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Do the T5 LED Linear Light Fixtures include bulbs and magnetic mounts?

I just placed a large order and then noticed the NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixture 4026.2F.50 I had a few questions. 

Does the fixture include the bulb? 

We can confirm that the linear light fixture contains the bulb pre-installed.

For the magnetic mounts, I see they have screws but do these need to be screwed into something to hold the magnets to hold the bulb? 

The magnetic clips are designed to easily attach to the underside of the light fixture, and should not require any screws or additional mounting accessories. These clips are included within the product packaging.

T5 LED Linear Light Fixtures Flicker Data

Does Waveform have any data regarding the flick % of the NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixtures? (Or even an educated guess?)

We can confirm that our T5 LED Linear Light Fixtures are flicker-free. 

I do have one more question: is a longer, or additional, extension cord (for connecting two lamps) available for the NorthLux T5 lamps?

While we currently do not have a longer power cord available than the 12” (1 ft) pre-packaged cord, we can confirm that this product is compatible with longer third-party C8 plug cords that could be found at stores such as Home Depot or Amazon.

Difference between NorthLux and D50 T8 LED Tube Lights

I am wondering if you could help me with a few questions about specific products of yours: 

NorthLux™ 95 CRI T8 LED Tube for Art & Studio & D50 5000K T8 LED Tube Lights for Color Matching (ISO3664:2000) What is the main difference between these two lights? I'd get them in 6500k. Are they both near daylight quality? They are for my workshop. I'd like it as close to daylight as possible. 

Regarding the 2 above lights, what is the footprint size of the light the fixtures emit? How many square feet of light would each tube emit? 

I see that you offer the same quality lights but in a T5 fixture. What is the square footage of light emitted for the T5 fixtures with CRI95? 

We can confirm that the NorthLux™ 95 CRI T8 LED Tube for Art & Studio product and the D50 5000K T8 LED Tube Lights for Color Matching (ISO3664:2000) are identical products which are provided unique landing pages for marketing purposes. This can be noted by the shared part number of both products. We would like to sincerely apologize for any confusion that this might have caused.

As the footprint size of the light output generally scales depending on the area that the light is filling, it would be difficult to know what the footcandle measurement would be without knowing the dimensions of the space. As such, our lumen estimation calculator tool might prove to be helpful for your planning purposes. By inputting the dimensions and selecting the planned purpose of the space, our web tool will assist in suggesting the right quantity of lighting products to meet your ideal output.

In the interim, we can confirm that each of the products has an 1800-lumen output. Further, the 6500K color temperature option is designed to emit light that is extremely similar to north-facing daylight. Alternatively, our 2ft NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixtures have a lumen output of 900, whereas the 4 ft fixtures will have an output of 1800 lumens.

Full Spectrum Clip-on Magnifying Light for Painting Studio

I need to buy a flexible clip-on magnifying light with full spectrum light for my painting studio. I was investigating some products that claim to have different levels of lighting. I read a lot on this site as I was not convinced that they provided the full spectrum needed for painting art. I like what I saw on your site but where do I get the fixtures that will accommodate your bulbs?

Based on our review of the best-selling magnifying LED lights for painting on Amazon, it appears that the majority of the results utilize embedded SMD LED panels that surround the product viewing lens. As such, it does not appear that our products could be installed within the majority of these items.

However, we are happy to offer several alternate lighting products which our customers have utilized within their studio spaces, including the NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixtures, and the NorthLux™ 95 CRI BR30 LED Bulb for Artwork & Studio product. That being said, neither of these products is directly comparable to the magnifying LED light mentioned.

Do you have flicker data on T5 LED Linear Light Fixture

I'm an Australian artist/painter and your lights sound/spec amazingly. Do you have Flicker data/info on these particular lights? Installing these lights on the ceiling, clearly, I'll have to turn the power on and off at the wall, rather than on the ballast itself, I presume this is ok? So the light would be in the on position, with power being turned on and off at the wall. Is that all ok? - How long is the c9-c8 connector that comes with the light? And can the lights be daisy-chained with normal c8-c8 extensions of longer lengths bought off the shelf? 

The NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixtures offers flicker-free performance. 

Though these linear light fixture products can be daisy-chained together using the 12-inch (30 cm) included cable or via third-party C8 two-prong plugs, please note that these items are not designed to be configured with wall switches or dimmers. As such, these products might not be ideal for ceiling-mounting in all installations.

Full Spectrum LED Lights for Imaging Applications

I am currently looking into purchasing a full-spectrum light source to use in imaging and was wondering if you had any recommendations. Also, would it be possible to adjust the intensity? 

One of the most popular product options we've seen has been our T5 linear lamps, which can be installed quite easily in a variety of locations. These lamps feature 95 CRI which provides full spectrum and excellent color accuracy, features which are essential for accurate imaging applications.

Our D50 product in particular meets the ISO 3664 standards for color accuracy and should be a great option for your needs. Please see below for the product link:

The only downside is that these T5 lamps cannot be dimmed, so you will need to be able to work with a fixed brightness level.

LED Lights for the Quilt Fabric Storage Area

I need a light system in my wife’s quilt fabric storage area. She needs to shorten and March by overall and small amounts of color. I am thinking of five of these ABSOLUTE SERIES™ LED Linear Module - 99 CRI - 1 ft / 280 mm MCPCBone. One on the ceiling and two down the sides next to the jamb. I am open to other suggestions. I would need to know the other accessories required to string them together. The colors she matches are sometimes hard for me to see. 

Based on the information provided, it does appear that the ABSOLUTE SERIES™ LED Linear Module - 99 CRI - 1 ft / 280 mm MCPCB product could be a good fit for your installation.

Regarding installation instructions, we have a great page on our website which describes the process in depth and includes links for required accessories, which I have linked below.

Assembly Instructions for LED Modules:

As an alternative, you might also be interested in our NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixture product. This item features a high CRI, and a low profile, and can be very easily installed without requiring wiring or power supplies.

I like the tube alternative. How long are the connecting wires between the tubes? Can I order another plug wire? Is there a disadvantage to getting the 6500 vs 5000, you are out of stock of the 5000 4’ tubes.

We are happy to confirm that the Linear Light Fixtures can be connected end-to-end using the integrated plugs. Alternatively, you may choose to utilize the included daisy chain cord for connecting the fixtures, which is 30 cm in length.

