Replacement Bulbs

for UV Light Therapy

Canada’s largest inventory of

fluorescent ultraviolet medical lamps.

Hospitals please contact Solarc at 1-866-813-3357 for volume discounts.

For definitions and endpin types please see the bottom of this webpage.

UV Replacement Bulbs for SolRx Devices

 

SolRx E‑Series

SolRx 1000‑Series

PHILIPS TL100W/01‑FS72 6-foot UVB-Narrowband “Short” High Output

CA $120.00

By far the most common 6-foot UVB-NB bulb used in North America. Bulb measures 69.75″ far-end to far-end and is dimensionally interchangeable with FS72T12 and F72T12 bulbs. Can be used for converting older UVB-Broadband or PUVA devices to UVB-Narrowband. Similar to TL100W/01 listed below except shorter – check part numbers before ordering. Note: On older production lots of this bulb, the “FS72” text in the part number is not immediately behind the “TL100W/01” text. Look elsewhere on the etch stamp for a small “FS72”. This was later corrected. Fits: SolRx E-Series and 1000‑Series 6-foot devices (production lots S and up). Also known as: F72T12‑100W‑UVB‑NB (LET), NBC Part # 7TL-072.

ENDTYPE=RDC, WATTS=100, DIA=T12, L=69.75″

SolRx 500‑Series

PHILIPS PL‑L36W/01 36-Watt Long Compact Fluorescent UVB-Narrowband

CA $105.00

Twin-tube long compact fluorescent bulbs have very high power density and provide much greater irradiance than T12 bulb types. Fits: SolRx 500‑Series Hand / Foot & Spot devices. Also known as: NBC Part # 7TL-036.

ENDTYPE=4 PIN COMPACT FLUORESCENT, WATTS=36, DIA=T5, L=16.25″

SolRx 100‑Series

PHILIPS PL‑S9W/01 9-Watt Short Compact Fluorescent UVB-Narrowband

CA $50.00

Fits most handheld devices including the SolRx 100‑Series. Also fits: Daavlin DermaPal, NBC Dermalight‑80 & 90, Kernel KN-4003 & KN-4006, Dermfix 1000MX, Sigma SH1 & SH2 and others. Twin-tube with built-in starter. Also known as: NBC Part # 7TL-050.

ENDTYPE=2 PIN COMPACT FLUORESCENT, WATTS=9, DIA=T4, L=6.5″

Philips UVB-Narrowband Bulbs

Philips /01 colour – Strong 311nm peak – The most common waveband in dermatology.

Also known as: UVB-NB, NB-UVB, NB-311, 311-NB, TL01, TL-01, TL/01, NBUVB, etc.

UVB-Narrowband (Philips /01, strong 311 nm peak)

Almost all SolRx devices are sold as UVB-Narrowband and for most patients it should be the waveband that is tried first. 

It is by far the most common choice for psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic-dermatitis (eczema), and Vitamin D deficiency; because it has proven to be very effective and is theoretically safer than the alternatives.

That is why nearly all phototherapy clinics use Philips UVB-NB as the principal treatment. 

UVB-Narrowband SolRx devices have an “UVB-NB” or “UVBNB” suffix in the model number, such as 1780UVB-NB.

PHILIPS TL100W/01 6-foot UVB-Narrowband “Long” High Output 

CA $120.00

This is the original Philips TL/01 Narrowband UVB bulb. Bulb is “F71″ length and measures 70.25″ far-end to far-end and fits many older 6ft UVB-Narrowband devices (Daavlin, NBC, Solarc, Ultralite), and it continues to be widely used in European full body devices. Similar to TL100W/01‑FS72 listed above except longer – check part numbers before ordering. Bulb is about 1/2” too long to be interchangeable with FS72T12 length bulbs (use TL100W/01‑FS72 instead). Fits Solarc/SolRx 1000‑Series 6-foot devices (production lots R and down). Also known as: Waldmann F85/100W‑01.

