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10/26/2007, 08:14 PM
What exactly is the difference between PC and T5 lighting?

10/26/2007, 09:49 PM
Power compact is basicly a long narrow flourescent tube bent into a "U" shape thus able to fit a much higher wattage bulb into the same "lenght".
T5 is a single tube flourescent. (5) represent's the diameter of the bulb in 1/8" increment's (T5=5/8" - T8=1"). These small diameter bulb's put of less heat, draw less power, and a greater # of them can be fit into the same space, and coupled with the proper reflector's can put out nearly tripple the lumin's of a comparable wattege P.C. bulb!