Fluorescent lighting is a great way to get a lot of light output with
relatively little energy usage. but sometimes people want more light output than
a standard fluorescent bulb can do, that's where the Panasonic T10 fluorescent
light bulbs will be the answer for you. They have approximately 25% more
light output than a standard fluorescent bulb while delivering a better color
rendition as well. You can tell the difference between a T12 and a T10 by measuring the
diameter of the bulb. The F40T12 bulb will be 1 1/2 inch in diameter and 48
inches long, compared to 1 1/4
inch for the F40T10 bulb. The T12 is the standard cool white or warm white
lamp that's been used in offices throughout the world, while the T10 lamp as
special phosphors to give it better color rendering and you'll be amazed at the
results whether you use it in an office or a retail store. As with all fluorescent bulbs, they rely on ballasts inside of the fixtures
in order to make them work. Ballasts are available from Universal, Magnetek,
Advance, Osram Sylvania, among others. 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 this case the Panasonic T10 fluorescent light bulbs work on the same exact
ballast as the larger T12. That means you won't have to do any kind of
retrofitting, just simply change out the bulb and get a whole new lighting
system quick and easy!
You can get these in almost any color you want including the
more desirable full spectrum light. The full spectrum has
special phosphors that give it a similar color to daylight or natural sunshine.
It produces light the way our eyes naturally use it, giving better visual acuity
and reducing problems like eyestrain. But fluorescents can come in many
other colors as well and are identified by their Kelvin temperature. By
definition, virtually all are full spectrum in that they contain some of all
colors in their spectral range. However, the term full spectrum is primarily
used when referring to those lamps that fall into the white to blue/white color
temperature range. Color temperature is measured by a term called Kelvin. 3000
Kelvin would be a warm tone color, 5000 Kelvin would be a white color and 6500
Kelvin would be a blue/white color. The standard T12 types of fluorescents don't
always use these terms but sometimes are called by a certain color such as "cool
white" or warm white" or "daylight" while the Panasonic T10 fluorescent uses
this Kelvin temperature numbering scale to accurately identify it.
Here are some helpful tips if you're looking to use the Panasonic T10 present
light bulbs to their maximum. If you have a retail store, you can get a
great increase in light for all areas that you use fluorescent lighting.
Most of the time, some of the old retail store lighting doesn't have enough
light output to really show off the product. That's where you can do two
things to improve your situation. Install these Panasonic T10 lamps and
then clean up your fixtures from the inside and the plastic lens or louver that
you might have. This will give you a great increase in light output and
will give you better color throughout the store. It's such a vast
improvement that most retailers can't believe what they're seeing.
Remember, you don't have to change ballasts if you currently have a T12 lighting
system, simply replace the lamps with these Panasonic T10 fluorescents. The sockets are the same so
you won't have any problem they are either. We know that you'll find the
Because it's still very pervasive in many office environments across the
country, we make the Panasonic T10 fluorescent light bulbs a substantial part of our
offering. There will probably never be a time when these will not be in use
because of the widespread use of ballasts for T12 lamps.
Remember that there are many types of fluorescent lighting, we describe some
of the most common used in commercial lighting here. We have a large inventory of
fluorescent bulbs for nearly every type of light fixture in the field. If
you need help identifying the bulb you have, our customer service
representatives can help you determine what you have.