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Sylvania Octron F32T8 "Skywhite" 8000K lamp

Sylvania Octron F32T8 "Skywhite" 8000K lamp

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Got a pair of these today from BowlingMania14. Very beautiful color, much "bluer" than Daylight/6500K lamps. Looks great in the fixture powered by the Robertson F32 magnetic rapid start ballast! Bowlingmania14, your Robertson S40B ballasts are soon on their way!

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Feb 02, 2011 at 07:17 PM Author: BowlingMania14
Thank you very much! I'm really glad the bulbs arrived undamaged! I like how blue they are, especially when they're compared to soft white 2700K, or warm white 3000K. You should try it sometime! These bulbs are truely blue!

Vintage products are the best! Nothing will ever compare to the quality of old, U.S. made fluorescent bulbs, ballasts, and fixtures.

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Feb 02, 2011 at 07:49 PM Author: rjluna2
Oh! Congratulation, John!

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Feb 02, 2011 at 08:00 PM Author: nogden
I'm hopefully going to Menards in a week or two and I'll buy a pair if they have them. I'm waiting to see a pair lit up in person! The 36,000 hour life sounds attractive. Better yet, this rating is often based on 3 hours per start. Longer life yet can be obtained by less switching, of course. I've always wondered if these long life tubes are worth the extra money.

Congrats John!
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Feb 02, 2011 at 11:31 PM Author: arcblue
Never seen 8000K lamps before! I wish I could find those here! Closest I have is an Ocean Sun 10,000K lamp that I have which has a beautiful blue colour - not quite actinic or /BL, but close. I use that as a backlight behind my television.

I'm lampin...

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Feb 03, 2011 at 05:59 AM Author: AngryHorse
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I agree with BowlingMania, can you light it up, next to a 2700, as I`ve never seen an 8000K before?

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Feb 03, 2011 at 01:17 PM Author: Alights
Ill have to get some of these! i like extended life lamps too ........88CRI wow!
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Feb 03, 2011 at 02:13 PM Author: DieselNut
These are bright and beautiful! I did a video of it on YouTube next to a 6500K lamp powered by my Robertson 2 x F32T8 magnetic rapid start ballast. If they will last 36,000 hours on instant start, they should do 50,000 on rapid start!
Video is here... Camera does not show the difference well as in person though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnzrtt9FSr8

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Mar 01, 2011 at 06:57 AM Author: Luminaire
I want those. DieselNut, how much did they cost after shipping?
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Mar 01, 2011 at 08:41 AM Author: DieselNut
@Luminaire, contact BowlingMania14. I got them from him in a trade. I have never seen them here.

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Apr 24, 2011 at 08:53 PM Author: Luminaire
I'm surprised how they're rating life at Sylvania now a days. They're doing a bit of trickery.
36,000 is based on electronic programmed rapid start.

They list
24,000 3hr/IS, 36,000 12hr/IS
36,000 3hr/PRS, 42,000 12hr/PRS
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Apr 25, 2011 at 05:49 AM Author: DieselNut
Are programmed rapid start ballasts common? I do not recall ever seeing one in person.

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Apr 25, 2011 at 02:01 PM Author: nogden
Quite common actually. All the T8 HF ballasts I've bought are program rapid start (or program start for short).
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Aug 17, 2011 at 06:13 PM Author: Alights
just picked up a pair , i don't like them much as im used to 3,500K and warmer , but they're nice when its really hot outside and makes my room feel cooler!

@dieselnut: yeah i have a few programmed start ballasts, they are soo much better then IS ballasts and lamp life is way longer.....and the ballasts tend to last longer...and the price is similar
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Dec 10, 2014 at 09:35 AM Author: rjluna2
John, were you able to find the 7500K color temperature version bulb to compare with this one?

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Dec 10, 2014 at 10:22 AM Author: DieselNut
I have one old 7500K T12 General Electric tube, but I have not compared it to anything except a Daylight/6500K.

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