Why new philips fluorescent light tubes turn pink?

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Old 01-21-19, 09:13 AM
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Why new philips fluorescent light tubes turn pink?

Hello all,

I just installed philips fluorescent light tubes(32W, 48 inch T8) and found that both tube turn pink. Also, I change the tube installation location and it still shows pink.

What may be the issues?
Thank you

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Old 01-21-19, 09:44 AM
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Bad tubes. I used to get that in the office changing tubes. Another set of tubes always fixed it.
 
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Old 01-21-19, 09:58 AM
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Usually a reduction or loss of mercury turns the light pink.
At one time warm white tubes were slightly pink.

The actual color of the tube is on the tube itself.
 
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Old 01-21-19, 10:25 AM
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What is the color temperature on those lamps?
 
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