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Comprehensive Fluorescent Tube Data

Contents:

  1. Latest light bulb data (long)
    by booth-at-lvld.hp.com () (1 Aug 1994)
  2. More Bulb Specs
    by "Mark Shelton" <mark_shelton-at-pobox.tbe.com> (6 Mar 1997)

Latest light bulb data (long)

by booth-at-lvld.hp.com ()
Date: 1 Aug 1994
Newsgroup: rec.aquaria,alt.aquaria,sci.aquaria

Joseph Sellinger has been having difficulty posting so I am posting
this for him.

  George
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So I wanted to compare bulbs. Here is the data that has been gathered.
I have ordered the data by color/watt/cri. I hope this data is useful for 
someone other then myself because it was truly a labor of fish love.
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Lg  W   Suplier  Type         Color  Part#           CRI Inital Design  Cost
                                                          Lumens Lumens
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3000 - 3499K bulbs
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7.4 13  Osram    Compact Fluo 3000K  CF13DS/830       85   900

18  15  Philips  Ultralume    3000K  F15T8/30U        85  1000   910  
18  15  GE       Spec Deluxe  3000K  F15T8/SPX30      82  1000          
18  15  Osram    Designer 800 3000K  F15T8/D830       80   920           
18  15  Philips  Soft White   3000K  F15T8/SW         79   610   49?  
18  15  GE       Spec         3000K  F15T8/SP30       70   940           
18  15  Osram    Interior Des.3000K  F15T8/D30(ID)    70   900           
18  15  Osram    Interior Des.3000K  F15T12/D30(ID)   70   830           
18  15  GE       Warm White   3000K  F15T8/WW         52   860           
18  15  Osram    Warm White   3000K  F15T8/WW         52   860           
18  15  GE       Warm White   3000K  F15T12/WW        52   780           
18  15  Philips  Warm White   3000K  F15T8/WW         53   870   740  
18  15  Philips  Warm White   3000K  F15T12/WW        53   800   670  
18  15  GE       Wide Spec    3050K  F15T8/PL/AQ      90   510           
18  15  Osram    GRO-LUX WS   3400K  F15T8/GRO/WS     89   500           
18  15  GE       White        3450K  F15T8/W          60   850           
18  15  GE       Soft White   3450K  F15T12/SW        60   525           

24  20  Osram    Dlx W. Wht   2950K  F20T12/WWX       74   875
24  20  Philips  Ultralume    3000K  F20T12/30U       85  1350  1270
24  20  GE       Spec Deluxe  3000K  F20T12/SPX30     82  1300          
24  20  Osram    Designer 800 3000K  F20T12/D830      80  1350          
24  20  Philips  Dlx W. White 3000K  F20T12/WWX       79   850   755
24  20  Philips  Soft White   3000K  F20T12/SW        79   850   755
24  20  Philips  SPEC         3000K  F20T12/SPEC30    70  1275  1190
24  20  GE       Spec         3000K  F20T12/SP30      70  1275          
24  20  Osram    Interior Des.3000K  F20T12/D30(ID)   70  1300          
24  20  GE       Warm White   3000K  F20T12/WW        52  1250          
24  20  Osram    Warm White   3000K  F20T12/WW        52  1260
24  20  Philips  Warm White   3000K  F20T12/WW        53  1250  1100
24  20  GE       Dlx W. Wht   3000K  F20T12/WWX       52   875           
24  20  GE       Soft White   3035K  F20T12/SW        52   875           
24  20  GE       Wide Spec    3050K  F20T12/PL/AQ     90   750           
24  20  Philips  Natural      3400K  F20T12/N         90   850   755
24  20  Osram    GRO-LUX WS   3400K  F20T12/GRO/WS    89   750
24  20  Philips  Ultralume    3400K  F20T12/35U       85  1350  1270
24  20  GE       White        3450K  F20T12/W         60  1250          
24  20  Osram    White        3450K  F20T12/W         57  1260

