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Old 06-29-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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Replacement bulb

Can anyone tell me what type of bulb I need for my 36" all glass deluxe strip light? The fixture looks smaller than a t8.


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Old 07-01-2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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The bulb size will be a dead give away, if the bulb is the same thickness as a T8 it's a T8 if its about half the thickness of a T8 bulb then what you have is a T5 fixture, but from the looks of it you have a normal T8 but I can't be sure without seeing the bulb/inside of the fixture. Post a pic and I'll let you know.
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Thanks Chris, The problem is that I bought the fixture used, without a bulb! I'm leaning toward T5 because the sockets inside the hood look really small.
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It might have been a retro fit, where the previous owner removed the T8 sockets and replaced them with T5's because the housing definitely looks like a T8 IMO. Is it a 1 or 2 bulb fixture? And I think the length is like 32" bulb for a 36" T5 fixture but don't quote me on that as I have only ever had a 24" T5 and I replaced it just a few months after I got it.
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Also a pic of the sockets would be helpful.
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It might have been a retro fit, where the previous owner removed the T8 sockets and replaced them with T5's because the housing definitely looks like a T8 IMO. Is it a 1 or 2 bulb fixture? And I think the length is like 32" bulb for a 36" T5 fixture but don't quote me on that as I have only ever had a 24" T5 and I replaced it just a few months after I got it.
Unless this was a retrofit as you said, I've got to think the stock was a T8 with it being the All Glass brand. I'm not sure when they stopped making products under this name, but it seems like it's been quite a while ago before T5s were really on the scene and everything was either T8 or T12.
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Probably a T8 then
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