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F32T8 "Whites" Spectrum

F32T8 "Whites" Spectrum

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Here you see a selection of F32T8's ...

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8000k Sylvania FO32/SKYWHITE/XP 'Sky White'
6500k Philips F32T8/DX 'Daylight'
5000k Philips F32T8/TL850 (sometimes called 'Sunlight')
4100k Sylvania FO32/841 'Cool White'
3500k Philips F32T8/TL735 (no real name, i call it 'Semi-Warm White')
3000k Philips F32T8/ADV830/EW 'Warm White'
2600k GE F32T8/RVL/ECO 'Reveal'

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No, thats not a real fixture - just a piece of plywood...
Yes, all are on the same ballast...

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Manufacturer:(Mixed)
Model Reference:F32T8
Lamp
Lamp Type:Linear Fluorescent
Base:Medium Bi-Pin
Shape/Finish:T8
Fixture
Fixture Type:(not a real fixture)
Ballast Type:Electronic IS
Socket Type:Medium Bi-Pin
Electrical
Wattage:32
Voltage:120
Current:265ma??
Optical
Lumen Output:(itz fairly bright, LOL)
Color Temperature:(Mixed)
Physical/Production
Dimensions:48"
Factory Location:USA for all

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Feb 03, 2011 at 11:03 PM Author: BowlingMania14
Very nice!! I love how this turned out. How did you set your camera to pick up the individual colors like that? They look amazing! The 8000K lamps always top the spectrum!

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Feb 03, 2011 at 11:17 PM Author: xmaslightguy
I just stood back a few feet, pointed the camera at the light & snapped the picture LOL ... maybe since this was a nice full spectrum of light having all those on together, it did did a near perfect capture of the colors

Those 8000k lamps are an awesome shade of "white-LOL" (kinda reminds me of a F40T12/Chroma75 's color)

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Feb 03, 2011 at 11:24 PM Author: BowlingMania14
That's cool! If I had a 7 lamp ballast (LOL) I'd do a setup like this. I'd need a big board of wood too! The setup looks great!

The 8000k lamps are really bluer than you think LOL
If you ever get spare time, try putting all the warmest colored bulbs in a room, and stand in there for a bit, then install an 8000k lamp. You'll see just how dazzling they are! It's a big change for the eyes.

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Feb 03, 2011 at 11:38 PM Author: xmaslightguy
I actually used my 6-lamp T12 ballast (it can run lamps up to 8' on each output..as long as the combined total doesn't exceed 32') so i just put 2 of the lamps in series to run these 7 LOL

If you're working on something, It also feels good to sit next to that thing on a cold day LOL just feel the heat flowing off it...plus gives off a nice spectrum to see by. LOL


I put one of the 8000k next to a 2600k on my F32/RS ballast...that really shows the blue/orange diff

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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Feb 03, 2011 at 11:49 PM Author: BowlingMania14
Ohhh yeah I saw the pic if the ballast. It's nice LOL

I love the heat output on these! Sometimes that's what heats the basement Rec. room. That is a really good project you have there! I do wonder if they make a T8 bulb with a color temp in the 7000s. That'd be a good one to put on here LOL

Now if only I get a red T8 lamp somehere, I'd have primary colors! That's Also a big color difference, kinda like the 8000k and 2600k lamps

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Feb 03, 2011 at 11:56 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Red T8's do exist (but i've never seen one) .. if they're like Red T12's, they'll be very dim (but awesome color) that F40T8/Blue would blow them away when it comes to brightness .... and green lamps are even brighter than blue!

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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Feb 04, 2011 at 12:08 AM Author: BowlingMania14
I love the lamps u sent me! They look great! I have all the colored CFL bulbs LOL

Byfar green and orange are the brightest of them all! I suppose it would need a HO or even VHO ballast to compare red to green in brightness! LOL

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Feb 04, 2011 at 12:26 AM Author: xmaslightguy
F48/VHO ballast makes a Red's brightness close to that of a Green on a F40T12/LPF
You wouldn't wanna run it for very long that way tho

Glad you like the lamps!
I have a few colored CFL's too - Red/Green/Blue

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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Feb 04, 2011 at 05:14 AM Author: AngryHorse
Great display of the colours, well done mate

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Feb 04, 2011 at 06:34 AM Author: rjluna2
Excellent! You got perfect color temperature pattern from warmest to coldest.

Here is my version of color temperature extremes posted at General Electric Chroma 75 and Deluxe Warm White

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Feb 04, 2011 at 09:04 AM Author: DieselNut
Nice setup, xmaslightguy!! Love it! Yea, looking at the 8000K lamps, then back at my shop, lit mostly by daylight (6500K) lamps is funny on the eyes. If you really want a funny adjustment, "get used to" a green lamp, then go into a room lit by 6500K lamps!
The F40/REDs are a beautiful color, but are dim. Perfect in my dance/party setup in my shop. They go BEAUTIFULLY with BLBs. Blue lamps are bright, and like xmaslightguy said, the Greens are very bright!