ENDTYPE=RDC, WATTS=100, DIA=T12, L=70.25″

PHILIPS TL100W/01‑FS72 6-foot UVB-Narrowband “Short” High Output

CA $120.00

By far the most common 6-foot UVB-NB bulb used in North America. Bulb measures 69.75″ far-end to far-end and is dimensionally interchangeable with FS72T12 and F72T12 bulbs. Can be used for converting older UVB-Broadband or PUVA devices to UVB-Narrowband. Similar to TL100W/01 listed below except shorter – check part numbers before ordering. Note: On older production lots of this bulb, the “FS72” text of part number is not immediately behind the “TL100W /01” text. Look elsewhere on the etch stamp for a small “FS72”. This was later corrected. Fits: SolRx E-Series and 1000‑Series 6-foot devices (production lots S and up). Also known as: F72T12‑100W‑UVB‑NB (LET), NBC Part # 7TL-072.

ENDTYPE=RDC, WATTS=100, DIA=T12, L=69.75″

PHILIPS TL40W/01 4-foot UVB-Narrowband

CA $100.00

Fits 4ft UVB-Narrowband devices. Can be used for UVB-Narrowband conversions of 4-foot units currently using FS40T12/UVB Broadband bulbs, such as older Solarc 1000‑Series 4-foot panels (Models 1440 & 1460), and NBC Panasol 4-foot.

ENDTYPE=BI-PIN, WATTS=40, DIA=T12, L=47.75″

PHILIPS PL‑L36W/01 36-Watt Long Compact Fluorescent UVB-Narrowband

CA $105.00

Twin-tube long compact fluorescent bulbs have very high power density and provide much greater irradiance than T12 bulb types. Fits: SolRx 500‑Series Hand / Foot & Spot devices. Also known as: NBC Part # 7TL-036.

ENDTYPE=4 PIN COMPACT FLUORESCENT, WATTS=36, DIA=T5, L=16.25″

PHILIPS TL20W /01 2-foot UVB-Narrowband

CA $95.00 

Fits 2-foot UVB-Narrowband devices, including most non-Solarc hand & foot units. Can be used for UVB-Narrowband conversions of hand & foot units currently using FS20T12/UVB Broadband bulbs. Also known as: NBC Part # 7TL-012.

ENDTYPE=BI-PIN, WATTS=20, DIA=T12, L=23.75″

PHILIPS PL‑S9W/01 9-Watt Short Compact Fluorescent UVB-Narrowband

CA $50.00

Fits most handheld devices including the SolRx 100‑Series. Also fits: Daavlin DermaPal, NBC Dermalight‑80 & 90, Kernel KN-4003 & KN-4006, Dermfix 1000MX, Sigma SH1 & SH2 and others. Twin-tube with built-in starter. Also known as: NBC Part # 7TL-050.

ENDTYPE=2 PIN COMPACT FLUORESCENT, WATTS=9, DIA=T4, L=6.5″

UVB-Broadband Bulbs

Philips /12 Colour    

WARNING: UVB-Broadband bulbs are far less common and have 4 to 5 times more skin-burning potential than their UVB-Narrowband counterparts. UVB-Broadband treatment times and doses are typically much less than those for UVB-Narrowband.

UVB-Broadband (PHILIPS /12, or FS-UVB)

Formerly, the only UVB waveband type available, UVB-Broadband, is sometimes still used for psoriasis, atopic-dermatitis (eczema), and Vitamin D deficiency; but almost never for vitiligo. UVB-Broadband is considered a more aggressive UV-light therapy than UVB-Narrowband, so it is usually reserved for more difficult cases and after first trying UVB-NB. UVB-Broadband treatment times are nominally 4 to 5 times shorter than UVB-Narrowband because UVB-Broadband has much greater skin-burning potential. UVB-Broadband bulbs are available for all four SolRx device families, but UVB-Broadband User’s Manuals are available only for 1000-Series models 1740UVB and 1760UVB, and the 100-Series Handheld model 120UVB Handheld (UVB-Broadband can greatly reduce scalp psoriasis treatment times when using the UV-Brush). UVB-Broadband SolRx models have a “UVB” suffix only, such as 1760UVB. For more information for comparing UVB-Broadband to UVB-Narrowband, please read: Understanding Narrowband UVB Phototherapy.

FS72T12/UVB/HO 6-foot UVB-Broadband High Output (HO)

CA $110.00

This is the most common 6-foot UVB-Broadband bulb. Fits most North American 6-foot devices including Daavlin, Solarc, Ultralite and others; except NBC (see FSX72T12/UVB/HO instead). Also known as: Philips TL‑F72100W/12, FSO72T12/UVB/HO, FS72T12/ERE/HO Fits: Solarc/SolRx E-Series and 1000‑Series 6-foot devices.

