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    • melbury
    • By melbury 15th Apr 18, 10:42 AM
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    Replacment Fluorescent Tubes
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    • 15th Apr 18, 10:42 AM
    Replacment Fluorescent Tubes 15th Apr 18 at 10:42 AM
    I need to get a couple of replacement 5 foot tubes for the garage. Current ones have been in there for decades.

    Trouble is nobody states the measurement in feet only millimetres, which I find very confusing

    So does a tube measuring 1514 mm replace the old 5 foot one? Just want to be sure before I order.

    Thanks.
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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 15th Apr 18, 11:02 AM
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    Looks like 1500 mm is the replacement or equivalent. See this link.
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 15th Apr 18, 11:09 AM
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    Is 1514mm the length of the tube including the pins? Remove one of your 5 foot tubes and measure it.
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    • Jonesya
    • By Jonesya 15th Apr 18, 12:11 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 12:11 PM
    They are standard sizes - for a 58W 5ft tube you want 1500mm or thereabouts.

    Two things to check - if the lights are quite old you probably want a T8 tube, they're pretty standard and can be used in place of the really old T12 tubes. It should be stamped on the existing tubes.

    Check the colour temperature - warm white vs. cool white.

    Oh - if they're old, you probably want to change the starters as well.

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/philips-g13-t8-fluorescent-tube-5240lm-58w-1514mm/3222p
    • melbury
    • By melbury 15th Apr 18, 2:18 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 2:18 PM
    Thank you all so much for your helpful replies.

    I have gone ahead and ordered them from Screwfix via the link provided.
    Stopped smoking 27/12/2007, but could start again at any time

    • molerat
    • By molerat 15th Apr 18, 2:25 PM
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    Or wait until Aldi / lidl have their 5ft LED replacement kit.
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    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 15th Apr 18, 5:17 PM
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    melbury, if it helps for future reference: 1000 mm = 39.37 inches, or 3 ft 3.37 inches.
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    • melbury
    • By melbury 15th Apr 18, 6:54 PM
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    melbury, if it helps for future reference: 1000 mm = 39.37 inches, or 3 ft 3.37 inches.
    Originally posted by MothballsWallet
    You'd think I would be used to metric by now, but I just can't ever see it. Same with weight and litres etc.
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