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Default T-5 vs. Standard Fluorescent... also T-6

I read the last thread concerning CF vs. fluorescent, and I did learn a
bit. I was wondering if anybody out there has any experience &
knowledge concerning T-5 units? I've seen these suckers in action and
they seem to be much brighter than standard fluorescent, with much
lower wattage and operating temperature. I was wondering what the
advantages & disadvantages are compared to standard fluorescent bulbs
(besides current cost obviously). I was also wondering if anyone has
any experience with those quantum T-6 bulbs that can operate in a
standard fluorescent fixture?


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I read the last thread concerning CF vs. fluorescent, and I did learn a
bit. I was wondering if anybody out there has any experience &
knowledge concerning T-5 units? I've seen these suckers in action and


CFL ARE T5 tubes. Just in weird shapes.

they seem to be much brighter than standard fluorescent, with much
lower wattage and operating temperature. I was wondering what the
advantages & disadvantages are compared to standard fluorescent bulbs
(besides current cost obviously). I was also wondering if anyone has
any experience with those quantum T-6 bulbs that can operate in a
standard fluorescent fixture?


Won't work. The electrical requirements are different.



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Richard Sexton wrote:
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Won't work. The electrical requirements are different.

....


Wanna bet??? I have a T6s in a fluorescent fixture meant for T8s and
T12s. One of the selling points of the bulbs was that the advertiser
said that they would work in a standard T8 fluorescent fixture. This
is why I purchased them... I already know that they work, I just wanted
to know if anybody knows about their average useful life, technical
specs, etc.

I specifically wanted to know the advantages of T5s over these.




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Richard Sexton wrote:
In article .com,
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Won't work. The electrical requirements are different.


Wanna bet??? I have a T6s in a fluorescent fixture meant for T8s and
T12s. One of the selling points of the bulbs was that the advertiser
said that they would work in a standard T8 fluorescent fixture. This
is why I purchased them... I already know that they work, I just wanted
to know if anybody knows about their average useful life, technical
specs, etc.


You're lucky and have a clever ballast. It certainly isn't true of
all ballasts.

I specifically wanted to know the advantages of T5s over these.


The advantage of t5 over t6? Check the manufacturors specs for the
tubes but I doubt you'll find much of a difference.


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