Philips Tubes - 8 Watt 12 Fly Killer Tubes - TPX8-12 & TPX8-12S - For EX16, Z060 & Z063
Philips Tubes UV Fly Killer - 8 Watt 12" 300mm, TPX8-12 & TPX8-12S
Recommended effective life: 8000 hours
- 368nm wavelength to attract insects.
- Sleeving integrity is maintained for the full 12 month life of the tube
- Shatterproof tubes must be installed in areas operating a 'glass free policy'
How often should UV tubes be changed and why?
We recommend that UV tubes are changed every 12 months to ensure maximum efficacy.
The levels of UV produced by fluorescent tubes deteriorates rapidly throughout the life of the tube. Whilst the tube will continue to glow blue or green indefinitely, after approximately 8,000 hours the amount of useful UV (which humans cannot see) drops to a level where it is no longer attractive to flying insects. As a result , UV tubes must be replaced annually to ensure they remain effective in producing useful levels of UV. This replacement cycle is typically undertaken just before the peak insect season, (March/April within Europe) to ensure the flykiller is producing the maximum amount of UV throughout the critical insect season.
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