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Philips F32T8/TL850

Philips F32T8/TL850

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These are in the lights in my paint booth at work . These have been running at least 8 hrs a day 5 days a week for the last 5 years and not one has failed !! Everyone of them still appears new. They're even made in the U.S.A. !!

SORRY for the fuzzy photo as we haven't cleaned the overspray from the glass in a while !!

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Light Information

Manufacturer:Philips
Model Reference:32T8/TL850
Lamp
Lamp Type:Fluorescent
Filament/Radiator Type:Cathodes
Base:Medium Bi-pin
Shape/Finish:T-8 5,000k
Service Life:Apparently a looooong time !!!!
Fixture
Fixture Type:Explosion- Proof Fluorescent
Ballast Type:Electronic
Socket Type:Medium Bi-Pin
Photocell Type:-
Arm Type:-
Location:my job
Electrical
Wattage:32 w
Voltage:277v fixtures
Optical
Color Temperature:5000K
Physical/Production
Factory Location:USA
Application/Use:Lighting my paint booth at work

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Nov 20, 2020 at 02:38 AM Author: suzukir122
Not very often do I see Philips F32T8's that aren't Alto's. Maybe that's why they're so reliable...
5 years is definitely a good amount of time. Especially with possible frequent switching

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Nov 20, 2020 at 03:05 AM Author: Silverliner
I've seen Philips F32T8s lasting 10 years.

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Nov 20, 2020 at 06:03 AM Author: Dan The Bulb Man

I've seen Philips F32T8s lasting 10 years.

Or longer... I think the longest one I saw was about 15 years in classroom ceiling lights.
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Nov 20, 2020 at 09:41 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
I've actually never heard of these before (800 series) . We turn them on 1st thing in the morning and back off when its time to leave. If it's cold in the shop in the morning they are a little dim in the middle but other than that they've been the best F32T8's I've seen yet.

@ suzukir122 : These are Alto II's . :https://ilighting.com/products/philips-f32t8-tl850-32-watt-800-series-alto-fluorescent-281568.html

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Nov 21, 2020 at 07:29 AM Author: suzukir122
@Wide-lite 1000... so these are Alto?... wooooowww... see, for years I've always put Altos down as the worst kind of
four footer T8s/T12s you could possibly get. I guess not all Altos are bad then.

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Nov 21, 2020 at 10:01 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
My brother has std 4' T-12 Alto's in his garage and they DO suck !! Apparently the Alto II's are decent .

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Nov 21, 2020 at 11:36 PM Author: suzukir122
@Wide-lite 1000, are those Altos 34 watters? I only ask because those are the crappiest kind of Altos I've seen
thus far, out of all the Altos, and they seem unreliable on HPF R.S ballasts, whether it be magnetic or even electronic.
(Found that out in high school)

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Nov 21, 2020 at 11:53 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
I think his are 34w They are Home Depot specials ! The worst part is he's running them in the El Cheapo LOL shop lights !

And FYI , If you want a really crappy T-8 , Go get some of the LumaPro T-8's from Grainger. They are absolutely complete and utter GARBAGE !! New out of the box they take over 5 min. to come up to full brightness . They're SO DIM in the middle at start-up that they almost look like a pre-heat with as stuck starter !! The AltoII's are a little bit dim in the middle when the air temp is cool but they quickly come up to full brightness.

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Nov 22, 2020 at 12:23 AM Author: suzukir122
Wow... LumaPro... not so sure I've heard about them before until just now. How is their rated life?
I've also heard some bad things about TCP fluorescent lamps. Still not as bad as most Altos, but close.

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Nov 22, 2020 at 12:32 AM Author: wide-lite 1000
LumaPro is a Grainger house brand of lighting products . They CLAIM 36,000 hr life. They cost about 1/3 less than a comparable GE T-8 Here's some that were installed at work last spring . The dimmest ones were the last ones installed .
https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=5202&pos=101&pid=172108

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