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Philips Alto 40 Watt T12 Cool White

Philips Alto 40 Watt T12 Cool White

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I bought these T12 Philips Alto's at Home Depot for two shop lights used for overhead lighting in the large cellar/storage room/laundry room in the lake house basement. Hopefully these cool white Alto's will make the dismal, underground basement room more inviting. These are replacing some short-lived GE Ecolux F34T12's. The bulbs themselves appear to be well-made and I'm glad to see they are still made in the USA.

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Manufacturer:Philips
Lamp
Lamp Type:F40T12 Fluorescent
Base:T12
Service Life:Up to 7 Years
Fixture
Location:South Carolina
Electrical
Wattage:40 Watts
Voltage:120 Volts
Optical
Lumen Output:2600 Lumens
Color Temperature:4100K Cool White
Color Rendering Index:89 (Very Good)
Physical/Production
Factory Location:Salina, KS USA
Fabrication Date:8A, January 2018
Application/Use:Overhead lighting in basements, offices, garages, or anywhere long lasting fluorescent light is needed

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Apr 30, 2018 at 12:27 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
cool let us know how they work!

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Brand new, Camden

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Apr 30, 2018 at 04:42 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
I have never bought any with the new style etch. Hope they give you a long life!

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Apr 30, 2018 at 06:36 PM Author: CEB1993
Thanks y’all! I’ll keep you posted how they work

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Apr 30, 2018 at 08:00 PM Author: nicksfans
These have a nice color IMO.

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Apr 30, 2018 at 08:03 PM Author: xmaslightguy
These are actually pretty nice..I bought a partial case on clearance a year or so ago.

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Apr 30, 2018 at 08:03 PM Author: CEB1993

These have a nice color IMO.


That's great, I'm excited to install them! Thank you for helping me determine the correct replacements! I usually go for warmer, cozier feeling light. However, I would like a cleaner and more natural colored light for the dark basement environment, so I chose the cool white models.

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Apr 30, 2018 at 08:09 PM Author: nicksfans
These do put out a clean, vibrant light. They actually appear very slightly purple.

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Apr 30, 2018 at 08:13 PM Author: CEB1993

These do put out a clean, vibrant light. They actually appear very slightly purple.


Nice! I noticed that the phosphor coatings on these Alto's are exceptionally uniform (no thick or thin spots), so I expect they deliver really even light distribution, too.

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May 01, 2018 at 03:14 AM Author: suzukir122
Did you get an EOL show out of the 34watt Ecolux GE lamps? And hmm, I don't see Cool White F40 Philip Alto's
very often. I bet these are Triphosphate though, and I'd be very surprised if these were Halophosphate

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May 01, 2018 at 06:13 PM Author: streetlight98
Yeah one thing about Philips Alto tubes is that the phosphor always seems very uniform and generously applied to the tube. Sylvania phosphor appears grainy and sparse. GE tubes aren't as bad but their phosphor coating is thinner in some tubes than others, especially near the ends of the tube. And I've noticed random clear spots on some GE fluorescent tubes. That I think is sorta cool since you can see inside the tube but no phosphor means no light created in that little area.

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May 01, 2018 at 06:57 PM Author: suzukir122
Here's what I noticed, especially when I was a kid. (the following is mainly T12) Philip Alto lamps seemed to have thinner phosphor on the etch side,
at least the 34 watt halophosphate lamps I'd always see in class. GE lamps also seemed to have thinner phosphor on the etch side, especially
near the end caps. (both 34watt and 40watt lamps) Sylvania, along with the lamps made by Sylvania (for example, Feit Electric) all had thinner
phosphorous coating on the non-etch side. Especially the 34 watt super-savers. It was the Sylvania T12 lamps that really increased my interest
in EOL shows, since the first EOL show I've ever seen, was on the non-etch side. So I got to see the filament during the hot-spot movement
phase when the lamp end had already completely blackened. (this was on a HPF rapid start ballast) I also got to see the brilliant orange
flashing phase as well... and back then it scared the crap out of me, because I thought the lamp was going to explode.

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