Though we do not have longer daisy chain cords available, you will likely be able to find a longer third-party option quite easily as these products utilize the standard 2-prong C8 plug.

If a guide for color temperatures proves to be useful in your planning, I have provided a link to a blog post from our website below.

Which LED Light Color Temperature Should I Choose?:

Difference Between 5000K and 6500K Bulbs:

Proper LED Products for Art Studio Lighting

I am an artist and have been on a long quest for proper lighting for my easel that will not distort colors. I have an east-facing window. I have read through much of your fantastic website, which is well done and very informative. I have a few questions:

Noting that I have an east-facing (not north) light source and think I would like the dimmable NorthLux™ 95 CRI BR30 LED Bulb for Artwork & Studio Edison bulbs would you recommend the 5000k or the 6500K?

​Both color temperatures should work well for your needs; however, 6500K is generally a better fit for north-facing windows. As such, you may prefer the 5000K for your east-facing window setup. 

​Please see below for additional insights from our blog:

​What would 800 lumens equate to in incandescent wats? I couldn’t find a scale to show me how lumen output compares to incandescent wats, which is what I am used to when comparing light brightness. If I get two of these which are 800 lumen or 60W halogen will these give me essentially 1600 lumens on my painting surface (depending on the distance of course)?

​800 lumens is approximately equal to a 60-watt incandescent bulb. You are exactly right that two bulbs would add up directly to 1600 lumens and provide twice the brightness.

​Do keep in mind, though, that incandescent lamps emit a much warmer 2700K color tone, so it can be a bit difficult to compare brightness when discussing daylight-calibrated bulbs. Nonetheless, it is certainly a good ballpark estimate when it comes to relative brightness levels!

​There are so many different light sources to consider when creating a painting: reference source (photo, print, iPad, computer, life), natural outside light (weather dependent), studio light (intensity, color, placement including projection on both paintings and palette), photographing final work for publication and giclee printing, and gallery or home viewing of the finished painting. I read on your site that a device’s screen can emit blue light. So, is it probable that this is the first point where color can become distorted?

​That is exactly right - most digital displays will be calibrated to D65 (6500K) but of course, depending on the level of sophistication and quality, the calibration may or may not be accurate. Even natural daylight, as you mention, can change depending on the weather and season, so that can be difficult to navigate as well.

​That is where high-quality studio lighting comes in and can provide some consistency and accuracy. I have seen some customers even block out their windows and replace them with our lamps because the natural lighting was too inconsistent due to changing weather and time of day. Ironically, the only way to ensure consistent lighting would be to only use a high-quality, full-spectrum artificial light source, day and night.​

​If an artist is working primarily from an iPad should they choose the 6500K light because it matches the blue light from the iPad or goes with the 5000K because it will color compensate?

​Unfortunately, it does not seem that Apple likes to publish technical data about their iPad product and I was unable to confirm if their screens are calibrated to D65 (6500K). That being said, I believe almost all digital displays are calibrated to D65, so there is a strong likelihood that the iPad product line is also D65 calibrated.

​If so, the 6500K light source will be a better match to the iPad, since as you mentioned correctly, the 5000K will be a bit "warmer."

​(Here is some additional information on D65:

​So many questions, but your team seems to have the technical expertise to answer them and for the various combinations of light. If these bulbs and your recommendations turn out to be the Holy Grail of Art Studio lighting, I would like to share it or see it as a feature article or workshop with my local, national, and international art society membership because many artists seem to struggle with this lighting issue because it is such a science complicated by the ever-changing variety of bulbs and diverse lighting comparison scales. Also, would you have any discounts available for our membership? 

We would be honored to have you share your experience working with our products! As a general policy, we do not offer any group or membership discounts, but I would be more than happy to share the opportunity with our team at that time.

Are the NorthLux 95 CRI T8 LED Tube Bulbs Dimmable? 

Are these NorthLux™ 95 CRI T8 LED Tube dimmable? Are you aware of any clamp-on, swing arm, or drafting table-style fixtures that would accept this 4' T8 bulb? I have a large 63" wide drafting table which I use for drawing/painting. I am looking for two clamp-on swing-arm style lamps which I can position on each side of my table to illuminate the whole surface evenly with one of your 5000k high CRI lamps. But am having difficulty finding the right fixture/lamp combination. 

Unfortunately, the NorthLux™ 95 CRI T8 LED Tube for Art & Studio products is not compatible with dimmers. Though we would love to recommend a compatible lighting fixture for your drafting table, we are unaware of any products which match the description provided at this time.

That being said, our NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixtures might be of interest to you as well. Though these products are also not dimmable, they can be conveniently installed, are available in 5000K, and do not require fixtures or power supplies for functionality.

Please feel free to reach out if we can provide any further product information or recommendations, and we would be glad to help!

For your T5 Linear Fixture, how would you propose those be installed for my application? Do you have compatible clamp/swing arms to hold two or three in a desk lamp configuration? Or some other way to hold and manipulate them for drafting table use?

As the linear light fixtures can be linked together end-to-end to share one power supply, I imagine that a connected set could be mounted together as one length to an adjustable swing arm above the drafting table. 

​If a stable arm was found, we believe that the included mounting accessories could make such an installation easily re-configurable. Unfortunately, we do not have a specific clamp or swing arm that we could recommend.

However, you might also be interested in installing a length of LED strip lights onto a fixture above your drafting table. These products are compatible with dimmers and can be mounted within fixtures such as our Aluminum Channel for LED Flex Strip products. I have linked to a great article from our website below, which explains how to get started with LED strip light products.

LED Strip Lights - Everything you need to know before you buy:

How is the CRI of the LED strips affected when mounted inside the channel with the diffuser? 

Based on our experience, the diffusers do not affect the CRI values of the products mounted within. Further, we have found that the effect that this diffusor will have on color temperature is small, likely resulting in a difference of +/- 25 kelvin.

T5 Linear Light Fixture to Replicate Sunlight for an Apartment Space

I have recently moved into an apartment that has plenty of daylight but no direct sunlight. I wonder if the NorthLux 95 linear strips, placed along the floor molding behind my couch and beaming upward would replicate sunlight? 

Based on the details provided, it sounds like the NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixtures could be a great way to illuminate your space!

These products are very easy to install, require no additional accessories or power supplies, and are well-suited for washing a wall in light. Further, multiple units of this product can be daisy-chained together for convenient powering.

