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Comparing Fluorescent vs. Metal Halide Aquarium Bulbs

Comparing Fluorescent vs. Metal Halide Aquarium Bulbs

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Lighting for aquariums is an incredibly complicated task. Too little light can endanger plant and fish life and growth, while too much light can lead to a high rate of algae growth. There is also a heat factor, in too much heat can kill fish and plants. Aquarium owners will often combine several types of light sources to achieve the spectrum and intensity of light they are trying to achieve. Traditionally, fluorescent and metal halide...

LED Troffers Offer Strong Case To Replace Fluorescent

LED Troffers Offer Strong Case To Replace Fluorescent

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When comparing LED troffers and retrofits to fluorescent troffers, the most LED fixtures will either exceed or match the specifications of the fluorescent fixtures. LED lumen output often matches that of various fluorescent configurations but it, along with control compatibility, requires careful consideration to ensure the LED installation will meet the needs specific to the application.

Flickering Fluorescent Tubes and Buzzing Ballasts

Flickering Fluorescent Tubes and Buzzing Ballasts

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If you've ever had to work for 16 months in an office with overhead fluorescent tubes that flicker or buzz, you know how annoying they can be. If you work in an office with flickering lights AND buzzing ballasts, you may have a permanent headache (in addition to your boss). While the effects are headache-inducing for some people, you may wonder why no one has called the maintenance manager to replace what appears to be...

Fluorescent Electronic Ballast Starting Technology Options Affect Lamp Life

Fluorescent Electronic Ballast Starting Technology Options Affect Lamp Life

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Commercial fluorescent lighting systems consist primarily of T8 lamps and electronic ballasts. While LED linear tubes now compete as replacements for traditional fluorescent, the vast majority of existing and replacement ceiling lighting in offices, schools, hospitals, and other institutions is fluorescent. At it's best, fluorescent lamp/ballast systems can offer efficiencies, lamp life and cost effectiveness that rival LED. A key feature of fluorescent lighting is the type of lamp starting technology used. There are three...

What's the Difference Between Fluorescent and Germicidal Light?

What's the Difference Between Fluorescent and Germicidal Light?

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Most germicidal bulbs look like linear fluorescent light bulbs. They have the same shape. They share similar base types. Both use low pressure mercury arc technology. They both have hot cathode and cold cathode lamp types. And both produce the same ultraviolet radiation inside the bulb. However, germicidal light bulbs can't usually be found in general home improvement stores, where fluorescent bulbs are easily found. And those linear fluorescent tubes are sold by the case...