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*Older style T8 (25 mm diameter tube) fluorescent light fittings utilise an electromagnetic ballast to stabilise current in the lamp. These ballasts waste up to 26% of the electricity that is used to power the lamp in lost heat. Use of t5 tube*T5 fluorescent lamps (16 mm diameter tube) fluorescent lamps utilise an electronic ballast, which is almost 100% efficient by comparison *T5 adaptor kits utilise a built-in electronic ballast and operate at a maximum of 23 Watts per tube, as opposed to around 46 Watts the for existing T8 fittings, T5 tubes last 3.5 times longer due to the more efficient electronic driver, offering further savings in lamp replacement costs.

1)T8 to t5 tube adaptors are more cheaper and convenient than buying and replacing a light fitting. 2)t5 HF high frequency is flicker free recognized as improving staff well being compared to standard tubes. 3)t5 thin fluoroscent tubes are more efficient than t8 (1 inch) or t12 (1 inch) tubes. 4)t5 tubes also remain brighter for a longer time. The payback is also excellent. 5)With t5 tubes there is much better lamp life compared to old fluorescent tubes and thus they can remain brighter for long. 6)t5 tubes can reduce the maintainence which is otherwise more in older tubes.

Some more advantages of t5 light fittinga)low working temperature b)much better colour rendering than traditional t12 or t8 tubes c)ballast designed for life of 30,000 hours.

d)electronic ballast provides advanced pre heat warm start, so the tube life is good and these fittings are suitable for areas with presence-detection or timers because these would significantly reduce the life of a standard t8 light fitting with a magnetic ballast. e)there is 50% of energy saving using t5 tubes. f)less green house gas emissions. g)Environment safe- t5 uses 3mg of mercury and t8 used 9-12 mg of mercury h) Installation of T5 adapters is very simple and needs no specialist electrical experience

Facts-1) Lighting is said to account for around 20% of world energy consumption and in part much of this is due to the vast amounts of inefficient fluorescent & high bay lamps currently in operation worldwide. 2) Tube Watt value + ballast consumption = Total energy consumed. Consequently a standard T8 tube claimed as 36watt + its ballast system, may actually show a total consumption of up to >80watts or more per hour of operation.