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T5 High Output Fluorescent High Bay Light Fixtures

High Bay Fixture: High Bay fixtures are perfect for low mount applications such as gyms, warehouses, assembly areas, food processing plants and hangars. High bay fixtures normally use high intensity discharge bulbs. These bulbs have special type of lighting which is much more intense than other light sources. Earlier, for indoor applications metal Halide is commonly used. It emits bluish white bright light which is more pleasant to the eyes than HPS. High bay lighting fixtures should be used in those areas where the bottom of the light fixture is more than 20 feet above the floor. In modern era the manufacturers have started to offer T5 High Output fluorescent High Bay light fixtures which are designed to deliver energy efficiency and cost-effective illumination to retail and industrial applications.

T5 Fluorescent High Output Advantages: T5 lighting was originally developed as a light source in combination with specialized reflectors for aquarium lighting. And because of the advantages of T5 high output lighting, this high output light source is being specified more in applications where standard Metal Halide high bays are typically used.

T5 High Output high bay fixture benefits: Following are the few reasons that make T5 High Output high bay fixture different from standard lamps:

Energy Efficiency: One of the main reasons that many companies turn to T5 High Output high bay fixtures is the ability of T5 to provide better light while consuming much less energy than traditional metal halide fixtures.

Lumen Maintenance: T5 fluorescent lamps only lose 5-6% of their lumen output between the rated initial spec and the mean spec. On the other hand, standard lamps can have 35% depreciation of lumen output during the same time period.

Strike/Re-strike: Basically HID lamps require some time to turn on which is called the strike time. And if there is problem of power interruption, the lamp would also need some time to re-strike. By contrast, T5 fluorescent lamps turn back instantly without affecting the rated life of the lamp. Modern T5 stabilizers allow multiple switch legs that can control the pairs of lamps in a fixture individually. These ballasts can be wired into different circuits or control systems to allow for dimming options.

Improved Color Rendering: Color rendition index (CRI) is the measure of the ability of a light source to reproduce the colors of various objects in comparison with natural light source. T5 lamps have a CRI of 82-85 while on the other hand metal halide lamps have a CRI of 65-70. The lower CRI can strain the eye and leave negative impacts visual acuity.

Small Size: T5 bulbs are extremely thin rather than the standard fluorescent tubes. This small size makes T5 fluorescent bulbs more efficient than standard fluorescent tubes.

Color Shift: Fluorescent lamps maintain consistent color throughout their life.

Color Choices: T5 fluorescent lamps are available in wide variety of color. Fluorescent sources offer a range of color options from 3000K to 6500K full spectrum daylight. Improved Lamp Life: Fluorescent lamps last almost three times longer than metal halide lamps.

Interior Design Today

Today, interior design has become a means of making a statement on the latest designs, thus creating an identity. A professional designer can identify, research and creatively resolve issues and lead to a healthy, safe, pleasing, user friendly and comfortable physical environment.

Interior design in India, is now well in sync with the global trends like simple straight line designs, Italian design concepts, green ecofriendly design, smart automated homes and offices that invite transparency in design.

The international style of interior design continues to be minimalist, clean, clear, sophisticated and soothing. Space and light continue to dominate the ambience. The trend that is emerging now is to camouflage an eclectic element with this clean, bold look. In terms of colour, the same trend of vivid colour thrown over a predominantly light background colour scheme continues, but in a sophisticated manner. Move over you now witness more awareness on CO2 monitoring by the use of eco friendly paints, CRI rated carpets, solar energy, use of leds and cfls, sensors in water sources, etc.

Individuals today believe in individualizing their space. They hate to be cloned. What is in, is the concept of designer spaces. It takes a broadminded approach to achieve an outstanding effect, and can extend from decor, lighting, colour and of course space planning. Office interiors are now being designed in such a way that an individual is not lost amongst the associates who work there.

The need for an ’emotional culture’ in our living environment is rising. The designer needs to reach a level where the user and him can connect as only when their wavelengths match is when the desired result is achieved. This is because interior designing is all about individualism. The best out of the designer will evolve only then as this is not a product to be sold, it’s a service which is unique for each individual. Work becomes relaxation, effort becomes challenge. People want to identify themselves with their environment .

Architects in Mumbai and interior designers all over the world are engaged every day in adding value to our homes, workplaces and living environment. Delivering a fresh and unique design with an informative approach is what a designer should look at. Getting your facility done up by a professional is preferred by a lot of people today as the end product is quite satisfying and well thought of. It doesn’t end to the furniture design and space planning, inputs are required even on the kind of art dcor, upholstery, lamps, etc. that will compliment the space. And that makes the outcome worthwhile and a treat. We at iDream, with our understanding of space, comfort, sustainability, functionality, efficiency, taste and above all beauty, shape places that identify individuals.

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