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The T5 LED tube lamp replaces a standard T5 fluorescent tube lamp. With two variants, it is available as a lamp plus transformer option to retrofit into your existing T5 fitting or with integral housing.
Warm White - 3000K
Daylight - 4000K
Cool White - 5000K
|Fitting||T5 (retrofit) 90cm|
For more information see the 'Downloads' tab.
T5 Data sheet (20120926_GL_T5_LED_Tube_Light_Data_Sheet_IDTJ.pdf, 151 Kb) [Download]
Our products and solutions are no different from any other appliance buy or home/ office improvement you make.
To help makes things easier for you, we've given a guideline on the approximate skill-level and time involved in the installation of this product:
DIY: competent with electrics; 1 hour per tube
Professional: electrician; up to 1 hour per tube
Please note: some of you might think you're handier than you are! This is a guideline only, intended only to help you understand how simple installation is and whom you could ask to do it for you. If you were unsure, we would recommend getting the professionals in!
All your questions should be answered here. Even more information may be found on our factsheet and glossary pages.
If you need further advice, then please get in touch.
Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are miniature lights produced by moving electrons in a semiconductor. Located witthin the LED is a semiconductor diode, which emits light when voltage is applied to it.
Incandescent lights work by passing a current through a tungsten filament, which causes it to heat up until it glows. This is an extremely inefficient method of lighting as most of the energy is wasted in producing heat rather than light. Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) contain argon and mercury vapour. When electricity passes through the tube, these gases produce ultraviolet light which then excites the tube’s phosphor coating to produce visible light.
LEDs contain no burning gas or filaments, so they are longer lasting and generate little to no heat. The lack of an easily damageable filament also means that LEDs are more durable. If an LED lamp is broken, it contains no toxic mercury to pollute the environment.
LED lamps have an average rated life of 50, 000 hours. In comparison, incandescent or halogen lights and CFLs, which have an average life of 1000 and 10, 000 hours respectively.
Based on how long a fixture is illuminated per day, here's what 50,00 works out to be
Lifespan Hours of Operation: 50,000 hours is
24 hours per day: 5.7 Years
18 hours per day: 7.4 years
12 hours per day: 11.4 years
8 hours per day: 17.1 years
Answer: Yes LEDs are energy efficient, consuming 1/50 of the power that an incandescent lamp uses. By replacing existing lights with LEDs, a building can reduce its carbon footprint by up to 90%. LEDs have a longer life than alternative forms of lighting their use produces less waste and, unlike CFLs, they contain no mercury.
LEDs are generally more expensive than other types of lighting, this is due to the technology and construction of an LED. LED light bulbs use an actual circuit board to operate and are made of electronic components, thus could be considered as an electronic device. LEDs consume significantly less power than incandescent lights, therefore reducing your energy bills. Additionally, their long life and reliability saves both money and time that would normally be spent replacing broken or burnt out lights.
Yes. Unlike CFLs, metal halide and sodium lamps (SON & SOX), which can take up to a minute to “warm up”, LEDs achieve full brightness almost instantly. This is not affected by low temperatures. This means that they are ideal for use with motion and light sensors.
Here are just some of the ways it does the job:
- Uses up to 92% less power than its conventional equivillent, immediately saving you money on power. It continues to save you money on maintenance costs as a longer lifespan means lighting is replaced less frequently (saving you manpower and product costs). As the bulbs don't over heat, you spend less money on cooling costs as rooms.
- LEDs more far more efficiently, consuming up to 92% less energy than halogen and incandescent bulbs. They are also made from recyclable materials and are replaced less frequently, reducing your carbon footprint;
- Environmentally friendly - LED lights contain NO mercury, UV or pollutants and have low CO2 emissions.
- The colour, brightness and ambience of any conventional lighting can be matched by LEDs. The ones we sell also produce light that is closer to sunlight and don't flicker. This improves the look of rooms whilst reducing the risk of headaches;
- Instant bright lights - LED lights when switched on produce an instant bright and natural light - meaning no waiting time for lights to warm up.
- Most of our LEDs are designed to retrofit into existing fittings, this means that chaning them is as easy as, well, changing a light bulb. With lifespans of up to 100, 000 hours they are low mainatinence.
- Lasting 20-50 times longer than halogen and incandescent bulbs, robust and versatile construction, and typical operating life between 5,000 and 100,000 hours. Our LEDs come with a 3 year warranty and minimum hassle.
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