Does each light of 4-pack T5 Light Fixture has its own set of accessories?

Does each light in the 4 pack have its own set of accessories? Are there (4) 2-prong plugs, so I can install them in 4 different locations?

We are happy to confirm that each unit within the 4-Pack of the NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixture product contains a dedicated set of accessories, including power cables.

LED Light Fixtures for Art Studio Lighting

I have a 13' X 21' painting studio with a two story 12/12 pitch ceiling with two skylights on the 13 foot north end.

The dimensions are a great starting point and I appreciate you providing this data. I plugged in dimensions of 13 x 21 x 11 ft into the Lumen Estimation Calculator, which recommends a total of 22,600 lumens to meet the brightness needs of an art studio (approximately 80 footcandles).

​The target of 22,600 lumens should be our overall guiding target in terms of brightness, so this will be an important number to keep in mind!

​I need studio lighting.

The two crucial aspects of color quality when it comes to studio lighting are color temperature and color rendering. In terms of color temperature, daylight-calibrated color temperatures are best for art studios. We offer both 5000K and 6500K as color temperature options, and these values roughly correspond to noon-sun daylight and north-facing daylight, respectively. Additional information is available in our blog post below:

​In terms of color rendering, higher color rendering ensures accurate color representation. For painters, for example, this means that when you observe a particular paint color during the daytime, the same paint material appears the exact same during evening hours when viewed under a high CRI light source, but may appear different when viewed under a low CRI light source. This will obviously cause issues with color judgment and consistency.

​Track lighting is installed on two 13' overhead beams centered in the space at 11' up. I need overall work light. Do you recommend hanging shop lights above the beams (how many) or using linear light fixtures attached to the beams (how many). Would linear lights provide enough light?

Going back to our brightness target of 22,600 lumens, we can back-calculate the following:

​Shop Light Fixtures @ 4200 lumens each = 6 fixtures

T5 Linear Light Fixtures (4-ft) @ 1800 lumens each = 13 fixtures

​According to these calculations, either of these options will provide sufficient light across your space. You could, of course, even do a little bit of mixing and matching with fixture type and installation location to increase the amount of brightness in certain areas of your studios where it is most needed.

​I have an electrical box in the ceiling on both side above the track beam. These aren't dimmable so I don't want to be blasted out either. What do you recommend? 

Unfortunately you are correct in pointing out that these fixtures are not dimmable. The best alternative solution we can suggest here would be to connect the fixtures on separate light switch circuits so that you can manually choose between full and partial brightness. (This may be especially useful since you may have sufficient daylight coming in during the daytime from your skylight).

Recommended quantity of LED Lights in building an Art Studio

I am building an art studio. It is 3000 square feet. I am dividing it into two distinct spaces: the shop with a full complement of woodworking machinery, and a clean studio for drawing, painting, and other quiet work. 

I have calculated that I need 16 of PN:4025. Is this the proper fixture and quantity?

​I've run these numbers in our lumen estimation calculator and received a recommended brightness level of approximately 65,000 lumens. Since each of our PN 4025 shop light fixtures emits 4200 lumens, my math also works out to approximately 16 lamps, which lines up perfectly with your calculations.

​Is there an alternate fixture for the purpose?

​I do not believe that any other fixture options would be superior, except for our T5 linear fixtures, if these are perhaps a more preferred option from an aesthetic or layout perspective. I have included the link to the product below:

​Similarly, we offer a T8 LED tube light which can be used in traditional fluorescent fixtures. It does sound like you are building a new structure, such that utilizing previous-generation fluorescent fixtures would not make much sense unless you had a particular reason for doing so.

​The color quality at 5000K / 6500K and 95 CRI are identical across all of these options so that should not affect the decision in terms of form factor.

​Now on to the shop side of the studio. I am not sure of the lighting level appropriate for a woodworking space. Is it 30fc (simple manufacturing and industrial) or 40fc (like a classroom)? I have been planning on using 25 at 4000-lumen LED fixtures made by Hyperikon. These lights are 84 CRI and produce 40fc over the area. They are under $20/fixture. Is there justification for purchasing your lighting for the shop side of my studio instead of theirs?

​This is a bit difficult for us to provide any definitive guidance on the 30 or 40 footcandles would depend on the exact level of precision needed, as well as the type of wood, along with personal preference on brightness.

​It is certainly possible that 30-footcandles just don't provide enough brightness, but I would not think that going with 40-footcandles would be "too bright" (i.e. uncomfortable) by any means, so the worst-case scenario here would be that we are over-specifying in terms of brightness.

​As with the brightness question, the higher CRI rating may or may not be necessary depending on the type of woodworking. Some of our customers find that the ability to make very critical color observations during woodworking (perhaps during staining or other visually demanding processes) justifies the additional cost. On the other hand, if color accuracy is less of a concern, I would perhaps recommend staying with the 84 CRI fixtures as that would be more than enough to simply "see" what you are doing and complete basic tasks.

​Do I have a good amount of light coverage, or would I need more? 

I'm not sure what the dimensions of your woodshop will be, but the 25x Hyperikon fixtures would provide you with 100,000 lumens which would be sufficient for approximately 2200 square feet of coverage.

Do you have longer connecting cords to daisy-chain multiple fixtures?

I am thinking of ordering 4 more fixtures. The connecting cord that connects one set of lights to another is only about a foot long. Anyway, you have longer connecting cords from one light to another. 

While we can confirm that the power cord packaged with the T5 LED Linear Light Fixture is only 1 ft in length, we, unfortunately, do not have longer power cords available at this time.

However, it might be helpful to know that third-party 2-prong plug power cords can also be used if a longer length is preferred for your configuration.

Flicker-free Bulb for Color Rendition and Artwork

I'm looking for a flicker-free bulb that has good color rendition, for alertness and artwork. What do you recommend?

Though we, unfortunately, do not have 100W bulb products available at this time, we're happy to confirm that we sell many products that offer a high CRI which could be beneficial for artwork creation.

For example, our D50 5000K A19 LED Bulb for Color Matching (ISO3664:2000) product is flicker-free and offers a high CRI of 95+, as well as an R9 value of 80+.

This product is also designed to be compliant with the D50 CIE Standard, which may prove to be useful. For more information on D50, we have a terrific blog post on our website, which I have linked below.