36  30  Osram    Dlx Cool Wht 2950K  F30T8/CWX        74  1550          
36  30  Osram    Dlx W. White 2950K  F30T12/WW/RS     74  1540          
36  30  Philips  Ultralume    3000K  F30T12/30U/RS    85  2400  2160
36  30  GE       Spec Deluxe  3000K  F30T8/SPX30      82  2300          
36  30  GE       Spec Deluxe  3000K  F30T12/SPX30/RS  82  2375          
36  30  Osram    Designer 800 3000K  F30T12/D830/RS   80  2400          
36  30  Philips  Dlx W White  3000K  F30T12/WWX/RS    79  1600  1320 
36  30  Osram    Interior Des 3000K  F30T8/D30(ID)    70  2360          
36  30  Osram    Interior Des 3000K  F30T12/D30(ID)   70  2350          
36  30  GE       Spec         3000K  F30T12/SP30/RS   70  2350          
36  30  Philips  SPEC         3000K  F30T12/SPEC30/RS 70  2350  2080 
36  30  Philips  Warm White   3000K  F30T12/WW/RS     53  2300  1950 
36  30  Osram    Warm White   3000K  F30T12/WW/RS     52  2210          
36  30  GE       Warm White   3000K  F30T8/WW         52  2250          
36  30  GE       Warm White   3000K  F30T12/WW/RS     52  2225          
36  30  Osram    Warm White   3000K  F30T8/WW         52  2215          
36  30  GE       Dlx Warm Wht 3025K  F30T12/WWX/RS    77  1575          
36  30  GE       White        3450K  F30T12/W/RS      60  2250          
36  30  Osram    White        3450K  F30T12/W/RS      57  2210          

48  40  Osram    Soft White   2950K  F40/soft white   74  2150
48  40  Osram    Dlx  W. Wht  2950K  F40WWX           74  2150
48  40  Philips  Ultralume    3000K  F40/30U          85  3300  2970
48  40  GE       Spec Deluxe  3000K  F40SPX30         82  3250          
48  40  GE       StayBright   3000K  F40SXL/SPX30     82  3500          
48  40  Philips  AdvantageX   3000K  F40AX30          80  3700  3300
48  40  Osram    Designer 800 3000K  F40/D830         80  3300
48  40  Philips  Dlx W White  3000K  F40WWX           79  2200  1805
48  40  Philips  Soft White   3000K  F40SW            79  2150  1800
48  40  GE       StayBright   3000K  F40SXL/SP30      70  3400          
48  40  Osram    Interior Des 3000K  F40/D30          70  3200
48  40  Philips  SPEC         3000K  F40SPEC30        70  3200  2880
48  40  GE       Spec         3000K  F40SP30          70  3200          
48  40  Osram    Designer     3000K  F40/D30          70  3200
48  40  Philips  Warm White   3000K  F40WW            53  3100  2700
48  40  GE       Warm White   3000K  F40WW            52  3150          
48  40  Osram    Warm White   3000K  F40WW            52  3100
48  40  GE       Dlx Warm Wht 3025K  F40WWX           77  2200          
48  40  GE       Soft White   3025K  F40SW            52  2200          
48  40  GE       Wide Spec    3050K  F40PL/AQ         90  1900          
48  40  Philips  Natural      3400K  F40N             90  2100  1870
48  40  Osram    GRO-LUX WS   3400K  F40GRO/WS        89  1875
48  40  GE       White        3450K  F40W             60  3050
48  40  Osram    White        3450K  F40W             57  3100
48  60  Osram    Designer 800 3000K  F48T12/D830/HO   80  4400
48  60  Philips  SPEC         3000K  F48T12/SPEC30/HO 70  4250  3830    
48  60  Philips  Warm White   3000K  F48T12/WW/HO     53  4100  3550   
48  60  Osram    Warm White   3000K  F48T12/WW/HO     52  4100
48 115  Osram    Warm White   3000K  F48T12/WW/VHO    52  6400

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3500 - 4099K bulbs
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CF   9  Osram    Compact Fluo 3500K  CF9DS/835        85   600
CF  13  Osram    Compact Fluo 3500K  CF13DS/835       85   900

18  15  GE       Spec Deluxe  3500K  F15T8/SPX35      82  1000          
18  15  Philips  SPEC         3500K  F15T8/SPEC35     73   940   825  
18  15  Philips  SPEC         3500K  F15T12/SPEC35    73   820   710  
18  15  GE       Spec         3500K  F15T8/SP35       73   940           
18  15  Osram    Natural      3600K  F15T8/N          86   610           
18  15  GE       Natural      3700K  F15T8/N          90   580           

24  20  GE       Spec Deluxe  3500K  F20T12/SPX35     82  1300          
24  20  Philips  SPEC         3500K  F20T12/SPEC35    73  1275  1190
24  20  GE       Spec         3500K  F20T12/SP35      73  1275          
24  20  Osram    Designer     3500K  F20T12/D35       70  1300          
24  20  GE       Natural      3700K  F20T12/N         90   850           

