Commercial Lighting – Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

Commercial Lighting – Energy Efficient Light Bulbs.

Commercial and industrial buildings there are several lighting options to choose from for considerable energy savings. These savings can come in a wide variety of pluses and minuses from lifespan of the lamps, energy efficiency, maintenance costs, and durability over the long haul. This is a great slide show about three technologies on the market today HID, Fluorescents and induction but does leave out the very important LED technology.


Convert t12 4 and 8 foot fixtures to LED lamps or retro kits

4 lamp T5 high bay lighting fixture, 120-277 volt ready to ship today

4 lamp T5 high bay lighting fixture, 120-277 volt ready to ship today.

Here is a great lighting for high bay problems

Let us know if you have any questions about your application!

James Abraham

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T5HO VS T8 Lighting Fixture?

T5HO VS T8 Lighting Fixture? Because this questions is asked so much I will try and explain it as best as I can. I will explain size of lamp (Bulb), wattage of each lamp, lumen output, energy savings and equivalent lighting fixture “i.e. how many lamps are equal to same output.

First, size of lamp T5’s range in size as well as do T8’s, but for this article I will be discussing T5HO’s and T8’s for 4 foot fluorescent  fixtures.  T5 or T5ho’s are measure in metrics and are slightly shorts then 4 feet or about 46 inches long. When buying a T5 fixture usually the fixture will measure 4 feet and the difference in size of the lamp will be made up by a extended sockets.  On T 8 lamps the lamp measures from end of the pins 48 inches altogether and will fit a 4 foot fixture perfectly.  The diameter of the lamps very  T5 are 5 tenths of any hence the 5 in t5 and t8s are 8t tenth of an inch.

Next  wattage, again several T5s out there  varying in sizes which also vary the wattages for the lamps.  T5 4 foot lamps vary from 28 watt non high output to 54 watt High output  and the new 49 watt t5  or T5HO lamp. T8 lamps also vary wattages from length.  Lamps for a 4 foot light fixture  range from 24, 26 watt reduced energy bulb to 32 watt standard output which lumen output is controlled by the ballast.

This brings us to lumen output

T5 28 watt lamp equals about 2800 Lumens per lamp position

T5ho  54 watt lamp equals about 5000 Lumens per lamp position

T8 32 watt with a low power factor ballast equals about 2100 to 2300 lumens per lamp position

T8 32 watt with a normal ballast factor ballast equals about 2500 to 2700 lumens per lamp position

T8 32 watt with a high ballast factor ballast equals about 2800 to 3000 lumens per lamp position

To answer the energy savings question from the research that I have see, head to head, lumen to lumen equality vs. watts output the t8 fixture for the same amount of lumen is more efficient by about 3 percent .

So with this all said here is your fixture break down:

4 lamp 54 watt T5HO fixture equals 20,000 lumen output one to one swap with a 6 Lamp high ballast factor  T8 32 which equals  18000 lumens watt fixture this is comparing a high bay fixture.  6 lamps T5ho fixture approximately equals the output of a 400 watt metal halidewhen new before the 3 year diminish.

Please Let me know if this help clarify this!

James Abraham


High Bay Lighting with HO T5 Lamps

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What are High Hat Lights?

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What is the Wattage of a 4 Foot 6 Lamp T8 Fixture?

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Benefits Of Using LED High Bay Lighting

High bay lighting is the most common type of lighting used in areas that have high ceilings or need to be illuminated from a great distance of fifteen feet or more. You most commonly find bay lighting in such places as arenas, stadiums, gyms, factories, warehouses, loading docks and more. While high bay lights have traditionally used High Intensity Discharge lights or florescent lights, many places are changing over to LED lights. Here is why. Read more…

Types of Industrial Lighting For The Workplace

There are numerous types of lighting options for industrial light fixtures used in the workplace. Each type offers different benefits and proper lighting is essential to employee performance. Here is a look at the different types of lighting and what the benefits of each are. Read more…

Lighting Solutions for Outdoor Stadiums

If you have ever been to an event after dark, in an outdoor stadium have you thought about all that goes into making the lighting just right? Most people haven’t and would be surprised at the science behind it. Every outdoor stadium, in order to provide good quality lighting, must be set up just right and utilize a variety of industrial light fixtures. Whether the lighting is for a sports event a concert or some other type of event, lighting must be installed just right for the athletes, performers, audience, etc. Read more…