What is D50 for graphic arts & printing?:

Are there any flicker-free floodlights?

Unfortunately, we do not currently sell any flicker-free floodlights aside from our realUV™ LED Flood Light product at this time.

However, based on the details provided, our NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixtures might be of interest as an alternative. These integrated lighting fixtures can be easily mounted onto many surfaces, contains all electrical components within the housing, and are available in both the 5000K and 6500K color temperatures.

Do the T5 linear fixtures come with any reflector covers? 

Does the 4026.2F.50 come with any kind of reflector shield or something else to direct the light at a more downward angle? I am thinking of something similar to what is seen in a hanging shop light fixture. 

The T5 linear fixtures (PN 4026.2F.50) do not include any reflector covers, and the light distribution is wide and dispersed. As such, if you are looking for a lighting solution that provides a more direct light output, these T5 fixtures may not be the best solution for you.

One alternative would be to consider our LED strip lights, which do not include any diffusers and may be well suited for a DIY installation. The LED strip lights have a 120-degree beam angle and can be further adjusted with secondary optics and reflectors.

Would you happen to know how far the connector protrudes from the side of the case? I see that there seems to be a plastic (daisy-chain) connector that protrudes from the case opposite the power switch.

​We, unfortunately, do not have an official specification on the protruding distance but estimate it to be approximately half an inch.

High CRI and R9 Lighting for Textiles and Leather

I make handbags that incorporate textiles and leather. I need to get accurate color when photographing my pictures. I am taking pictures myself and am not a professional photographer. Is there any LED lighting that you can recommend? I’m taking pictures indoor. I also have an adapter that can fit LEDs into a soft box. I’ve tried natural light but I’m trying to get consistent pictures for my online website. 

Based on the details provided, there are a few products that we might recommend depending on your ideal installation method.

The primary product that we might recommend is the 99 CRI ABSOLUTE SERIES™ LED Flexible Strip product. This product feature light which is virtually indistinguishable from natural daylight, which could prove to be useful with your photography.

Alternatively, in the event that you would prefer to use traditional light fixtures, we might recommend our NorthLux™ 95 CRI BR30 LED Bulb for Artwork & Studio products. However, please note that this product is currently backordered.

As a final recommendation, our NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixtures can be easily mounted in multiple configurations, and contain integrated lighting within the product housing, which reduces the amount of required accessories.​

Is your T5 LED Linear Light Fixture dimmable?

NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixture 4026.2F.50 Are these dimmable? If not, do you sell any that are?

Unfortunately, our linear light fixture products are not compatible with dimmers.

However, we're happy to confirm that our LED strip light products are compatible with dimmers if they are a viable alternative for your installation.

D50 or Northlux: T5 LED Linear Light Fixture for PC Monitor Lighting

I would like to purchase a 4ft T5 LED Linear Light Fixture to light a pc monitor. Do you recommend the D50 or the Northlux? How long is the power cord? 

We can confirm that 5000K NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixture item is the same product as the D50 5000K T5 LED Linear Light Fixture for Color Matching (ISO3664:2000) item. This can be noted by the shared part number of both products, PN 4026.2F. 

We do apologize for any confusion this may have caused, as these products are listed on multiple pages for marketing purposes.

As such, you can expect identical high performance from both items in your installation, including D50 compliance. Both of these products also contain a power cord which is 12 inches in length (30 cm).

What is the maximum number of T5 LED Linear Light that can be daisy-chained together?

I noticed these fixtures are daisy-chainable and wondered what the maximum number of fixtures could be connected this way.

The NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixtures can be daisy-chained together for a total of 70 feet. As such, one could daisy-chain 35 units of the 2 ft version, or 17 of the 4 ft version together.

Can both lengths be interlinked? ie. can I connect 4ft and 2ft segments in the chain?

We're happy to confirm that the 2 ft and 4 ft Linear Light Fixture units can indeed be combined.

Do you have a commercial high-bay/suspended-type lights?

We are building an addition to our brewery and would like to know if there are commercial high-bay/suspended-type lights for a taproom and brewery space.

Our high CRI and full spectrum lamps sound like. a great option for lighting up a brewery and providing a high-end lighting atmosphere.

For high-bay installations, the first aspect would be to consider what type of fixture you would like to utilize for the space. If, for example, you have existing T8 fixtures, our T8 LED lamps may be a great option for such retrofit applications:

Alternatively, if you do not have any fixtures in place (or if this is for a new build), you may want to consider our hanging shoplight fixtures or our integrated T5 fixtures. These products have LEDs integrated into the fixture, so there is no need to purchase the fixture and lamps separately. Please see below for additional product information:

LED Lights Recommendations for Digital Photo Studio

I'm converting a utility room in our garage to be a dedicated digital photo studio. As such, I know I need much more controlled/accurate lighting. Note, that I do not plan to shoot photos/video in the room, just edit, evaluate, and display.The skylights have remote-controlled blackout shades. My initial thoughts about your products are as follows:

I was thinking of using your 16' LED strip mounted in an aluminum channel on the ceiling ridge, e.g. Centric Daylight strip 5000K. For the LED strips, do your aluminum channels have a system to interlock end-to-end or would you recommend other types of aluminum channels for reasonably diffuse light?

While the linear light fixtures could allow for an easier installation than the LED strip lights, the linear light fixtures are not dimmable. As such, your space might benefit from the LED strip light products, which allow for dimming functionality.

Further, the aluminum channel products unfortunately do not feature the ability to interlock. However, there may be third-party products available elsewhere which would allow for a continuous length of mounted LED light strips for installation along the trusses of the room.

I was thinking of using your FilmGrade Hybrid LED strip mounted in your corner aluminum channels mounted under the bottoms of the trusses in the photo to illuminate the right side wall where I would hang/display prints. How accurate are the hybrid strips in simulating various color temps, etc.? Equally important, what's a simple solution for a controller that would allow me to specify the desired color temperature and it would set the appropriate LED values? Is this doable, what would you recommend?

The FilmGrade™ HYBRID LED Strip Lights could be a great option for your space, and I am happy to confirm that this product can be used to simulate any color temperature between 3200K and 6500K by adjusting the intensity of each color temperature.

However, it might be valuable to know that a LED strip light product featuring a single dedicated color temperature is able to emit more light per foot than the individual colors of the HYBRID LED Strip Lights are able to. For example, the HYBRID LED strip lights emit 225 lumens per foot, per color, whereas the single-color FilmGrade™ WHITE LED Strip Lights emits 450 lumens per foot.

