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Plug-In Product Cross Reference Table

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Manufacturer
PL-S Plug In 2-Pin 2 Tube
Philips Generic General Electric Osram/Sylvania
PL-S 5W/27 CFT5W/G23/27 F5BX/SPX27 CF5DS/827
PL-S 5W/41 CFT5W/G23/41 F5BX/SPX41 CF5DS/841
PL-S 7W/27 CFT7W/G23/27 F7BX/SPX27 CF7DS/827
PL-S 7W/35 CFT7W/G23/35 F7BX/SPX35 CF7DS/835
PL-S 7W/41 CFT7W/G23/41 F7BX/SPX41 CF7DS/841
PL-S 7W/50 CFT7W/G23/50 F7BX/SPX50 CF7DS/850
PL-S 9W/27 CFT9W/G23/27 F9BX/SPX27 CF9DS/827
PL-S 9W/35 CFT9W/G23/35 F9BX/SPX35 CF9DS/835
PL-S 9W/41 CFT9W/G23/41 F9BX/SPX41 CF9DS/841
PL-S 9W/50 CFT9W/G23/50 F9BX/SPX50 CF9DS/850
PL-S 13W/27 CFT13W/GX23/27 F13BX/SPX27 CF13DS/827
PL-S 13W/35 CFT13W/GX23/35 F13BX/SPX35 CF13DS/835
PL-S 13W/41 CFT13W/GX23/41 F13BX/SPX41 CF13DS/841
PL-S 13W/50 CFT13W/GX23/50 F13BX/SPX50 CF13DS/850
PL-C Plug In 2-Pin Quad Tube 13 Watt
Philips Generic General Electric Osram/Sylvania
PL-C 13W/27/USA CFQ13W/GX23/27 F13DBX23T4/SPX27 CF13DD/827
PL-C 13W/30/USA CFQ13W/GX23/30 F13DBX23T4/SPX30 CF13DD/830
PL-C 13W/35/USA CFQ13W/GX23/35 F13DBX23T4/SPX35 CF13DD/835
PL-C 13W/41/USA CFQ13W/GX23/41 F13DBX23T4/SPX41 CF13DD/841
PL-C 13W/27 CFQ13W/G24d/27 F13DBXT4/SPX27  
PL-C 13W/30 CFQ13W/G24d/30 F13DBXT4/SPX30  
PL-C Plug In 2-Pin Quad Tube
Philips Generic General Electric Osram/Sylvania
PL-C 18W/27 CFQ18W/G24d/27 F18DBXT4/SPX27 CF18DD/827
PL-C 18W/30 CFQ18W/G24d/30 F18DBXT4/SPX30 CF18DD/830
PL-C 18W/35 CFQ18W/G24d/35 F18DBXT4/SPX35 CF18DD/835
PL-C 18W/41 CFQ18W/G24d/41 F18DBXT4/SPX41 CF18DD/841
PL-C 15MM/22W/27 CFQ22W/GX32d/27    
PL-C 15MM/28W/27 CFQ28W/GX32d/27    
PL-C 26W/27 CFQ26W/G24d/27 F26DBXT4/SPX27 CF26DD/827
PL-C 26W/30 CFQ26W/G24d/30 F26DBXT4/SPX30 CF26DD/830
PL-C 26W/35 CFQ26W/G24d/35 F26DBXT4/SPX35 CF26DD/835
PL-C 26W/41 CFQ26W/G24d/41 F26DBXT4/SPX41 CF26DD/841
PL-C Plug In 4-Pin Quad Tube

Philips Generic General Electric Osram/Sylvania
PL-C 13W/27/4P CFQ13W/G24q/27 F13DBX/SPX27/4P CF13DD/E/827
PL-C 13W/30/4P CFQ13W/G24q/30 F13DBX/SPX30/4P CF13DD/E/830
PL-C 13W/35/4P CFQ13W/G24q/35 F13DBX/SPX35/4P CF13DD/E/835
PL-C 13W/41/4P CFQ13W/G24q/41 F13DBX/SPX41/4P CF13DD/E/841
PL-C 18W/27/4P CFQ18W/G24q/27 F18DBX/SPX27/4P CF18DD/E/827
PL-C 18W/30/4P CFQ18W/G24q/30 F18DBX/SPX30/4P CF18DD/E/830
PL-C 18W/35/4P CFQ18W/G24q/35 F18DBX/SPX35/4P CF18DD/E/835
PL-C 18W/41/4P CFQ18W/G24q/41 F18DBX/SPX41/4P CF18DD/E/841
PL-C 26W/27/4P CFQ26W/G24q/27 F26DBX/SPX27/4P CF26DD/E/827
PL-C 26W/30/4P CFQ26W/G24q/30 F26DBX/SPX30/4P CF26DD/E/830
PL-C 26W/35/4P CFQ26W/G24q/35 F26DBX/SPX35/4P CF26DD/E/835
PL-C 26W/41/4P CFQ26W/G24q/41 F26DBX/SPX41/4P CF26DD/E/841
PL-L Plug In 4-Pin Linear
Philips Generic General Electric Osram/Sylvania
PL-L 18W/30 FT18W/2G11/30 F18BX/SPX30 FT18DL/830
PL-L 18W/41 FT18W/2G11/41 F18BX/SPX41 FT18DL/841
PL-L 18W/30 FT18W/2G11/RS/30 F18BX/SPX30/RS FT18DL/830/RS
PL-L 18W/41 FT18W/2G11/RS/41 F18BX/SPX41/RS FT18DL/841/RS
PL-L 24W/30 FT24W/2G11/30 F27/24BX/SPX30 FT24DL/830
PL-L 24W/41 FT24W/2G11/41 F27/24BX/SPX41 FT24DL/841
PL-L 36W/30 FT36W/2G11/30 F39/36BX/SPX30 FT36DL/830
PL-L 36W/35 FT36W/2G11/35 F39/36BX/SPX35 FT36DL/835
PL-L 36W/41 FT36W/2G11/41 F39/36BX/SPX41 FT36DL/841
PL-L 40W/30/RS FT40W/2G11/RS/30 F40/30BX/SPX30 FT40DL/830/RS
PL-L 40W/35/RS FT40W/2G11/RS/35 F40/30BX/SPX35 FT40DL/835/RS
PL-L 40W/41/RS FT40W/2G11/RS/41 F40/30BX/SPX41 FT40DL/841/RS
PLL50W30 FT50W/2G11/RS/30 F50BX/SPX30/RS  
PLL50W35 FT50W/2G11/RS/35 F50BX/SPX35/RS  
PLL50W41 FT50W/2G11/RS/41 F50BX/SPX41/RS  
PL-T Plug In 4-Pin Triple Tube


