T5 Circular Fluorescent Bulbs

Type

Consumer, Industrial

Info on this product category: Fluorescent Tubes

Criteria for Fluorescent Tubes

Green fluorescent lamps must or exceed all the requirements for:

  1. Minimum rated life (hours - hrs)
  2. Minimum warranty (years - yrs)
  3. Minimum color rendering index (CRI)
  4. Maximum mercury (mg)

I. T8 lamps  

A. 48 inch, linear (including 32-watt and lower-wattage “energy-saving” models):

    1. 24,000 hrs life
    2. 3 yrs warranty
    3. CRI 80 or more
    4. 5 mg mercury or less

 

B. Shorter than 48 inch, linear

    1. 18,000 hrs life
    2. 3 yrs warranty
    3. CRI or more
    4. 3.5 mg mercury or less

 

C. Longer than 48 inch, linear

    1. 18,000 hrs life
    2. 2 yrs warranty
    3. CRI or more
    4. 10 mg mercury or less

 

D. U-bent 

    1. 18,000 hrs life
    2. 2 yrs warranty
    3. CRI or more
    4. 8 mg mercury or less
II. T5 lamps
 
A. Standard linear T5
    1. 25,000 hrs life
    2. 2 yrs warranty
    3. CRI 85 or more
    4. 3 mg mercury or less

 

B. High output linear T5

    1. 25,000 hrs life
    2. 2 yrs warranty
    3. CRI 85 or more
    4. 3 mg mercury or less

 

C. Circular T5

    1. 12,000 hrs life
    2. 2 yrs warranty
    3. CRI 82 or more
    4. 10 mg mercury or less

III. Electrodeless lamps

A. Induction fluorescent

    1. 100,000 hrs life
    2. 5 yrs warranty
    3. CRI 80 or more
    4. 18 mg mercury or less

In exceptional circumstances, "Limited Use" products may be purchased that meet or exceed the following requirements:

IV. Linear T12 Fluorescents, 4 foot, except HO and VHO

  1. 20,000 hrs life
  2. 1 yr warranty
  3. CRI 70 or more
  4. 5 mg mercury or less

V.  Preheat fluorescents

  1. 1 yr warranty
  2. CRI 60 or more
  3. 15 mg mercury or less, TCLP compliant if available

VI. Other T12s, including other linear and HO models

  1. 12,000 hrs life
  2. 1 yr warranty
  3. CRI 70 or more
  4. 15 mg mercury or less, TCLP compliant if available

VII. T12s, VHO and cold temperature rated models

  1. 10,000 hrs life
  2. 1 yr warranty
  3. CRI 70 or more
  4. 30 mg mercury or less, TCLP compliant if available

VIII. T9 Circular Fluorescent Lamps

  1. 12,000 hrs life
  2. 1 yr warranty
  3. CRI 70 or more
  4. 15 mg mercury or less, TCLP compliant if available

Last updated

Last updated: 
February 12, 2014

Guide for City Staff

Need help switching to lighting that's Required above? 

  • Get funding for retrofits with the SF Public Utilities Commission: 415-554-2424, TOSullivan@sfwater.org.
  • Contact Steven Mesh, LC, IESNA, Pacific Energy Center, 415-972-5238, sdmn@pge.com.

Recycling Instructions

Hang posters where lighting is collected for recycling.

In City-owned buildings, pay for a pickup from your lighting vendor or SF Department of Public Health (SFDPH).

In privately-owned buildings, use companies serving the San Francisco Bay Area.

Citywide Contract

Special Purchasing Instructions

See discounted prices in the most recent Lamps and Ballasts Contract Award.

Guide for Small Businesses & Homes

  • Get a free on-site assessment for low-cost installation of energy-saving equipment. Contact SF Energy Watch, 415-355-3769. 
  • Recycle lighting with companies serving the San Francisco Bay Area or the rest of the U.S.

Guide for Large Organizations

  • Get a free on-site assessment for low-cost installation of energy-saving equipment. Contact SF Energy Watch, 415-355-3769.
  • Recycle lighting with companies serving the San Francisco Bay Area or the rest of the U.S.

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