TBS165 – affordable and efficient


Product family information

Designed to address the need for energy-efficient basic lighting, the TBS165 luminaire makes it possible to save energy by replacing outdated electromagnetic installations with Philips TL5 technology.Featuring innovative dedicated TL5 optics, a choice of ballasts, sensors (presence detection, daylight regulation) and emergency lighting, the TBS165 range can be used for general lighting in a wide variety of applications, including offices, corridors, schools and shops (supermarkets, DIY). Combining high-frequency gear, sensors and MASTER TL5 lamps, it allows substantial energy savings. The low-height recessed luminaire fits in exposed ceilings. Conveniently, it does not have to be opened, as it has pre-installed lamps and can be connected from the outside.


Substantial energy savings compared to TL-D solutions with electromagnetic ballasts
TL5 luminaire with dedicated TL5 optics; highly innovative compared to TL-D
Easy to install luminaires in low-height ceilings as it measures only 51 mm in height


Dedicated TL5 luminaire
High-gloss as well as matt optics
Compliant with office lighting norm


Shops (supermarkets, DIY stores)
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Product family details
  • TBS165 (module size: 600 mm)
  • TBS166 (module size: 625 mm)
Ceiling grid
  • Module size in length: 600 x 600 mm
  • Module size in length: 625 x 625 mm
  • Exposed T-bar ceiling
Light source
  • Fluorescent:
  • 3 or 4 x MASTER TL5 / G5 / 14 W
  • 2 x MASTER TL5 / G5 / 28 W
Lamp included
  • Yes (lamp color 830 or 840)
  • Electronic, 220-240 V / 50-60 Hz:
  • Performer (HFP)
  • Regulator, 1-10 V (HFR-E)
  • Regulator, DALI (HFD)
  • High Frequency (HF)
  • High-gloss aluminum louver with high-gloss 3D lamellas (C6)
  • High-gloss aluminum louver with matt cross lamellas (C3)
  • Matt aluminum louver with matt cross lamellas (M2)
Connection (outside housing)
  • Push-in connection with pull relief (PIP)
  • Emergency lighting (integrated):
  • 1 hour (EL1)
  • 3 hours (EL3)
  • Lighting controls:
  • Actilume multi controller (ACL)
  • In HFD versions DALI based
  • In HFR versions 1-10 V based
  • Luxsense (LX)
  • Safety cable (SC)
  • Housing: pre-painted steel, RAL9016 based
  • Exposed t-bar ceilings (lay-in)
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