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What are the differences between the T8 tubes?

And which one fits best for me?


There are many different tubes nowadays, also in the T8 variant. A T8 tube is also called a TL-D tube from Philips and a Lumilux tube from Osram. You can recognize a T8 tube from it’s 28mm diameter. The socket is called G13 this because the 2 pins are 13mm apart from each other. .


A T8 tube can work on an electronical ballast using a fixture without a starter. As with a conventional ballast, a fixture with a starter.


Did you know?

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The length of a fluorescent tube is linked to the wattage of the tube? This means that you can never just take another wattage simply because the tube wouldn’t fit anymore.

Our top Philips T8

Philis TL-D

TL-D Master Super 80

  • 20.000 hour lifetime
  • Dimmable
  • Good colour rendering
  • Suitable for conventional and electronical ballast
  • Office, school, hallway



Philis TL-D ECO

TL-D ECO

  • 20.000 hour lifetime
  • Dimmable
  • Good colour rendering
  • Uses 10% less energy than Master Super 80
  • Suitable for conventional and electronical ballast
  • Office, school, hallway

Philis TL-D De Luxe

TL-D De Luxe

  • 20.000 hour lifetime
  • Dimmable
  • Best colour rendering
  • Suitable for conventional and electronical ballast
  • Hospital, jewelry store, laboratory






Our top Osram T8

Osram Lumilux

Lumilux T8

  • 20.000 hour lifetime
  • Dimmable
  • Good colour rendering
  • Suitable for conventional and electronical ballast
  • Office, school, hallway



Lumilux ES

Lumilux T8 ES

  • 20.000 hour lifetime
  • Dimmable
  • Good colour rendering
  • Uses 10% less energy than Lumilux T8
  • Suitable for conventional and electronical ballast
  • Office, school, hallway

Lumilux T8 De Luxe

Lumilux T8 De Luxe

  • 20.000 hour lifetime
  • Dimmable
  • Best colour rendering
  • Suitable for conventional and electronical ballast
  • Hospital, jewelry store, laboratory




Switch to LED?

With all the above tubes it is possible to make the switch to LED. Do you want to know which LED tube you need? Read our blog about the different Philips LED tubes here. Or our blog about the different Osram LED tubes here.