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High Bay fluorescent T-5 & T-8

highbayllightingHigh bay fluorescent fixtures present facilities and owners with an inexpensive option to upgrade to energy efficient lighting with an eye on capturing the ROI as soon as possible. This fixture type does not boast the longevity of the induction, or LED type fixture, it is limited to 20,000 hours for the lamps and 50,000hours for the ballasts. While the stats on this type of fixture for longevity are not seemingly screaming for attention, It should be noted that this technology is at least as good as the traditional HID type fixtures for maintenance while providing a considerable savings through energy efficiency.

The lighting output of the T-8 and T-5 type High Bay fixtures are roughly comparable as follows:

– High Bay 6 lamp T-8 is similar in output to an HID fixture after the first year of operation.

– High Bay 6 lamp T-5 will produce approximately 20% more light than a 400 watt metal Halide lamp while using the same amount of energy, thus creating options to increase the lighting output in an area without increasing the electrical bill, or to use fewer fixtures while producing the same amount of light.


  • Warehouses
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Indoor Arena
  • Show Rooms
Type Lamp Watts Consumed Watts Warranty Expected Lamp Life
Traditional (HID) 400 455 3yr (avg) 20,000 hours
T-5 (6 lamp) High Bay 351 1 yr 20,000 hours
T-8 (6 lamp) High Bay Fluorescent 1 yr 20,000 hours


RMP efficient lighting incentive:

As a Rocky Mountain Trade Ally Hedgehog Electric is trained and equipped to take our customers from concept and design to installation according to the Rocky Mountain Power guidelines so as to make our customers eligible for the largest RMP incentives possible.

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