This product can be controlled using several different methods. Though the easiest implementation would likely be to utilize a color tunable LED controller, which would allow for you to easily adjust each color point. The below article contains detailed descriptions for each configuration method available for the product.

How to Connect Hybrid CCT Tunable LED Products:

You sell your T5 Linear light fixtures (D50) in 4 ft. I was thinking of using a couple of those to set up a dedicated print viewing station. Your website says they are out of stock but will ship on 12/14. Is availability still accurate as I would like to go ahead and order them to start experimenting?

We can confirm that the 5000K 4-ft NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixture product is currently expected to be available by December 14th. In the event that you would like to place your order prior to that availability date, we would process the shipment as soon as the items become available.

Do all of your 5000K lights actually meet D50 spec or only where specifically indicated?

Not all of our 5000K color temperature products are designed to be compliant with the D50 standard. However, if you had a specific product in mind, I would be happy to review the item to check for D50 compliance.

Anything else you would advise or suggest that I consider?

Regarding installation suggestions, the primary consideration which comes to mind would be to test the LED strip light products within the space prior to cutting the product into segments or installing them completely, as we are unable to accept returns for these products as soon as they have been cut or altered.

Our second suggestion is to keep in mind that the FilmGrade™ HYBRID LED Strip Lights requires a 24V power supply.

Third, the HYBRID LED Strip Lights product has a maximum run of 32.8 ft, and draws a variable amount of power per foot depending on the color point adjustment. Details regarding this can be found on the product specification sheet. As such, you may want to consider a power supply which is capable of outputting enough power to accommodate the power draw needs of the lengths of your installation.

On the FilmHybrid LEDs, I saw the referenced setup with the two dimmers. But to use that, I need to figure out the dimmer settings that correspond to different Kelvin temperatures. I'm assuming to do that I would need to have a spectrophotometer that can measure incident light which I don't have. Is there another 3rd party solution that you could recommend that wouldn't be too complicated or expensive that would allow me specify the color temp and then set the appropriate values on the two LED channels of the hybrid film strip?

Any 3rd party aluminum channel manufacturers you recommend that might have interlocking sections? I'm still going to take a look at yours as well.

Unfortunately, the dimmer uses an analog dial to control the relative brightness levels of the two channels, so there is no way to digitally map the two output levels to a specific color temperature level. You may want to think of this as being similar to a traditional shower faucet, with one for hot and one for cold, without the ability to set a specific water temperature.

We are not aware of any third-party products or solutions that could incorporate our LED strip light to achieve the lighting controls you are looking for, but do hope to be able to offer such solutions in the near future. For the time being, we may recommend searching for cinematography and photography lighting products such as those manufactured by ARRI or Kino Flo, although these will likely be a much higher price point.

I've got a few questions on your 24V dimmable transformer that I purchased:

Is this designed to be driven at 100% rated load (96W) for a prolonged period of time? Is there any issue with splicing a pigtail and plugging it into an outlet (that has an AC dimmer upstream)? Is there a minimum load requirement on the transformer? Any issues if there is a GFI on the circuit?

The 24 volt dimmable power supply load is de-rated at 100% (full 96 watt capacity) until ambient temperatures exceed 105 F. Maximum allowable ambient temperature is 140 degrees F, at which the power supply output load is de-rated to 60% (59 watts capacity).

​We do not maintain a minimum load requirement on the power supply unit, but all dimmer tests are performed at 85% load.

With respect to your questions regarding installation through a wall outlet and the use of GFI components, I would consult with an electrician for further recommendations. From what I understand, there may be code compliance issues arising from:

The installation of a dimmer switch on a power outlet (e.g. what happens is someone inadvertently plugs in a non-dimmable, non-lighting appliance into the "dimmable" power outlet?)Installing hard-wired products into a wall outlet using a spliced plug cord.

From a pure electrical standpoint, I do not believe there would be any performance issues, but such installation methods would be beyond the scope of our safety and reliability assurances.


Difference between the NorthLux and D50

I am interested in purchasing some light bulbs for a fixture being installed in my studio to supplement our North light window into the evening hours. I am looking at the NorthLux and D50 bulbs and wondering what the distinctions between the two bulbs are. It seems the NorthLux is best suited to our needs, however, our electrician is recommending the D50. 

Our NorthLux products are offered in both 5000K and 6500K. The 6500K color option is likely to be an excellent match for the natural light you currently have coming in from your north-facing window. Some visual artists and other professionals do prefer 5000K as it provides a bit less blue and is a more neutral color point.

For additional insights into the difference between these two color temperatures, please see below:

Our NorthLux products in 5000K are actually the same product as the D50, and the products are listed on multiple product pages for marketing purposes. We do apologize for any confusion caused!

LED Panel Lights for Home Office Lighting

The space my wife and I use as a home office was originally designed as a sun porch. There's a single, small fixture in the middle of the room that provides very poor lighting to our desks. I was thinking of installing a surface mount LED panel (because the ceilings are relatively low) over each desk, but it's difficult to find LED panel lighting with >80 CRI. I'm looking for something that mounts close to the ceiling, is dimmable, and relatively long (to provide even lighting across a desk).

We unfortunately do not have any LED panel lights, and the requirement for dimmability makes this quite challenging based on the offerings we currently have available.

If you're willing to forego dimmability as a requirement, our T8 LED lamps housed in an appropriate ceiling fixture, or our T5 linear fixtures, could potentially be viable solutions for you. Both are available with 95 CRI and provide excellent light quality that should work well for a home office.

​I've included product links for these products below:

Overhead LED Lights Fixtures for Dental Lab Lighting

I have a dental lab and want to use overhead lights to create natural light to match shades for teeth on my bench top. I have no fixture but I need to get one or more. It would flush mount or hang. Ceiling is 70 inches above bench top. 

Our 95 CRI / full spectrum light sources are likely to be a great fit for the application. 

Below are two fixture products that may fit your needs well. Please let us know your thoughts:

NorthLux 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixture for Bias Lighting Solutions

I have been searching for bias lighting solutions for a 77-inch flat-panel tv. I placed the NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixture in my cart to purchase but I noticed you have specific lights at a higher price point for flat panel applications. Will the item I referenced work behind a TV or do I need to stick with bias lights?

