T12 Old Style Tubes also known as fat tubes and strip lights, these are the original fluorescent tubes.
Only available in white
They are all becoming much harder to source now and will become obsolete in the near future so we would recommend replacing them with the T5 adapter or replacing your fitting.
They are one and a half inches in diameter otherwise twelve eighths of an inch hence their real name T12 tubes
The 8 FT 100w and 125w tubes are becoming obsolete – we can still source them but two of the major manufacturers have stopped making them. We would advise replacing them if possible (you could use a 6ft twin fitting for example) as we don’t know how much longer we will be able to source them and they are very difficult to ship
We do supply single 8ft lamps but due to experiencing a large amount of breakages we have had to increase the price. They are always sent on an AM delivery so please make sure you are in to receive the parcel. If you want a larger number of 8ft tubes please give us a call on 01822 860 110
A lot of people have changed to the slim line versions which are more energy efficient; they fit in the same fittings without any modification. Some people still prefer the larger tubes and some very old fittings cannot use the slim tubes, you can tell whether they are too old because they will not have a starter on the side.
The light output of the slim tubes is actually slightly greater but some people just prefer the larger area.
With the 8 foot tubes there are two common wattages the 100 watt will go into any 8ft light fitting and will work, the 125 watt tube will only work in a 125 watt fitting