Fluorescent Tubes

Fluorescent tubes, also referred to as fluorescent strip lights or tube lights, are a type of light bulb or lamp. They use fluorescence (emission of light by a light-absorbing substance or other electromagnetic radiation) to produce visible light. Fluorescent tube lights require a ballast to operate. The ballast regulates the current and supplies enough voltage to start the lamp.

Standard Sizes:
Fluorescent tubes are widely available in standard sizes known as T2, T4, T5, T8 and T12. The sizes refer to the diameter of the bulb. Each standard size is available in different wattages, colours and lengths to suit every application.
T2 fluorescent tubes have a 7 mm diameter and are used within display cabinets for retail applications or in the home.
T4 fluorescent tubes feature a 12mm diameter and are most commonly used for kitchen worktops.
T5 fluorescent tubes have a 16 mm diameter and are used within offices, warehouses and kitchens. T5 tubes have a distinct advantage for office usage as they can be continuously installed in series.
T8 fluorescent tubes have a diameter of 26mm. T8 bulbs are suited to larger environments and would typically be found in supermarkets, warehouses and hospitals.
T12 fluorescent tubes are the largest standard size tube with a 38 mm diameter. This size tube is due to be phased out and will become obsolete.

Why should I pick a fluorescent tube?
• Fluorescent tubes are a cheap and efficient way of generating light. Fluorescent light fixtures can cost more to install than incandescent options. However, they are more energy efficient. They use less energy and are more cost efficient to run.

• Fluorescent tubes offer an excellent range of colours. This stretches from variations on white to coloured bulbs such as red or blue.

• When choosing a fluorescent tube you must consider the number of lumens (lm) each bulb offers. The higher the number of lumens, the brighter your bulb will be.

• Another benefit to choosing a fluorescent tube is the distribution of light. Fluorescent tubes diffuse light evenly. While they are unsuitable for applications that require a beam of light, they are excellent at lighting wide areas without shadow.

• Fluorescent bulbs typically have a long life span (thousands of hours). Little or no maintenance is required for fluorescent tubes and they don’t need replacing very often.


Disposal
Fluorescent tubes contain mercury. You must dispose of fluorescent tubes safely as per regulation.

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RS Stock No. 792-3512
Mfr. Part No.18865
TWD87
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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18 W 2ft 600mm T8 6500K G13 Daylight 865 1300 lm - 85 20000h A Master TL-D Super 80
RS Stock No. 700-1388
Mfr. Part No.L15840
BrandOsram
TWD386
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15 W 1.5ft 450mm T8 4000K G13 Cool White 840 950 lm Triphosphor 85 20000h B LUMILUX
RS Stock No. 711-7023
Mfr. Part No.1500
BrandSylvania
TWD85
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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18 W 2ft 600mm T8 4000K G13 Cool White 840 1350 lm Triphosphor 85 20000h A -
RS Stock No. 656-1400
Mfr. Part No.517797
BrandOsram
TWD79
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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18 W 2ft 600mm T8 4000K G13 Cool White 840 1350 lm Triphosphor 80 20000h A LUMILUX
RS Stock No. 656-1258
Mfr. Part No.517773
BrandOsram
TWD79
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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18 W 2ft 600mm T8 6500K G13 Natural 865 1350 lm Triphosphor 85 20000h A LUMILUX
RS Stock No. 561-606
Mfr. Part No.L823
BrandOsram
TWD44
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8 W 1ft 300mm T5 3400K G5 White 534 480 lm Halophosphate 56 9000h B -
RS Stock No. 792-6934
Mfr. Part No.4050300241647
BrandOsram
TWD144
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13 W 1.8ft 530mm T5 4000K G5 Cool White 840 950 lm Fluorescent 80 10000h A LUMILUX
RS Stock No. 792-6962
Mfr. Part No.4050300518053
BrandOsram
TWD117
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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30 W 3ft 900mm T8 3000K G13 Warm White 830 2400 lm Triphosphor 80 20000h A LUMILUX
RS Stock No. 792-3635
Mfr. Part No.884
TWD209
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8 W 1ft 300mm T5 4000K G13 Cool White 840 470 lm - 85 10000h A Master TL Mini Super 80
RS Stock No. 803-9902
Mfr. Part No.61104
BrandGE
TWD113
Each (In a Pack of 30)
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35 W 5ft 1500mm T5 6500K G5 Daylight 865 3400 lm - 85 30000h A+ T5 LongLast - High Efficiency
RS Stock No. 792-3629
Mfr. Part No.M36840NG
TWD180
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36 W 3.3ft 1000mm T8 4000K G13 Cool White 840 3100 lm - 85 20000h A Master TL-D Super 80
RS Stock No. 787-0036
Mfr. Part No.61100
BrandGE
TWD148
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35 W 4.8ft 1450mm T5 3000K G5 Warm White 830 3320 lm Triphosphor 85 30000h A+ T5 LongLast - High Efficiency
RS Stock No. 803-9986
Mfr. Part No.61075
BrandGE
TWD123
Each (In a Pack of 30)
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36 W 2.8ft 850mm T5 4000K G5 Cool White 840 3500 lm - 85 25000h A+ T5 WattMiser High Output
RS Stock No. 794-3193
Mfr. Part No.0002762
BrandSylvania
TWD95
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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14 W 2ft 600mm T5 6500K G5 Daylight 865 1250 lm Triphosphor 85 24000h A+ -
RS Stock No. 797-3457
Mfr. Part No.4008321152381
BrandOsram
TWD85
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6 W 0.8ft 225mm T5 4000K G5 Cool White 640 270 lm - 69 5000h A BASIC
RS Stock No. 792-6861
Mfr. Part No.4050300591544
BrandOsram
TWD113
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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14 W 1.8ft 550mm T5 6500K G5 Daylight 865 1100 lm Triphosphor 89 24000h A LUMILUX
RS Stock No. 700-1378
Mfr. Part No.FH21830
BrandOsram
TWD128
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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21 W 2.8ft 850mm T5 3000K G5 Warm White 830 1900 lm Triphosphor 85 20000h A+ LUMILUX
RS Stock No. 792-6870
Mfr. Part No.4050300645957
BrandOsram
TWD139
Each (In a Pack of 20)
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21 W 3ft 860mm T5 2700K G5 Warm White 827 1900 lm - 89 24000h A+ LUMILUX
RS Stock No. 792-3616
Mfr. Part No.50840TL5ECO
TWD408
Each (In a Pack of 40)
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54 W 4ft 1200mm T5 4000K G5 Cool White 840 4450 lm - 85 25000h A+ Master TL5 High Output Eco
RS Stock No. 656-1270
Mfr. Part No.L18830
BrandOsram
TWD100
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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18 W 2ft 600mm T8 3000K G13 Warm White 830 1350 lm Triphosphor 85 20000h A LUMILUX