Is it the end for 8 footers??

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Is it the end for 8 footers??

Postby Tom » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:45 pm

I recently heard a rumour that some of the major lamp makers have, or are going to stop producing 8' tubes! This cannot be right surely? I know they are not as effecient as the more regular and portable (anyone who hasn't tried getting one into a lift or a small van hasn't lived LOL!) sizes such as 5' and 6' but at least continue making them in the triphosphor colours such as 840 for replacement purposes! There are simply just too many good old 8' fittings out there, most of which have been going for well over 20 years!!
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Re: Is it the end for 8 footers??

Postby Paul » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:22 pm

I think it's another Europe dictation that 8 footers will be phased out. Maybe someone can confirm this?

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Re: Is it the end for 8 footers??

Postby SuperSix » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:26 pm

Well Sylvania are the last company left manufacturing them now and they can't continue for that much longer. The 100W version is actually more efficient than both the 5' and 6' T8s which is what makes me mad about it all! Kev's spoken to James Hooker about it so he knows more than me.

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Re: Is it the end for 8 footers??

Postby Tom » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:48 pm

8' 100w was a Thorn invention! The first energy saving tube! So why kill it off??? :( :x
I think they pioneered the 8' 85w back in the 60s as a move from the old 125w......Shame that died a death!
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Re: Is it the end for 8 footers??

Postby SuperSix » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:32 pm

They were indeed both Thorns inventions, the 6' 85W tube appears to be as well, designed to run off existing 80W chokes. Not meaning to hijack this into a discussion about Thorn/6' tubes but when were they re-rated at 75W?

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Re: Is it the end for 8 footers??

Postby Tom » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:54 pm

Probably mid 70s. It was after 5' was de-rated to 65w
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Re: Is it the end for 8 footers??

Postby sailormoon01uk » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:55 am

I think they have Banned 8ft Standard Tubes for Tri-Phosphur Tubes but I too an not sure if they have been actually Phased Out

EU Directive on Eco-Design Requirements on efficiency for Professional Lighting Which areas are affected by regulation 245/2009 in the professional sector?

Regulation EC 245/2009 relates to lamp types and components that are primarily used in highway, office, and industrial lighting applications:

Fluorescent lamps without integrated ballast (single- and double-side sockets)
- Rod-shaped fluorescent lamps
- Compact fluorescent lamps
- Circular lamps
- U-shaped lamps
High-pressure discharge lamps with E27/E40/PGZ12 sockets
- Halogen metal vapor lamps
- High-pressure sodium vapor lamps
- Mercury vapor lamps
Ballasts for these lamps
Luminaires for these lamps


Maybe these Links will help see

http://www.osram.com/_global/pdf/Profes ... D125GB.pdf

http://www.osram.com/_global/pdf/Consum ... GB_EuP.pdf

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Re: Is it the end for 8 footers??

Postby SuperSix » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:05 am

I've got a Sylvania PowerPoint presentation about Luxline plus tubes and the phase out. Slide 6 should help, it looks like all T12 Triphosphors and MCFAs are exempt. I can't upload PPTs by the looks of things so I'll attach a pic!
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Re: Is it the end for 8 footers??

Postby Tom » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:57 pm

Following my meeting with Kev down in Cornwall the other night, it looks like Sylvania are set to continue making 8 footers in triphosphor colours (probably just 840 would do!) as well as all the other T12 sizes! So there is still hope for all those old fittings yet! They just need to sort out the short life issue...
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Re: Is it the end for 8 footers??

Postby Kev » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:31 pm

Yes so i got conformation from james that they are NOT going to stop making the 8 footers the 840 8' is bright!!! As tom said they just need to sort out the short life of the 125W!


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