What's in it for you...
Fluorescent lamps are energy efficient, cost effective alternative lighting sources with many benefits to you, the user, and the environment. They use less electricity than a standard incandescent bulb, last longer, and give off less heat, making them a cost-effective lighting alternative.
Better Energy Efficiency
T5, T5HO and T8 Tri-phosphor lamps provide more "light" using less energy. Tri-phosphor fluorescent lamps reduce energy consumption by up to 40% when used with electronic ballasts. Plus, these lamps offer improved color rendering, and the linear distribution of light is uniform for more effective lumination of the task area.
Using electronic ballasts instead of magnetic ballasts provides more light output with less wattage—20,000 cycles per second vs. 60 cycles with the magnetic version—and runs quieter and cooler. Dimmable electronic ballasts offer the best of two worlds, energy saving electronics and the ability to adjust the amount of lighting of the task area.
Energy waste is eliminated with occupancy sensors. When the light senses an occupant, it turns on. If no activity is detected within 15 minutes, it turns off. Occupancy sensors contribute an energy savings of up to 70%.
High fixture efficiency and optical controls deliver the peak candlepower needed to produce desired illumination levels from high mounting heights.
Additionally, it is important to consider the following key features:
Reduced Eye Strain
Fluorescent task lighting offers relief to eye strain—that silent, often overlooked inhibitor of productivity. Eye strain occurs when the muscle of the eye must continually adjust the iris to the brightness and contrast of the task. If the light is too bright or too dim, if the contrast of the task is too high, or if there is too much glare, the eye becomes overworked as it struggles to compensate for the environment.
The result? Distractions that reduce productivity: burning eyes, headaches, drowsiness, even neck and back pain.
If 80% of all sensory experience is visual, why not make it pleasant? Augment lower ambient light levels with task lighting. Task lighting evenly directs the appropriate amount of light to the task with minimum glare, reducing the need for the eye to make frequent adjustments and enhancing the workers environment.
More reasons to consider fluorescent lighting:
High Bay vs. T5 Comparative Index