ENDTYPE=RDC, WATTS=85/100, DIA=T12, L=69.75″

FSX72T12/UVB/HO 6-foot UVB-Broadband “FSX” High Output

CA $126.00

Fits only National Biological Corporation 6-foot UVB-Broadband devices. Note: Philips does not make a Narrowband-UVB version of this bulb type, but it is possible to change these NBC devices to accept standard RDC in-line endpin type bulbs. See the pictures at the bottom of this webpage for an explanation of the FSX endtype. Also known as: NBC Part # 7RA-072.

ENDTYPE=RDC(FSX), WATTS=85/100, DIA=T12, L=69.75″

FS72T12/UVB/SL 6-foot UVB-Broadband “Slimline” (SL)

CA $110.00

Fits many older 6-foot UVB-Broadband units prior to introduction of high output bulbs (Solarc, Richmond/Jordan, etc.). Has single, large, 5/16″ diameter pin at each end.

ENDTYPE=SLIMLINE, WATTS=56, DIA=T12, L=69.75″

FS40T12/UVB 4-foot UVB-Broadband

CA $82.00

Used in SolRx models 1440UVB & 1460UVB, and most other makes of 4-foot UVB-Broadband units. Philips now makes a dimensionally interchangeable UVB-Narrowband version of this bulb, the TL40W/01. Also known as: Philips TL40W/12, FS40T12/UVB/BP.

ENDTYPE=BI-PIN, WATTS=40, DIA=T12, L=47.75″

PL‑L36W‑FSUVB 36-Watt Long Compact Fluorescent UVB-Broadband (Not Philips brand) 

CA $95.00

Twin-tube long compact fluorescent bulbs have very high power density and provide much greater irradiance than T12 bulb types. Fits: Solarc/SolRx 500‑Series Hand/Foot & Spot devices. Very high skin burning potential. 

ENDTYPE=4 PIN COMPACT FLUORESCENT, WATTS=36, DIA=T5, L=16.25″

FS20T12/UVB 2-foot UVB-Broadband

CA $82.00

Fits most makes of 2-foot UVB-Broadband devices; specifically most non-Solarc Hand & Foot units (some exceptions – check part number). Dimensionally interchangeable with Philips TL20W/01 for UVB-Narrowband conversions. Also known as: Philips TL20W/12.

ENDTYPE=BI-PIN, WATTS=20, DIA=T12, L=23.75″

FSX24T12/UVB/HO 2-foot UVB-Broadband “FSX” High Output

CA $85.00

Nominal length is 21 3/4″ (550mm), which is shorter than the FS20T12/UVB. Fits some NBC 2 ft. UVB-Broadband Hand & Foot units (some exceptions – check part number). Also known as: NBC Part # 7RA-024.

ENDTYPE=RDC (FSX), DIA=T12,, L=21.75″

PHILIPS PL‑S9W/12 9-Watt Short Compact Fluorescent UVB-Broadband

CA $50.00

Fits most UVB-Broadband handheld devices including SolRx 100‑Series. Also fits: Daavlin DermaPal, NBC Dermalight‑80 & 90, Kernel KN-4003 & KN-4006, Dermfix 1000MX, Sigma SH1 & SH2 and others. Twin-tube with built-in starter. Also known as: NBC Part # 7PL-001.

ENDTYPE=2 PIN COMPACT FLUORESCENT, WATTS=9, DIA=T4, L=6.5″

UVA Bulbs for PUVA

350nm peak for use with PUVA (Psoralen + UVA) phototherapy  

Also known as “BL” for Blacklight – Philips /09 Colour

UVA (PHILIPS /09, 350 nm peak, for PUVA)

UVA is used for PUVA phototherapy, which is an older treatment that uses the drug Psoralen to first photo-sensitize the skin, and then the skin irradiated using UVA light (and hence the acronym PUVA). PUVA is for the most difficult cases and is complex to administer, so it is usually only done in phototherapy clinics, and usually only after UVB-Narrowband has failed. UVA bulbs are available for all SolRx devices except the 100-Series Handheld. Solarc does not have any UVA or PUVA User’s Manuals, but we can measure UVA device irradiance and we have access to PUVA protocols.