36  30  Philips  Ultralume    3500K  F30T12/35U/RS    85  2400  2160
36  30  GE       Spec Deluxe  3500K  F30T12/SPX35/RS  82  2375          
36  30  Osram    Designer 800 3500K  F30T12/D835/RS   80  2400          
36  30  Philips  SPEC         3500K  F30T12/SPEC35/RS 73  2350  2080 
36  30  GE       Spec         3500K  F30T12/SP35/RS   73  2350          
36  30  Osram    Designer     3500K  F30T12/D835/RS   70  2350          
36  30  Osram    Natural      3600K  F30T8/N          86  1500          
36  30  Osram    Natural      3600K  F30T12/N/RS      86  1500          
36  30  GE       Natural      3700K  F30T8/N          90  1500          

48  40  Philips  Ultralume    3500K  F40/35U          85  3300  2970
48  40  GE       StayBright   3500K  F40SXL/SPX35     82  3500          
48  40  GE       Spec Deluxe  3500K  F40SPX35         82  3250          
48  40  Philips  AdvantageX   3500K  F40AX35          80  3700  3300
48  40  Osram    Designer 800 3500K  F40/D835         80  3300
48  40  Philips  SPEC         3500K  F40SPEC35        73  3200  2880
48  40  GE       Spec         3500K  F40SP35          73  3200          
48  40  GE       StayBright   3500K  F40SXL/SP35      73  3400          
48  40  Osram    Designer     3500K  F40/D35          70  3200
48  40  Osram    Natural      3600K  F40N             86  2100
48  40  GE       Natural      3700K  F40N             90  2100          
48  60  Philips  SPEC         3500K  F48T12/SPEC35/HO 73  4250  3830    
48  60  Osram    Designer     3500K  F48T12/D35/HO    70  4300
48  60  Osram    Natural      3600K  F48T12/N/HO      86  2800

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4100 - 4999K bulbs
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CF   9  Osram    Compact Fluo 4100K  CF9DS/841        85   600
CF  13  Osram    Compact Fluo 4100K  CF13DS/841       85   900

18  15  Osram    Dlx Cool Wht 4100K  F15T8/CWX        89   600           
18  15  Philips  Ultralume    4100K  F15T8/41U        85  1000   910  
18  15  GE       Spec Deluxe  4100K  F15T8/SPX41      82  1000          
18  15  GE       Spec         4100K  F15T8/SP41       70   940           
18  15  Philips  Cool White   4100K  F15T8/CW         62   870   765  
18  15  Philips  Cool White   4100K  F15T12/CW        62   800   695  
18  15  GE       Cool White   4150K  F15T8/CW         62   825           
18  15  GE       Cool White   4150K  F15T12/CW        62   760           
18  15  GE       Dlx Cool Wht 4175K  F15T8/CWX        89   610           
18  15  Philips  Dlx Cool Wht 4200K  F15T8/CWX        89   610   49?  
18  15  Osram    Cool white   4200K  F15T8/CW         62   850           
18  15  Osram    Cool white   4200K  F15T12/CW        62   780           

24  20  Osram    Dlx Cool Wht 4100K  F20T12/CWX       89   850          
24  20  Philips  Ultralume    4100K  F20T12/41U       85  1350  1270
24  20  GE       Spec         4100K  F20T12/SP41      70  1275          
24  20  Philips  Cool White   4100K  F20T12/CW        62  1200  1050
24  20  GE       Cool White   4150K  F20T12/CW        62  1200          
24  20  GE       Dlx Cool Wht 4175K  F20T12/CWX       89   890           
24  20  Philips  Dlx C White  4200K  F20T12/CWX       89   890   760
24  20  Osram    Cool White   4200K  F20T12/CW        62  1240          
24  35  Philips  CoolWhite    4100K  F24T12/CW/HO     62  1650  1390  

