What is a Vho lamp?

What is a Vho lamp?

A different type of fluorescent light is the VHO (Very High Output) bulb. Similar in appearance to standard fluorescent tubes, VHO bulbs offer the aquarist more intensity for the same size. VHO bulbs require special ballasts and end caps. They cannot be used with standard fluorescent ballasts.

What does ho mean in lighting?

high output
“HO” stands for high output. T5 HO lamps deliver more light than standard T5 lamps and are available in higher wattages. HO lamps have the same diameter and length as standard T5 lamps.

What does T5 grow light mean?

What is T5 lighting? They’re a special type of fluorescent T5 grow light that has become the industry-standard for growing seedlings and greens indoors. The bulbs are 5/8″ in diameter and are some of the most efficient fluorescent bulbs you’ll find on the market.

When should I replace my T5 lights?

Q: How long do T5 grow lights last? A: T5 fluorescent grow bulbs last over 20,000 hours each, which is just over 2 years worth of use. Their reflectors and ballasts, on the other hand, last upwards of 3-4 years before needing to be replaced.

How far should T5 lights be from plants?

around 12 to 18 inches
When it comes to hanging your T5 grow lights, you’ll want to hang them around 12 to 18 inches above your plants. Unlike HIDs that you’d need to hang 18 to 20 inches above plants, and LEDs that need 20 to 24 inches of space above plants, T5s don’t have the same intensity as other lights.

Do T5 bulbs use a lot of electricity?

Energy. A four-lamp bay using high output T5 lamps uses 220 watts of power including the power used for the ballast; a six-lamp T5 bay uses approximately 342 watts of electricity. Four-lamp T5 bays use about 6,840 kilowatts (kW) of electricity per hour, with six lamp bays consuming about 10,260 kW per hour.