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Who is NIPPO ?
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"NIPPO Electric is a 50 year old Japa­nese manufacturer of specialty fluores­cent lighting. In 1997 NIPPO introduced the Seamlessline product line in Japan. In 2003 Nippo brought this unique product to the North American markets. April2013, NIPPO Electric was changed to DN Lighting Co.,Ltd.
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What is Seamlessline ?
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Seamlessline is a T・6 linear fluorescent lamp & fixture with the lamp contact pins mounted on the side instead of the end, like typical fluorescent lamps. This allows for continuously mounted lam凶/fixtu陪S to butt togetheι therefore eliminating socket shadows..
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Who is your local Rep ?
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NIPPO Seamlessline is represented throughout the U.S. by leading Rep Agencies in each market. Please visit our website at : www.nippo-web.com and click on “FIND A REP” to view the U.S. map for your location.
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Lead-Time ?
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Standard project orders typically ship in 2-10 days from our North Caroline warehouse.
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T-6 lamp ?
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is the diameter measurement of the lamp (six-eighths of an inch). The lamp, socket, and ballast are made by NIPPO.
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Lamp Life ?
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The average lamp life is rated at 25,000 hours (3 hours per start).
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Lamp Output ?
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The T-6 lumen output is comparable to a T-5 fluorescent lamp. Output exceeds 800 lumens/ft (85 lumens/watt average), consuming 9-10 watts/ft.
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Lamp color Temperature ?
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Seamlessline offers a full range of color temperatures; 2500K, 2800K, 3000K, 3500K, 4200K, 5000K, 6700K, plus RED, GREEN, & BLUE
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What is the CRI ?
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Even with such a wide range of color temperatures, all maintain a consistent 88 CRI.
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What is the CRI ?
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Even with such a wide range of color temperatures, all maintain a consistent 88 CRI.
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Lamp Brightness vs. Length ?
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There is no noticeable difference in brightness between various lamp lengths.
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Lamp Lengths ?
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The Seamlessline product family was designed with 5 lengths to offer the designer the ability to mix lamp lengths for needed continuous run dimension and illumination.
Seamlessline lengths (nominal) = 20”, 34”, 40”, 50”, and 60”.
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Dimming ?
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Seamlessline offers dimming & non-dimming fixtures in 120 or 277 volts. Dimming version is dimmable down to 10% with no flicker or striation (except for the shortest 500 (20”) length due to ballast size constraints).
The “M” designation in the Seamlessline fixture model number denotes dimming.
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Dimming components ?
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DC to PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) Converter or lnterface unit is needed to control up to 20 - 25 Seamlessline fixtures per dimming circuit.
The Seamlessline Converter can be mounted up to 330° from the fixture.
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Dimmer Compatibility ?
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Please consult NIPPO for an up-to-date listing as testing is ongoing in addition to technological advances in dimming.
Approved & tested are select Lutron, Leviton, Marlin, ETC and Hunt controls to name a few.
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Indoor or Outdoor use ?
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Seamlessline is presently rated for indoor use only.
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Operational Temperature ?
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The recommended operational temperature is 40° to 105° Fahrenheit.
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THD ?
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Seamlessline fixtures have a total harmonic distortion of 18% or less.
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UL Approved ?
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Seamlessline fixtures, lamps, ballasts, and sockets are all UL Approved.
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Safety Wire ?
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The safety wire at the socket of each fixture is not required by UL but is included for use of vertical and inverted installation.
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Advantages over T-5 Lamps ?
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The Seamlessline T-6 system out- performs T-5 lamped fixtures by offering dimming down to 10% with lower lamp heat.
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Advantages over Cold Cathode ?
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Seamlessline operates at standard voltages, is more efficient, and is quick and easy to install.