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Old 06-13-2011, 02:43 AM   #1
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Do T5s and fluorescent bulbs require different fixtures?
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t5's are a type of fluorescent bulb.
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So there are different T#s? What's the difference between them?
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well technology for one, ballasts are different, the most common fixtures were t12s, then t8s, now t5s. They make other sizes, but the t5 is the most popular one at the moment. It produces much (especially the HO version) more light intensity than a similar sized t8 or t12.
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What about metal halides?
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So there are different T#s? What's the difference between them?
The T# is the diameter of the bulb, in 1/8ths of an inch. A t8 is 1 inch in diameter, a t12 1.5", and so on.
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Does a metal halide require a different fixture than fluorescent?
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Yes, T5, T8, etc are long skinny tubes. MH's are a bulb similar in appearance to what you'd see in a security spot light. Most MH fixtures are square-ish
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if the title is : t5 HO, what does the HO mean
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