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F8T5 fluorescent light bulbs for exit lighting, special effects, display or task lighting.

Specialty fluorescent lighting is a good way to get the light you need for a specific area. One of the smaller light bulbs for this application are the F8T5 fluorescent light bulbs.  Because of their small size, only 12 inches long, they've been used in task lighting or display lighting for many years.  The F8T5 bulb will be 5/8 inches in diameter and 12 inches long.  The F8T5 is the standard cool white or warm white lamp that's been used in task lighting and other types of tight spaces.  As with all fluorescent bulbs, they rely on ballasts inside of the fixtures in order to make them work.  The ballast is important because it is specific for each type of lamp, especially the F8T5.  You can't change from one type of fluorescent to another without changing the ballast in most cases.  In the case of F8T5 fluorescent light bulbs, the magnetic ballast and the lamp are matched electrically, so you can't switch to something else without changing the fixture.  The F8T5 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 one length and they are sometimes labeled as F8T5CW or F8T5WW or even F8T5BLB.  The BLB stands for black light blue, the most common type of black light people use for special effect lighting.

As mentioned before, F8T5 light bulbs have been used in many types of lighting which includes some things that are a little more obscure.  A popular application are small hand held trouble lights, battery operated flashlights 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.  For some time in the lighting industry, exit signs used this lamp in side-lit exits too.  The F8T5 is really an older form of technology and are being replaced by other fluorescent twin tube or PL type lamps, 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 at all times.  We have them in the popular colors including cool white and 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 F8T5 bulbs you have, we will have what you need.

Because it's still very pervasive in many types of lighting across the country, we make the F8T5 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 F8T5 fluorescent light bulb is a good all around fluorescent light which sometimes works where nothing else does.  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 fluorescent bulb, our customer service representatives can help you determine what you have.

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