T5 Watt-Miser™

Linear Fluorescent lamps

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GE
Lighting

T5 Watt-Miser™ High Efficiency 14W, 21W, 28W, 35W
T5 Watt-Miser™ High Output 24W, 39W, 49W, 54W, 80W
Product information
T5 Watt-Miser™ lamps are energy saving triphosphor
fluorescent lamps with 16mm outer diameter for general
T5 lighting applications.

Features

Application areas

T5 Watt-Miser™ lamps with a long life of 25,000 hours
consume 5% less energy compared with today’s standardwattage T5 lamps on the market, without compromising
lumen output – as verified also by independent test-house.

T5 Watt-Miser™ lamps are recommended for general
T5 lighting applications, such as:

5% energy saving is achieved based on test procedures using
current controlled ballasts. When power controlled ballasts
are used, these lamps will run at ballast rated wattage and
lamps will give additional light – no adverse effect would be
experienced on lamp life. Full energy saving will be reached
after lamps have been seasoned for 100 hours.
Similarly to all other T5 lamps performance of the T5 Watt-Miser™
lamps are optimised for 35°C ambient temperature, offering
up to 111 lm/W luminous efficacy. The elevated optimum
temperature results in additional energy saving versus T8 lamps
in typical indoor lighting applications.
Standard T5 lamps can easily be replaced with the new
T5 Watt-Miser™ lamps in the existing lighting applications,
since new electronic control gears are not required. These new
lamps from GE enable even less than 6 months payback time!
GE is committed to fight against climate change. The
T5 Watt-Miser™ lamps will contribute to the global effort to
reduce CO2 emission. One lamp can save 1.2-6.9kg carbon
dioxide per year depending on the type. So in addition to the
lower energy bill, millions of tons of CO2 could potentially be
saved with this new lamp technology in Europe.

•  Retail
•  Offices
•  Schools
•  Commercial
•  Industrial

Product range
T5 Watt-Miser™ lamps are available in 9 wattages; offering an
energy saving version for all T5 lamps. For easy identification,
the stamping colour is green, and the new product descriptions
refer to the existing standard nominal wattages.
E.g. a luminaire having the already known F14W LongLast™ T5
lamps inside, can be relamped with the new F14 Watt-Miser™.
The entire range consists of the following models:
•  2-ft F14, F24
•  3-ft F21, F39
•  4-ft F28, F54
•  5-ft F35, F49, F80
Available colour temperature:
•  3000K warm white
•  4000K cool white

Compliance
The T5 Watt-Miser™ linear fluorescent lamps comply with
IEC/EN 60061 and IEC/EN 61195.

