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Philips 32w circline made in China. Out of round. What a joke.

Philips 32w circline made in China. Out of round. What a joke.

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Shame this had to happen.

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Jan 09, 2019 at 07:11 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Junk!

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Jan 09, 2019 at 07:18 PM Author: don93s
What a mess!!
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Jan 09, 2019 at 07:23 PM Author: sol
Someone should buy them a quality compass. They obviously need it. Not the dollar store math set junk, a proper Staedtler or similar !

I bet this lamp fits poorly in some fixtures (dependant on fixture design).
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Jan 09, 2019 at 08:23 PM Author: xmaslightguy
LOL that its not even round

Only the one, or are the others like that too

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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Jan 09, 2019 at 09:11 PM Author: Patrick
That's disappointing. I put a Philips circline (from Thailand) in my kitchen fixture. This was after I returned a couple Sylvania lamps due to poor quality.

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Jan 09, 2019 at 10:17 PM Author: paintballer22
Just like the ones I got for the lights at the paintball field. They can be seen here
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Jan 10, 2019 at 10:19 AM Author: Headgardener
Total failure or inexistance of quality control. The workers in the factory seem to have smoked something funny before adjusting the machines. Should it be a true Philips product the Philips people shoud be ashamed about bringing such lemons on the market.
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Jan 10, 2019 at 10:51 AM Author: monkeyface
This week I ordered 60 new 40w watters. I hope they have a proper round shape as otherwise they won’t fit in the fixtures.
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Jan 10, 2019 at 11:07 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
Are they all like this?

I can only imagine what kind of fire hazards are waiting inside their chinese LED products
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Jan 10, 2019 at 12:18 PM Author: monkeyface

Are they all like this?

I did not get them yet. But soon. The ones I ordered (Philips TLE 40W/840) might be from Thailand, same as the the previous ones. But who knows, quite possible that we get chinese ones as well now.

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Jan 10, 2019 at 12:36 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Im guessing as time goes on, more and more of their products will be made in China. Looks like its time to stock up on anything made elsewhere that still has known reliability
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Jan 10, 2019 at 02:06 PM Author: Silverliner
Philips apparently closed the Thai fluorescent plant. Our Philips circlines used to be made there. Now they're made in China.

May all the great lighting technologies have their place in history.

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Jan 10, 2019 at 03:28 PM Author: merc
Hand made lamp?

Not a misoLEDist...

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Jan 10, 2019 at 04:06 PM Author: monkeyface
Oh no! Didn’t know that they closed.
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Jan 10, 2019 at 04:08 PM Author: monkeyface
So is there any other factory in the whole entire world which makes circlines beside the chinese Philips?
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Jan 10, 2019 at 04:29 PM Author: DimBulb
Very sad indeed!
These would never work in my vintage fixtures that have stationary plugs!

My very first word was LIGHT!

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Jan 10, 2019 at 04:38 PM Author: paintballer22
@Dimbulb: I had a hard time getting them to fit and work correctly in my vintage circline fixtures (they all have stationary plugs) at the paintball field. The topaz ones were much better.
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Jan 10, 2019 at 05:09 PM Author: Bamaslamma1003
Introducing a new fluorescent lamps type, the “ovalline.” Epic Chinese fail.
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Jan 10, 2019 at 05:30 PM Author: sol
Or maybe Circishline...
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Jan 10, 2019 at 10:07 PM Author: Lumex120

Are they all like this?

I can only imagine what kind of fire hazards are waiting inside their chinese LED products

They are probably making the LED stuff better, they are just intentionally ruining the quality of this stuff to get people to buy more LED.

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Jan 10, 2019 at 10:45 PM Author: arcblue
What a hideous looking lamp! Ovaline, LOL! (Actually there is such a thing as an oval fluorescent).

I've wondered too if it is intentional to try to force people to abandon "old" technologies and switch to LED. I think though it's more likely a decline in quality in general, in the name of decreasing expense and increasing profit. Like the ever decreasing size of candy bars and thinning of plastic bags and aluminum foil. Just when you think they can't make something cheaper, they find a way.

I think nowadays there are really only two reasonable options for lighting: with a small installation like a residence or small business, stock up on new old stock or used-but-in-good-shape quality older ballasts, lamps and other parts from eBay, flea markets, ReStores, etc and keep the old fixtures going as long as possible. Or - remove all ballasts and retrofit fixtures to LED, or replace fixtures with ones having integrated LEDS. If you can't beat them....join them...

It just doesn't seem worth buying any new fluorescent, HID or incandescent lamps or the crappy ballasts on the market now. I bought my last retail HID lamps last year....no more for me. The lamp quality is just horrendous now and they don't look good in fixtures, don't fit right, have ugly etches, and short life. Some probably stress ballasts too.

I'm lampin...

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Jan 11, 2019 at 05:29 AM Author: monkeyface
At least I hope they reach their life of 2 years constant running like those do made in Thailand. I have 67 lights which are installed in a underpass in our city and none of them failed but they got a little bit dimmer as they age.
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