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Philips White MCFE 65/80W/35

Philips White MCFE 65/80W/35

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Another great find, an old Philips 5ft tube with brass end caps and original sleeve.

This one's rated for both the modern 65W chokes and the old original 80W chokes. MCFE indicates that it has an external silicone coating to prevent water condensing on the tube and causing striking difficulties.

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Manufacturer:Philips
Model Number:MCFE 65/80W
Wattage:65/80W
Current:0.67/0.87
Fabrication Date:M7
Colour Temperature:3500K
Voltage:100/110V

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Aug 14, 2010 at 11:48 AM Author: xmaslightguy
Nice find!
5-foot is a rare size here, and all i've ever is the T12 Slimline (single pin) version (which are 50 watts).

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Aug 15, 2010 at 08:52 PM Author: DieselNut
Nice looking lamp! Yes, the 5 foot lamps are rare here. I have one 40 watt T8 one and several 90 watt T17s that are 5 foot with mogul bipins.
@xmaslightguy, I have never seen a 5 foot slimline! I have some 4 and 6 foot ones and even a pair of 7 footers (that are also 75 watts, like the 8 foot ones!)
5 foot T12 bipin lamp with brass end caps = WAY cool!

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Aug 15, 2010 at 11:35 PM Author: SuperSix
Wow, It's completely the opposite here, 5 foot was the very first size manufactured in Britain so they're still pretty common. 6 75/85W T12 or 70W T8 is also quite common. 8 foot was quite common in 85, 125W and Krypton energy saving 100W but you don't see that many now.

T17s are never heard of here, there's a small market for American import slimlines, HOs and VHOs but I'm get to see a slimline and only one VHO 4 foot and that had a standard medium bipin base. How I'd love a slimline!

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Aug 16, 2010 at 07:11 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@DieselNut one of the Ace hardware stores here has the 5' slimlines (before this year i never knew that size existed)... if they weren't so expensive i woulda bought one

@Eliot_240 8-foot is fairly common here (or at least was...i'm seeing less and less of them)

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If i had space i'd love to have a setup with one each:
1-foot ?F10T12? (does it even exist?)
2-foot F20T12
3-foot F30T12
4-foot F40T12
5-foot F60T12
6-foot F72T12
7-foot F84T12
8-foot F96T12
9-foot F108T12
10-foot F120T12 (WOW thats gotta be a long bulb )

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Aug 17, 2010 at 07:25 AM Author: DieselNut
A 10 foot T12?? How many watts is that?
Never seen a 1 foot one either, but a F14T12 is mighty short! I have some F13T8s that are 1 foot long but I have only seen them in the T8, 13 watt, preheat version.

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Aug 17, 2010 at 07:32 AM Author: SuperSix
10 foot doesn't exist where I am, 8 foot was the second size of tube to be manufactured here and has remained the longest tube ever produced. How many watts are your F96T12s? The 8 footers here were originally 125W, then an 85W version was introduced and then a 100W version was invented to retrofit into existing 125W fittings.

The 8 footers here run perfectly fine on switchstart circuits, or preheat as I see you call them, blinking and buzzing away before they strike.

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Aug 17, 2010 at 09:28 AM Author: DieselNut
8 foot T12 lamps are available here as 215 watts (VHO), 110 watts (HO) and 75 watts (slimline), as well as the "energy saver" version of each, which generally suck.

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Aug 17, 2010 at 05:12 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@DieselNut I don't know the wattage on the standard 10-footer (never could find that info), but the HO version is 135w.
I've never actually seen one of those massive lamps, but have seen them listed on bulb websites
(it'd be cool to have, but at the same time way too long LOL)

@Eliot_240 An 8-foot switchstart would be cool to have ...I've never seen one here & don't believe they existt.

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Aug 17, 2010 at 05:15 PM Author: DieselNut
I would also love a switch start 8 footer! I wonder if my F90T17 ballasts would drive F96T12/HO (110 watt) lamps well? They are rated for 90 or 100 watt lamps. Would be cool to have preheat F96/HO lamps! I may have to give that a whirl!

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Aug 17, 2010 at 05:32 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@DieselNut I don't think it'd work, those are 5' right? so they'd be designed for 18w-per-foot...so with a 8' it'd try to put out up to 144w (really something alittle less since its a T12)
LOL would be cool for a short test, but way too rare to leave on any length of time

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Aug 17, 2010 at 07:36 PM Author: DieselNut
Yea, cool for a startup video (if the starter would fire/release properly) but too rare, as I only have four NOS ballasts for spares and they are no longer available. I do have two extra starter sockets salvaged from a damaged light. May be Winter when I am bored before I have time for this test though. LOL

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May 26, 2011 at 04:44 PM Author: TL8W
Tube mfd December 1967.

@ xmaslightguy I thought I wasn't imagining things there ARE 10ft T12s in the US; I think I saw some a few years ago in Manhattan - they looked like two lengths of tube were welded together and you could see the join.

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May 26, 2011 at 06:57 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@TL8W I saw a couple of the 10' lamps a few months ago... same thing as with the ones you saw - it looked like someone had put 2 lengths of tube together LOL.

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May 27, 2011 at 09:09 AM Author: DieselNut
I saw one of those recently at the recycle center. Unfortunately, it was VERY EOL (burnt on both ends). It was a regular 8 foot T12 HO, "meshed" with a 2 foot HO lamp. There was a little clear spot where the glass was melted together.

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Sep 20, 2012 at 01:27 AM Author: Blake
Looks familiar!!!

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