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Feb 04, 2011 at 12:09 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Thanks everyone!

@DieselNut Or 'get used to' a Green & then go in a room lit by standard Incandescent bulbs LOL
I agree on Red vs BLB .. those are a perfect brightness/color combo!

Most intense fluorescent I've ever seen (so far) is a Green T5/HO....If they make a Green for T5/VHO, i can't even imagine how bright that would be ( there's no way you could look directly into it)

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Feb 04, 2011 at 01:02 PM Author: DieselNut
It is funny how your eyes adjust to the various colors, then it is a shock when you go to "normal" light. Green seems to be the biggest "shocker" to readjust from. LOL
I would love a 215 watt F96T12 colored lamp! Most "color" I have is a Gro-Lux in VHO. Very bright son of a gun!

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Feb 04, 2011 at 01:05 PM Author: Alights
looks good!
i will do a set up like this soon

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Feb 04, 2011 at 01:05 PM Author: BowlingMania14
I read somehere that red light doesn't affect your eyes much.

Blue and green light really mess up your sight, especially night vision LOL

That's why they use red lights in xray rooms! Green is kinda hard to look at. It's really bright!

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Feb 04, 2011 at 02:13 PM Author: xmaslightguy
LOL I'd love a VHO GroLux

And I agree on readjusting from Green...but going from 'normal' *to* green doesn't have the same effect LOL

@DieselNut you need a pair of F54T5/Green's for brightness LOL...its even brighter than a normal T12 VHO!

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Feb 04, 2011 at 02:38 PM Author: DieselNut
I do not currently have any gear or a fixture to run those with, but it would be cool. Would be really cool to have a preheat setup for those little lamps!
I have several of these, many are well used. This one appears almost unused. VERY bright and same "pinkish-purple" color as the F40s:
http://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-42464

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Feb 04, 2011 at 02:55 PM Author: xmaslightguy
A Preheat or Rapid-Start T5/HO ballast would be awesome but i don't mind the programmed start ones too much..you can see the ends of the lamps pre-heat before it fires up

Those VHO's of yours are awesome...i'd particularly love to have the 4' version of that lamp

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Feb 04, 2011 at 02:56 PM Author: RCM442
I used to have an F40T8/RED, but it went EOL really early, and was never able to find another! was BRIGHT!

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Feb 04, 2011 at 07:26 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@RCM442 was it white or red when off?

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Feb 04, 2011 at 08:55 PM Author: Xytrell
3500k lamps are sometimes called "bright white."
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Feb 27, 2011 at 05:56 AM Author: MetalHalideHater
How did you run them all from one ballast.
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Feb 27, 2011 at 10:13 AM Author: xmaslightguy
@MetalHalideHater: Its a 6-lamp ballast that can run a lamp up to 8-foot on each output...as long as the combined total of all doesn't exceed 32-feet. (so to run 7 lamps, I put 2 in series on one of the outputs)

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Jul 15, 2011 at 02:55 AM Author: MetalHalideHater
In y lof where, I've got a similar setup going all the way along from 3000k to 8000K. When I put the 3000k next to 8000K, you really see it.
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Jul 15, 2011 at 09:09 AM Author: xmaslightguy
I like the look of a 8000k next to a 2600k or 3000k LOL

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Jul 15, 2011 at 10:44 AM Author: Peach_Lover
I didn't realized the Reveal tubes were so pinkish, as a fan of both the incandescent and CFL versions of Reveal bulbs I would have never expected this. They must use different phosphors for their T8 tubes then the CFLs, either that or I've just never noticed before.
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Jul 15, 2011 at 11:41 AM Author: xmaslightguy
@Peach_Lover I've heard that the Reveal CFL's are a different phosphor / different color than the T8/T12 Fluorescents (I've never compared them myself though)

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Dec 12, 2017 at 06:41 AM Author: F96T12 DD VHO
Love the setup
But is there anything more blue than 8000K?
Do you have any tubes cooler than 8000K besides an actual blue bulb?

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Dec 12, 2017 at 07:04 AM Author: Beta 5
Quote "3500k Philips F32T8/TL735 (no real name, i call it 'Semi-Warm White')"

We call 3500K just "White", as 2700K/3000K is "warm white" and 4000K is "cool white" so its in the middle of the 2 WW and CW.

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Dec 12, 2017 at 07:53 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@F96T12 DD VHO:
I have a couple 10,000k F40T12 Aquarium lamps (don't know how they compare to the 8000k F32's though)
I believe such thing as a 12,000k lamp exists too.

One I don't have yet is a 7500k F32T8 (which probably would look basically like the 8000k anyway)


@Beta 5:
Yep, I've since seen 3500k labeled as a few different names: 'white' 'bright white' 'natural'

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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