F72T12/BL/HO 6-foot UVA High Output

CA $24.00

The most common 6-foot PUVA lamp. Fits almost all North American 6-foot PUVA devices including SolRx 1000‑Series and E-Series 6-foot devices. Also known as: NBC Part # 8HO-072.

ENDTYPE=RDC, WATTS=85/100, DIA=T12, L=69.75″

F40/350BL 4-foot UVA

CA $23.00

Fits almost all 4-foot PUVA devices. Also known as: F40T12/BL.

ENDTYPE=BI-PIN, WATTS=40, DIA=T12, L=47.75″

PHILIPS PL‑L36W Cleo Sunlamp 36-Watt Long Compact Fluorescent UVA

CA $60.00

Twin-tube long compact fluorescent bulbs have very high power density and provide much greater irradiance than T12 bulb types. Fits: SolRx 500‑Series Hand/Foot & Spot devices. Also known as: Philips PL-L36W/09.

ENDTYPE=4 PIN COMPACT FLUORESCENT, WATTS=36, DIA=T5, L=16.25″

F36T12/BL/VHO 3-foot UVA Very High Output (VHO)

CA $34.00

Fits Ultralite PUVA Hand & Foot devices only.

ENDTYPE=RDC, DIA=T12, L=33.75″

F24T12/BL/HO 2-foot UVA High Output (HO)

CA $27.00

For most Hand & Foot PUVA devices. Also known as: F24T12/BL/HO/PUVA, NBC Part # 8HO-024.

ENDTYPE=RDC, DIA=T12, L=21.75″

UVA-1 Bulbs

365 nm peak – Philips /10 Colour

UVA-1 (PHILIPS /10, 365 nm peak, for special applications)

UVA-1 is a relatively new and investigative treatment for several challenging skin disorders. Practically, fluorescent devices are useful only for low-dose UVA-1 for possible treatment under physician guidance of scleroderma/morphea and some other skin disorders. Controlled trials for lupus erythematosis have been done using low-dose UVA-1 and the Philips TL100W/10R lamp, but with a special filter to block the shorter wavelengths. High-dose UVA-1 is needed for atopic eczema and some other skin disorders, making metal halide devices with very high irradiance (light intensity) necessary to keep the treatment times reasonable. UVA-1 bulbs are available for all SolRx devices except the E-Series. Solarc does not have any UVA-1 User’s Manuals or filters.

PHILIPS TL100W/10R 6-foot UVA-1 “Long” High Output with Internal Reflector

CA $75.00

This 6-foot UVA-1 bulb is “F71″ length and measures 70.25” far-end to far-end. Includes an internal reflector (the “R” in the part number) to increase UVA-1 irradiance. Fits Solarc/SolRx 1000‑Series 6-foot devices.

ENDTYPE=BI-PIN, WATTS=100, DIA=T12, L=70.25″

PL‑L36W‑UVA1 36-Watt Long Compact Fluorescent UVA-1 (Not Philips brand)

CA $60.00

Twin-tube long compact fluorescent bulbs have very high power density and provide much greater irradiance than T12 bulb types. Fits: SolRx 500‑Series Hand/Foot & Spot devices. Also known as: Philips PL‑L36W/10.

ENDTYPE=4 PIN COMPACT FLUORESCENT, WATTS=36, DIA=T5, L=16.25″

PHILIPS PL‑S9W/10 9-Watt Short Compact Fluorescent UVA‑1

CA $25.00

Fits most handheld devices including the SolRx 100‑Series. Also fits: Daavlin DermaPal, NBC Dermalight‑80 & 90, Kernel KN-4003 & KN-4006, Dermfix 1000MX, Sigma SH1 & SH2 and others. Twin-tube with built-in starter. Also Known as: NBC Part # 8PL-001.

