fixtures, making installation quick and easy. The lamps' built-in ReadyWire™ technology automatically detects and adjusts to the fixture's wiring configuration, so you don't have to worry about electrical compatibility.


  • Product Specifications

    Specifications Overview
    Color 5000K or 6500K
    CRI 95+
    Brightness 1800 lumens per lamp
    Length 4 ft (1.2 m)
    Power 18 Watts
    Connection Style G13 Medium Bi-Pin
    Specification sheet download   Specification Sheet 
    Specification sheet download   5000K Photometric Report
    Specification sheet download   6500K Photometric Report
    Specification sheet download   Tested Ballast List
    Specification sheet download   User Manual


  • Fixture Compatibility

    The NorthLux™ T8 LED tube is designed to directly replace 4-ft T8 fluorescent lamps (F32T8), and can be directly installed into an existing 4-ft fluorescent fixture regardless of its configuration. ReadyWire™ technology ensures that the LED lamp will work with your fixture, with or without the fluorescent ballast, and whether or not it is single or double-ended.

    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.

    First, determine the length of the fluorescent lamp that is currently installed. If it is 4-ft (48") in length and has a 1 inch diameter, you have a T8 4-ft fluorescent lamp, which means that our lamp is compatible. You can also look for a model number or designator on the fluorescent tube: if the code F32T8 is printed on the lamp, this is most likely a compatible fluorescent tube specification.

    For most customers, we recommend simply swapping out the fluorescent lamp with our T8 LED tube, as this approach provides the easiest method. For further information and instructions on rewiring for ballast bypass, please refer to our install guide / user manual.

    Note on Ballast Compatibility: Our T8 lamps are designed to work with almost all T8 fluorescent ballasts. Please see here for a list of ballasts with which we have tested and confirmed compatibility. The T8 LED lamps can also be used without a ballast.

    We recommend removing or bypassing T12 fluorescent ballasts for compatibility reasons.


  • Pricing & Ordering Information

    This product is available in packs of 4 lamps or 24 lamps. Please see below for part numbers and corresponding specifications.

    Part Number Specification
    PN 4020.40.4P 4000K / 4-Pack
    PN 4020.40.24P 4000K / 24-Pack
    PN 4020.50.4P 5000K / 4-Pack
    PN 4020.50.24P 5000K / 24-Pack
    PN 4020.65.4P 6500K / 4-Pack
    PN 4020.65.24P 6500K / 24-Pack


  • Shipping & Returns

    This item is in stock and typically ships within 1-3 business days. Shipping is free within the USA.

    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 pay for return shipping (USA only) and offer you a full refund.

    See our delivery policy, returns & refunds policy and warranty policy.

Perfect & Consistent Lighting


Our NorthLux™ products feature 95 CRI and a full daylight spectrum, making their light output virtually indistinguishable from natural daylight.


Perfect & Consistent Lighting


Our NorthLux™ products feature 95 CRI and a full daylight spectrum, making their light output virtually indistinguishable from natural daylight.

Easy & Versatile Installation


Our T8 LED tube lights feature ReadyWire™ technology. The lamp automatically detects the fixture's electrical connectivity, regardless of ballast and tombstone configuration.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Art Studio Lighting

Easy retrofit installation into existing T8 fluorescent fixtures. Our client is very pleased with the color rendering and overall quality of light for her painting work.

Art Studio Lighting

Converting to LED and these arrived promptly. I just assembled my lighting system and will be ordering 5000K lights to mix in with the 6500k. I will post photos when the set up is complete.

Beautiful Light

These lights work perfectly in the painting studio, so nice to have light I want to work in.

Waveform made it easy to get the right temperature lights for my studio.

Waveform Lighting had the high CRI t-8 tube lights I needed for my new shop/ art studio and their return policy made it risk free and easy to figure which color temperature lighting would work best. I ordered both 5000 and 4000k. I was surprised the 4000K worked best for my application. The sales staff were incredibly responsive and helpful to all my inquires. And the website is a great resource. My order arrived on time and carefully packaged and the return of the 5000K bulbs was easy. I recommend this company to anyone with specific and important lighting needs.

Perfect Salon Lighting

I can’t say enough good things. I don’t know how I was doing my work before I upgraded using the 95 CRI T8 6500k.

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!