T12 Fluorescent (38mm Diameter) Tubes
The T12 Fluorescent Tube was one of the first fluorescent tubes to be manufactured. Measuring 38mm in diameter it was the mainstay of fluorescent lighting applications for many years. Despite being replaced by more energy efficient alternative fluorescent lamps this type of tube is still required for a number of light fittings round the country. We have stocks of replacement T12 fluorescent tubes in wattages ranging from 20 Watts to 115 Watts and lengths of 370mm to 1509mm.
T12 Fluorescent (38mm Diameter) Tubes Continued
Furthermore we can supply Blacklight, Blacklight Blue and Unusual Length T12 lamps.
The standard halophosphate T12 offers a reasonable colour rendering and comes in warm white, cool white, white and 10R colour temperatures. It is suitable as a lighting solution for general use in domestic, commercial and industrial applications. Applications for specialist blacklight and blacklight blue T12 lamps include insectocutor units, specialist medical uses, sunbeds, critical colour matching, bars and nightclubs and special effect lighting. Although not a widely used light source the T12 fluorescent still offers energy saving benefits including a lamp life of up to 8,000 hours.
When it comes to fluorescent tubes, most people think of places like schools, factories, hospitals and offices; large buildings with plenty of people and open spaces to illuminate.Read More »
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T2 The main difference is the diameter of each tube. T2 tubes have a diameter of 7mm and comes in a range of lengths and colour temperatures. Although small in size they pack a punch, they're ideal for lighting areas with limited ...Read More »
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T2 is a term describing a tube that is 2 eighths of an inch in diameter, or 7mm.
A T2 Tube is a type of slimline fluorescent tube commonly used for Cabinet and Display lighting. Available in 6, 8, 11 or 13 watts the T2 tube has a distinguishable W4.3 Plug In base at each end.
T2 can also be used to describe certain types of energy saving lamps, such as Energy Saving Spirals.
A T4 Tube is a type of fluorescent tube commonly found in pelmet or under cabinet lighting due to their slimline design. The T4 tube is named so as it measures 4 eighths of an inch, or 14mm in diameter and is available in wattages ranging from 6 to 30 watts.
A T5, sometimes called the T16 is a common type of fluorescent tube predominantly found in recessed and suspended ceiling applications. The T5 tube gets its' name from being 5 eighths of an inch in diameter, or 15-16mm.
Although commonly referring to linear tubes, T5 tube could refer to a type of circular fluorescent tube. The T5 circular tube has a 2GX13 base with 2 pins either side of the tube.
T5 can also be used to describe 2D Compact Fluorescent Lamps. This is due to the diameter of the actual tube itself being 15mm, the same as the T5 Linear Tube.
A T8 Tube is a type of popular type of fluorescent tube favoured for its' versatility in application. The T8 tube is named so as it measures 8 eights of an inch in diameter, or 25mm.
T8 Fluorescent Tubes can now be replaced with LED alternatives, offering a longer life span and reduced power consumption.
A T12 Tube is a type of fluorescent tube commonly found lighting larger areas such as offices and retail spaces. The T12 Tube was one of the first fluorescent tubes to be manufactured, however is now being phased out in favour of the more efficient T8 Tube which has the same G13 base. T12 Tubes measure 38mm, or 12 eighths of an inch, in diameter and are available in wattages ranging from 20-125 watts.
830 can be used to describe the colour of light produced by a light bulb or fluorescent tube. Colour 830 is primarily found in halogen light bulbs and appears slightly whiter than incandescent light bulbs.
Colour 840 is also referred to as "cool white", emitting a 4000k colour temperature. Lamps & tubes that produce this colour enhance blues, flatten reds and give a bluish tint to whites & greens.
Colour 845 is also referred to as "cool white". Lamps & tubes that produce this colour enhance blues, flatten reds and give a bluish tint to whites & greens.