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Microfluorescent T5 Grounded Light Fixtures

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Microfluorescent T5 Grounded Light Fixtures

Item #PSG5
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$21.75
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About our Microfluorescent T5 Grounded Light Fixtures
Description

This grounded, 3-wire, microfluorescent T5 light fixture includes the lamp, mounting brackets and screws, cord and plug, direct connector, and built-in, instant-on, energy-efficient, silent, electronic ballast. A very versatile light fixture for both home and office, the microfluorescent adjustable T5 grounded light fixture can be used for backlighting, cabinet lighting, cove lighting, desk lighting, display case lighting, exhibits, merchandising, over cabinet lighting, shelf lights, showcase lighting, task lighting, trade show lighting, and under cabinet lighting.

LIGHT FIXTURE

  • 6 Models:

      6 watts 8 watts 14 watts 21 watts 28 watts 35 watts
    Model# PSG5-6 PSG5-8 PSG5-14 PSG5-21 PSG5-28 PSG5-35
    Length without
    power cord
    9-3/8in 12.5in 22-5/8in 34.5in 46.25in 58in
    Length with
    power cord
    11-3/8in 14.5in 24-5/8in 36.5in 48.25in 60.0in
  • Finish: white enamel
  • Solid Construction: fixture frame is constructed of extruded aluminum unlike some T5 fluorescent units that are made of plastic
  • Full Fixture Lighting: the end of the T5 lamp is only 0.50in from the end of the fixture unlike some T5 units like this that often have a full 1.50 inches between the end of the lamp and the end of the fixture
  • Very Low Profile: only 0.75in wide by 1-5/8in high
  • Very Little Heat: gives off very little heat
  • Light Weight: very light weight; depending on size the T5 fixture weighs 7 oz, 9 oz, 12 oz, 19 oz, 25 oz, 36 oz
  • Protective Cover: includes a clear, ribbed, attractive, easy-to-clean acrylic cover that protects the fluorescent lamp
  • Complete Unit: A Microfluorescent T5 Grounded Light Fixture includes a T5 fluorescent lamp, acrylic cover, a small on/off rocker switch located on the body of each fixture (except the 6-watt and 8-watt models), a 6ft power cord & a three-prong grounded plug, one Direct Connector, and mounting clips & screws.

LIGHT BULB

  • Light Bulb Included: a T5 (5/8in diameter) tri-phosphorous fluorescent light bulb with a color temperature of 3000K (warm white), 4100K (cool white), or 6400K (daylight white) is included with each Microfluorescent T5 Grounded Light Fixture
  • Very Good Lamp Life: rated life is 18,000 hours on average (Lamp is easily replaced.)
    (Caution: always be certain that the lamp is seated properly in both of its sockets. Be sure that both pins of each end are inside their respective socket and that the lamp is rotated 90 degrees once the pins are in the sockets. Failure to make good electrical contact between the pins and its socket may result in arcing and excessive heating of the socket.)
  • Good Color Rendition: high Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 82+ for all 3 white lamps (warm white, cool white, daylight white)
  • 6 Nominal Lengths: the T5 light bulbs have nominal lengths of 9in, 12in, 22in, 34in, 46in, and 58in regardless of the color temperature or the color of the lamp
  • End of Lamp Life: when a fluorescent light bulb burns out it is always a good idea to turn off the corresponding Microfluorescent fixture. Otherwise, the solid state ballast used inside that fixture can sometimes burn out while trying to start a bad light bulb.

ELECTRICAL FEATURES

  • Quiet Electronic Ballast: built-in lightweight electronic ballast provides instant-on starting with no flickering and cool quiet operation
  • Energy-Efficient: uses only 6, 8, 14, 21, 28, 35 watts of power/fixture respectively
  • Linkable: can be installed as a single unit or as multiple units connected in line with Direct Connectors and/or Flexible Connectors of 6in, 12in, 24in, or 36in. If the distance between two Microfluorescent T5 Grounded Fixtures is greater than 36 inches, then use two or more Flexible Connectors. For example, if the distance between two Microfluorescent T5 Grounded Fixtures is 65 inches, use two 36in Flexible Connectors connected end-to-end.
  • Maximum Wattage: in general, the maximum wattage in one “ganged” line of T5 fixtures is 230 watts. However, if the 28W, or the 35W fixtures are linked together in a single circuit, only 5 of these fixtures may be “ganged” together.
  • Rocker Switch Pre-Installed: all of the fixtures (except the 6W and 8W fixtures) come equipped with a small on/off rocker switch on the side of the fixture
  • Switching: when these microfluorescent fixtures are linked together, an individual fixture may be adjusted by the on/off fixture switch without affecting the other fixtures. Additionally, if multiple fixtures are hardwired to power, then they may be controlled by a single wall switch as long as the rocker switch on each fixture is left in the “on” position.
  • 3-Wire Grounded: 3-wire grounded fixtures like these Microfluorescent T5 Grounded Light Fixtures are strongly recommended for projects that require grounding - especially commercial installations; on the other hand, 2-wire non-grounded microfluorescent fixtures can be used for residential installations
  • Not Dimmable: these fluorescent fixtures are not dimmable

