By Tom from Bellingham, WA on February 25, 2013
Are the ballasts replaceable on these units?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on February 26, 2013
Answer:Tom - the short answer is no. Basically the fixtures are too small to replace the ballast.
By Malcolm Jensen from Bairnsdale Victoria Australia on June 19, 2013
I have a microfluorescent 28 watt T5 low-profile light fixture and want to change the lamp but am having trouble removing the diffuser without damaging the fixture. Would you please inform me on the correct way to remove the diffuser? Many thanks and I hope that you are able to assist me with this problem.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on June 20, 2013
The diffuser should remove easily by simply grasping the base of it and pulling it upward. You may need to use your finger nail under the edge but it should be easy to remove.
By Terry from Albany, NY on February 28, 2013
I'd like to create a lighted panel to back light a vintage Mobil Gas sign lens (about 5' in diameter). I don't have a lot of clearance. Is it possible to mount the fixture on its side?
By John from Los Angeles, CA on February 28, 2013
Answer:We have been using the T5 low profile light strip for over a year. It is on a shelf overlooking hard to read DVDs in an old armoire housing a TV. It has made the use of a flashlight a thing of the past. T.Y.
By Penny Anderson from Regina, Saskatchewan on February 28, 2013
Answer:Yes Terry it would work as it mounts on the side. I use my lights for under cabinet lighting.
By Deborah from Santa Clarita, CA on March 1, 2013
Answer:The mounting brackets are made for the backside of the light and are not wide enough for the sides. I have mine laying on it's side on a shelving unit, and it is fine. If you go to the hardware store, I am sure you can find something to work for a side mounting. I would check with the manufacturer if you are using it outside. It does not have. grounded plug.
By Tim from Michigan on October 23, 2013
What size bulb does the 13w 22.5" fixture take? Size in inches.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on October 24, 2013
Answer:It takes the 13W 21in T5 - http://www.pegasuslighting.com/t5-fluorescent-light-bulb-f13t5cw.html
By Deer from San Antonio, TX on August 4, 2012
Which item# do I order if I have 22" 2-prong T5 13 watt bulbs (22" includes the prongs)?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on August 6, 2012
Answer:Thanks for your question.
The PNULS-13 uses the 13W light bulbs.
By Tracy from Illinois on February 5, 2015
How many Amps? I'm looking at the 25" option.
By J.K. from Beaverdam, VA on February 6, 2015
Answer:About .175 amps at 120VAC.
By Giao from San Jose, CA on February 6, 2015
Answer:The fixture fits 18W lamp with 120V input voltage. It comes out about 0.15A.
By Julie from Slingerlands, NY on August 23, 2012
My showcase is glass & metal. I cant drill in it to mount it. Is there another way to mount the light in
the showcase? Perhaps adhesive?
By Ryan from Costa Mesa, CA on August 23, 2012
Answer:I have used VHB and it works pretty well. The key to VHB is that you have to push really hard to start the adhesive process. Many people just put it on and barely push and this does not engage the adhesive fully.
By Matt from Costa Mesa, CA on August 23, 2012
Answer:Use the grey 3M adhesive exterior tape. You can purchase it from your local Home Depot.
By Mark from Raleigh on August 23, 2012
Answer:We used industrial velcro to mount this fixture under the ledge of a desk.
By ray from firstname.lastname@example.org on August 23, 2012
Answer:The light fixtures are pretty light. A good double sided tape should hold them up.
By Barbara from Kansas on August 23, 2012
Answer:3M VHB tape will work great. Product #4930
By Annie from Chapel Hill, North Carolina on August 23, 2012
Answer:I ordered this fixture to use as a desk light. I mounted it under some shelving with screws. While I can't speak from personal experience about using adhesive, the fixture itself is not heavy at all, so I wouldn't be surprised if a few adhesive strips would hold it steady (the top is flat - perfect for sticking things). Plus the light doesn't generate that much heat (compared to an incandescent or halogen), so temperature wouldn't be a problem for the adhesive as much. Overall, this light has functioned perfectly for me - crisp white light and no glare on my computer screen!!!
By Joseph from Medford, Ma. on August 24, 2012
Answer:Yes. Use clear silicone caulking. It has strong holding power when dried.
By Uli from Estero, Florida on December 15, 2012
Bought T5 28 watts 47" long. How can I change the lamps? Regularly you twist them until the pins are straight upright and take them out. This model has a plastic ring there and I could not get the lamps out of the fixture.
By Mike Bennett from Macedon, NY on August 3, 2013
I have 3/4 inch deep space below cabinets. I don't want the bulbs to show or at least minimize the view. Can these be mounted flush against the bottom of the cabinet with thinnest profile used? If not can you suggest better option, Electrical outlets are limited and LED drivers seem too expensive to have installed to direct power. Thanks in advance. Mike
By Pegasus Lighting on August 5, 2013
Answer:Yes, these can be mounted flush against the cabinets. However, the thickness will be 7/8in, so it will be visible below your 0.75in lip. Note that these are some of our lowest profile fixtures.