ENDTYPE=2 PIN COMPACT FLUORESCENT, WATTS=9, DIA=T4, L=6.5″

Notes

  • The bulbs listed above may be known by different part numbers. For example, sometimes suffixes “RDC” or “BP” are added to indicate the ENDTYPE. Please contact Solarc Systems for assistance if necessary.
  • Volume discounts are available to hospitals, phototherapy clinics, dermatology offices, and industrial users. Please contact Solarc for a quote.
  • Prices shown are in Canadian Dollars for Canadian customers only; FOB Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
  • Prices listed are Freight Extra and subject to change without notice.
  • To minimize freight & packaging costs, consider ordering Philips 6-foot bulbs in multiples/combinations of 12 or 30, and other bulbs in multiples/combinations of 12 or 24.
  • Extra packaging charges may apply for low total value shipments.
  • Medical ultraviolet bulbs are a Health Canada Class-I medical device and require the seller to hold a valid Health Canada Medical Device Establishment License (MDEL) and pay a 1% tax to Health Canada, among other requirements. Solarc’s MDEL License number is 3433.
  • Philips bulbs are made in Holland, Germany, or Poland. Most of the other bulbs listed above are made in the USA.
  • To avoid confusion, Solarc generally uses the term “bulb” to mean a single replaceable light source component or “replacement lamp”. We reserve use of the term “lamp” to mean a complete device, with some exceptions for customer recognition purposes.
  • Solarc does NOT sell bulbs for neonatal jaundice treatment (hyperbilirubinemia) or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Definitions

  • “ENDTYPE” is per the pictures shown below.
  • “WATTS” is the rated electrical input power per bulb.
  • “DIA” is the NOMINAL glass tube outer diameter, where: T12 = 1 1/2 inches (38mm), T8 = 1 inches (26mm), T5 = 5/8 inches (16mm), T4 = 1/2 inches (12mm).
  • “Compact Fluorescent” (CFL) bulbs have two glass tubes and a plastic endcap at one end only.
  • “L” is the bulb’s TOTAL length in inches (+/- 1/8″) and INCLUDES THE ENDCAPS OR PINS (far-end to far-end). L is most easily determined with the bulb positioned vertically with one end on the floor or a table, and the length to the other end measured upward using a tape measure, ideally with the top measurement set using a square guide rather than just by eye.
  • For most Philips bulbs, the “phosphor” colour is embedded in the part number, with definitions: /01 for Narrowband UVB 311 nm, /12 for Broadband UVB, /09 for UVA (PUVA), and /10 for UVA-1.
  • When “HO” is included in a part number, it means “High Output” (not applicable to Philips bulbs or any compact fluorescent bulbs).
  • When “BL” is included in a part number, it means “Black Light”, which is another term for UVA.

ENDTYPE = RDC “Recessed Double Contact” (R17d) RDC ends have a plastic adapter covering two metallic contacts. This design is used to prevent medical UVB bulbs from being used in tanning equipment, which are usually bi-pin. Philips TL100W/01‑FS72 UVB-Narrowband shown. Note: “FSX” bulbs, such as FSX72T12/UVB/HO, use this endtype but, instead of each end having the same alignment relative to each other, one end is rotated ninety (90) degrees (axially) to the other, so they make an “X” when viewed in from the end. The FSX bulb design further limits the number of devices that can operate the bulb. The FSX bulb was/is used extensively by National Biological Corp., on their line of UVB-Broadband equipment. Philips does not make any UVB-Narrowband “FSX” type lamps.

ENDTYPE = SLIMLINE “Slimline” Slimline ends have one single large 5/16″ (8mm) diameter pin, about 5/16″ (8mm) long. In UVB medical phototherapy applications, they were only used on 6-foot long FS72T12/UVB/SL (SL=SlimLine) bulbs. Their nominal bulb power is 56 watts. Slimline bulbs are being phased out in favour of 85 and 100 watt bulbs using the RDC endtype.

ENDTYPE = BI-PIN “Medium Bi-Pin” Bi-pin ends have two metallic pins each about 1/4″ (6-7mm) long spaced 1/2″ (12-13mm) apart. This is the same pin arrangement as found on many standard fluorescent tubes. The bi-pin arrangement is being phased out to prevent use of medical UVB bulbs in standard fixtures.
Philips TL20W/01 UVB-Narrowband shown.

ENDTYPE = 4 PIN COMPACT FLUORESCENT
Philips PL‑L36W/01 UVB-Narrowband shown.

ENDTYPE = 2 PIN COMPACT FLUORESCENT
Philips PL‑S9W/01 UVB-Narrowband shown. Includes built-in starter.

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