Many of us don’t pay attention to our light bulbs until they burn out and when they do, it can be difficult to know exactly which size, shape or style you need to replace the bulb in your fitting exactly.
If your fluorescent tubes have recently fizzled out – don’t panic.
If you’re armed with a tape measure, here’s a table to show you how to interoperate the length and diameter of your blown bulb to give you the type of fluorescent tube you need.
First – what you need to know:
Length: You must measure this from pin to pin at the end of your tube.
Diameter: This is the length of a straight line going from one side of the circle (or the tube) to the other.
Measuring Fluorescent Tubes
Length: 210 – 320 mm
Length: 250 – 760 mm
Length: 150 – 1500 mm
Length: 340 – 1800 mm
Length: 600 – 2400 mm
Don’t forget the circular fluorescent tubes!
Is it fat?
Is it thin?
Created by Rebecca Appleton on 9th May, 2017
Qualified online journalist, specialising in the home improvements and energy saving sectors