INSTALLATION

  • Easy to Install: easy to install with 2 screw-in clips, then fixture snaps into place
  • Electrical Connections: can easily be connected to power by either using a 6ft power cord or a choice of two different Hardwire Boxes. However, these Microfluorescent T5 Grounded Light Fixtures cannot be hardwired directly because their profile is simply too small (0.75in by 1.5in).
  • Acrylic Hardwire Box with Control Switch: will permit the Microfluorescent T5 Grounded Light Fixture(s) to be hardwired and controlled by the rocker switch on the hardwire box. It has 3 knockouts for electrical connections. (Please remember that a flexible connector of the appropriate length must be used to connect the hardwire box and Microfluorescent T5 Grounded Light Fixture.)
  • Commercial Grade Metal Hardwire Box: will permit the Microfluorescent T5 Grounded Light Fixture(s) to be hardwired into a circuit controlled by a wall switch. It has 4 knockouts for electrical connections. (Please remember that a Flexible Connector of the appropriate length must be used to connect the hardwire box and a Microfluorescent T5 Grounded Light Fixture.)
  • Optional Accessories: a variety of connectors (Direct Connectors, Flexible Connectors, a Power Cord, Hardwire Boxes, Mounting Clips, and spare T5 light bulbs) may be ordered separately.

OTHER

  • Large Quantity Discount: If you would like us to quote on a large quantity of Microfluorescent T5 Grounded Light Fixtures, please call us at our toll-free number or use the online Quotation Request for Large Quantities form. We are always happy to provide you with our best large quantity pricing.

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Product Reviews
Microfluorescent T5 Grounded Light Fixtures
$21.75
4.5 Stars based on 22 Review(s)
David
Chicago, IL
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

T5 Fixture
September 16, 2014
These are easy to use and a very nice low profile option for hidden under-counter lighting.

David
Chicago, IL
3 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

T5 Microfluorescent Fixture
September 16, 2014
The T5's are nice low profile and affordable fixture. The only reason I did not rate them 5 stars is that I have had ongoing problems with the 12" fixtures when connecting them together via the connection pin (male/female) provided with the fixtures. The ongoing issue has been early blowout of the bulbs (within months) when the units are connected. To the credit of Pegasus, they have been working with me to provide replacement fixtures, assuming the original fixtures may have been defective.

Jason Butler
Milwaukee, WI
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great cabinet light
March 4, 2014
I've ordered lots of these and am always pleased. They all came with a cord.

Wayne
Baton Rouge, LA
1 Stars

Not for jewelry cases
February 8, 2014
I ordered this in hopes it would be a good answer to lighting horizontal jewelry cases. The light is too dim and I don't think fluorescents are an option in this kind of situation. Don't even waste your time trying.

Jim Zizzo
Wilmington, NC
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very Good Light Fixture
May 19, 2013
This light is very good for reading. Mounted under my headboard shelf it is very low profile and puts out bright light with 6400K bulb.

Gary
Northern Virginia
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent product. Simple, compact, bright, well engineered.
April 9, 2013
Exactly what we needed for bright, compact over-counter lighting.

Bill
Milford, MA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Nice metal construction; often takes 1 second to start; slightest hum
April 8, 2013
I purchased this fixture to replace an old one (T12) in my bedroom closet. I like the metal frame. The light is nice and bright. I was surprised that it often takes about a second to turn on. I definitely expected better. It has a very slight hum that is nearly imperceptible. Most humans won't notice it at all. I'm very sensitive to everything. I wouldn't want it next to my bed but it's absolutely fabulous in the closet.
Pros:
I like the metal frame.
Cons:
I was surprised that it often takes about a second to turn on; I definitely expected better.

Vic
San Antonio, TX
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Vic
February 18, 2013
Very nicely designed product. Installation quite easy, but could have been a bit more seamless if some directions were included.

