You could put a regular bulb in an HO fixture, but not vice versa. HO always needs more power… Standards pull only what they need. As will all power supply type devices, the source can feed less load, but not more.

Are T5 and t5ho interchangeable?

The T5 and T5 HO are the same size, but have different outputs. The T5 has an output of 2,900 lumens, similar to the T8 output. The T5 HO has up to 5,000 lumens. With the T5 HO lamps, fewer lamps can be used on projects, which save money due to less maintenance.

What does T5 HO mean?

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“HO” stands for high output. T5 HO lamps deliver more light than standard T5 lamps and are available in higher wattages. HO lamps have the same diameter and length as standard T5 lamps.

What is T5 luminaire?

T5 lamps are fluorescent lamps that are 5/8″ of an inch in diameter. This report discusses only linear T5 lamps. Differences in length and socket pin design versus conventional fluorescent lamps prevent any problems with electric circuits or human factors.

Do T5 lights need a ballast?

T5 lamps need special ballasts to operate. In most cases, the T5 ballasts will not work with T12 or T8 lamps, although at least one manufacturer offers electronic ballasts that can operate either T5 or T8 lamps with appropriate wiring.

Are all T5 high output?

T5 light bulbs are available in high efficiency and high output options. High efficiency lamps operate at lower wattages and produce a standard light output. High output lamps deliver more light than high efficiency versions and use a higher wattage.

How many lumens is a T5 HO?

While the standard T5 and T5 HO are the same diameter and length, the 4-ft T5 is rated at 2,900 lumens, similar to the lumen per watt output of a T8 lamp. On the other hand, the 4-ft T5 HO lamp is rated as high as 5,000 lumens, offering twice the maintained light output of a T8 lamp.

How do I know if a ballast is compatible?

You can determine whether you have a compatible fixture in seconds. Simply turn the light on, then take a photo of the fixture using your smartphone or digital camera. If there are no dark bands on the resulting image, you have an electronic ballast that will work with direct drop-in LED tubes.

Can a Type A LED tube be used without a ballast?

Plug-and-play or direct fit linear LED (UL type A) A plug-and-play, or direct fit, linear LED is probably what you’re imagining – a simple, one-for-one swap out of the original linear fluorescent lamp. This lamp works directly with the existing fluorescent ballast, so there is no rewiring or ballast change required.

Will ballast compatible LED tubes work without a ballast?

The T8 LED tube won’t work without the ballast, so you are forced to continue buying and replacing ballasts as long as you have an LED tube that is ONLY ballast dependent.

Are LED lights better than T5?

There is no physics difference in light being produced by an LED or T5 unit; however reflectors in different units can affect whether light beams are more collimated (better penetration in deep tanks) and of course, different units produces light of different spectrum/wavelengths.

Which is better T8 or T5?

T5 fluorescent light bulb is a newer technology than T8. T5 fluorescent light bulb has an efficiency of about 100 lm/W. T8 fluorescent light bulb can reach about 90 lm/W luminous efficacy. In other words, T5 fluorescent lamps can use the same amount of power to produce more light.

Are T5 and T10 bulbs the same?

If you’re tearing things apart and you think you got T10s, but you actually find these little tiny bulbs, that’s a T5. Look for a different type. The T10 comes in 194, 168, W5W, 147, 152, 158, 159, 161, 168, 194, 192, 193 – and they all basically look the same.

What is T5 bulb?

A T5 grow light is a fluorescent light that uses high output T5 bulbs that are strong enough to grow plants. They’re a type of light known as fluorescent lights, and offer a much softer light output compared to high intensity discharge (HID) bulbs like HPS, MH, and CMH grow lights.

Is T5 or T8 better for bearded dragons?

First of all, the Zoo Med ReptiSun is available in two versions: T5 and T8. In my opinion, the T5 is vastly superior – it has a much higher UVB output and can be placed 12″ to 18″ away from your bearded dragon. In addition, T5 fixtures can sometimes be mounted above the mesh top of your enclosure.

How do I know what bulb wedge base I have?

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What is the difference between T3 and T5 bulbs?

T3 and T5 Difference

Different halogen bulbs use different grades of tungsten filaments. T5, made with a tungsten cobalt alloy, lasts slightly longer than a T3, made without cobalt.

What is a wedge bulb?

A wedge base is a type of electrical connector used as a fitting for small light bulbs. It is similar to the bi-pin connector, except that the two “pins” are the same wires that extend into the bulb (rather than being rigid), and the wires are bent up onto the sides of the base, where they make contact with the socket.