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Absolute worst ALTO lamp is still being made?

Absolute worst ALTO lamp is still being made?


Its been years since ive seen these available, my last major installation of these was 6 years ago where I completely relamped a couple retail store's ceiling troffers with these. After two years every single one (and I put in hundreds) was less than half the original intensity and a nasty yellow color, the color rendering actually got so bad that the store owners relamped entirely again with Sylvanias. When I went back to take out all the dim, yellowed lamps they actually had little to no end banding, but the almost glow state they were in was really bizarre.

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Manufacturer:Philips
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Lamp Type:F32T8 "Universal Hi-Vision"
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Wattage:32w

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Jan 17, 2016 at 12:18 AM Author: BlueHalide
I hope they've corrected this issue with these, as they actually did start out a nice color. Wish I would've kept one just for curiosity sake. Imagine a super cheap warm white CFL, then add a bit more yellow, that's how these looked
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Jan 17, 2016 at 02:04 AM Author: nicksfans
I have one of these, though mine still works normally.

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Jan 17, 2016 at 11:20 PM Author: BlueHalide
Burn yours for like 8000 hours and then see what it looks like
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Jan 28, 2016 at 10:13 PM Author: RCM442
Have to agree with you on these lamps, the color turns absolutely HORRIBLE! I went through a pallet of these quickly way back when! Then we switched to GE
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Feb 11, 2016 at 06:12 PM Author: streetlight98
Funny, the ones at my school (lamps are from August 2000) are still fine 16 years later, in fact at least half are still working and they're used every school day. I agree that GE fluorescent lamps are the best hands-down, but the quality of Altos seems to depend on the time frame they were made. I've noticed F32T8 Altos go mercury starved in large batches and other times large installations of them run fine for years. With Sylvania, unless you run the lamps 24/7, you'll be annoyed that most of them start off dim and flickery every time.

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Feb 12, 2016 at 06:13 AM Author: rjluna2
Could this be made in October 2003?

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Feb 12, 2016 at 01:57 PM Author: streetlight98
The one in the front is, but the one behind it looks brand new. No shield and different font on the back one.

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Oct 21, 2016 at 04:26 PM Author: Cool white 79
I especially hate most philips lamps post ALTO. I also hate philips lamps in general since the cathode guards were introduced. I myself have seen many T8 and some T12 philips lamps degrade in lumens to the point of needing to be replaced, unlike the other 2 big manufacturers Whos lamps maintain a lot better lumens over their lifespan. Whats up with that?
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Oct 21, 2016 at 05:45 PM Author: streetlight98
I like GE fluorescent lamps best but I also like Sylvania fluorescents.

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Oct 21, 2016 at 06:17 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
I have a couple of these, Hoping mine are the ones that turn yellow, that would be very interesting and if they do im going to leave them in till they EOL

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Oct 21, 2016 at 06:29 PM Author: Cool white 79
GE and Sylvania make the best lamps today IMO. If I had to pick....it would be GE. Though I have seen Sylvania and GE prematurely fail too, I like the color rendering of GE better and I'd say they have the best lumen output over their life span.
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Oct 21, 2016 at 07:21 PM Author: streetlight98
For fluorescent I'd pick GE but for HID I'd pick Sylvania (the exception might be HPS; the GE HPS lamps from like 10 years ago were good but not sure on the newer ones. The newer MV and MH lamps seem junky to me. And I avoid Philips except for CMH). For halogen and incandescent lamps I'd side with Sylvania too. GE residential lamps suck in plain english.

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