These are rare, very rare, and I mean rare, like, really rare. To find these NOS in original packaging, in perfect shape, perfectly preserved in freaking LITHUANIA is like finding the Grinch i the dollar store buying Christmas ornaments, and the real glass stuff, not the cheap sh*t. I have three of these as you can see. All i their original European style sleeves. The sleeves for USA market were a bit different I think, I don't remember truly. Some of you loyal subscribers of my gallery will know, that in 2014 I found GE vintage BLB F40T12 tube near the outside rubbish container. I still have it, but is long gone, only for showing, because it lost vacuum in 2017 when I tried to revive it on instant start ballast. One thing to note. Thee tubes actually create ozone. I was testing these tubes and I started smelling funny smell. I leaned towards the tubes and I immediately noticed it is ozone. NOWHERE on the sleeve does it say that these tubes let trough UVC. These are GERMICIDAL?! I was a bit shocked to be honest.
|Manufacturer:||GE (General electrics)|
|Model Reference:||F20T12 Blacklight Blue (BLB)|
|Filament/Radiator Type:||double coil|
|Service Life:||approx 20k hours|
|Fabrication Date:||late 90s|
|Application/Use:||For party atmosphere and inspection purposes.|
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|Date added:||Feb 23, 2019|
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|Date Time:||2019:02:23 11:41:20|
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|Focal length:||3.5 mm|
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Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.
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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.