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F13T5 Fluorescent Shatterproof Light Bulbs

Price Each: $27.39
Item Number: BLF24187
F13T5 fluorescent shatterproof light bulbs have a coating that prevents broken glass from being dispersed. Often it's used for food service areas, but these also have some industrial applications. They are very trim they are only 5/8 of an inch in diameter and have two pins on each end. The length is 21 inches, so they are used everywhere because of the size. These are electrically the same as the standard F13T5 light bulb, the only differences they have a protective coating that will keep any breakage from exiting the envelope of that coating. These are sometimes called shatterproof or shatter resistant light bulbs and they are used in many places where food might be in the area or other critical items that can't have any kind of broken glass anywhere. If you've got these in any kind of open fixture, often there close to people and sometimes these get broken if people are care fewer. If you know you have that kind of a problem, then the shatterproof F13T5 lamps would be a good choice for you. This is the cool white version which is like office lighting white and it does very well with reading contrast so it makes it easier to see. The coating that it has does reduce the life of it because it does hold in some of the heat, but this is not purchased for a longer life, it's purchase for safety reasons and that's why people need it. If you have under cabinet lighting or certain types of tasks lighting where broken glass by accident can't be tolerated, then this will take care of that problem for good.

Product features:
- 13 watts.
- Choice of cool white.
- 5000 hour.
- 21 inch length.
- Shatterproof coating.

General information.
At, we want to provide you with the highest quality T5 light bulbs that are going to last for a long time and take care of your lighting needs into the future. There are two different basic types of T5 light bulbs, the ones that operate on an electronic ballast, and the older style which operates on magnetic ballasts. T5 refers to the diameter of the fluorescent bulb which is inch. Although these have been around for a long time, the modern version operates on an electronic ballast. This would be anything from an F54T5, F28T5, F39T5 or F24T5 which are the most common types used today for general lighting. The older versions were made for generally special-purpose lighting and not for general area lighting.

Higher output lamps.
Because new generation T5 bulbs operate on electronic ballasts, they’re very energy-efficient which made them a perfect choice over the last 10 years or so for any kind of energy retrofits or new light fixtures. They were a simple tube light bulb but developed for greater lumen output for fewer watts than the old T8 lamp style. They were made to be fluorescent tubes that would replace high output lamps most often which is the linear fluorescent that was used for many decades prior to that. It’s still a very valid form of light as many light fixtures are made with this type of lamp for the intended use. T5 lamps were the first lamp and ballast combination used for fluorescent high output high bay lighting. This led to a whole new wave of lighting efficiency that still goes on today for commercial lighting and gynasiums.

The right light color makes the difference.
There’s no talking about T5 light bulbs without talking about color temperature. These come in some of the widest variety of color temperatures that you can get with any kind of fluorescent today. You’ll have everything from a 2700K warm white, a soft white 3000K, cool white 4000K, 5000K noontime daylight and the 6500K daylight color. They’re all the same basic T5 tubes it’s just that the phosphors are different with colors that will best enhance your interior space. So if you want something that’s going to have a warmer color that is more inviting and has a comfortable look, then you probably want to use the lower color temperatures. If you want something that’s going to match up with outside daylight than the higher color temperatures would be good to use. Most commercial and industrial lighting utilize the 5000K because it’s so easy to read under and most companies believe that it increases the productivity of employees. The light output for all of these is essentially the same, it’s just that the color is different. The color is a subjective choice and that’s one you can make for your situation.

Saving money is a wonderful thing.
With the advent of more energy-efficient light sources such as LED tube lights, you’re seeing some of these replaced now with T5 LED tubes. It’s a good choice if you want to save more energy and possibly qualify for a number of different rebate programs that electrical utilities have. LED lights will give you the same amount of light for less wattage and so this is where you’ll get the best possible savings. Some people don’t just change the tubes, they will go for a whole new light fixture if some of the incentives are really good or their lighting system is particularly old. If that’s the case we have a complete line of lighting fixtures in LED and for some situations with the payback being so good, it might make sense to go to a completely new fixture instead of just retrofitting to an LED bulb. If you want to know how much you’ll save on going to an LED T5 light bulb, we have a free download on the left-hand column of our website that is an energy savings calculator in an Excel spreadsheet format. It will give you all the information that you need to do a simple comparison for what you have now and what you may be thinking about going to as far as in more efficient lighting system. All you have to do is put the existing data as to what you have right now and what you might want to buy from us that is more efficient and it will tell you the savings and the payback. So you can get an idea of what might work best for you in your situation as far as an economic consideration.

How can we help you today?
If you’re unsure about what might be best for you and you need a little help, just give us a call or email us any information or questions that you may have. We have a lot of experience with all types of retrofits in new construction situations. We know how to get the best lighting for the least possible amount of energy consumed. And it’s not just about saving energy, it’s also about getting the best possible illumination for your interior space. We have plenty of T5 light bulbs in stock for almost anything you may need them for. We can get them to you quickly and we pack them up very well so they get there in one piece, no problem. We had good warranties on the product and if you’re looking for a larger quantity, make sure to get a hold of us for a special quote. For multiple cases, we can help you with the pricing or if you’re ordering these for other locations, we can send them there as well. There’s never been a better time to maintain your lighting system with either fluorescent T5 light bulbs or its new LED version.
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