T5HO High Output Light Bulbs & Lamps
There has been a great deal of hype surrounding the release of the hottest in new fluorescent lighting capabilities, the all-star T5 fluorescent light bulbs. This is basically a term for any type of fluorescent light tube that has a narrow in diameter shape. These have their own special T5 ballast that will need to be used, which operates in exactly the same way as other fluorescent ballast but has a slightly different shape to match the destination circuitry. The main benefit touted of this new type of lighting is that they are more effective and efficient, energy-wise, than what has traditionally been on the market.
T5 lamps and ballasts are widely used particularly in aquarium settings, allowing a fish owner to introduce more important light into the tank with less actual bulbs being used. The T5 lamp offers a different, flatter sort of light than the spotlight effects of metal halides or HPS lights. This can be especially beneficial for aquarium settings or for use as grow lights, because it gives a more uniform ray of light over the entire spread. They are brighter than previous fluorescent models, with a higher wattage and energy output.
T5 Linear Tube
One of the main benefits of using a T5 linear tube is that the bulbs don't become overheated like other types of lights can. The actual heat level remains at a comfortable medium range, which won't harm fish or plants that are under its rays. This is also a good safety precaution in the case of using them as grow lights, because there is little chance of them starting a fire indoors while the indoor gardener is away from the premises. As a result, they can be placed very close to the aquarium or garden without fear of any harm befalling the living things, only gentle, uniform light and warmth.
Durable and extremely long lasting, it's estimated that T5 lighting and bulbs can last for up to 15,000 hours at a pop, with very little deterioration in output rates. That's almost three years of lighting for aquarium or plant growth setting. This makes them a strong and economical option for those people looking for a long-term solution for their lighting needs. Overall, there are a number of reasons to switch to this specific type of fluorescent lighting. The hype is there for a reason, and certainly for those indoor gardeners or fish enthusiasts wishing to give their hobbies an upgrade, this type of lighting is worth a try.