The NorthLux T5 linear fixtures, if you've selected the 6500K color option, should work perfectly for the bias lighting application. The 6500K color point is calibrated to the same D65 color point that is needed for bias applications, and will match the color calibration used in TV displays.​​The primary advantages of the dedicated bias lighting LED strip light product are the lower profile and dimmability (if paired with a dimmer). If neither of these features are crucial for you, the T5 linear fixture sounds like a great fit for you

High CRI LED lighting for Photographic Printmaking

I am a professional printmaker for photographers who sell their work in galleries. I also produce prints for museum exhibits and corporate photography installations. I am building a new print-making studio. I would like high CRI lighting for my print viewing/color-correcting area. I need 5000K Hi CRI (95 or higher) for color correcting as well as 2700K and 3000K high CRI to view prints for how they will look under gallery or museum lighting. I would prefer to have one light source to be able to produce all three color temperatures. Each color temperature would be used one at a time. Which of your products would work best for my application?

Our high CRI LED lighting offerings sound like a great fit for both the color viewing (D50 / 5000K) as well as gallery/museum lighting conditions (2700K/3000K).

​Unfortunately, we do not offer any products that feature the ability to switch between those color points, so we would instead recommend installing separate lamps for each of the color points needed.

​For the D50 / 5000K color point, our line of NorthLux or D50 products will work well for your needs. For example, please see below for our A19, T8 lamp or T5 fixture options:

Our 2700K and 3000K are a bit more limited in form factors. Below is our A19 and BR30 lamp option:

If you can let us know a bit more about the lighting installation in terms of fixtures and location, we'd be glad to assist with some additional recommendations and guidance!

Will your T-8 NorthLux 95 CRI LED tubes operate with a dimmable ballast allowing me to dim the output and still maintain the same color temperature and color rendering index?

Unfortunately our T8 LED lamps are not dimmable, and will not work with a dimmable ballast. Sorry for the bad news!

Difference between D50 and Centric Daylight

What is the difference between the D50 and the Centric Daylight?

While both the D50 and CENTRIC DAYLIGHT products offer a 5000K color temperature, the D50 products are calibrated to a specific ISO color point for color viewing applications. For more information, please see below:


Light Fixtures for Wall Wash Lighting in Dropped Ceiling

I am designing lighting for artwork in my remodel. I have to use a dropped ceiling so I need lights that can be installed in the ceiling. I can only find light bulbs. Do you sell light fixtures to be installed in ceilings to light up artwork?

Unfortunately, we do not currently sell light fixtures which can be installed directly into ceilings.

However, we do sell T8 LED tube lights, such as the NorthLux™ 95 CRI T8 LED Tube for Art & Studio product, which are designed to be installed within ceiling light fixtures.

NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixture CRI Rating

On the specs for the 4ft NorthLux Linear Light Fixture 5000K, it says it's only 90 CRI. Is that correct? I am replacing the ceiling lighting of my studio: four 48" two-bulb fluorescence light fixtures. Would four of the 4ft Linear Light Fixture 5000k be enough?

We're happy to confirm that the 5000K NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixtures actually have a CRI of 95+. However, these products do have an R9 value of 90+, which may be what you are referring to. Based on our review of the most recent Photometric Report for this product, the CRI is listed at 97.4, and the R9 is listed as 95.

​For further photometric information, here is a link to the product report:

Based on the description provided, it does sound as though four of these products should work well for your space! Further, the Lumen Estimation Calculator tool on our website may also be valuable for planning the number of lighting products for your space.

However, please know that we offer a 30-day return policy. If these products do not work well for your space, we would be more than happy to issue a return label for an exchange or a refund.

Do you have a D50 5000K and 4000K in 90+ CRI?

We are interested in your D50 5000K model 4026.2F.50 light fixture, T8 tubes model 4024.50.4P, or perhaps the Flexible Strip 7101.50 mounted to the aluminum channel and quite possibly a combination of all. Key is D50 5000K 90+ CRI. Also looking for something similar in 4000K

​The ABSOLUTE SERIES is not available in 4000K, but the T8 lamps and T5 integrated fixtures are available in 4000K. The part numbers are 4024.40 and 4026.2F.40, respectively.

We are concerned about UV and IR from the above lamps. I realize output in these regions would be low, but is there a way to quantify what level is considered damaging to artwork, photographs, documents, etc.

We do not have any data on hand for this, but I would expect that this can certainly be quantified in irradiance units (e.g. mw/cm2) accompanied by a wavelength range (e.g. UV-A), or 340-400 nm). If your customer has any specific requirements in terms of irradiance, that would be very helpful for us to verify compliance; if not, a starting point may be showing them our photometric reports which show essentially no energy emission in the UV and IR regions.

What type of power cord used in NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixture?

I just ordered a few of the "NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixture", and the pictures make the power cord look really short. I was wondering what kind of power cord they use, so I can order a longer one.

We can confirm that the NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixture uses a two-prong US-style, C8 connector plug. In case it proves to be useful, the power cord that comes with this fixture has a length of 12 inches (30 cm).

More information regarding the product and the included accessories can be found at this link:

Power and Daisy Chain Cord Length of NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixture

I am interested in the NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixture but would like to know how long are the power cord and daisy chain cord. 

The power cord for the NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixture is 12 inches in length (30 cm), and the daisy chain cord is also 12 inches in length (30 cm).

We have recently updated the specification sheet for this item with this information, which can be found at:

T5 LED linear fixtures Power and Daisy Chain Connectors

I live in the UK and I'm thinking of ordering some of the T5 LED tubes. Questions:

1) Is the power connector (LED end) a standard fitting? I don't want to run a UK-US adaptor at the wall and want to make sure I can buy a generic cable. 

2) How long are the daisy chain cords? 

3) Is the Northlux 5000k T5 linear light fixture the same thing as the D50 5000k T5 linear light fixture (I note the part number is the same, so assume so but want to double check). 

4) What happens if anything is dead on arrival? Just wanted to check, with me being an international customer.

Our T5 LED linear fixtures sound like a great option for you.

​The included cables for our fixtures are the two-prong North American plug types, but if you would like to source your own cables to fit UK-style electrical outlets, you should be able to do so using a standard C8 ("figure 8") input wire.

