Wondering if you have T-12 lighting in your school, store, warehouse, hospital, office or manufacturing plant? T-12 fluorescent lamps can commonly be identified by:
- their half-dollar sized diameter
- flickering and humming while turned 'on'
Due to T-12 lamps' extreme inefficiency when compared to newer lighting technologies, like T-8 and T-5 fluorescent and LED, they have been phased out of production and will soon no longer be available for purchase. What's more, many utilities that currently offer lucrative incentives for T-12 lighting upgrades have plans to eliminate them. Businesses must act now if they wish to secure these funds and upgrade before the supply of T-12 lamps runs out.
Ugrading from a T-12 to a T-8, T-5 or LED lighting system can typically provide a one to four year payback period with a large amount of energy savings. Plus, more efficient lighting technologies last longer and provide better lighting quality.