With the variations of smaller light fixtures, Sylvania developed a
special kind of u-shaped lamp which no other manufacturer has developed, the
FBO24T8. These have been particularly used in 2x2 fixtures where space is
at a premium or in cove lighting. Like most fluorescents, FBO24T8 fluorescent
light bulbs are a great way to get a lot of light output with relatively little
energy usage. Some of the older fixtures used T12 lamps, but there was
never anything like these and the length is fairly unusual. You can tell
the difference between a T12 and a T8 by measuring the diameter of the bulb.
The T12 is the standard cool white or warm white lamp that's been used in
offices throughout the world. As with all fluorescent bulbs, they rely on
ballasts inside of the fixtures in order to make them work. Ballasts are
available from Universal, Magnetek, Osram Sylvania, among others. Almost all fixtures for these bulbs come
with ballasts already mounted and wired. The ballast is important because it is
specific for each type of lamp. You can't change from one type of
fluorescent to another without changing the ballast in most cases. On a
rare occasion there may be a ballast that is made for several different types
such as in the case of T8 lamps. Most of the time the ballast in the lamp are
matched electrically and so it's good to make sure the ballast you have is the
right one for the lamp you choose.
You can get these in almost any color you want which includes 3000K, 3500K
and 4100K colors. The FBO24T8 fluorescent light bulbs has
special phosphors that give it a similar color to other kinds of lamps you might
be using in your office. There have been times when people have had a hard time finding these at their
local supply house, but we keep plenty in stock so you will always have a good
source to buy from, eLightBulbs.com. Use us for any type of light bulbs you
have, but keep us in mind the next time you're looking for something that isn't
all that common. And because the FBO24T8 fluorescent is made by Sylvania, you know that
you're going to get the best service from Sylvania's premier online distributor,
eLightBulbs.com. Having the light bulbs you need like this one make us
special among others, we have the entire Sylvania catalog available to you.
That means you get the best quality light bulbs and the service to the door of
your home or business.
Because it's still very pervasive in many office environments across the
country, we make the FBO24T8 fluorescent light bulbs a substantial part of our
offering. There will probably never be a time when these will not be in use.
These u-shaped lamps are one of the types that we carry in a broad spectrum of
fluorescent lighting, but we have others as well, everything from small dulux
all the way up to very high output types. Whatever type of
fluorescent you choose, you will be saving energy over incandescent lamps while getting the
most light you can for your money. The FBO24T8 is a little unusual, so if
you need help making sure that you have the right one, please let our customer service
representatives to help you determine what you have.