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Nec T10 Blacklight

Discussion in 'Heating, Lighting & UV' started by benk, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Craig

    Craig Retired AFT Administrator
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    Hi Daniel, if it's the cheaper NEC T10 you're after the part number is FL40SBL.

    If you meant the Reptile One T8 the part number is 46586 Tube UVB 10.0 Reptile 36w 48in T8.

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  2. Daniel Parry

    Daniel Parry Hatchling Turtle

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    Thanks for that Craig, I have a 4 foot T8 reptile one fluoro but just wanted to ask if you know of a part number for an alternative tube that is cheaper.
     
  3. smoyle

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    FL40SBL is the number for the 4 ft (40w).
     
  4. Daniel Parry

    Daniel Parry Hatchling Turtle

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    Thanks for that
     
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    The part number is FL40SBL. They're a T10 fluoro not a T8.
    NEC T10 Black lights.jpg
     
  6. Daniel Parry

    Daniel Parry Hatchling Turtle

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    Can the T10 tubes be the same distance away from the water level as the T8 fluoros
     
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  7. smoyle

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    Yep, T10s sit the same distance away, and can fit in the T8 reflector housing, it's just a bit tighter. I just remove the end of the reflector housing and it fits easily.
     
  8. Daniel Parry

    Daniel Parry Hatchling Turtle

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    OK thanks for the help.
     
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  9. Craig

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    And just in case anyone else didn't read my first message.
     
  10. smoyle

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    Apologies Craig, I did miss that!
     
  11. Craig

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    No worries guys.
     
  12. Daniel Parry

    Daniel Parry Hatchling Turtle

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    So I called all my local electrical and lighting places today and the only place that came close was TLE electrical, they can get only FL40BL blacklight fluoro's in and not the FL40SBL tube, he did say that the FL40BL tube he can get emits designed visible light and uva, for $26 just wanted to double check if this could be the same fluoro as the part number is slightly different.
     
  13. Craig

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    Hi Daniel, no, you don't want the FL40BL as it's a completely different light tube altogether.
     
  14. Daniel Parry

    Daniel Parry Hatchling Turtle

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    OK thanks.
     
  15. smoyle

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    Hi Daniel - is there a Middy's anywhere near you? I ordered mine in from there last year, and they were reasonably priced.
     
  16. Daniel Parry

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    No unfortunately I don’t, the nearest one is 4 hrs away.