This high output microfluorescent T5 light fixture offers increased light output over standard T5 fluorescent lamps - 70% more lumens in fact. Included with this fixture is light bulb, mounting clips and screws, direct connectors to link multiple fixtures together, and instant-on, silent, energy-efficient electronic ballast. A light with many uses - 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.
Complete Unit: includes a T5 fluorescent lamp, acrylic cover, a 6ft power cord with a three-prong grounded plug, one direct connector, and mounting clips & screws
Connecting to Power: can either plug-in or hardwire directly to power. To plug-in, use the included power cord. To hardwire, a hardwire box is required (sold separately)
I have an aloe vera plant given to me in the early 1990s that has always lived under a fluorescent lamp. After years I needed to replace the lamp and wanted one slim and trim enough the bulb wouldn't show below the shelf trim. Also, I wanted one that allowed the bulb to be easily replaced. I was having difficulty finding a combination of the right size fixture and the wattage I needed. This unit should work. My plant will let me know I am sure. The size fits, spare bulbs will be easier to store, and the wattage is about the same currently used. I really like the fact that the fixture is hung with metal clips. Now I will be able to unplug the unit and just snap it out and in when it comes to cleaning the fixture or replacing the bulb. The only negative aspect I have found is this unit does not have a switch. Being that I don't need to cut the lamp off and on that much, I can deal with not having one. Still having to use the plug to turn the light on and off might not work for some of you. At the price of this fixture one would think including a switch (on fixture or in cord) wouldn't be a problem.
Pros: 1.Size 2. Smaller bulbs, easier to handle 3. Nice light color and brightness 4. Metal hanging clips
I'm using these fluorescents as indirect bathroom lighting behind a mirror. They provide good color rendering and plenty of brightness. Shipment arrived on time and in perfect condition. Small, lightweight, low profile and bright light -- everything I'd hoped they'd be.
Pros: low profile (compact) easily installed and connected
This light is unbelievably small, yet it functions perfectly. It can be tucked inconspicuously anywhere. I actually have mine in a lizard vivarium providing UVB light for the little guy and I love it because the fixture is nearly invisible. Awesome.
Pros: Tiny Easy to mount Interconnectable Power cord is not wrapped up and kinked, so when you hang it, it can be neatly and easily secured in place (think of all the kinks in a lamp or tv cord when you buy it and how they really never fully go away.)
I purchased this to hold an Arcadia UVA/UVB bulb in my bearded dragon's enclosure. I wanted a slim fixture that could be tucked and hidden from view under the lip of the terrarium and this one fit the bill! It has worked flawlessly and I couldn't be happier with my purchase!
Is it possible to wire these units on a ceiling and place the box in the attic directly above and also wire multiple units to the same box without linking the units together with a cord? I am looking for very slim lights for large walk in closet that will be getting a chandelier in the center but needs more light around the perimeter. If this is not possible with these lights do you have one that would work with this scenario? The lights will be controlled with a wall switch.
Amanda, Small world! I am from Harrisburg, NC. Regarding the placement of the hardwire box: That may involve electrical code issues since it would not be accessible. My suggestion would be to ask an electrician whether it violates the national electric code to store the hardwire box above the ceiling. Unfortunately you would need to link the units together and use a linking cable to connect the end of the run to the hardwire box. If that's a deal breaker, then LED tape light may be a good alternative - http://www.pegasuslighting.com/led-tape-lights.html
Question from Dave:
What is the cold start capabilities of this light? 0 degrees, -25 degrees? I am thinking of installing eight units about 3-4 feet above a 32 foot long L shaped work bench in a garage that is insulated but not heated all the time. Based on the 350W total limit this restricts me to using eight of the 39W versions. I would like to use eight of the 54W, why is the wattage limited to 350W total? My shop uses 20 amp circuits, not 15 amp. Could a 20 amp circuit handle 432 watts with one on/off switch? Thanks.
Dave, The fixtures will start to 0 degrees Fahrenheit. _ 25 degrees is getting a bit too low for a consistent start. Do not exceed the 350W max run regardless of your circuit. This max is based on the internal wiring of the fixtures and the max load that wiring can support. The fixtures can melt and it would be a fire hazard if you exceed the rating. You could separate them into two separate runs if need be.