Press Release Summary:
Designed for use on instant start ballasts and programmed rapid start ballasts, 2-ft GE F17 Watt-MiserÂ® lamps output 3,132 initial lumens and consume 41 system watts in 3-lamp fixture. Similarly, 3-ft GE F25 Watt-MiserÂ® lamps output 5,024 initial lumens and consume 58 system watts. Both TCLP-compliant lamps deliver 24,000 hr rated life at 12 hr/start to extend re-lamping cycle. Color rendering index is 80 for 5,000K lamp, 82 for 4,100K lamp, and 85 for 3,000K/3,500K lamps.
Original Press Release:
Standing Tall: Exclusive 2-Foot and 3-Foot T8 Watt-Miser® Lamps Vastly Expand Energy Savings Possibilities
CLEVELAND - Top lighting manufacturers have historically focused on improving the efficiency and performance of the ever-popular 4-foot T8 linear fluorescent lamp. Only GE Consumer & Industrial can provide customers with new 2-foot and 3-foot T8 Watt-Miser® lamps that offer up to a 12 percent reduction in wattage for increased energy savings compared with standard 2-foot and 3-foot T8 lamps.
Designed for use on instant start ballasts and programmed rapid start ballasts, the new 2-foot lamp offers a savings of $12 per 3-lamp fixture over the lamp's rated life (at $.10/kWh), while providing nearly the same light output as standard T8 lamps - 3132 initial lumens and 41 system watts in a 3-lamp fixture with 2-foot GE F17 Watt-Miser® lamps compared with 3458 initial lumens and 46 system watts in a 3-lamp fixture with standard 2-foot T8 lamps.
The new 3-foot lamp offers a savings of $16.80 per 3-lamp fixture over the lamp's rated life (at $.10/kWh), while providing nearly the same light output as standard T8 lamps - 5024 initial lumens and 58 system watts in a 3-lamp fixture with 3-foot GE F25 Watt-Miser® lamps compared with 5428 initial lumens and 65 system watts in a 3-lamp fixture with standard 3-foot T8 lamps.
The TCLP-compliant lamps deliver a 24,000-hour rated life at 12 hours per start to extend the re-lamping cycle, as well as a high-quality 80-85 color rendering index (80 for the 5000K lamp, 82 for the 4100K lamp, 85 for the 3500K and 85 for the 3000K).
"We've observed and heard from customers that these new Watt-Miser® lamp lengths would extend savings opportunities," says Ron Paduchak, linear fluorescent product manager, GE Consumer & Industrial. "Carrying the application of GE Watt-Miser® lamps further across a building's lighting scheme is an easy way to cut wasteful spending on energy. Just imagine how these fixture savings adds up for major property management firms or chain stores."
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