By Greg from Enfield CT on August 5, 2013
Answer:Unfortunately the 3/4" limitation will drive you in a different direction. I had a similar situation with available space. We ended up going with LEDs which had a much lower profile and last much longer than these T5 lamps.
By B Amin from Bolingbrook IL on August 5, 2013
Answer:Short Answer is "yes". Even after installing flush against at the bottom of the cabinet, you may see the fixture at a distance. Not if you are standing at your countertop doing your "counter top" stuff, then you will not see the fixture. Also,you might want to install the fixture at the bottom of cabinet right at the front(i.e. right behind cabinet's front facing frame). Although this type of installation is a bit awkward and difficult but the end results are beautiful and you will not see the fixture and glow of the light will gently fall on your task.
By Deborah from Santa Clarita, CA on August 5, 2013
Answer:It might be tight as you would have to lay them on their side. They are exactly 3/4" . The brackets will not work in this scenario, so you would have to find an alternative way of mounting them. If you use mounting tape, it will put you over the 3/4" depth under the cabinet. Having said that, they are a fantastic light source for what you are describing.
By Jack from Martinsville, IN on August 6, 2013
Answer:3/4" is pushing it but I got around this by moving lights back about 2-3 Inches and stapling aluminum foil under the lamps to bottom of cabinet to increase light output and increase area covered by lamp laying on it's side.
Looks and works great. In fact I had another brand installed on other cabinets and placed foil under them with the same results. Brighter output and better distribution of light.
By Jim from Montana on April 15, 2013
It says two wire non grounded. These are direct wire fixtures? Do they connect right to left or left to right or both? At which end can the wires come right or left?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on April 16, 2013
Answer:Jim, these are NOT direct wire fixtures. The fixture's profile is too small to be wired directly. They can only be plugged in.
By Tony from Cranford, NJ on September 11, 2013
So, when say 3 fixtures are attached to one another, if I leave 2 with the rocker switch in the on position and the 3rd which will have power cord going to outlet, can I just use the one rocker switch to turn all 3 on and off at once.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on September 11, 2013
No, that will not work. Each individual rocker switch controls each individual fixture, even when linked together.
The two lights that are On will be On no matter what the switch position is for the first fixture.
By Brock Landers from Strongsville,Ohio on December 24, 2013
I will be building a new house and for the kitchen I will need 3 PNULS-28s & 3 PNULS-8s as I have 3 locations that will need one of each wired together.I also have a 4th location that will need 1 PNULS -24. Can these all be wired together so they come on with one external wall switch? If not what would you suggest?
By Andy from Seaford, DE on December 26, 2013
Answer:We use them in an application where 6 lights are daisy-chained together into one receptacle and have that receptacle controlled by a light switch. That should work similar to what you are trying to do
By Greg Davis from Enfield, CT on December 26, 2013
Answer:They can be wired together. Make sure that you purchase the jumper cord that is available from the manufacturer.
By LehiTech from Lehigh Valley, PA on December 26, 2013
Answer:I believe they can be wired if you use a link cable. The cables are short, 12" I think, so if you are going to make longer runs that it will be an issue because you won't be able to plug the cables into an extension cord.
By Scot from Key Largo, FL on December 26, 2013
Answer:They come with a regular wall plug, so you can plug these into an extension cord to a powered switched outlet. I did this for my entertainment center that lights up with a switch. Hope this helps.
By Daren from Syracuse, UT on December 26, 2013
Answer:I have a similar setup in my house that we built and I used the same lights. All the lights go to a single wall switch. You'll need a hardwire box in each location. I used these: http://www.pegasuslighting.com/hardwire-box-grounded-metal-psgbm.html (Make sure you have the box corresponding to your lights. I used 3-wire version: http://www.pegasuslighting.com/microfluorescent-t5-grounded.html). Have an electrician run the wires in the wall to the boxes and to the switch. When you're ready to install the lights, plug one into the box and daisy chain them together (depending on your setup) with http://www.pegasuslighting.com/connector-grounded-flexible-psgcc.html. I used some small wire clips to attach the wires to the underside of the cabinet. Similar to these: http://www.pegasuslighting.com/wire-clip-pslwc1.html I've included some pictures. If you have any other questions reply back. Works great and looks awesome.
By Richard from Missoula, MT on December 26, 2013
Answer:The NULS 8 fixtures that I use have a notice that says no more than 8 units (8 x 8 = 64 Watts) or no more than 70 Watts. Presumably this limit applies when they are wired together, one feeding thru to the next, using the sockets at each end of each fixture. If only two fixtures are wired together in this fashion at each location then each location would be well within the 70 watt limit. All four locations (132 Watts or less than 1.point 2 Amps total) would be well within the limits of a single 12 gauge 15amp circuit controlled by a single light switch. Because of the ordinary two prong power plug that comes with each fixture, I would be tempted to feed each location with an ordinary duplex wall outlet, but this would probably waste half of each duplex outlet because anything plugged into the extra socket would be turned off whenever the lights are turned off ,and also might overload the light switch.
PS regarding the NULS8s. I live in a camper and they work well both on commercial AC power but also work
when fed by a 12 volt battery through a power inverter.