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Strange effect in this General Electric F48T12/D/HO

Strange effect in this General Electric F48T12/D/HO

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I have never seen a tube do this before. It looks like the mercury droplets are forming a sine wave shape inside this tube

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Manufacturer:General Electric
Model Reference:F48T12/D/HO
Lamp
Lamp Type:Flourescent
Base:Recessed double contact
Shape/Finish:T12
Service Life:12 000 hours
Fixture
Ballast Type:Rapid Start High Output
Location:My kitchen
Electrical
Wattage:60
Optical
Color Temperature:6500K
Physical/Production
Dimensions:48"
Factory Location:USA

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Mar 23, 2015 at 10:35 AM Author: don93s
Yeah, I've seen all sorts of weird shapes from the condensed mercury deposits...especially with GE lamps. Nice lamps, btw.
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Mar 23, 2015 at 10:42 AM Author: ggillis
Thanks! This is a first for me lol, I've seen mercury condensed on the bottom of lots of tubes before but not in this shape.

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Mar 23, 2015 at 10:52 AM Author: rjluna2
Cool effect

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Mar 24, 2015 at 06:34 PM Author: streetlight98
Wow very cool pattern!

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