36  30  Osram    Dlx Cool Wht 4100K  F30T12/CWX/RS    89  1540          
36  30  Philips  Ultralume    4100K  F30T12/41U/RS    85  2400  2160
36  30  Philips  SPEC         4100K  F30T12/SPEC41/RS 70  2350  2080 
36  30  GE       Spec         4100K  F30T12/SP41/RS   70  2350          
36  30  Philips  Cool White   4100K  F30T12/CW/RS     62  2250  1900 
36  30  GE       Cool White   4150K  F30T12/CW/RS     62  2225          
36  30  GE       Cool White   4150K  F30T8/CW         62  2175          
36  30  GE       Dlx Cool Wht 4175K  F30T12/CWX/RS    89  1600          
36  30  GE       Dlx Cool Wht 4175K  F30T8/CWX        89  1550          
36  30  Philips  Dlx C White  4200K  F30T12/CWX/RS    89  1600  1350 
36  30  Osram    Cool White   4200K  F30T8/CW         62  2180          
36  30  Osram    Cool White   4200K  F30T12/CW/RS     62  2200          
36  50  Philips  Cool White   4100K  F36T12/CW/HO     62  2800  2450    

48  40  Philips  Ultralume    4100K  F40/41U          85  3300  2970
48  40  GE       StayBright   4100K  F40SXL/SPX41     82  3500          
48  40  GE       Spec Deluxe  4100K  F40SPX41         82  3250          
48  40  Osram    Designer 800 4100K  F40/D841         80  3300
48  40  Philips  AdvantageX   4100K  F40AX41          80  3700  3300
48  40  Philips  SPEC         4100K  F40SPEC41        70  3200  2880
48  40  GE       Spec         4100K  F40SP41          70  3200          
48  40  GE       StayBright   4100K  F40SXL/SP41      70  3400          
48  40  Osram    Designer     4100K  F40/D41          70  3200
48  40  GE       Cool White   4150K  F40CW            62  3050          
48  40  Philips  Cool White   4100K  F40CW            62  3050  2650
48  40  GE       Shoplight    4150K  F40SHOP          62  3100          
48  40  GE       Dlx Cool Wht 4175K  F40CWX           89  2250          
48  40  Philips  Dlx C White  4200K  F40CWX           89  2200  1800
48  40  Osram    Cool White   4200K  F40/CW           62  3050
48  60  Osram    Dlx C. Wht   4100K  F48T12/CWX/HO    89  2800
48  60  Philips  Ultralume    4100K  F48T12/41U/HO    85  4400  4000   
48  60  Philips  SPEC         4100K  F48T12/SPEC41/HO 70  4250  3830    
48  60  Philips  Cool White   4100K  F48T12/CW/HO     62  4050  3500    
48  60  Osram    Lite White   4150K  F48T12/LW/HO     48  4200
48  60  Osram    Cool White   4200K  F48T12/CW/HO     62  4100
48 115  Osram    C. Wht 30deg        F48T12/CW/PB/30          
48 115  Osram    C. Wht       4200K  F48T12/CW/VHO    62  6600
48 115  Osram    C. Wht L temp4200K  F48T12/CW/VHO/LT 62  7500

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5000 5999K bulbs
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CF   9  Osram    Compact Fluo 5000K  CF9DS/850        85   600          $6
CF  13  Osram    Compact Fluo 5000K  CF13DS/850       85   900          $6

18  15  Philips  Colortone    5000K  F15T8/C50        92   590   500 
18  15  GE       Chroma 50    5000K  F15T8/C50        90   620           
18  15  Osram    Design 50    5000K  F15T8/DSGN50     90   600           
18  15  Philips  Ultralume    5000K  F15T8/50U        85  1000   910  
18  25  Osram    Design 50    5000K  F18T12/DSGN50/HO 90   850           

    18  Crompton S90 Daylight 5000K  LA29330          98  1000
24  20  Philips  Colortone 50 5000K  F20T12/C50       92   850   755
24  20  Philips  Ultralume    5000K  F20T12/50U       85  1340  1260
24  20  GE       Chroma 50    5000K  F20T12/C50       90   875           
24  20  Osram    Design 50    5000K  F20T12/DSGN50    90   875
24  35  Osram    Design 50    5000K  F20T12/DSGN50/HO 90  1200

36  30  Philips  Colortone 50 5000K  F30T12/WWX/RS    92  1650 
36  30  GE       Chroma 50    5000K  F30T12/C50/RS    90  1650          
36  30  Philips  Ultralume    5000K  F30T12/50U/RS    85  2380  2140
36  45  Osram    Design 50    5000K  F36T12/DSGN50/HO 90  2100          