175 > 20 3320 3320 99 85 >100 13.000 97% 95% 94% 93% 91% 90% 89% 17.5 158 0.170 163 500 20-26 0. 3 Hours Cycle [h] Median Life – Preheat.000 Hours LLMF 6.000 Hours LLMF 12.Basic data – T5 Watt-Miser™ High Efficiency Lamp Type 14W 21W 28W 35W 14 G5 high frequency preheated 35 horizontal A 2.165 > 20 1230 1230 92 85 >100 19.165 > 20 1910 1910 97 85 >100 26.000 Hours LLMF 16.000 Hours Service Life – Preheat.170 3650 3650 111 25.170 2100 2100 107 26.5 21 G5 high frequency preheated 35 horizontal A 2.000 97% 95% 94% 93% 91% 90% 89% 17.000 30.000 20.000 25.000 25.170 > 20 2640 2640 100 85 >100 33.0 78 0.000 Hours LSF 8. 3h cycle HF preheat.0 199 0.000 Hours LLMF 8.000 20.000 30.3 82 0.170 403 1200 Lamp Lumen Maintenance LLMF 2.6 120 0.170 321 950 20-26 0.000 Hours LSF 12.000 97% 95% 94% 93% 91% 90% 89% 17.000 30. 12 Hours Cycle [h] Measuring conditions Frequency [Hz] Calibration current [A] Voltage of HF generator [V] Reference resistor [ohms] 2 .5 79418 61080 61079 61078 79417 61077 13.7 117 0. 3h cycle HF preheat.5 35 G5 high frequency preheated 35 horizontal A 2.000 Hours LLMF 4.000 Hours LLMF 20.000 Hours LSF 6.7 195 0.000 20.000 General Nominal Wattage [W] Cap Operation Cathode Design Temperature [°C] Recommended Burning Position Energy Efficiency Class Average Mercury Content [mg] Ordering Information (30-way sleeve pack) 830 – CCT 3000K – Warm White 840 – CCT 4000K – Cool White Electrical and Photometric Characteristics at 25°C Rated Wattage [W] Rated Lamp Voltage [V] Rated Lamp Current [A] Operating Frequency [Hz] Rated Luminous Flux [lm] Nominal Luminous Flux [lm] Rated Efficacy [lm/W] Colour Rendering Index [Ra] UV PET [h] Electrical and Photometric Characteristics at 35°C Rated Wattage [W] Rated Lamp Voltage [V] Rated Lamp Current [A] Rated Luminous Flux [lm] Nominal Luminous Flux [lm] Rated Efficacy [lm/W] Lifetime Performance Rated Median Life – Preheat.000 Hours LSF 16. 3 Hours Cycle [h] Service Life – Preheat. 3h cycle 99% 99% 99% 99% 97% 92% 79% 99% 99% 99% 99% 97% 92% 79% 99% 99% 99% 99% 97% 92% 79% 99% 99% 99% 99% 97% 92% 79% 97% 95% 94% 93% 91% 90% 89% 17.000 Hours LSF 4.000 Hours 30.000 20-26 0.000 20.000 HF preheat. 3h cycle HF preheat.170 2900 2900 110 33.000 25.000 Hours LSF 20.4 159 0.170 240 725 20-26 0.170 1350 1350 104 19.5 28 G5 high frequency preheated 35 horizontal A 2. 12 Hours Cycle [h] Operating Mode for LSF and LLMF Data Lamp Survival Factor LSF 2.

0 138 0.1 112 0.000 20.000 20.000 20-26 0.340 3500 3500 97 46.000 Hours Lamp lumen maintenance LLMF 2.000 Hours LSF 16.1 112 0.000 97% 95% 94% 93% 91% 90% 89% 17. 3h cycle [h] Median life .000 20.4 73 0.000 Hours LLMF 6.460 229 255 20-26 0. 12h cycle [h] Operating mode for LSF and LLMF data Lamp survival factor LSF 2.000 25.preheat. 3h cycle 99% 99% 99% 99% 97% 92% 79% 99% 99% 99% 99% 97% 92% 79% 99% 99% 99% 99% 97% 92% 79% 99% 99% 99% 99% 97% 92% 79% 99% 99% 99% 99% 97% 92% 79% 97% 95% 94% 93% 91% 90% 89% 17. 3h cycle HF preheat.7 185 0. 12h cycle [h] Measuring conditions Frequency [Hz] Calibration current [A] Voltage of HF generator [V] Reference resistor [ohms] 3 . 3h cycle HF preheat.000 Hours LLMF 4.000 30.000 97% 95% 94% 93% 91% 90% 89% 17.8 181 0.5 39 G5 high frequency preheated 35 horizontal A 2.53 > 20 6150 6150 81 85 >100 21.000 HF preheat.000 30.295 > 20 1750 1750 82 85 >100 36.340 218 330 20-26 0.000 Hours LSF 6.5 80 G5 high frequency preheated 35 horizontal A 2.000 25.5 49 G5 high frequency preheated 35 horizontal A 2.000 20.000 Hours LSF 12.4 114 0.300 2000 2000 93 36. 3h cycle HF preheat.460 5000 5000 98 76.000 Hours LLMF 12.300 146 250 20-26 0.preheat.555 7000 7000 92 25.000 30.550 282 260 General Nominal wattage [W] Cap Operation Cathode Design Temperature [°C] Recommended Burning Position Energy Efficiency Class Average Mercury Content [mg] Ordering Information (30-way sleeve pack) 840 – CCT 4000K – Cool White Electrical and Photometric Characteristics at 25°C Rated Wattage [W] Rated Lamp Voltage [V] Rated Lamp Current [A] Operating Frequency [Hz] Rated Luminous Flux [lm] Nominal Luminous Flux [lm] Rated Efficacy [lm/W] Colour Rendering Index [Ra] UV PET [h] Electrical and Photometric Characteristics at 35°C Rated Wattage [W] Rated Lamp Voltage [V] Rated Lamp Current [A] Rated Luminous Flux [lm] Nominal Luminous Flux [lm] Rated Efficacy [lm/W] Lifetime performance Rated median life .Basic data – T5 Watt-Miser™ High Output Lamp type 24W 39W 49W 54W 80W 24 G5 high frequency preheated 35 horizontal A 2.000 Hours LLMF 20.000 Hours Service life .325 > 20 3200 3200 89 85 >100 46.000 97% 95% 94% 93% 91% 90% 89% 17.455 > 20 4460 4460 87 85 >100 75.5 54 G5 high frequency preheated 35 horizontal A 2.000 20.000 Hours LSF 4.255 > 20 4450 4450 95 85 >100 51.000 30. 3h cycle HF preheat.000 Hours LSF 8.preheat.260 4900 4900 105 51.000 Hours LSF 20.000 97% 95% 94% 93% 91% 90% 89% 17.1 106 0.255 380 765 20-26 0.000 25.000 Hours LLMF 16.5 61076 61075 61073 61074 61072 21.000 Hours LLMF 8.4 71 0. 3h cycle [h] Service life .preheat.8 144 0.000 25.000 30.