The D50 5000K T5 linear is indeed the same product as the NorthLux T5 linear (PN 4026), listed on separate pages for slightly different applications, though the requirements for ultra-high color quality remain the same for both!

Finally, please know that we stand 100% behind our products, and should there be any issues during the first 3 years of usage, we will gladly send a replacement free of charge, including any international destinations. Please see our warranty policy here.

LED Lights for Art Painting Studio

We have a studio with existing lighting. This is an artists painting studio so color is paramount and we have never got it right. We would like you to recommend a lighting scheme or bulbs to put in our existing lighting to improve the painting light quality.

Most household lamps have a low color temperature which can be nice and relaxing for a typical residential installation, but for a color-critical application such as yours, having a daylight-calibrated color temperature bulb is definitely crucial.

All of our NorthLux products are daylight-calibrated and will offer a nice approximation of natural daylight, which will help tremendously in being able to accurately see colors in artwork creation.

Since it sounds like you do not have any specific fixtures already in place, you do have quite a bit of flexibility in terms of installation location and types of lamps.

​If you have an table or desk lamps, we would perhaps recommend our NorthLux A19 lamps. Alternatively, if you would like to mount some additional lighting onto a ceiling beam or even a shelf, we would recommend our NorthLux T5 fixtures which may be a great option for you.

Is the NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixture dimmable?

Unfortunately, the NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixture is not dimmable.

That being said, we do offer other products which are dimmable, such as the NorthLux™ 95 CRI BR30 LED Bulb for Artwork & Studio. Depending on your installation, these products might be valuable alternatives.

Lighting for Small Artist Studio Space

I need directions to set up a painting area in the garage. I am looking at the NorthLux lighting CRI 95 or above, around 7000 Lumens and 4,000-6,000K. The area will be around 10 x 8; the ceiling and outside wall is white, and the rest is concrete. The ceiling hight is 7' with 5' deep as my space is under a bulkhead for furnace vents. I want lighting to extend to area approximately 7/8' deep. Could you present me one or two proposed diagrams showing light placement? What is the height of your linear fixture?

Since it sounds like your space currently does not have any existing fixtures, that gives us the maximum flexibility in terms of installation and lamp type options, which is great to hear.

I would recommend our T5 linear fixture at this point, given that it will provide you with all of the necessary housing and mounting accessories without needing to buy any separate components such as a track light tracks and heads for a track light system.

To achieve the 7000 lumen target, you will want one of the following (or a combination of the following):

Eight 2-ft fixtures ($248 total)Four 4-ft fixtures ($159 total)

Unfortunately we're not equipped with any interior design software, so I'm unable to create any layout diagrams showing light placement, but if you have a rough sketch of the space along with some input on where you think the lights can be placed and installed from a practical standpoint, we would be more than happy to offer some additional input.

Generally, you will want to space the lights out as much as possible in order to prevent any excess shadows or hotspots / dark areas. If you will be performing most of your work in one specific area, in addition to the fixtures, you may also want to consider installing a few A19 lamps for localized task lighting:

The height of the T5 linear fixture is approximately 1.4 inches.

High CRI 95+ 6500K E26 Color Grading room for editing, coloring matching, and finishing videos and still projects.

I'm looking for a lighting solution for a color grading room for editing, coloring matching, and finishing videos and still projects. In looking through your catalog, there appear to be several matches however they are not specifically listed under the color-matching category. Can you list every product that meets the above specs including non-E26 models?

Currently, the only E26 bulb that explicitly meets the D65 ISO color metric is the NorthLux 6500K A19 bulb. Please see below for the product link:

For non-E26, you may also be interested in our shop light and integrated fixture products, which are shown below:

Recommended bulbs for Studio Lighting

I need assistance with LED lights choosing the correct bulbs for my art studio and how should setting up my lights for my application. I want to be able to render pencil/charcoal/and paint with the lights. I will be using 8ft ceilings unfortunately but do not currently intend to do many large paintings so hopefully, I will have enough height. I was personally thinking of your 5000K LED Art Studio Tubes or the LED 5000k bulbs but I was not sure if tubes or bulbs made more sense. And if I get either the tube or the bulb what fixtures to mount them with and what wiring info? 

It does indeed sound like our NorthLux LED products with 95 CRI and daylight-calibrated color temperatures will be an excellent option for your space.

You are correct that you're in perhaps one of the more tricky stages of planning your lighting, and we'd be more than happy to offer some recommendations.

​The first question would be to determine what kind of fixtures (if any) you would be interested in utilizing in the space. For BR30 lamps, for example, you will require residential/commercial style recessed can lights, which typically will go directly into the ceiling, meaning there will be some construction and electrical work needed.

​With the tube lights, you can also consider similar ceiling fixtures such as 2' x 4' fixtures, but there are also options such as strip light fixtures and other ceiling mount fixtures that won't require as much involved construction or electrical work.

One of our new products that might be most convenient and the best fit for you would be our integrated T5 LED linear fixtures. These lights have the same 95 CRI NorthLux LEDs inside, but also include screw or magnet-based mounting systems, which means that you do not need any additional accessories or electrical work. They simply plug into a wall outlet, and can also be daisy-chained to connect multiple fixtures.

I've included the product link below - please let us know your thoughts!

Do you have to daisy chain the end of the light to end or can you use a jumper wire to set the lights up parallel to each other? 

You can daisy chain them end-to-end, or they can be connected using a daisy-chain wire. See below:


Have you had the artist install the NorthLux 95 CRI BR30 LED bulbs in adjustable lamp track lighting? Like gallery Style? Would you recommend a track lighting system or a tube light system for an oil painting studio with an 8 ft ceiling?

The BR30 lamps are generally used in ceiling fixtures (e.g. recessed can light) and not track light fixtures. One of the concerns is that the BR30 beam angle is very wide and spread out, making them less suitable for track light fixtures which generally are designed for narrow beam angle spotlights generally seen, as you mention, in gallery settings.

For art studios, the tube lights would definitely be a great option, as they can provide full and evenly distributed light coverage. 

To get a sense of how much light you will need, we would recommend using our Lumen Estimation Calculator, which can be found at the link below:

Do you think if you used the BR30 bulbs with the track light fixtures you could get a wider distribution of light from the track light system giving you the wide soft light without hotspots but also being very adjustable in where you direct the lights? 

If adjustability is an important feature, the track system may indeed work well for your needs! The LED strip lights are quite permanent and fixed in place, so that would definitely be a big downside.