Johnny
Grand Rapids, Michigan
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Microfluorescent T5 Grounded Light Fixtures
June 28, 2012
Brightens up our workbench, great so far!
Pros:
Bright, compact, and replacement bulb available in most of local hardware stores.
Cons:
None

Don
Doylestown, PA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Microfluorescent T5 Grounded Light Fixtures
May 29, 2012
Great product -- easy to install and is slim.
Pros:
Easy to install



Questions & Answers
By Cindy from New Jersey on November 9, 2012
We want to mount these under the cabinet on the front edge of the cabinet with the rocker switch facing down to be accessed. In this position, from which direction would the power cord enter when looking at the front of the cabinet? We need to know which side of the cabinet to run the electric in from!

If there is a photo showing the whole unit with the rocker switch and the power cord on it, that would answer my question too!
By Thomas from Santa Fe, NM on November 12, 2012

Answer:
It shouldn't matter which side to access the power cord from. The lights have a top and a bottom but either side can serve as a front or back. As you switch sides you obviously move the rocker switch from left to right both of which sides are equally functional all other things being equal.

By Rich from Burke, VA on November 14, 2012

Answer:
The rocker switch would be on the left side and the incoming power would be on the left side.

By Stephanie from Montreal on November 24, 2014
I would like to install this fixture underneath a floating shelf in such a way that the back edge of the fixture would be nearly flush with the edge of the shelf so as to light a piece of art on the wall beneath the shelf - in other words, so that the light faces the wall. Is there any (elegant) way to mount the fixture on its side instead of its back?

Thank you in advance!
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on November 24, 2014

Answer:
Stephanie, there are two mounting options. The first is the included standard mounting clips.

We have a second type of mounting clips that may help with your installation - http://www.pegasuslighting.com/mounting-clip-psgmcvh.html
By Karry from Bloomfield, MI on November 24, 2014

Answer:
You could use Velcro tape. This way you could take down to change bulb.
By Liz Padjen from Preston, MN on November 24, 2014

Answer:
You could screw a 3/4" board under the shelf & mount the light onto the back of that. Stain or paint the board to match the shelf.
By Thomas from Santa Fe, NM on November 27, 2014

Answer:
What you want should not be a problem. The fixture is mounted on clips that in turn can be placed against any surface into which you can place small screws. The fixture is very light and is easily supported, either upright or facing down or against a side surface. In addition to the tube and light shield you can also get a directional reflector. I do not find the directional fixture very good for my purposes, this is simply to mention that it is available.

By Judith from Palo Alto, CA on December 12, 2012
Is this fixture dimmable? If not, do you have one that is?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on December 13, 2012

Answer:
Judith,

Most fluorescent light fixtures, including this one, are not dimmable.

Here's a link to similar products that are dimmable.

http://www.pegasuslighting.com/under-cabinet-lighting-dimmable.html

By Richard Brugger from Fort Myers, FL on February 18, 2015
My T5 58" light started to slightly flicker at times. Do I need a new light or a new bulb?

By Ila from Pegasus Lighting on February 18, 2015

Answer:
Richard:

Below are some common reasons for lamp flickering:

Loose wire connections. Examine all wire connections to be sure they are secure.

Check the lamp for any darkened area's around the end portions. Dark areas indicate the lamp is failing and could produce a very slight flicker.

Flickering can also occur when the lamp is not completely locked into the socket(s). Check this by turning the lamp clockwise in the sockets until you feel or hear a slight click. The click generally indicates the lamp is now securely locked in the socket.

If the flicker still persists then perhaps the lamp is failing and you might want to replace it. If the new lamp flickers then the ballast is probably failing.

By TNY from Cranford, NJ on October 23, 2012
Can I attach 2 different sizes together, for example the 8 watt with the 21 watt fixtures?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on October 23, 2012

Answer:
Yes, the fixtures can link together using flexible connectors or direct connectors.
By Barry from Somerset, NJ on October 23, 2012

Answer:
Yes you could. Bare in mind that you may prefer a more even light whereas one section is not "hotter" (brighter) than another section. There are applications were this may be required but give it some thought before ordering.
By David from Foster City, CA on October 23, 2012

Answer:
I see no reason why not as long as you don't overload your circuit.
By Jason from South Milwaukee, WI on October 23, 2012

Answer:
You sure can. I've done it several times.
By Rich from Burke, VA on October 23, 2012

Answer:
No problem doing that. I mixed 3 different fixtures based on the different length cabinets they were on.
By John from Pierre, SD on October 24, 2012

Answer:
Should not be a problem as each fixture is separately ballasted and independent of the other.

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