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fluorescent lamp light bulb
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bulb specifications:
category: Fluorescent lamp
watt: 38
base: G13 - Medium Bi-Pin
glass: T8
filament: FLUORESCE
m.o.l.: 42 inch (1066MM)
uses socket:DB-G13-A

typical shape of T8 glass envelopes
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typical shape of FLUORESCE filament
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industry standards for base:
G13 - Medium Bi-Pin
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Don's grand wisdom: When multiple bulbs are in a circuit; if one bulb burns out, you really should replace all bulbs at same time. This way all bulbs will look the same. Otherwise, mixing "used" bulbs with "new" bulbs (or mixing brands) will each look different (some will be dimmer, some a different shade of color.) For example, automobile headlights and tail-lights must always be replaced in pairs or they will look odd. And, when one bulb is at it's end of life, the other will be near it's end of life too. Keep good working "used" bulbs as emergency spares.

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