Why new philips fluorescent light tubes turn pink?

Old 01-21-19, 10:13 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, 10:44 AM
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Bad tubes. I used to get that in the office changing tubes. Another set of tubes always fixed it.
Old 01-21-19, 10:58 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.
Old 01-21-19, 11:25 AM
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What is the color temperature on those lamps?

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