ISO correct fluoro lamp for bare fixture


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Old 03-13-17, 08:18 PM
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ISO correct fluoro lamp for bare fixture

Hello,
I'm looking for a bulb to fit my lithonia fixture: UND 2 96HO 120 CW20
Not sure how to decipher this code.
Hoping for warm tone bulbs

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Old 03-13-17, 08:34 PM
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You listed the fixture model number that would seemingly take an F96, T-12, HO bulb.
What is the lamp number in the other fixtures or are you selecting bulbs for a new fixture.
What is the application for this fixture?

This fixture being high output assumes it will be used outdoors and bulbs for this type of fixture lean towards the cool side.
The warmest color I could see was 4100K which is a white light but no trace of blue.
4100K is my preference for task lighting like in a kitchen or workshop.
A warm color would lean more between 2800K -3200K
 
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Old 03-13-17, 11:43 PM
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I use 4 of those tubes over my bench.

2 daylight 6500 tubes and 2 cool white 4100 tubes.
The light is intense. I have them on two switches.

I had never seen any of those HO tubes warmer than 4100k but in looking around I found there is one step warmer available. It's called F96T12/830/HO. It's 3000k. If you do a search you will find them for sale.

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Old 03-14-17, 12:05 AM
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Thank you so much for the quick replies.

I have a single dual-lamp fixture above a work bench in a dimly lit, windowless basement. I figured warmer the better, opinions?

I'm in Canada, just checked HD Has 4100k in T12 96". Why do some have nipple style connections and others oval? Seems to correlate between 75w vs 95w? Does the fixture code indicate which style it supports?
 
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Old 03-14-17, 12:16 AM
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The round single pin end is an F96 T12 tube.
The oval style dual pin is an F96 T12 HO tube.

The HO stands for high output. The two are not interchangeable.
Your fixture is an HO type fixture.

There is a place in Canada that sells the tubes you are looking for.
110 Watt - 96" T12 High Output - 3000K / Warmwhite - 800 Series Phosphors/Major


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Much appreciated.
Last question - will the fixtures work with only one bulb installed or are both needed for proper operation?
 
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Old 03-14-17, 09:29 AM
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F96 fixtures usually need both lamps to work.
 
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Right on.
I'll try both 4100k from HD first, just in case I find out the fixture is busted or its way too bright.
Thanks for the link to Canadalite - I'm not too far from their pickup center, definitely good to know for future reference.
 
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Old 03-15-17, 07:12 PM
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Great success with the HO bulbs, I don't know what happened to 95W but all I could get my hands on was 110W. Nevertheless, its bright and I actually see around here for a change. So, mission accomplished! Thanks for all the help.
 
 

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