    36  Crompton S90 Daylight 5000K  LA29347          98  2350
48  40  Philips  Colortone 50 5000K  F40C50           92  2200  1915
48  40  Osram    Design 50    5000K  F40DSGN50        90  2150
48  40  GE       Chroma 50    5000K  F40/C50          90  2250          
48  40  Philips  Ultralume    5000K  F40/50U          85  3280  2950
48  40  Philips  AdvantageX   5000K  F40AX50          80  3700  3300    $10
    58  Crompton S90 Daylight 5000K  LA29354          98  3700
48  60  Philips  Colortone 50 5000K  F48T12/C50/HO    92  2850  2450    
48  60  Osram    Design 50    5000K  F48T12/DSGN50/HO 90  3000

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6000 - 6999K bulbs
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18  15  Philips  Daylight     6500K  F15T8/D          79   750   660  
18  15  Philips  Daylight     6500K  F15T12/D         79   650   535  
18  15  Osram    Daylight     6300K  F15T8/D          76   750           
18  15  Osram    Daylight     6300K  F15T12/D         76   680           
18  15  GE       Daylight     6250K  F15T8/D          75   700           
18  15  GE       Daylight     6250K  F15T12/D         75   640           
18  15  GE       "Gro & Sho"  6750K  F15T8/PL         -2   215           

    18  Crompton S80 C.Day    6500K  LA29148          85  1300
    18  Crompton S90 C.Day    6700K  LA29371          98  1000
24  20  GE       Daylight     6250K  F20T12/D         75  1025          
24  20  Philips  Daylight     6500K  F20T12/D         79  1075   960    $9
24  20  Osram    Daylight     6500K  F20T12/D         76  1075
24  20  GE       "Gro & Sho"  6750K  F20T12/PL        -2   310           
24  35  Philips  Daylight HO  6500K  F24T12/D/HO      79  1400  1160  $12
24  35  Osram    Daylight HO  6300K  F24T12/D/HO      76  1400

36  30  GE       Daylight     6250K  F30T8/D          75  1850          
36  30  GE       Daylight     6250K  F30T12/D/RS      75  1900          
36  45  Osram    Daylight     6300K  F36T12/D/HO      79  2500           
36  30  Osram    Daylight     6300K  F30T8/D          76  1900          
36  30  Osram    Daylight     6300K  F30T12/D/RS      76  1930          
    30  Crompton S80 C.Day    6500K  LA29155          85  2400
36  30  Philips  Daylight     6500K  F30T12/D/RS      79  1950  1700 
36  50  Philips  Daylight HO  6500K  F36T12/D/HO      79  2500  2150    

    36  Crompton S90 C.Day    6700K  LA29378          98  2200
    36  Crompton S80 C.Day    6500K  LA29172          85  3250
48  40  GE       Daylight     6250K  F40D             75  2550          
48  40  Osram    Daylight     6300K  F40D             -   2650
48  40  Philips  Daylight     6500K  F40D             79  2600  2250
48  40  GE       "Gro & Sho"  6750K  F40PL            -2   800           
48  60  Philips  Daylight HO  6500K  F48T12/D/HO      79  3400  3000    
48  60  Osram    Daylight HO  6300K  F48T12/D/HO      76  3600
    58  Crompton S80 C.Day    6500K  LA29179          85  5200
    58  Crompton S90 C.Day    6700K  LA29395          98  3550
48 115  Osram    Daylight     6300K  F48T12/D/VHO     79  5600

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7000K+ bulbs
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CF   9  Osram    Compact Fluo 7100K  CF9DS/BLUE       -    150         $11

24  20  Philips  Blue                F20T12/B         -    450   325
24  20  Philips  S. Blue             F20T12/BB        -    225   180
24  20  Philips  03                  TL20W/03

48  40  Philips  Colortone 75 7500K  F40C75           95  2000  1720
48  40  GE       Chroma 75    7500K  F40/C75          92  1950          
48  40  Philips  Blue                F40B             -   1200   720
48  40  Osram    Blue                F40B             -   1800
48  40  Philips  S. Blue             F40BB            -    550   385

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Other Bulbs
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18  15  Philips  softtone     ?      F15T8/SF         70  1000   910  
18  15  Osram    Cool Green   ?      F15T8/CG         ?    740           
18  15  Philips  Agro-Lite    ?      F15T8/AGRO       ?    410   330  
18  15  Osram    GRO-LUX      ?      F15T8/GRO        ?    325           

