T5 high output fluorescent strip lights are becoming very popular. The strip light fixture is probably the most common of all industrial lighting fixtures. Traditionally, the strip fixture was used in industrial lighting applications where ceiling heights were between 10-ft. and 15-ft. With the advancement in T5 high output fluorescent lamps and electronic ballasts, the T5 high output strip fixtures can now be utilized for hanging heights up to 25-ft. Fluorescent strip fixtures are economical, and are an excellent source of light for industrial lighting applications. Strip lights allow 180-degree light dispersal as opposed to other types of fluorescent fixtures that aim the light down towards the floor. T5 strip fixtures can also be equipped with reflectors to aim light for specific tasks. In the lighting industry, a fluorescent strip fixture with a reflector is referred to as an industrial strip fixture. The reflectors that attach to the strip fixture come in white painted steel or specular aluminum. The choice of reflector depends on the particular application.
The fluorescent strip fixture has seen a recent rebirth because of the new T5 technology which allows strip fixtures to be procured with T5 fluorescent technology. If you are installing new industrial lighting fixtures of the strip light variety, you need to understand the choices that are available to you and how to select the best strip fixtures for your needs. Strip lighting in the form of T8 fluorescent strip lights is the most popular choice because of their excellent lighting capabilities, but at higher hanging heights or in areas that have a high light requirement, T5 high output strip fixtures are the best solution. There are various choices available to pick from when you are ready to install or replace existing industrial lighting fixtures.
The Basics Of T5 Strip Lighting
There are many different types of strip lights for industrial lighting applications. Strip lights come in many lengths and lamp combinations but the most common are the 4-ft., 2-lamp and the 8-ft., 4-lamp models. The T5 high output models will produce approximately 5,000 lumens per lamp. Therefore, a 4-ft., 2-lamp T5 high output strip fixture will produce 10,000 lumens and an 8-ft. T5 high output T5 fixture will produce 20,000 lumens. The best strip lights have a totally welded housing which provides fixture strength which is required in longer 8-ft fixtures. ILS Industrial Lighting manufactures a broad range of strip lighting for industrial lighting applications.