Tube Guards are an easy and economical choice in areas where lamp breakage and/or U.V. filtration is a concern. They simply slide over your existing bulbs to protect against shattered glass and control the release of toxins. They are required in any area handling food in a commercial environment and recomanded for safety.
Using T5 lamps is a cost-effective lighting systems solution for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately the average T5 lamp will dissipate about 73% of its 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.
Our T5 HD (Heat Dissipation) Series Tube Guard takes into consideration two major factors; the temperature on the inside of the tube guard, and how close the T5 lamp is actually located to the tube guard.
- Our T5 HD Series Tube Guard’s larger diameter and its “vented” End Caps allow a layer of air to absorb heat from the lamp and cool it before making contact with the inside wall of the tube guard. This results in a 25oF temperature drop.*
- The larger diameter of the T5 HD Series Tube Guard allows it to accommodate Heat Sink to control and distribute heat, in addition to lowering the temperatures over a larger area on the end of the tube guard.