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can you guys teach me how to read date codes? « on: August 03, 2022, 06:53:34 PM » Author: Lamp_o_watcher
All date codes, but mainly American ones, like the ones on Philips Starters. I already know how to read the basic Photocell style ones
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Re: can you guys teach me how to read date codes? « Reply #1 on: August 21, 2022, 08:22:14 PM » Author: 108CAM
Don't know if this will help but here's a link to a key to the date codes used on most US & Canadian Sylvania fluorescent tubes that were produced between 1951 and 1980
http://www.lamptech.co.uk/Documents/Codes/Date%20Code%20-%20Sylvania%20-%20Fluorescent%201950s-1970s.pdf
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