Is it possible to direct wire the NorthLux™ 95 CRI T5 LED Linear Light Fixture?

Is it possible to direct wire this fixture, preferably from the middle of the backside. I have a 2ft fluorescent fixture this would replace, and it is direct wired through the back of the fixture.

Our T5 fixtures do not come with any direct-wire accessories, but if you are comfortable making the modifications needed to convert the wire plugs into a hard-wired installation, there should be no concerns from an electrical compatibility standpoint.

​The only concern I have is that the wires do need to plug in from the ends, so depending on the exact layout or dimensions of the fixture, the 2-ft versions of our T5 fixtures may exceed the allowable dimensions of your fluorescent fixture.

Do you have an 8ft LED grow tube for growing romaine?

I'm looking for an 8ft, and a 6ft LED grow tube ideal for growing romaine, spring mix, and other quick growing items. We need 48-8ft bulbs, and 12-6ft.

Unfortunately, we do not have any 8-ft or 6-ft bulbs. One recommendation, however, would be our T5 linear fixtures which are modular and can be combined to create various lengths. 

Since they are offered in 2-ft and 4-ft variants, both the 8-ft and 6-ft lengths can be created with the various length combinations.

Below is the link to our "artist" series, for which we will be launching a comparable version for horticulture but in the same dimensions and form factor:

Need assistance selecting LED lights for painting and sculpture studio

We are interested in utilizing your LED lighting products and are searching for assistance in the selection of proper lighting for a painting and sculpture studio.

We had anticipated that we would utilize LED tube lighting flush with the ceiling primarily for our working lighting. What would you recommend?

We offer numerous full-spectrum, daylight-calibrated LED lights that would be an excellent fit for your painting and sculpture studio.

If you are seeking an LED tube lighting solution, our NorthLux™ T8 LED tube lights would be your best bet. These lamps work in existing 4-ft fluorescent fixtures with compatible or bypassed ballasts. If you prefer not to worry about fixture compatibility, or you need to purchase new fixtures for a new studio construction project, these LED tube lights can also be used in our LED-ready T8 fixtures.

Alternatively, you may also want to consider our NorthLux™ LED shop lights and T5 linear fixture options. These alternatives offer the same 95 CRI, daylight-calibrated light quality, but depending on the aesthetics and wiring requirements, may also be viable options.

Lighting up a garage with no windows

I am looking to light up a garage with no windows. It is horrendously hot here in the summer and I want to be able to work in my garage with the doors closed, with the air-conditioning on. Looking into high CRI lighting so that it is nicer in there with good quality light.

The summer heat issue is totally understandable and it sounds like high CRI lighting is definitely a great solution!

For starters, LED lights emit far less heat than fluorescent and incandescent lamps, so regardless of which LED product you ultimately install, you will certainly be helping to keep your garage cooler, and you'll also be able to double-dip on electricity savings as your air-conditioning unit will not need to work as hard.

For garage lighting installations, our 95 CRI LED shop lights have been some of the most popular. Below is an actual installation from one of our customers, courtesy of Mike Fitzpatrick from Liquid Audio.

The LED shop lights are designed to be hung using the included hanging chains, and plug into any electrical outlet, so these are a great option if you're looking for some highly focused light output without having to perform any wiring work. The daisy-chain capability of these lights may also be an added benefit.

Another option would be our 95 CRI T5 linear fixtures. These fixtures also plug into any electrical outlet and can be daisy chained, but are designed to be mounted directly using the included screw or magnet mounts. In terms of aesthetics and installation, these offer a more slim and compact footprint.

Below is an actual customer photo from one of our customers, courtesy of Jimmy Sig.

Finally, if you have existing fluorescent lamp fixtures, our 95 CRI T8 LED lamps may be the most straightforward and low-cost solution. These lamps can be used to directly replace the 4-ft fluorescent lamps currently in your fixture. You'll see approximately the same quantity of light (brightness) but you'll immediately notice the improvement in the quality of light!

This is a great option if you already have the fixtures, as you won't need to perform any extra installation or rewiring work (unless the fluorescent ballast is not compatible with our lamps), keeping both fixture and labor costs down. The added benefit is that if you already have fluorescent lamps in place, you'll have a rough idea of the light distribution and brightness so you won't need to worry as much about fixture placement and modifications.

Hard-wiring LED T5 linear fixtures

I'm looking to install your LED T5 linear fixtures to replace some fluorescent lamps in my office. I plan on removing the fluorescent lamps as well as the ballast. Would it be possible to hardwire this product into my fluorescent fixture?

While the product does not include any hard-wiring components and instead includes a regular two-prong plug wire, if you are able to modify the wire connection, the lamps can be connected directly to line voltage wires in a fluorescent fixture without any issues from an electrical standpoint.

You will, of course, need to ensure that the fluorescent ballast is removed or bypassed as the LED T5 linear fixtures are not compatible with any fluorescent ballasts.

For any electrical code compliance questions, we would recommend consulting an electrician for further assistance or recommendations.

Mounting lights onto a window with no incoming light

I currently have a window that does not have any natural light, because it faces a wall just 1 inch away. I'm hoping to simulate natural light with one of your lighting options. What do you suggest?

Our full spectrum lighting options sound like a great solution for your situation.

In general, our 4000K or 5000K products with 95 CRI will provide you with the best simulation of natural daylight. Our CENTRIC DAYLIGHT A19 bulbs fit into standard screw-base sockets and maybe a great, straightforward option for you.

Depending on the dimensions and mounting options of your window, our T5 integrated linear fixtures may also be worth considering.

The T5 integrated linear fixture sounds great.  The inside dimension of the window is 70 inches wide and 46 inches tall.  Do you think a single 2-ft fixture will be sufficient? 

Based on these dimensions, up to three 2-ft T5 light fixtures could be used to evenly fill the space.

These 2-ft T5 light fixtures can also be daisy-chained together, which means they can all connect to a single power outlet.

Since the window faces the outside, there is some condensation on the window glass. Do you think condensation would be an issue?

Based on the information available to us, it is difficult to say with any certainty whether or not condensation would still be an issue for these fixture mounting solutions.

It may be worth investigating for the presence of moisture on or near your window, in order to have a better idea of the safety hazards which might be present. If, for example, visible water droplets are present, that would certainly be a situation where condensation would indeed be a safety concern.

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