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F32T8-350BL Shatterproof Black Light Bulbs

Price Each: $96.18
Item Number: 105503

F32T8 350BL shatterproof fluorescent black light bulbs with 48 inch length and 32 watts are used mostly for special exposure and bug light fixtures. These have a special shatterproof coating to prevent glass breakage. Restaurants will use these in bug attracting light fixtures, but also want a coating that will prevent broken bulbs getting into a foodservice area. There are also many industrial machines that use this type of bulb to detect imperfections in metal. If you're looking for them in a bug zapper, then the size must be exactly the same as what you use now. It has a light purple color when lit, but looks white when not lit.

Product features:
- 32 watt.
- T8 = 1" inch diameter
- 350 black light or black light 350BL.
- 48 inches.
- Special shatterproof coating.

General information.
At, we have a complete line of various types of black light 350, but this is the 350-nanometer version. These are fluorescent bulbs that use a particular phosphor that emits the black light effect. When it comes to the fluorescent tubes, many people will call this an ultraviolet light, and it’s most commonly associated as mentioned before with unique types of applications. For most people, these are used for insect traps; It’s also used where certain kinds of markings need to be identified in an industrial situation or sometimes with the special scanners. All of those commercial applications typically use something that would be a smaller bulb.

The specifics, please.
There’s nothing electrically different between these and other types of fluorescent bulbs, so you don’t have to do any adjustment with the existing light fixture. There’s no rewiring that’s required or anything like that. Just plug the new bulb in where the old one was, and you’re all set to go. If you need light fixtures that will utilize any of these types, we have many selections for that in different kinds of strip light fixtures, cabinet light fixtures or something that’s maybe more industrial. No matter which way you go with it, you can be assured that this is going to work in any light fixture that has the same code if it’s a fluorescent bulb. There are specific lengths which operate for certain types of light fixtures; they’re not all interchangeable. The main thing to keep in mind is that these bulbs look white when not lit when electrified they are a soft purple glow.

What's the best black light bulb to use?
People often ask what’s the best lighting effect that you can have using a black light bulb. Most of the time that would be a linear fluorescent. It gives off the most substantial amount of the black lighting effect although if you have a huge area, you’ll have to use several fixtures to get that effect everywhere. You can’t just put one tube somewhere in the room and expected to glow everything with that black lighting effect. If you’re unsure about how many that you may need, we can probably help you with that so that you have a successful display or party or whatever you might be doing with this bulb. Right behind the linear fluorescent version ineffectiveness would be the screw-in compact fluorescent floodlights which have the same kind of phosphor. It’s very useful, but it needs to be used in close range as the light output is not high.

The light bulb labeling for this lamp.
Many different manufacturers have slightly different code numbers for these lamps, but typically you’ll see something like 350, 350BL or BL stamped on the side of the bulb. They all mean the same thing which is a lamp that peaks in the 350-nanometer range to the exclusion of nearly everything else. It gives you that purple glow when lighting it up. This bulb is different than the other kind of black light which is a black light blue, and that’s the deep purple color. These are entirely different and used for different types of lighting applications. If you are using these for a bug zapper, we need to know what’s on the lamp itself, we can’t cross reference from different manufacturers of bug zappers, there’s too many on the market, and there were no industry standards for which the lamp would be used in which unit. If you’re unsure about what you have, you can always send us an email with product images, and that should tell the story. Many of those types of images would be something that is in the neighborhood of the 25 or 40-watt range.

How can we help you today?
If you’re unsure about what you have and you need a little bit of help, please call or email us with any information you have, and we can help you. We probably have seen about everything that’s out there as far as black light 350BL and if it’s something we haven’t noticed we can point you in the right direction. We carry all of these different types of black lights, and we probably have the one that you need for whatever application that you may have, something commercial or industrial and of course, bug zapper attraction.
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