Specialty fluorescent task lighting is a great way to get the light
you need for a specific area. One of the most popular light bulbs for this
application are the F13T5 fluorescent light bulbs. Because of their slim
size, they've been used in task lighting or display lighting for many years. The
F13T5 bulb will be 5/8 inches in diameter and
inches long. The F13T5 is the standard cool white or warm white
lamp that's been used in task lighting and other types of tight areas. As with all
fluorescent bulbs, they rely on ballasts inside of the fixtures in order to make
them work. Almost all fixtures for these bulbs
come with ballasts already mounted and wired. The ballast is important because
it is specific for each type of lamp. You can't change from one type of
fluorescent to another without changing the ballast in most cases.
In the case of F13T5 fluorescent light bulbs, the magnetic ballast
and the lamp
are matched electrically. The F13T5 fluorescent bulbs
typically operate on a magnetic ballast and there is no upgrade to an electronic
ballast unless you change to a different lamp as well. Look for this lamp commonly used in a display
lighting situation, but we also have other lamps which are replacing this one as
a display lighting standard. We have this bulb available in several different lengths and
they are sometimes labeled as F13T5CW or F13T5WW.
As mentioned before, F13T5 light bulbs have been used in many types of lighting
that includes some things that are a little more obscure. A popular
application is task lights or other types of machinery which require a specific
size light to illuminate a certain area. These could be special types of
industrial machines or task lights, but mostly it's for illuminating areas which
are usually tight and are hard to reach. The F13T5 is really an older
form of technology and are being replaced by other fluorescent lights, but it
doesn't mean that there aren't many installations where they've been used.
That's why we keep a full selection of these lamps for you who have applications
that use these. We have them in the popular colors including cool white
warm white. If you have another color other than these two, please call us
for availability, we probably have those too. So no matter which F13T5 bulbs you have, we will have what you will need.
Because it's still very pervasive in many task lighting or displays across the
country, we make the F13T5 fluorescent light bulbs a substantial part of our
offering. It's still being sold in some new fixtures for home users, so there will probably never be a time when these will not be in use.
Remember that there are many types of fluorescent lighting, we describe some
of the most common used in commercial lighting here. The F13T5 fluorescent
light bulb is the old standard for specialized fluorescent lighting, look for it
stamped right on the side of the bulb itself. Whatever type of
fluorescent you choose or have, you will be saving energy while getting the
most light you can for your money. We have a large inventory of
fluorescent bulbs for nearly every type of light fixture in the field. If
you need help identifying a bulb, our customer service
representatives can help you determine what you have.