Philips
(Square Base)


GE


Sylvania
(Hex Base)

Philips Generic General Electric Osram/Sylvania
PLT18W274PALTO CFM18W/GX24q/27 F18TBXSPX27A4P CF18DTEIN827
PLT18W304PALTO CFM18W/GX24q/30 F18TBXSPX30A4P CF18DTEIN830
PLT18W354PALTO CFM18W/GX24q/35 F18TBXSPX35A4P CF18DTEIN835
PLT18W414PALTO CFM18W/GX24q/41 F18TBXSPX41A4P CF18DTEIN841
PLT26W274PALTO CFM26W/GX24q/27 F26TBXSPX27A4P CF26DTEIN827
PLT26W304PALTO CFM26W/GX24q/30 F26TBXSPX30A4P CF26DTEIN830
PLT26W354PALTO CFM26W/GX24q/35 F26TBXSPX35A4P CF26DTEIN835
PLT26W414PALTO CFM26W/GX24q/41 F26TBXSPX41A4P CF26DTEIN841
PLT32W274PALTO CFM32W/GX24q/27 F32TBXSPX27A4P CF32DTEIN827
PLT32W304PALTO CFM32W/GX24q/30 F32TBXSPX30A4P CF32DTEIN830
PLT32W354PALTO CFM32W/GX24q/35 F32TBXSPX35A4P CF32DTEIN835
PLT32W414PALTO CFM32W/GX24q/41 F32TBXSPX41A4P CF32DTEIN841
PLT42W274PALTO CFM42W/GX24q/27 F42TBXSPX27A4P CF42DTEIN827
PLT42W304PALTO CFM42W/GX24q/30 F42TBXSPX30A4P CF42DTEIN830
PLT42W354PALTO CFM42W/GX24q/35 F42TBXSPX35A4P CF42DTEIN835
PLT42W414PALTO CFM42W/GX24q/41 F42TBXSPX41A4P CF42DTEIN841
      CF57DTEIN827
      CF57DTEIN830
      CF57DTEIN835
      CF57DTEIN841


 

Plug-In Fluorescent Light Bulbs (Plug-In CFLs): Plug-In Fluorescent Light Bulbs, also called Plug-In CFL light bulbs, are used in a wide variety of applications. Plug-In Fluorescents are most commonly used in can lights, sconces, and accent lighting. You may also find Plug-In Fluorescent light bulbs in security lights, exit signs, troffer fixtures, and decorative wall washers. Specially designed Plug-In CFL light bulbs are also used in high-end reading and task lamps (See our selection of Verilux fixtures and bulbs and OTT-LITE fixtures and bulbs.)

Plug-In Fluorescent Light Bulbs require a ballast to operate. (See our line of Plug-In CFL Ballasts). The ballasts that operate Plug-In CFL's are generally located inside the fixture. Plug-In Fluorescent light bulb ballasts are designed to run a specific wattage of Plug-In CFL, thus you may only use the wattage of Plug-In Fluorescent light bulb that the fixture was designed for. Plug-In Fluorescents with 2 pins operate on magnetic ballasts, while 4-pin Plug-In Fluorescents operate on electronic ballasts. Magnetic Plug-In CFL ballasts are becoming less common and more expensive, and new Plug-In Fluorescent fixtures are all made with electronic ballasts.

Many wattages and styles of Plug-In CFL light bulbs have unique base types specific to the wattage of the light bulb (Base Type Chart). The base type will determine the type of socket (Plug-In CFL Sockets) that will accept the light bulb base, so base shape also determines which Plug-In Fluorescent light bulb will work with a specific fixture.

