Specialty Fluorescent Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How far from the lamp can I position the inverter?

What are the preferred methods of mounting small diameter fluorescent lamps?

How long should I expect small diameter fluorescent lamps to last?

Can I be shocked by the inverter or the fluorescent lamp?

What is the Color Temperature (Kelvin) of fluorescent lamps?

What type/size wire is needed for small diameter fluorescent lamps?

Are special or custom fluorescent lamps (i.e., non-standard colors, shapes or sizes) available?

How do aperture and reflector lamps differ from fluorescent lamps?

Are small diameter fluorescent lamps approved to UL, CSA, TUV, VDE or other safety standards?

Can I run more than two lamps on a single inverter?

What is the difference between an aperture lamp and a reflector lamp?

Do small diameter fluorescent lamps get hot?

Will small diameter fluorescent lamps work at cold ambient temperatures?

What is the best way to specify the “color” of fluorescent lamps?

Can I power fluorescent lamps directly from the wall outlet?

Can small diameter fluorescent lamps be dimmed?

What is ‘Color Rendering Index’?

How much of the lamp’s overall length is actually lit?

How can I increase lamp brightness?

Does the fluorescent lamp/inverter produce EMI/RFI?

Are there any limits on lamp length for small diameter fluorescent lamps?

How do aperture and reflector lamps control light direction?

What is the effect of lamp length or diameter on brightness?”

What do you mean by ‘Color Temperature’?