A grounded, 3-wire, microfluorescent T5 light fixture with a high output lamp, offering 70% more lumens than standard T5 light bulbs, and the added benefit of a 360 degree rotation adjustable light shield. A great fixture for both home and commercial settings - use as 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 just built a desk for myself and this light is perfect. I have it mounted 30 inches above my table top. The adjustable shield is a must for a workstation. Also contrary to what the product page said at the time I bought this light fixture, it DOES have a switch on it. Which is a lot better than not. The low profile looks amazing as well. I'll probably be buying another as light dispersion laterally isn't very much.
Pros: Style, Profile, High Quality, Shield, Light Output
I would like to use these lights on top of my kitchen cabinet. I have a low profile valance that I would like to put the lights behind. Can I lay the fixture down on it's side so that the light is hidden by the valance? The valance is only 1in tall so the 7/8 width of this fixture is perfect. The light will be point up to the ceiling and bouncing down into the kitchen.
Chris, Absolutely - that is a great use for these microfluorescent fixtures.
Question from Adriana:
I was hoping to use this fixture inside a lizard vivarium. Can the acrylic diffuser be removed, and, if so, will the adjustable light shield still work? Is the light shield attached to the diffuser, or to the fixture itself?
Pete, To hardwire this fixture, you will need a hardwire box and a flexible connector that connects the hardwire box to the fixture. Both items are on the Accessories tab. The fixture itself cannot accept direct wire because it's too narrow.
Question from Nicholas Goodwin:
I want to use this fixture with an HO full spectrum bulb. The fixture would be mounted on a shelf 30in above my desk top. However since this fixture is not being installed onto a wall what should I use as a dimmer? Also I plan on just making it plug into a wall outlet. And will this be a good lighting source for a home desk?