As a matter of fact, Russian Osram tubes are very easy to clear out wia a strong magnet. Why? Because Russian Osram uses Mercury amalgam tablet inside, that is actually magnetic! I have cleared out countless Russian Osram tubes, some were even F36T8 4ft ones, but the long ones don't last very long, because the filaments get caked in phosphor powder, and as it burns the emitter powder burns off too, so the tube goes EOL pretty much after an hour of use. So that is why I used 2ft tube. Very nice arc when the tube is preheating!
|Model Reference:||F18T8 Cool Daylight|
|Filament/Radiator Type:||single coil|
|Service Life:||approx 20k hours|
|Color Rendering Index:||Not bad but not good|
|Fabrication Date:||somewhere in late 2000s|
|Application/Use:||For outdoor/indoor lighting|
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|Filename:||Cleared out Ruyssian Osram F18T8.jpg|
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|Date added:||Mar 09, 2019|
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|Date Time:||2019:03:09 23:15:08|
|DateTime Original:||2019:03:09 22:10:21|
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|Focal length:||3.5 mm|
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My idol is Mylene Farmer, deal with it.
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.
No LED gadgets, spins too slowly. Gotta love preheat and MV. let the lights keep my meter spinning.