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Failed Philips TL-D 18w/35

Cathode of a burnt out Philips TL-D 18w/35

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Album name:T8 To T10
Rating (1 votes):1
Model:TL-D 18w/35
Power Consumption:18w
Overall Width / Diameter:T8
Overall Length:2ft
Cap Type:G13 bi-pin
Filesize:1180 KiB
Date added:Apr 29, 2012
Dimensions:579 x 1024 pixels
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Linear_SLI   [Apr 29, 2012 at 11:42 AM]
Shocked Never known one do that before?
Tom   [Apr 29, 2012 at 01:08 PM]
This must've put on a bloody good EOL show in its dying moments!
Alan_M   [Apr 29, 2012 at 01:28 PM]
I've had T12's do this during a good EOL show but not a T8 which normally don't do anything interesting at EOL. Your colour 35's seem to be as common over there as 33 cool-whites are here, climate thing maybe? Colour 35's are very rare here.
Paul   [Apr 29, 2012 at 01:31 PM]
What's that stupid thing attached to the shield?
SuperSix   [Apr 29, 2012 at 01:33 PM]
Was this over driven? I've known 2' 18Ws to operate cold cathode for short periods at EOL but never long enough to do this much damage.

It is Al! Until the last few years colour 35 was the standard colour supplied with almost every fitting manufactured! I guess it became the preference as it strikes a comfortable balance between warm and cool.
Tom   [Apr 29, 2012 at 03:46 PM]
LOL must've been tortured! As Eliot says, krypton T8s can't keep an arc going for long when they're EOL!
Jack_T   [Apr 29, 2012 at 08:32 PM]
I'll explain, it was VERY near EOL - Heavy blackening. I tried it on the 135w SOX, that didn't work, so I tried it on the 70w, and it lasted for 2 days... So then I connected it to a 125w fluorescent ballast, and it lasted a few seconds!

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