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T5HO Fluorescent Update: Still A Strong Competitor for LED T5

While all the buzz these days is about LED, some traditional light sources still command center stage – T5HO fluorescent is one of them. T5’s were developed as an improved alternative to T8 fluorescent for certain applications. T5 tubes have a smaller diameter – 5/8” compared to 1” for T8. T5’s also use a different base…

New T8 Fluorescent Lamp Regulations Take Effect January 2018

The Energy Policy Act of 1992 gave the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) authority to establish energy efficiency rules governing general service fluorescent lighting. In 2012, the DOE standards effectively eliminated most T12 fluorescent lamps and 700 series, low color rendering (CRI below 80) T8 lamps. The DOE rule-making affected the manufacturers initially – distributors…

T5 Linear Fluorescent Offers Advantages Over T8 For Certain Applications

T5 fluorescent light bulbs are often overlooked as an excellent option for specific types of lighting in new construction and remodel projects. T5 fixtures can often be found in office lighting where ceiling direct / indirect fixtures supply the ambient illumination over workspaces. T5’s are also frequently used in wall wash applications and in high…

How to Dispose of Lightbulbs & 5 Compelling Reasons to Recycle

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The EPA recommends that all consumers learn how to dispose of light bulbs, and for good reason… Fluorescent, LED, CFL and the many other types of light bulbs contain toxic materials that are harmful to your personal health, and that of the environment. But did you know that they can be recycled, and that there…

T8 And T5 Fluorescent Efficacy Standards To Get Tighter

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Just as the industry has adjusted to the July 2009 / 2012 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) standards on general service linear fluorescent lamps, DOE, in March of 2015, added new higher efficiency standards that will affect primarily 4-foot T8 and T5 lamps starting in January 2018. The 2009 rules, which for the most part…

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