24  20  Osram    Gold         ?      F20T12/GO        ?    840
24  20  Osram    Enhance AQ   ?      F20T12/EN        ?
24  20  Osram    GRO-LUX      ?      F20T12/GRO       ?    480
24  20  Philips  Aqro-Lite    ?      F20T12/AGRO      ?    600   500
24  20  Philips  Blue         ?      F20T12/B         ?    450   325
24  20  Philips  Special Blue ?      F20T12/BB        ?    225   180
24  20  Philips  Gold (bug)   ?      F20T12/GO        ?    900   650
24  20  Philips  Red          ?      F20T12/GO        ?     80    45
24  20  Philips  softtone            F20T12/SF        70  1275  1190

36  30  Osram    GRO-LUX             F30T8/GRO             800          
36  30  GE       "Gro & Sho"  6750K  F30T8/PL         -2   575           

48  40  Osram    Cool Green   ?      F40/CG           ?   2750
48  40  Osram    Dlx C. Wht   ?      F40/CWX          89  2150
48  40  Osram    Green        ?      F40G             ?   4100
48  40  Osram    Gold         ?      F40/GO           ?   1980
48  40  Osram    GRO-LUX      ?      F40GRO           ?   1200
48  40  Philips  Hi Accent    ?      F40HIACCENT      ?   1500  1350
48  40  Philips  Cool Green   ?      F40CG            70  2850  2350
48  40  Philips  Agro-Lite    ?      F40AGRO          ?   1600  1360
48  40  Philips  Blue         ?      F40B             ?   1200   720
48  40  Philips  Special Blue ?      F40BB            ?    550   385
48  40  Philips  Gold (bug)   ?      F40BB            ?   2400  1765
48  40  Philips  Red          ?      F40R             ?    195    60

?    8  PennPlax Aquarilux    ?      FL-8             ?    110           

?   14  PennPlax Aquarilux    ?      FL-14            ?    205           
?   14  PennPlax Sea-Lux      ?      FS-14            ?    390           
?   14  PennPlax Natura-Lux   ?      NL-14            ?    680           

18  15  PennPlax Aquarilux    ?      FL-15            ?    240           
18  15  PennPlax Sea-Lux      ?      FS-15            ?    440           
18  15  PennPlax Natura-Lux   ?      NL-15            ?    800           
18  15  PennPlax Tri-Lux      ?      FT-15            ?    700           
18  15  PennPlax Ultra TriLux ?      FUT-15           ?    910           

24  20  PennPlax Aquarilux    ?      FL-20            ?    340           
24  20  PennPlax Sea-Lux      ?      FS-20            ?    630           
24  20  PennPlax Natura-Lux   ?      NL-20            ?    940           
24  20  PennPlax Tri-Lux      ?      FT-20            ?   1100          
24  20  PennPlax Ultra TriLux ?      FUT-20           ?   1380          $13

?   25  PennPlax Aquarilux    ?      FL-25            ?    450           

36  30  PennPlax Aquarilux    ?      FL-30            ?    600           
36  30  PennPlax Sea-Lux      ?      FS-30            ?   1100          
36  30  PennPlax Natura-Lux   ?      NL-30            ?   1750          
36  30  PennPlax Tri-Lux      ?      FT-30            ?   1660          
36  30  PennPlax Ultra TriLux ?      FUT-30           ?   1880          

48  40  PennPlax Aquarilux    ?      FL-48            ?    900           
48  40  PennPlax Sea-Lux      ?      FS-48            ?   1570          
48  40  PennPlax Natura-Lux   ?      NL-48            ?   2450          
48  40  PennPlax Tri-Lux      ?      FT-48            ?   2480          
48  40  PennPlax Ultra TriLux ?      FUT-48           ?   3350          

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Notes: 
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Phillips and Osram data from Joe Sellinger:
===========================================
Osram does not supply design lumens.

All of this info was taken from the manuals not real world testing.
All of this info is what I thought to be applicable to fish and invert keeping.

Helpful phone numbers:
   Osram    Specialty Lamps       800-762-7191
            Consumer Products     800-842-7010
            Industrail/Commercial 800-255-5042
   Phillips Customer Servive      800-445-6390
   Magnetec Customer Service      800-ballast

Most bulbs under 4 foot are preheat bulbs and require a starter, bulbs >=
four foot are rapid start. Check first.

Prices are aprox. I buy most of my phillips blubs from Grainger and PennPlax
from local pet stores, Osram from Splain Electric (Livonia,Mi).


