What is a T5 light bulb?

What is a T5 light bulb?

What is a T5 light bulb?

T5 lamps have a diameter equal to 5 times an eighth of an inch, or 5/8″. These lamps are approximately 40% smaller than T8 lamps, which are one inch in diameter, and almost 60% smaller than T12 lamps, which are 1½” in diameter. T5 lamps have a miniature bi-pin base while T8 and T12 lamps use a medium bi-pin base.

Can you buy T5 LED bulbs?

These T5 LEDs come in Kelvin temperatures ranging from 3000 Kelvin to 5000 Kelvin. T5 LED tubes are available for plug-and-play, ballast bypass, or hybrid operation.

Are T5 and T12 bulbs interchangeable?

For some applications, one T5 bulb can replace two T12 bulbs, providing even greater energy savings (a process called “de-lamping.”) The typical T12 four-lamp fixture uses 172 watts of power between the lamps and ballast. LED equivalents typically use only 50 watts, 71% less energy per fixture.

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

Which is better T8 or T5?

If you do not need as many lumens, the lesser wattage T8 would be the better choice since it offers lower lumen and watt consumption. If you need higher levels of lighting, the T5 might be ideal for your situation.

Can you replace LED bulbs with T5?

Give your old T5 Fluorescent light fixture new life by converting it to LED! These bulbs effortlessly swap into any 4′ T5 Fluorescent light fixture, and instantly offer a 45% energy saving over standard 54w fluorescent bulbs, plus a 50,000 hour bulb life.

What is the difference between T5 and T12 bulbs?

T5 tubes are smaller than T8 and T12 tubes, which allow them to fit into smaller spaces. They are offered in sizes of 2-5 feet in length. T5 lamps are around 40% smaller than T8 lamps and almost 60% smaller than T12 lamps.

Can I replace T12 bulbs with T8 bulbs?

The easiest and lowest price option to replace a T12 is a T8 linear fluorescent. They have become the go-to option for pre-existing T12s. If you still have magnetic ballasts, switching to a T8 will require a ballast swap. Another option is to move forward with an LED retrofit.

How many watts are T5 bulbs?

T5 lamps are available for standard output and high output. The wattages for standard T5 lamps are 14, 21, 28, and 35 watts. The high-output T5 (T5 HO) lamps are available in 24, 39, 54, and 80 watts (49-watt T5 HO lamps are also available from GE Lighting).

How do I know if I have T5 or T8?

The “T” in T5 indicates the bulb is tubular shaped, while the “5” denotes that it is five eighths of an inch in diameter. The other common lamps are the larger T8 (eight eighths inch = 1″) and T12 (twelve eights inch = 1½” tubes).