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Philips lamp designations... « on: September 27, 2006, 09:13:18 PM » Author: J-Frog
Found these online...

TL-A   Aard = Earth - external earthed metal stripe
TL-B    Special 40W tube for cold atmospheres (obsolete)
TL-C    DC operation in ships, trains etc (obsolete)
TL-D    Dunn = Thin - i.e. the slim T8 tubes
TL-E    Circular tube
TL-F    ReFlector
TL-H    High temperature use, i.e. an Amalgam tube
TL-K    Kracht = Strong, basically a highly loaded tube
TL-M   Magnetic Instant-Start ballast
TL-R    Relay-start system, using tungsten ballast lamps (obsolete)
TL-S    Starterless design, with internal metal stripe
TL-U    U-shaped tube
TL-W   W-shaped tube (obsolete)
TL-X    for use in explosion-proof fixtures, single pin cap
TL-5    5/8" / 16mm diameter tube.

In 1981 Philips launched the first compact fluorescents.  This was viewed as
a new product family, unique to Philips, so the T was substituted for a "P"
simply to emphasise that it was originally a Philips innovation. e.g:
PL-S    Single U-tube
PL-C    "Cluster" or double U-tube
PL-T    Triple U-tube
PL-H    High Output 65-120W types
PL-L    Long U
PL-Q    2D shaped flat lamp

Following this the self-ballasted CFLs were launched.  The various types
were sold under the group name "SL".
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Re: Philips lamp designations... « Reply #1 on: September 28, 2006, 08:49:51 PM » Author: Silverliner
Cool list. Very informative!
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Re: Philips lamp designations... « Reply #2 on: October 27, 2023, 02:57:49 PM » Author: LightsAreBright27
Would like to see a TL-W :)
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Re: Philips lamp designations... « Reply #3 on: October 28, 2023, 12:07:24 PM » Author: RRK
There was a picture of W-lamp may be a couple of months ago.
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Re: Philips lamp designations... « Reply #4 on: October 28, 2023, 01:36:01 PM » Author: LightsAreBright27
I have seen it. More like a triple u-bend.
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