Internal Advantages of Xtrabrite Alpinewite Fluorescent Tube Lights

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Premira Xtrabrite® Alpinewite Fluorescent Light Bulbs Key Internal Ingredients:


Using a unique blend of rare earth Extended Life Phosphors for up to 69% more seeable lumens than standard lamps halophosphors.


#4 Precise Fill Gases, Internal Coating & Extended Life Phosphores


*Made in the USA



ME lamps use special mixtures of chemically-inert fill gases, unique to each lamp.

For example, our T12 Xtrabrite uses 100% pure Argon gas, while our T8 Xtrabrite uses a blend of pure Krypton and Argon gas.

These gases are precisely dosed at low pressure, and help provide: 95% Lumen Maintenance, by reducing sputtering and evaporation of the electrodes. Easier Starting.

Some short life lamps use gases such as Neon to boost brightness, but it makes starting more difficult, and can shorten lamp life.



The inner walls of our Premium Quality Glass Tubes receive a special coating of Alumina Oxide.

This coating: Extends Lamp life, by preventing mercury from absorbing into the glass.

This allows us to use very small quantities of mercury without shortening lamp life.

Without this coating, mercury absorbs into the glass and is no longer available for the arcstream; this shortens lamp life.

Maximizes brightness, by reflecting unused energy in the tube back through the phosphors for maximum efficiency.


Xtrabrite Alpinewite lamps use a unique blend of rare earth Extended Life Phosphors.

These phosphors are many times more expensive than standard lamp halophosphors, but they help provide:

*Reduced Color Shift, resisting breakdown over time more than standard lamp halophosphors.

*95% Lumen Maintenance, staying brighter longer.

*Balanced Spectrum Output similar to Natural Sunlight

*Up to 69% more seeable lumens than the halophosphors found in standard lamps.


*Premira I F40T12, F32T8 & F96T12 Xtrabrite Alpinewite linear fluorescent light bulbs are Made in the USA


#5 Xtrabrite Alpinewite Fluorescents Manufacturing Processes & Written Guarantees

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