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NOMENCLATURE OF UVC GERMICIDAL LAMP TECHNOLOGY

UV lamp power is characterized in terms of nominal total input wattage as well as nominal total UV output wattage. The nominal UV output power presents a sum of the SPD (spectral power distribution). It tends to differ between LP (low pressure) and HID (high intensity discharge) lamps. The ratio of input power to output power defines the actual efficiency of the lamp. Most LP lamps have efficiencies of 30 – 35%. Efficiencies of HID lamps are much lower (7-11%).

Most of the available UV lamps are identified by model numbers. These included coded information about the lamp. Usually, you can find lamp abbreviations on our lamp data sheets and they are comprised of six parts:

  1. Lamp nominal length
  2. Lamp nominal wattage
  3. Bulb diameter
  4. Shape of lamp
  5. Lamp base (base code)
  6. Circuit or special description

 

GPH287T5L/MNBP & GPHHA1554T6VH/4P

G AA(AA) BB(BB) C D(D) E(E)  /  FF(FF) (GG)
Denotes “Germicidal” Lamp Two to Four Character “Operation” Indicator

Two Digits: Lamp Length in inches

Four Digits: Lamp length in mm

Denotes Tubular Design “T”

Denotes Tube Diameter (Outside Diameter) Denotes Glass Type:
L = Low Ozone Producing
VH = Very High Ozone Producing
Spacer Denotes Base Type Denotes Connection Type
PH = Preheat T5 = 5/8″ (15mm) 4P = 4 Pin SE = Single Ended
HO = High Output T6 = 6/8″ (19mm) SL = Slimline DE = Double Ended
CL = Cell Lamp T8 = 8/8″ (25mm) MNBP = Mini Bi-Pin
U = U Lamp T10 = 10/8″ (32mm) MDBP = Med Bi-Pin
PHA = Preheat Amalgam T12 = 12/8″ (38mm)
PHHA = Preheat Amalgam Horizontal High Output
PHVA = Preheat Amalgam Horizontal or Vertical

 

Two to Four Character “Operation” Indicator:

  • G = Germicidal
  • PH = Pre- Heating
  • HO = High Output
  • CL = Cell Lamp
  • U = U Lamp
  • PHA = Preheat Amalgam
  • PHHA = Preheat Amalgam Horizontal High Output
  • PHVA = Preheat Amalgam Horizontal or Vertical

Length:

  • 2 digits: in inches (total length in installation, for sleeve length)
  • 3 digits: in mm (base-to-base length)

Tubular Design and Diameter:

  • T = Tubular (1/8 inch)
  • 5 = 5/8 inch (15mm)
  • 6 = 6/8 inch (19mm)
  • 8 = 8/8 inch (25mm)
  • 10 = 10/8 inch (32mm)
  • 12 = 12/8 inch (38mm)

Glass Type:

  • L = low ozone
  • VH = very high ozone
  • H = spliced lamps combinng “L” and “VH” glass
  • / = spacer

Base Type:

  • 4P = 4- pin circline base, single ended
  • MDBP = Medium Bi- pin (G13; 12.7mm)
  • MNBP = Mini Bi- pin (G5; 5mm)
  • SL = Slimline = SP = Single Pin

Connection Type:

  • SE = Single Ended
  • DE = Double Ended 

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