The mercury vapour pressure is related to the temperature of the so called cold spot.Dimensions C B A Max7. characteristics of the control gear. etc also affect the thermal conditions.2 D Max – Outer Diameter [mm] 17 17 17 17 Influence of ambient air temperature on light output T5 Watt-Miser™ lamps are designed to reach their maximum luminous flux at an ambient air temperature of 35°C under reference conditions.1 1156.7 1153.7 853. radiating heat sources. The diagram below shows the typical relative luminous output of a long T5 lamp as function of ambient air temperature in horizontal burning position under reference conditions. F80 A Max – Base to Base [mm] 549 849 1149 1449 B Min – Pin to Base [mm] 553. burning position. The cold spot is behind the electrode on the monogrammed side in a T5 lamp. air flow.5 Max. Ø 2.1 1456. Test conditions: • thermal chamber with ± 2°C accuracy • draught-free air • constant lamp current • horizontal burning position 4 Relative Luminous Flux [%] -10 -5 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 9 14 22 32 45 60 76 91 98 100 97 92 86 81 76 100 Relative luminous flux [%] Ambient Air Temperature [°C] 80 60 40 20 0 -10 0 10 20 30 40 Ambient air temperature [°C] 50 60 .7 1453. Please note. The light output and the electrical characteristics of a low-pressure mercury vapour lamp are determined by the saturated mercury vapour pressure inside the tube.7 B Max – Pin to Base [mm] 556.62 D 4.67 Max. the coldest part of the lamp where the excess liquid mercury is deposited. the cap temperature is a good indication how close the Hg vapour pressure is to the optimum. F39 F28. As the cold spot is near the metal cap.1 856. F49.2 1163.75 11. F54 F35. Ø 15.75 Cap-G5 IEC 60061 Data sheets 7004-52-5 Dimensions measured on finished lamps F14.2 863.1 C Max – Pin to pin [mm] 563. F24 F21.2 1463. A cap temperature of approximately 43-45°C corresponds to conditions resulting in maximum light output in a stabilized T5 lamp.

