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Old 06-29-2004, 05:09 PM   #1
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actinic 03 question

just got my bulbs in the mail...the actinic 03 is labeled...but the tube is white.
I figured it'd be blue.

does it only look blue when powered? Or, did I get sent the wrong bulb.
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:13 PM   #2
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it will be blue
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Old 06-29-2004, 11:30 PM   #3
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It is the phosphors in the bulb that make the color not the glass! It will be blue!!
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Old 06-30-2004, 01:07 PM   #4
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thanks. it just seemed weird, but now I understand that its the phosphors, not some cheap blue paint, that distinguish true actinic 03 from 'blue' actinic bulbs.
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