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Sylvania 58w T8 Blackender

Sylvania 58w T8 Blackender

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Sylvania 58w T8 Blackender

This was the first time I have seen a German made tube with black caps.

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Lamp Type:Fluorescent
Color Temperature:3500k
Factory Location:Germany

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Feb 25, 2020 at 01:29 PM Author: Bulb Freak
Very cool find!

I have one of these blackenders in 36W but its sadly EOL, id love to get a working krypton T8 blackender someday

im not sure I have seen a 5ft one with black end caps before!

I wonder if any 6ft 70W ones exist?

(it would be interesting to know what the story is behind blackenders ie why some mfg switched to them then eventually switched back etc)

these early Krypton T8's with black ends are especially cool, the very start of a new type of tube built with the components of yesteryear

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Feb 26, 2020 at 12:21 AM Author: dor123
This looks like GTE Sylvania lamp. Never seen GTE Sylvania with this logo made outside the US for the European market, and in krypton T8.

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Feb 26, 2020 at 06:10 AM Author: vytautas_lamps
Whoa dude! That is an awesome find! Endcaps looks like they were sourced from Tež Tesla from Czechoslovakia. They used to have black bakelite endcaps used on t8 and t12 tubes back in 1970s and 1980s

New lighting technologies is a pity fest everywhere you look. From LEDs that last only for two months, to a never-ending global starvation of t8 fluorescent tubes.
We shall reinforce ourselves with good old full mercury t12s and HIDs made to surpass one's life, and give them all the middle finger ;

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