This Light delivers Energy Savings, Extreme Light Output, Full Spectrum Lighting, Cold or Hot Temperature Operation.
** Our Nations Most Popular Type of New Light
By wide margins, this is the lighting industry's most prolific new type of light fixture. They about half the energy as conventional metal halide systems. Consequently thousands and thousands of ordinary metal halide fixtures have disappeared from the buildings of corporate America. Most of this new kind of light still use the older technology T8 bulbs.
This T5’s fixture is a bigger brother of those T8 fixtures. Next generation T5 fixtures make 40% more light than the lowly T8 fixtures. So just a few fixtures will light up an entire building. These are used to replace 1.4 standard metal halide fixtures. And these lights come automatically with super bright 6500K day light bulbs.
** 6500 K Daylight Simply Looks Brighter!
This is for good physiological reasons! Under the lower light levels found indoors, the brain uses both the rods and the cones of the eye. And the rods are much more sensitive to the higher energy blue wavelengths found in daylight. This was first discovered by the Czech scientist Perkinje. One empirical relationship* has found that 6500K light is perceived to be 40% brighter than standard 4000K lights.
**Natural Brilliant White Light
Makes a Cheery white light, just like daylight. Refreshing, vivid prime color light makes seeing tasks easier. People simply feel better under natural light! This fixture makes light exactly where the cones of the eye are most sensitive, providing exquisite illumination. Due to the Perkinje effect, this fixtures daylight simulating high color temperature tubes also makes it look brighter. Under the lower light levels found indoors, the brain uses both the rods and the cones of the eye. And the rods are much more sensitive to the higher energy blue wavelengths found in daylight.
*Includes 6 x 4' T5 High Output Tubes 4' Long ( F54T5/HO/6500K)
*It's Used to replace 1.4 x 400 w Standard Metal Halide Fixtures
*Top Quality Construction: This fixture features rotary locking sockets, USA Electronic Ballasts, and a sturdy steel body with a tough powder coating. It has plentiful knockouts for conduit and a hand hole. Provision is made for chain hangers too.
**SAVE $596 ON ELECTRICITY!
This fixture replaces 1.4 standard 400 watt metal halide fixtures but uses It uses 298 Less Watts! That‘s a $596 energy savings per fixture over the life of a set of T8 bulbs. (Assumes e=$.1/Kwhr and 20Khr bulb life)
EXTRA ADVANTAGES OVER METAL HALIDE.
This fixture offers numerous advantages over regular metal halide:
It Starts Instantly.
Metal halide fixtures take 2.5 or 10 minutes to fully start for pulse start or standard metal halide fixtures. This auction’s electronic T8 fixture starts instantly, even below freezing.
Low Profile Saves Head Room.
Why build a shop with high walls to pull in tall equipment to work on if your light fixtures are in the way? This fixture consumes the least amount of head room, so it keeps above doors and other obstructions
Natural White Light Makes Everything Better
The best new lighting simulates Sunshine. Many studies have correlated academic performance with natural lighting.
Studies at elementary schools in Wetaskiwin, Alberta by Dr. Harry Wohlfarth show higher combined academic and IQ test scores attributable to full spectrum lighting. (The International Journal of Biosocial Research, 5 no.1,6 no. 1,7 no. 1)
In 1981, Wohlfarth and Cathrine Sam conducted a studied children with severe behavior problems and physical handicaps at Elves Memorial Child Development Center (Edmonton, Alberta). Both room colors and lighting was changed. Systolic blood pressure was reduced 20 points and children were less aggressive. When cool white tubes were reinstalled, blood pressure went up and behavior problems resurfaced.
In another study, Dr. Fritz Hollwich examined stress levels as measured by the stress hormones ACTH and cortisol. This hormones were present in substantial quantities in individuals sitting under cool white lights but absent from those sitting under sunlight simulating fluorescents.
Similar research was conducted in the UK and reported by The Lancet, the British Medical Journal.
It’s true that daylight simulating light is not needed to suppress the excessive meletonin hormone that causes SAD. But people feel better under natural lighting. And there is a substantial hormonal basis to understand why.
These Nice lights don’t turn PINK!
Take a close look at older (non pulse start) metal halide fixtures! They color shift to make PINK light as the bulbs age! Yuck!
In his classic book, Health and Light, Dr. John N.Ott recounts totally bizarre effects of pink light. Apparently pink light will wreck the sex life of a mink. In a scientific study, ninety percent of male mink exposed to continuous pink light were experimentally found to be sexually “non-working” and female mink required pregnant mare serum hormone shots to achieve pregnancy. Four pink mink died prematurely due to a strange malady and the pink treated mink also become aggressive.
Questionnaires given to college students indicated that there might be a link between wearing pink tinted sunglasses and emotional disturbances. Based upon this research, John Ott recommended to the Kansas City Royals that players switch from pink tinted to medium gray glasses. The director Syd Thrift wrote back to John Ott “It was amazing to observe how the player was changed from a hyper-aggressive and helmet-throwing player to a very relaxed, confident person”, pg 116, Health and Light.
But you don't have to be in the pink! Use Natural full spectrum lighting instead. At 6500K, our T8 bulbs are the brightest around! They generate crisp white light that makes standard 4100K or even 5000K bulbs look rose colored.
Use Natural full spectrum lighting instead. At 6500K, our T8 bulbs are the brightest around! They generate crisp white light that makes standard 4100K or even 5000K bulbs look yellow!