The declared lamp life is the median life defined by the time when 50% of the lamps from a large sample batch would have failed.000 30. too high operating current. Real lifetime figures may depend on the actual application. If the lamps are switched off for more than 12 hours.000 30.000 20. the emergency lighting system is tested for a short period on a regular basis. To save battery life. In dimming mode.000 Operating hours Recommendations for measuring T5 Watt-Miser™ lamps For initial readings. the mercury is scattered in the tube. the lamp shall be continuously burnt for one hour.000 15. the lamps shall be aged for 100 hours. Such unfavourable conditions result in accelerated blackening and shorter life over a longer period in emergency mode. These effects are unavoidable. This is sufficient cathode preparation for dimming. the excess mercury should be migrated to the cold spot. Please note that after transportation and installation. Conditioning is completed when the excess mercury has been collected at the cold spot. Place the lamp into the test system in horizontal position. For instance improper cathode preheat. the optimum cathode temperature shall be maintained by additional cathode heating current. lamps are typically underdriven running at low power. or too low operating current without additional cathode heating might reduce the expected life. Dimming Dimming is done by the control of the discharge current. Before measurement. For stabilized operation.000 20. Such conditioning may take up to 20 hours which can be part of the 100 hour aging. rotating or shaking the lamp. List of recommended ballasts available on request. The service life curve is drawn as the product of the survival and the lumen maintenance curves. The lumen maintenance graph below shows the luminous output throughout life. conditioning is also required. All GE T5 lamps are given a seasoning burn-in at the end of the assembly line.000 15. Service life is reached when the light level in an installation drops down to 80% of the initial value.000 10.000 Operating hours 10. In a typical application. Ballast compatibility Ballasts produced by reputable control gear manufacturers meeting the relevant IEC standards would be considered as suitable. Before measuring the luminous flux.Lamp life and lumen maintenance Cathodes of a fluorescent lamp lose their electron-emissivity during life due to various degradation processes like evaporation and sputtering. The stabilization time becomes even longer if the lamps are dimmed. Life expectancy and lumen maintenance T5 Watt-Miser™ – 3 hours cycles Life expectancy and lumen maintenance T5 Watt-Miser™ – 12 hours cycles 110% 110% 100% 100% 90% 90% 80% 80% 70% 70% Survival rate Lumen maintenance Service life 60% Survival rate Lumen maintenance Service life 60% 50% 50% 0 5.000 25. When the deterioration reaches a certain level.5% over a 5 minute period. Typical lifetime characteristics given below are based on GE Lighting’s data. This may take up to 20 hours of full-power operation. The main causes of the light depreciation are deterioration of phosphor coating and lamp blackening due to the deposition of evaporated emission mixture on the glass tube. Emergency operation In emergency operation. The cummulative impact on lamp life can generally be considered low. During handling and transportation keep the cold chamber (monogrammed side) at the lowest point.000 0 5. 5 . they shall be burnt for at least 4 additional hours with cold chamber down. no additional burn-in at full power is required before using the lamp for the first time. The measured luminous flux can be considered stable if the relative change is less than 0.000 25. emergency inverters may not apply additional cathode heating which would be necessary to maintain the proper cathode temperature. Stability shall be checked by monitoring the luminous flux. Avoid touching the hot glass surface. the cathode fails.

440 0. However.380 0. Data in this guide has been obtained in controlled experimental conditions.Spectral power distribution Spectral power distribution 4000K 250 250 200 200 µW/nm/1lm µW/nm/1lm Spectral power distribution 3000K 150 100 50 150 100 50 0 0 380 430 480 530 580 630 680 730 Wavelength [nm] 380 430 480 530 580 630 680 730 Wavelength [nm] Colour specification according to CIE 1931 CCT [K] Nominal Rated 3000 4000 2940 4040 X Y CRI [Ra] 0.com/eu and General Electric are both registered trademarks of the General Electric Company GE Lighting is constantly developing and improving its products.gelighting.380 85 85 www.403 0. GE Lighting cannot accept any liability arising from the reliance on such data to the extent permitted. without prior notification or public announcement. and we may change specifications from time to time in the interest of product development. T5 Watt-Miser™ Data Sheet – March 2011 . For this reason. all product descriptions in this brochure are intended as a general guide. All descriptions in this publication present only general particulars of the goods to which they refer and shall not form part of any contract.