The Advantages of T5 Light Fixtures
You can take advantage of the high output T5 Light Fixtures. T5 lamps are more efficient than T8 about 9%, can produce more light in the least amount of space, use less wattage (75-90 lumens per watt). T5 light fixture has also a high color rendering properties (CRI), which means they are more visually appealing. Color rendering index is important when you are concerned about how the visible light to the human eye but it is not necessarily essential to the plant.
However, despite the increase in efficiency, T5 light fixtures require more different cost equipment. Another drawback is that they tend to be less a life span of about 10,000 hours compared to an average of 20,000 hours of T12s and tube T8 30000 hours. If you look hard enough, you can find a lamp T5 with a longer shelf life, so be sure to check the specifications before buying.
T5 light fixtures can be used effectively as a primary source for lighting, as well as additional lighting for your indoor garden. T5 lamps emit more than a candle and the postponement of more heat than other fluorescent lamps, so you may need to use a small fan to keep you cool when the plants under these lights.