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F40T12 Blue -vs- Actinic -vs- Blacklight

F40T12 Blue -vs- Actinic -vs- Blacklight

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As mentioned in the comments of This Image I'm posting another comparison of "blue" lamps...this time T12's

From the left:
Industrial - F40T12/Blue
Philips - TL 40W/03 (or you could call it F40T12/Actinic 03)
Sylvania - F40T12/350BL (BlackLight)
GE - F40T12/BLB (BlackLightBlue)

Camera picked up the colors of these lamps fairly close...except for the actinic which is a deep rich blue with a slight purple tint LOL i think its impossable for a camera to capture the true color of these - maybe due to the UV they give off.

The small pic at the bottom is just a different angle view

P32_50_2.jpg G40C75.jpg F40BLUES.jpg A_OB.jpg

Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:(Mixed)
Model Reference:F40T12
Lamp
Lamp Type:Linear Fluorescent
Base:Medium Bi-Pin
Shape/Finish:T12
Service Life:(probably shortened if i left 'em in that thing)
Fixture
Fixture Type:(thats -not- a real fixture)
Ballast Type:Electronic IS
Socket Type:Medium Bi-Pin
Location:(a bedroom ceiling)
Electrical
Wattage:40
Voltage:120
Physical/Production
Dimensions:48"

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Feb 16, 2011 at 08:50 PM Author: rjluna2
Nice comparison

One thing I do know that both BL and BLB gives off bit of UVA. Does the Actinic/03 also gives off UVA as well?

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Feb 16, 2011 at 09:41 PM Author: xmaslightguy
My understanding is that Actinic 03 is mostly UV (but i don't know it its 'A' or 'B'
Its wavelength being 400nm to 480nm (peak at 420nm)

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

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Feb 16, 2011 at 10:40 PM Author: DieselNut
Nice comparison! Yes, the actinic would be better for my party pad than the blue!

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Feb 16, 2011 at 10:49 PM Author: Xytrell
420nm isn't generally considered UV. UVA is between 315 and 400nm (and is mostly harmless), and UVB is between and 315nm and 280nm (the kind that gives sunburn and increases cancer risk).

Google tells me a typical actinic spectrum is like this.
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Feb 16, 2011 at 11:12 PM Author: xmaslightguy
LOL so really it just touches on the edge of UV then ... its not so much UV as they say

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I've also heard there is such a thing as an Actinic lamp that lights Purple (maybe Actinic 02 ? ) .. if it really exists (and is truly purple) I gotta get me one of those

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

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Feb 17, 2011 at 04:18 AM Author: dor123
The Philips - TL 40W/03 is an actinic blue lamp that produce a narrow band in the deep blue and aren't produces UVA.
Actinic blue lamps, are used sometimes in bug zappers in Israel.
The Sylvania - F40T12/350BL isn't a blacklight lamp actually, but just an another type of actinic lamp that produce UVA instead of deep blue - similar to that of the blacklight blue fluorescent lamps but have a regular glass instead of a nikel iron (Wood) glass.
The word "Blacklight" in this case, used as a generic name for actinic UVA fluorescent lamps in the US, since they are used for actinic purposes, including bug zappers, and aren't used for blacklight effects.
Outside North America, The "blacklight" name used only for those UVA lamps with wood glass (The lamps that called Blacklight Blue in the US), since they are indeed used for blacklight effects.

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Please forgive me if my choice of my words looks like offensive, while that isn't my intention.

I only working with the European date format (dd.mm.yyyy).

I lives in Israel, which is a 230-240V, 50hz country.

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Feb 17, 2011 at 06:52 AM Author: rjluna2
Thanks for the explanation of the Actinic/03 properties

So it is in between blue and UVA.

Dor123 is right on target with the explanation on our Blacklight bulbs sold in our market.

I am guessing the Blacklight bulb is nothing but white coated bulb, nothing has to do with the phosphor mixture on the coating

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Feb 17, 2011 at 07:23 AM Author: dor123
The actinic UVA and the real blacklight fluorescent lamps (Called "blacklight" and blacklight blue" respectively in the US) have the same phosphor coating. But the actinic UVA "blacklight" lamps have a regular glass and the real blacklight "blacklight blue" lamps have wood glass.
There are two phosphors for UVA lamps: One that produce a narrow band and one that produce a wide band which is lead barium silicate, which is the most common probably, since the visible light color of most actinic UVA lamps on bug zapper isn't the pure color of the mercury like the germicidal lamps, but slightly violetish.
Actinic UVA lamps with the narrow band phosphors, should glow just the color of the germicidal lamps (Ie. the low pressure mecrury color), since the phosphor shouldn't produce in the visible light.
The actinic blue lamps is indeed between blue and UVA, as the wavelength is shorter.
These lamps good for jaundice treatments. I saw several bug zappers in a supermarket in Castra center near Canyon Haifa mall, that used these lamps. Here is a picture of one of them.

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Feb 17, 2011 at 09:26 AM Author: Xytrell
Yes, under normal circumstances the visible lines overpower the UV lines. Just take note: it's not true to say 400.1nm is visible and 399.9nm is invisible. The perceived intensity is more like a bell curve.

I've seen the 365nm mercury line by itself (400W black light through diffraction grating). To me, it looks like a bizarre gray shade of violet.
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Feb 17, 2011 at 09:59 AM Author: dor123
@Xytrell: I can't see the 365nm mercury line in my naked eyes, i can minimum see the violet mercury line which isn't the 365nm one.
Most of the people can't see under 380nm, however people that passed a cataract operation, can see as short as 300nm.
If you are passed a cataract operation in your life, so this is the reason why you can see the invisible 365nm mercury line.

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Feb 17, 2011 at 07:17 PM Author: xmaslightguy
dor123: Thanks for the additional details on these lamps.
I always thought there was something different about the glass used on BLB's ..they're heavier & make a different sound than normal fluorescents if you tap them against something.

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I'd read that the F40T12/350-BlackLight is also known as 'Actinic 05' TL40W/05 (I've never seen one labeled that way, but i've also never seen a Philips 350BL either LOL)

There is also a 'Actinic 01' TL40W/01 which is a UVB lamp (never seen one of those either)

The Actinic-01/03/05 from my understanding were the original Philips 'Actinic' lamps ... 03 is now the most popular/common because of aquarium use. Other companies ofcourse now make "Actinic" which may (or may not) match the spectrum of the Philips lamps. I think an 'Actinic 02' & 'Actinic 04' exist but aren't Philips
I'd love to get ahold of one of each Actinic (1/2/3/4/5/6) & compare colors LOL

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

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