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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

hand holding CFL bulb covered with green vegetation

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

T8 fluorescent tubes

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…

Fluorescent Electronic Ballast Starting Technology Options Affect Lamp Life

fluorescent fixutres in ceiling of office

Commercial fluorescent lighting systems consist primarily of T8 lamps and electronic ballasts. While LED linear tubes now compete as replacements for traditional fluorescent, the vast majority of existing and replacement ceiling lighting in offices, schools, hospitals and other institutions is fluorescent. At it’s best, fluorescent lamp/ballast systems can offer efficiencies, lamp life and cost effectiveness that rival LED.…

What is the Difference Between Fluorescent and Germicidal Bulbs?

Fluorescent vs. Ultraviolet bulbs

Most germicidal bulbs look like linear fluorescent light bulbs. They have the same shape. They share similar base types. Both use low pressure mercury arc technology. They both have hot cathode and cold cathode lamp types. And both produce the same ultraviolet radiation inside the bulb. So what’s the difference? The fluorescent bulb is coated on the inside…

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