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T8 to T5 Adapters up to 8ft T12
T5 kits for modular lights
GreenCat diffuser kit
T5 light fittings
MR16 and GU10
LED PL-L PL-C
Converter Kits convert
fluorescent "strip-lights" to T5 tubes.
lighting from 2ft up to 8ft
Use T5 energy-saving tubes in standard
4ft, 5ft, 6ft, 8ft fluorescent
Slim T5 tubes (available from trade suppliers) can last
much longer than T8 or T12 tubes, reducing maintenance costs.
the wasted energy of a light-fitting’s ‘magnetic’
wire-wound ballast which can use 20% extra power over the tube's rating!
adaptor with low-energy HF ballast and holds
thin efficient T5 tube.
Replaces Fluorescent Tubes in standard light-fittings (or
of our T5 conversion retrofit kits are in use in the UK in schools,
offices, retail, leisure, industrial, government, local-authority
via The Carbon Trust, Salix and European funding
Why is ClickSave the best T5 Converter Kit
is not a tube-extender, with ClickSave your lights use less energy than
with standard plastic 'end-cap' style T5 adapters like these which
don't have built-in reflectors:
Avoid problems - click for Checklist for Choosing T5
Have you got 8ft lights with failing tubes? Click
for 8ft T12 tube-converter
Volume and trade discounts available - prices start at
Lightweight linear clip-in aluminium body for strength and
choose an energy-efficient T12 or T8-to-T5 adapter
with a reflector?
sizes of narrow low-energy T5 fluorescent
tubes are not as bright as the equivalent-sized T8 tube.
In most buildings our bright reflector maintains or exceeds existing
End-to-end light - even with your
6ft and 8ft
T12 fluorescent lights
6ft T5 adapters leave large unlit areas at the ends of the
is because T5 tubes are only made up to 1500mm (about 5 ft) so
other types of T5 adapter use
single shorter tube (such as
1500mm tube in a 6ft light-fitting). ClickSave 6ft and 8ft T5 Adapters
use two T5 tubes end-to-end for continuous light.
Saving 55% energy!
replacing T12 8ft tubes organised by one of our clients.
of our T5 conversion
Fitting Tube Type
Fitting Watts inc fitting (est)*
after adaptation approx
70w T8 or T12
58w T8 or T12
36w T8 or T12
18w T8 (single)
brighter version also available so you can reduce tubes from 4 to 2 in
4-tube 18w T8
34W* (two tubes)
brighter version also available)
ballast - for longer tube life
Preheat warms the tube so large start-up currents are not needed.
This gives the best life (the most start-ups)
No short-tube-life like old 'switch-start' caused.
We can also supply LED tubes which cost more but use slightly less
your lights modular?
for our unique adaptation for CAT2 (louvre) or prismatic-diffused
modular recessed light-fittings.
saves up to 64% of
the energy, and can
the working environment for staff or students if you choose our unique
OR complete your own lighting
survey here to get a quote and payback estimate
T12 or T8 to T5 adapter kits can also be used to adapt electronic
ballast high-frequency (HF)
fluorescent T8 fittings (fixtures) to use T5 tubes. However please bear
in mind that your high-frequency fittings are consuming less power than
the same style of fitting would if it had a traditional magnetic
ballast. For this reason your savings will be lower. You will also need
to follow our isntructions to modify the internal wiring of the light
Need shatterproof T5 lighting?
Should I fit
LED tube converters or T5 tube adapters?
LED tubes or T5 tubes?
LED tubes are a little more efficient but they cost much more, so
payback will be poorer.
Evidence that LEDs could damage health if used
long hours as main light-source
Got old / failing
T8/T12 light-fittings? Click for this solution.
Or if the lamp-holders are too corroded to give stable power to a
T5-tube retrofit unit you need to wire your adapter into the
bypassing the ballast:
Wired T5-tube-converter (not standard - please specify at time
of order. Delivery may take longer.)
Why choose a retrofit tube
holder wth reflector?
at ground level will be brighter with reflector
compared to a non- reflector tube-converter
What if your
light-fittings already have reflectors?
Reflectors become dirty and
dusty so do not reflect enough light. Also most lights' reflectors do
extend to the back of the light-fitting so much light can be lost
them - the reflectors of ClickSave T5 adapters are about the same width
as a T12 tube so fit is not usually an issue.
Blog article - do T5 adapters really save energy?
Emergency lights and T5-adapters
Contact us on 0845
224 2254 to arrange a
discussion about your site,
your goals and your energy-uses.