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Philips ALTO F40T12 Daylight

Here is a Philips F40T12 Daylight Deluxe fluorescent lamp.

Made in: USA

Manufactured: Aug. 2002

CRI: 90

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Album name:lite_lover / Fluorescent Lamps
Company and Date Manufactured:Philips
Model Number:F40T12/DX
Lamp Type:Fluorescent
Filesize:38 KiB
Date added:Nov 13, 2014
Dimensions:1024 x 768 pixels
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Color Space:sRGB
DateTime Original:2014:09:15 22:40:49
Exposure Bias:0 EV
Exposure Mode:0
Exposure Program:Program
Exposure Time:1/8 sec
Flash:No Flash
Focal length:7.9 mm
Light Source:Unknown: 0
Max Aperture:f/2.8
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streetlight98   [Nov 13, 2014 at 12:01 PM]
Nice! Even though it's an Alto, it hasmy favorite style Philips etch, thin lettering with the shield. Very Happy

GEsoftwhite100watts   [Nov 14, 2014 at 02:22 AM]
Nice, I've wanted to find some daylight Alto lamps for awhile.

streetlight98   [Nov 14, 2014 at 03:03 AM]
I had a pair of F40/DX altos from 2008 that I painted the endcaps black on. They're in my great-aunt's 8ft F40 preheat light in the garage now.

GEsoftwhite100watts   [Nov 15, 2014 at 01:52 AM]
Are you eventually getting that light?

streetlight98   [Nov 15, 2014 at 02:43 AM]
There's no guarantee since it's not mine to take but I hope so. I can only get the lights if my great-aunt sticks around long enough for me to get my own place, since there's no way my mom's letting me bring an 8ft fixture or a 50 pound massive T17 fixture into the house. If she decides to downsize into an appartment, I won't have any place to put the lights. I don't expect her to move out of the house though. It's a big house for one person, but it's long been paid off so she just pays the taxes on it and she's got a decent pension from working at the bank for years and years and she's only providing for her and her cat so she can afford the upkeep on the house. She's actually had a lot of work done to the house. She had the master bedroom balcony over the garage redone (since it was leaking water through the garage ceiling) and had some other stuff done. I changed out her outlets and her bathroom switch.

She got a new medicine cabinet for the bathroom and the old one had an outlet whereas the new one does not. There were no standalone outlets in the bathroom so I replaced the light switch with a duplex switch/receptacle. The switch controlls the light and the receptacle had 24/7 power. The outlets and light fixtures are all on the same circuits in her house for some weird reason so it didn't make much of a difference anyway. It's the perfect place for a nightlight too since it's right at the light switch.

In case you were wondering, I did end up throwing out all the old receptacles and wallplates and the switch I removed from the bathroom. Yes, they were vintage but the wallplates were mosty cracked and a lot of the receptacles were stressed too (a few fell apart when I took them out). The switch looked to be in good health but it wasn't a "snap" switch (though it had a round body, leading me to believe it was vintage) so it didn't appeal to me.

GEsoftwhite100watts   [Nov 16, 2014 at 06:59 PM]
I know someone's 1970s mobile home that has a bathroom light with a built-in outlet. Problem is, it loses power when you turn the light off. So it's useless if you want a nightlight in the bathroom or to charge a shaver or something.

streetlight98   [Nov 16, 2014 at 09:04 PM]
Hmm that's weird. i wired hers so that the outlet has 24/7 power and the switch only controls the ceiling light. The exhaust fan has it's own switch next to the shower.

GEsoftwhite100watts   [Nov 17, 2014 at 04:31 AM]
I personally don't like it when the fart fan and light are on the same switch. I don't always want to hear that thing whirring away!

streetlight98   [Nov 17, 2014 at 12:04 PM]
Same. In my bathroom though, the fan is on a simple toggle switch in the same junction box as the light and the fixture is a light/fan combo. Here's is a separate fan and light and the fan swith is a special non-standard switch.

joe_347V   [Nov 17, 2014 at 02:25 PM]
Same here, in my bathrooms the fan and light are switched separately. In one of the bathrooms I have a timer installed to allow the fan to run for 1/2 an hour after.

I remember a motel I stayed in a long time ago had the switch wired to the light, fan and the GFCI outlet which was a PITA.

streetlight98   [Nov 18, 2014 at 01:26 AM]
Yeah I find a lot of hotels have the fan and light wired together to save money on running an extra length of romex and adding another switch.

GEsoftwhite100watts   [Apr 28, 2015 at 05:02 PM]
Personally I don't like having to turn on the bathroom fart fan every time, I don't always want to listen to it humming away with the light.

streetlight98   [Apr 28, 2015 at 11:32 PM]
Yeah I don't like having the exhaust fan wired to the light either but whatever lol.

GEsoftwhite100watts   [Apr 29, 2015 at 02:15 AM]
Yeah and I doubt it's a code thing since I've even seen hotel bathrooms where both are switched apart from each other, though I do believe the bathroom much have either a however big openable window or a fan of however many CFM...

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