Although Plug-In Fluorescent fixtures are specifically designed for certain wattages and base types, different brands of Plug-In CFL light bulbs are interchangeable (with the exception of triple tube Plug-In Fluorescents and certain Plug-In CFL's for reading and task lamps).

There are four general styles of Plug-In Fluorescent light bulbs: Twin Tube Plug-In Fluorescents, Quad Tube Plug-In Fluorescents (2-pin Quad Tube Plug-In Fluorescent and 4-pin Quad Tube Plug-In Fluorescent), Triple Tube Plug-In Fluorescents, and Linear Plug-In Fluorescents.

Twin Tube Plug-In Fluorescents: Twin Tube Plug-In Fluorescents consist of either two separate parallel tubes, a single U-shaped tube, or two parallel tubes joined near the top of the bulb. Twin Tube Plug-In Fluorescents are also called Low Wattage Biax (GE), PL-S Short Fluorescent Lamps (Philips), and Dulux S Compact Fluorescent Lamps (Sylvania). All Twin Tube Plug-In Fluorescents operate on magnetic ballasts. Twin Tube Plug-In Fluorescents have either a G23 or GX23 base depending on the wattage. Some high-end reading a task lamps use a Twin Tube Plug-In Fluorescent with a base specific to the manufacturer of the lamp (to prevent interchangeability between brands). Twin Tube Plug-In Fluorescents are often found in can lights, accent lighting, sconces, wall washers, security lights, and exit lights.

2-pin Quad Tube Plug-In Fluorescent: 2-Pin Quad Tube Plug-In Fluorescents consist of either 4 separate tubes aligned in a 2x2 pattern, or two U-shaped tubes aligned back-to-back. 2-Pin Quad Tube Plug-In Fluorescents are also called 2- Pin Double Biax (GE), Dulux D 2-Pin Compact Fluorescent Lamps (Sylvania), and PL-C Cluster 2-Pin Fluorescent Lamps (Philips). All 2-Pin Quad Tube Plug- In Fluorescent light bulbs operate on magnetic ballasts. These Quad Tube Plug-In Fluorescents have G23d-2, GX23-2 (USA), G24d-1, G24d-2, or G24d-3 bases (depending of wattage). 2-Pin Quad Tube Plug-In Fluorescents are often found in can lights, sconces, wall washers, and security lighting. These lamps are interchangeable between brands.

4-pin Quad Tube Plug-In Fluorescent: 4-Pin Quad Tube Plug-In Fluorescents consist of either 4 separate tubes aligned in a 2x2 pattern, or two U-shaped tubes aligned back-to-back. 4-Pin Quad Tube Plug-In Fluorescents are also called 4- Pin Double Biax (GE), PL-C Cluster 4-Pin Fluorescent Lamps (Philips), and Dulux D/E 4-Pin Compact Fluorescent Lamps (Sylvania). All 4-Pin Quad Tube Plug-In Fluorescent light bulbs operate on electronic ballasts. These 4-Pin Quad Tube Plug-In Fluorescents have G24Q-1, G24Q-2, and G24Q-3 bases depending on wattage. 4-Pin Quad Tube Plug-In Fluorescents are often found in can lights, sconces, wall washers, and security lighting. These lamps are interchangeable between brands.

Triple Tube Plug-In Fluorescents: Triple Tube Plug-In Fluorescent Light Bulbs consist of either three U-shaped tubes aligned back-to-back-to-back, or three U-s haped tubes aligned in a triangular formation. Triple Tube Plug-In Fluorescents are also called 4-Pin Triple Biax (GE), PL-T Triple 4-Pin Fluorescent Lamps (Philips), or Dulux T/E/IN 4-Pin Compact Fluorescent Lamps (Sylvania). All Triple Tube Plug-In Fluorescent light bulbs operate on electronic ballasts. These Triple Tube Plug-In Fluorescents have GX24Q-2, GX24Q-3, GX24Q-4, GX24Q- 5, or GX24Q-6 bases depending on wattage. Triple Tube Plug-In Fluorescents are found in can lights, sconces, wall washers, and security lighting. Often times, but not always, certain fixtures require a specific brand of Triple Tube Plug-In Fluorescent light bulb in order to fit the fixture's socket, so it is best to be brand specific when ordering these products.

Linear Plug-In Fluorescents: Linear Plug-In Fluorescents consist of either two separate parallel tubes, a single U-shaped tube, or two parallel tubes joined near the top of the bulb, and have 4 pins on the base lined up in a row. Linear Plug-In Fluorescent light bulbs are also called 4-Pin High Lumen Biax (GE), PL-L Long Fluorescent Lamps (Philips), or Dulux L High Lumen Compact Fluorescent Lamps (Sylvania). All Linear Plug-In Fluorescent light bulbs operate on electronic ballasts. 2G11 bases are utilized for all Linear Plug-In Fluorescent light bulbs (regardless of wattage). Linear Plug-In Fluorescents are found in troffer fixtures, wall washer fixtures, retail track lighting, and menu boards. All brands of Linear Plug-In Fluorescent light bulbs are interchangeable.