What is the Difference Between Frosted and Clear Lens LED Tubes?

What is the Difference Between Frosted and Clear Lens LED Tubes?

Selecting which type of LED tubes you want to install affects not only your lighting design but also the function of the lights. Just as tube lights come in different sizes and lengths, they also come in different lens finishes. Parmida LED offers T8 Tubes in both Frosted and Clear Lens, and it’s beneficial to be informed on each so you can make the best decision before purchasing.


Frosted vs Clear: They Look and Perform Differently

An LED tube light with a frosted lens will have a cover that has a frosted, opaque finish. On the other hand, a clear LED Tube will have a transparent cover, and you will be able to see right through into the bulb itself. Neither of these lens choices will affect lumens output of the tube lights. With a frosted lens, you will notice a softer, more diffused light quality. A clear lens tube will provide you stronger, more obvious light quality when compared to the frosted.

The main difference between Parmida LED Tubes is that the frosted tubes are shatter proof and the clear tubes are not. Why is that? The frosted element comes from a film sleeve that is placed on the glass of the bulb; this frosted film is what makes the light shatterproof. The shatterproof film will protect its glass housing, and is perfect for areas that require shatterproof lighting


Verdict: It’s Up to You

There is no right or wrong decision when choosing the best tube for you. There is a purpose for each type of tube light based on the lighting environment you desire, and it all comes down to personal preference. Whatever your choice, all of our LED Tubes, whether frosted or clear, are fully certified and meet strict requirements to be considered safe, energy-efficient, and reliable.

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