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GENERAL ELECTRIC F96PG17-CW POWER GROOVE 215 WATT

GENERAL ELECTRIC F96PG17-CW POWER GROOVE 215 WATT

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I have two of these guys and glad to have found them! Great lamps and lots of power.

I love looking at these tubes from the end down... They remind me of some sort of strange alien structures... Maybe one day I'll have a power twist tube so I can see what that looks like... Probably looks even more alien!

When were these manufactured?

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Light Information

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Manufacturer:GENERAL ELECTRIC
Model Reference:F96PG17-CW
Lamp
Lamp Type:Fluorescent (FL)
Filament/Radiator Type:Low Pressure Mercury Discharge
Base:RDC
Shape/Finish:T17PG
Service Life:12000HRS
Electrical
Wattage:215W
Optical
Lumen Output:16000LM
Lumen Efficacy:74.4LPW
Physical/Production
Factory Location:USA
Fabrication Date:1966
Application/Use:General lighting/ security lighting/ street lighting/ high bay lighting/ etc

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Sep 08, 2019 at 01:22 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40
1st quarter 1966.

Power provider: Southern California Edison (SCE)

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Sep 08, 2019 at 01:37 AM Author: HomeBrewLamps
Thankyou! any idea on lumens, lumen efficency (for both F72 and F96), hour rating and what is the base on these called??

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Sep 08, 2019 at 02:00 AM Author: freekster0722
Actually, it's 215W for F96 and 160W for F72; same as F96T12/VHO and F72T12/VHO.
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Sep 08, 2019 at 02:02 AM Author: HomeBrewLamps
Ah thanks for the info! I'm not very well versed on the eight foot tubes... I always assumed the F96 designated the watage much like F40, F15 , F30 etc...

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Sep 08, 2019 at 02:03 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40
F72: 11,500 lumens
F96: 16,000 lumens

Both have a 12,000 hour lifespan. Base is RDC. Don't know the lpw.

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Sep 08, 2019 at 02:10 AM Author: HomeBrewLamps

F72: 11,500 lumens
F96: 16,000 lumens

Both have a 12,000 hour lifespan. Base is RDC. Don't know the lpw.

Thanks comrade!

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Sep 08, 2019 at 10:54 AM Author: freekster0722
F72: 71.875 lm/w and F96: 74.42 lm/w.
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Sep 08, 2019 at 05:39 PM Author: joseph_125
Yeah the convention changes for RDC (HO/VHO) and slimline lamps. The number following the F denotes the nominal length in inches instead of the wattage. In fact with slimline, HO and VHO lamps the code tells you nothing about the lamp wattage.
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Sep 08, 2019 at 05:53 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps
Thank you freekster for the info

@joseph why did they do it that way?

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Sep 08, 2019 at 08:32 PM Author: joseph_125
Not sure why, my guess was that they thought using the lengths to identify the plunger based lamps was less ambiguous that using the wattages. The bipin lamps all used the wattage though.
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Sep 08, 2019 at 09:49 PM Author: freekster0722
Yeah, slimline has less than F## while HO/VHO had more than F##, except T8 which actually had HO that is less than F##.
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