How do you measure fluorescent light bulbs?

How do I know what size fluorescent bulb I need?

In order to identify which size you need, the easiest way to tell is to read the label near the base of the tube. If this information is no longer legible, you can measure the bulb’s diameter. Fluorescent tubes are measured in eighths of an inch.

How do I know what size a light bulb is?

The light bulb size is determined by the maximum overall diameter (MOD) of the bulb’s shell. It is represented in eighths of an inch (1/8″). It’s also important to keep in mind the bulb’s length (or height) that is defined as the maximum overall length (MOL) expressed in inches.

Will a T8 fit in a T12 fixture?

The main difference between T8 and T12 tubes is the tube’s diameter. T12 tubes are 1.5″ in diameter while T8s are just one inch. All other things—socket sizes, lengths, distance between pins—are the same. T8 LED tubes won’t fall out if you try to install them in a T12 fixture—they’ll fit just fine.

How do I know if my ballast is T8 or T12?

If no markings are available, the size in diameter of the tube is the easiest way to determine the type you have installed. T8 tubes are 1-inch in diameter and T12 tubes are 1 1/2 -inch.

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What’s the difference between T5 and T8?

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.

How do I identify fluorescent tubes?

Lamps are typically identified by a code such as FxxTy, where F is for fluorescent, the first number (xx) indicates either the power in watts or length in inches, the T indicates that the shape of the bulb is tubular, and the last number (y) is the diameter in eighths of an inch (sometimes in millimeters, rounded-up to …

What size is a T5 tube?

The T5 Fluorescent Tube is often referred to as a miniature fluorescent tube as it has a diameter of only 15mm. We stock the full range of these replacement T5 linear lamps in the wattages ranging from 4 Watts to 80 Watts and lengths starting at 150mm and increasing to 1500mm.

Are G25 and E26 bulbs the same?

The G25 shape is usually pared with a E26 (medium) base, similar to that of a standard A19 and come in outputs ranging from 25 watts to 60 watts. G25 LED Bulb Replacements G25 shaped LED bulbs now exist and are a great replacement for decorative and vanity applications.

What is A60 bulb?

The most commonly used A-series light bulb type is an A60 bulb (or its USC equivalent, the A19 bulb), which is 60 mm (19/8 in or 2 3/8 in) wide at its widest point and approximately 110 mm (4 3/8 in) in length.

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