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FO32T8/950 Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Price Each: $10.85
Item Number: BLF10698
FO32T8/950 fluorescent light bulbs are used in standard four foot fixtures used in color matching where color accuracy is of the utmost importance. This is the 92 CRI or color rendering index version of these lamps. The color temperature is an industry standard 5000K for the best balance of color and rendering. They have a ballast that is same electronic ballast used on other T8 lamps. For those of you who are used to the chroma 50 light bulbs that were in the T12 version, this is its T8 counterpart. This will give you all the advantages of being able to differentiate between different types of color and that can be especially important in retail and in things like the dental industry. Different shades of white can be difficult to see when you don't have it lit properly. The 5000K light color is a spectrum of light that our eyes were made for. We have the best visual response in this type of light and it makes it great for being able to see better. This is the four foot lamp and only operates on an electronic ballast, making it energy efficient and delivering the best performance for what ever kind of application you might use this for.

Product features:
- 48" long.
- 32 watts.
- 92 CRI.
- 5000K color temperature.
- Energy efficient.
- Operates on an electronic ballast.

General information.
At, we want to provide you with the highest quality color correct fluorescent bulbs that are going to last for a long time and take care of your lighting replacement needs. The 40-watt T12 fluorescent tubes are the older style of fluorescents that were used for general lighting and still are today in many light fixtures. Although many have been replaced with F32T8 and lower watt LED, there’s still a lot of you who have these and need these for a fluorescent replacement bulb. Most of the time this fluorescent light bulb cool white was the most popular for offices and commercial lighting everywhere. They were also used in everybody’s garage workshop or basement, it was so pervasive. Now we have these as a consumable item that you can still buy or consider replacing something more energy-efficient and better color rendering fluorescents.

The operation of T12 and T8 lamps.
T12 lamps operate on a magnetic ballast most of the time, although on a few occasions people and converted some of their light fixtures to an electronic ballast that will utilize this light. It’s very hard to get any more light fixtures that are made for this type of bulb, but we still have a few of those. Most people are converted to the T8’s that operate on an electronic ballast and that’s been the natural replacement. The ballast in this operation is much heavier than the electronic ballasts because of all the copper windings on the inside. It’s also a rapid start ballast and starting operation, not an instant start. Sometimes you’ll see this a little slow to light or it’ll flicker a little bit before it goes completely on. That was the nature of this type of lamp and that’s why a lot of people are replacing it because of its flickering, poor color rendition and poor energy consumption. But for many people, it might not be in the budget to replace them all at this time for something more efficient and if that’s the case we have plenty in stock for you.

Better color rendering.
There’s no talking about fluorescent light bulbs without talking about color temperature. The most common are cool white, warm white and daylight but we also have these higher color rendering in both T12 and T8 lamps. Typically these are anywhere from 5000K to 7500K light color but there are other light colors such as the more particular Kelvin temperature versions which are also available. Not only are these colors available, but more color correct type of fluorescents are still used in many types of applications and that includes the Chroma 50 and Chroma 75 for people who need a daylight color that has high color rendering. Once again, for people that are moving into something more energy-efficient we do have T8 lamps with the same color properties and improvements. Typically, you won’t find them in your local store anymore, but we have them ready for shipping every day.

Saving money and update your lighting.
With the advent of more energy-efficient light sources such as LED tube lights, you’re seeing some of these replaced now with T8 LED tubes. It’s a good choice if you want to save more energy and possibly qualify for a number of different rebate programs that electrical utilities have. LED lights will give you the same amount of light for less wattage and so this is where you’ll get the best possible savings. Some people don’t just change the tubes, they will go for a whole new light fixture if some of the incentives are really good or their lighting system is particularly old. If that’s the case we have a complete line of lighting fixtures in LED and for some situations with the payback being so good, it might make sense to go to a completely new fixture instead of just retrofitting to an LED bulb. If you want to know how much you’ll save on going to an LED T8 light bulb, we have a free download on the left-hand column of our website that is an energy savings calculator in an Excel spreadsheet format. It will give you all the information that you need to do a simple comparison for what you have now and what you may be thinking about going to as far as in more efficient lighting solution.

How can we help you today?
If you’re unsure about what you need, just give us a call or email us any information or questions that you may have. We have a lot of experience with all types of retrofits in new construction situations. We know how to get the best lighting for the least possible amount of energy consumed. And it’s not just about saving energy, it’s also about getting the best possible illumination for your interior space. We have plenty of F40T12 light bulbs in stock for almost anything you may need them for. We can get them to you quickly and we pack them up very well so they get there in one piece, no problem. We had good warranties on the product and if you’re looking for a larger quantity, make sure to get a hold of us for a special quote. For multiple cases, we can help you with the pricing or if you’re ordering these for other locations, we can send them there as well. There’s never been a better time to maintain your lighting system with either fluorescent color correct light bulbs or its new T8 LED alternative.
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