Crompton data from Len Trigg:
=============================
>Here is some more I got from a Crompton brochure...
>All  these bulbs are 26mm (1") diameter, tri-phosphor.  The catalog doesn't
>give  their  lengths,  I would guess that if you took the Wattage as inches
>you'd have it.

>The  catalog  says use "Series 80 colours in every environment where people
>live  and  work.  This family provides an optimum choice between efficiency
>and  a  colour  rendering  index of 85." and goes on to say that "Series 90
>colours  have  a  superb  colour  rendering of 95 to be used in those areas
>where  colour  rendering  should  be  as  good as possible (clothing shops,
>department  stores, museums)." So I guess this means the RA rating above is
>the same as a CRI in the original post.

>The  catalog  also has the above specs for some non-tri-phosphor bulbs that
>have  a  RA  rating  of  72 and a colour temp of 6200K if you want them.  I
>haven't  put  them  in  above  because  the catalog says they are "Standard
>colours with a poor average colour rendering index, to be used in locations
>where  colour  rendering  properties are not important (warehouses, parking
>lots,  store  rooms)." The catalog has a page with bulb reccomendations for
>various  applications,  and  for  aquariums they suggest those tubes listed
>above, along with some with lower colour temperatures (2700K - 4000K).



GE Data from George Booth:
==========================
>Data from "GE Lighting Selection Guide (Form 9200) 20th Edition, 1991"
>Note: Almost all lamps are available in the Watt-Miser series (post-fix
> WM).  Watt-Miser lamps have roughly 20% less lumens.

>Note: SP and SPX lamps are "Tri Phosphor" types

> Preheat Lamps (for use with starters)   ( w/o RS extention )
> T8  lamps = 7500 hrs -at- 3 hrs/start
> T12 lamps = 9000 hrs -at- 3 hrs/start

> F-30 T-12 Rapid Start Lamps             ( w/ RS extention )
> T12 lamps = 18000 hrs -at- 3 hrs/start

> StayBright XL F-40 T-12 Rapid Start-Preheat Lamps
> T12 lamps = 24000 hrs -at- 3 hrs/start
> T12 lamps = 30000 hrs -at- 12 hrs/start

> F-40 T-12 Rapid Start Preheat Lamps
> T12 lamps = 20000 hrs -at- 3 hrs/start
> T12 Shoplight lamps = 12000 hrs -at- 3 hrs/start

> Plant and Aquarium Lamps
> F15, F30 lamps =  7500 hrs -at- 3 hrs/start
> F20 lamps =  9000 hrs -at- 3 hrs/start
> F40 lamps = 20000 hrs -at- 3 hrs/start

George I really hacked your post to make it fit into the matrix. 
If I did to poorly let me know.

PennPlax data from George Booth:
================================
> Wavelengths         cool wht     FL     FS     NL    FT     FUT
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> ultraviolet <380nm |   1.7%  |  1.7 |  1.5 |  1.8 |  0.5 |  0.6 |
> violet   380-430nm |   7.6%  |  8.6 | 11.2 |  9.8 |  3.1 |  4.1 |
> blue     430-490nm |  20.8%  | 24.6 | 20.6 | 21.4 | 38.4 | 29.8 |
> green    490-560nm |  24.6%  | 13.2 | 19.1 | 25.5 | 21.2 | 34.1 |
> yellow   560-590nm |  18.3%  |  4.1 |  8.1 | 13.2 |  3.6 |  4.5 |
> orange   590-630nm |  17.7%  |  7.9 | 12.3 | 12.6 | 23.5 | 20.1 |
> red      630-700nm |   8.5   | 36.7 | 22.7 | 11.7 |  7.3 |  5.0 |
> infra red   >700nm |   0.8   |  3.2 |  4.5 |  4.0 |  2.4 |  1.8 |
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
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More Bulb Specs

by "Mark Shelton" <mark_shelton-at-pobox.tbe.com>
Date: 6 Mar 1997

     I finally ran across the elusive 800 number for Rolf C. Hagen company,
and so used the opportunity to get info on their xxxx-glo fluorescent bulbs.
They didn't have complete data, and no CRI data, but now we have some basis
for comparison. The data below is for the 40 watt bulbs, all T-10:

             lumens   lux    K degrees
Power-glo     2200    180     5400
Sun-glo       3100     NA     4200
Aqua-glo       960     NA      NA
Life-glo       NA     475     6700 (internal reflector)
Flora-glo     2180     NA     2800
Marine-glo    1480     NA      NA (probably above 7000)

FWIW,
Mark.

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