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Beginning in July 2012 U.S.#lighting manufacturers will stop production of most T12 lamps #green

Beginning in July 2012 U.S.#lighting manufacturers will stop production of most T12 lamps #green

GUEST POST: New Energy-Efficient Lighting Changes Take Effect This Summer March 28, 2012 By GBE FACTS Leave a Comment Danielle Stewart has written before about the five benefits of lighting retrofits for commercial or warehouse spaces with lighting that can be more energy efficient. Here, along a similar line of thought, she addresses the old standard T-12 fluorescent lamp. Lighting Terms Used in this news: T5 — 5/8″ diameter fluorescent lamps. “T” stands for tubular, while the number “5” stands for the 5 in 5/8”. Therefore a T8 lamp would be a Tubular 8/8”, or 1” diameter lamp. T8 — 1″ diameter fluorescent lamps. T12 — 1 1/2″ diameter fluorescent lamps. Please see the lighting glossary for more details A couple of years back the Department of Energy (DOE) started talking about phasing out T12 lamps and switching to the newer and more energy-efficient T8 and T5 lamps. The ...

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