"Vented" end caps and heat sink screens lower tube guard's inside temperature by 25 degrees Fahrenheit
MINNEAPOLIS, February 2013
Engineered Products Company (EPCO), a supplier of specialty lighting and wiring consumable products for Electrical Contractors, today announced that EPCO's T5HD (heat dissipation) Series™ Tube Guard is the only one recommended for higher-wattage, energy-saving T5HO fluorescent lamps. According to EPCO President Jack Schuster, "While T5HO lamps are a cost-effective lighting-system solution, their higher lumen output comes at a cost. The T5HO lamp generates 85% of their total lamp power as heat. And when this lamp is used in combination with a tube guard, that heat must be properly dissipated from the lamp. EPCO is the only manufacturer today that has tested and fully recommends their T5HD Series Tube Guard for dissipating the heat from T5HO lamps."