What are the different abbreviations of lights?

It can become confusing sometimes with the world of abbreviations that the Facilities industry has become. I am not sure if its because of American influence but personally I like words. Not everyone knows every abbreviation but also it can cause confusion when two people can be talking about the same abbreviation unaware they are talking about completely different things. I had this happen listening to two FM managers on a long car journey. It wasn’t until a good 20 minutes had past before they realised they were talking about different things.

Anyway I wanted to share this page with various light types and will at a later date begin to create a directory of Asset types.

LIGHT TYPE  ABBREVIATION

LIGHT TYPE DESCRIPTION

PL-L

L stands for long single turn – therefore has 1 long looped tube

PL-T

T stands for triple turn – therefore it has looped tubes

PL-C

Also known as PL-D – double turn – therefore 2 looped tubes

TC-D

The same as a PL-C

TC-F

normally known as a Dulux f/Lynx f because it looks like an F shape

TC-L

same as PL-L

TC-S

same as PL-S

TC-T

same as a PL-T

2D

Because it looks like 2Ds back to back

Hope this helps if you find it useful leave a comment also if you will find it useful for photos be added.