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by TL8W
Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: 8 watt T5 tubes
Replies: 12
Views: 3325

Re: 8 watt T5 tubes

your 8W lamps would have lasted longer if you fitted pulse starters in your MINIPACK fittings. I would also like to recommend the following lamps: Osram L8W/827 (Italy) Osram L8W/840 (Italy) Osram L8W/535 (Italy) Philips TL8W/830 (Poland - available from CP Lighting UK) Sylvania Luxline F8T5/830 or ...
by TL8W
Sun May 22, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Intoduction of triphosphor tubes?
Replies: 6
Views: 3603

Re: Intoduction of triphosphor tubes?

Introduced in the 1970s.

I have a Philips TLD18W/83 made in November 1978. It certainly could not be 1988 because I bought the lamp in Germany in April 1980.
by TL8W
Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: A hatred for cheap CFLs and tubes!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2600

Re: A hatred for cheap CFLs and tubes!!

Recommended lamp types for Emergency Lighting when using T5s. As quoted above Philips TL-Pro 8w/840 (Polish made and known to last) Avoid the Japanese version sometimes supplied, made by Hybec, which has high-resistance cathodes of twenty ohms or so that often succumb to the electrical conditions of...