Frequent question: What does t5 mean for light bulbs?

Are T5 and T8 bulbs interchangeable?

The major physical difference between T5 and T8 light bulbs is the length and diameter of the tube itself. The T5 tends to be slightly shorter than the T8 tube, and is significantly smaller in diameter. This factor is important to consider when looking at your fixture, because the two tubes are not interchangeable.

Can I put LED bulbs in my T5?

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What’s the difference between T8 and T5 lights?

T8 lamps are fluorescent lights one inch (or 8/8ths) in diameter. T5 lamps are 5/8th in diameter. The smaller the lamps the more energy efficient they are. T8 bulbs use about 35% less electricity to produce the same amount of light as a T12.

What lengths do T5 bulbs come in?

T5 tubes

Tube diameter is 5⁄8 in (15.875 mm) Length Nominal power (W)
T5 563 mm (22.2 in) 14
T5 863 mm (34.0 in) 21
T5 1,163 mm (45.8 in) 28
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Is T5 better than LED?

The main advantage of LED over T5 lights is that it is more efficient, which will save cost (bulbs & power) in the long run. … LEDs also do not produce UV light by default (unless UV diodes are used), while florescent lighting does.

Are T5 lights being phased out?

T5’s will be phased out when a newer technology makes them no longer saleable or profitable. There are no (US, at least) government regulations driving their demise.

How do I know if my bulb is a T5?

Fluorescent lamps, or fluorescent linear tubes as they are also known, are categorized according to their wattage, shape and diameter. The “T” in T5 indicates the bulb is tubular shaped, while the “5” denotes that it is five eighths of an inch in diameter.

Do T5 lights use a lot of electricity?

A four-lamp bay using high output T5 lamps uses 220 watts of power including the power used for the ballast; a six-lamp T5 bay uses approximately 342 watts of electricity. Four-lamp T5 bays use about 6,840 kilowatts (kW) of electricity per hour, with six lamp bays consuming about 10,260 kW per hour.

Can I replace my T5 fluorescent with LED?

Plug and Play, or direct wire, LED T5 lamps make switching from fluorescent to LED simple. These bulbs are easy and quick to install. Replacing the ballast in your current fixture won’t be necessary, as it plugs directly into the fixture without any rewiring.