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Philips 13w T5 fittings from 1977, NOS

Philips 13w T5 fittings from 1977, NOS

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I found these great little diffused battens in the demolition recyclers last weekend. They've never been installed and have their original unused Philips cool-white Holland-made tubes, each with a 1977 date code. The starters are Philips and the ballasts are made by Ferguson. The bodies are made out of bronze coloured extruded aluminium and the cover plates are also aluminium. Much better quality than the rubbish all-plastic versions sold now days.

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Manufacturer:Philips
Model Number:Minitrim
Wattage:13 watts
Lamp Type:Linear fluorescent T5
Base:G5
Dimensions:21"
Fabrication Date:1977
Factory Location:Australia
Fixture Type:Fluorescent batten
Colour Temperature:4200K
Lamp Life:Long
Voltage:240v 50Hz
Lamp Shape:Linear fluorescent T5
Ballast Type:Magnetic switch start/preheat
Fixture Location:Brisbane, Australia

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Apr 27, 2012 at 05:48 AM Author: THEfluroKIWI
i have two very similar 13w fixtures that light my room, they dont have twist lock holders but rather direct slot in end caps in the same brown colour, a plastic body and shiney bare alluminium gear tray, one has the original holland made tube, i guess mine are the nz equivilent of yours, nice score
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Apr 27, 2012 at 05:56 AM Author: Al_M
Thanks, I think I've seen the type you've got.

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Apr 27, 2012 at 05:59 AM Author: THEfluroKIWI
yea there the ones with horizontal lines on the sides of the tube holders, later came in black i believe instead of the browny colour, originally came with plastic opal diffusers that severly yellowed and cracked so i threw them out, they still have the original Z10 starters
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Apr 27, 2012 at 06:14 AM Author: Al_M
Oh yeah I remember Z10's, seemed to be the same as S10's. The starters in these fittings are P10's and rated 40w-80w funny enough. I know these diffusers will go yellow quickly which is why I'm a bit reluctant to put them into service. They also don't have any screw holes in them yet, only one large cable entry hole in the middle.

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Apr 27, 2012 at 09:32 AM Author: DieselNut
Are these type lights somewhat rare there like they are here in USA? I recently found the twin switchstart F13T5, but had only personally seen one other type in magnetic preheat/switchstart. Nice bright tubes for sure!!

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Apr 27, 2012 at 04:14 PM Author: Al_M
They're quite common here in 8w or 13w, switched or unswitched (on/off rocker switch in the side). They usually always have diffusers and magnetic preheat ballasts. They are normally seen under kitchen cabinets in homes or inside display cabinets in stores. After the 1970's they went to all-plastic designs which are nowhere near as good as these oldies.

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Apr 27, 2012 at 05:01 PM Author: BG101
I've not seen a plastic-cased one here! The 8W and 13W Fitzgerald fittings are popular here, I actually have three, two in the kitchen under the cabinets and one in the bay in the front room to light up the curtains, using daylight tubes once I finally managed to find a supplier (they are easy to get hold of these days). Mine don't have diffusers, these were an option and the diffuser version has a switch (pullcord I think).


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Apr 27, 2012 at 05:07 PM Author: Al_M
Those Fitzgeralds sound nice, especially if they have metal bodies!

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Apr 27, 2012 at 05:35 PM Author: DieselNut
The one I have has a switch and probably originally had a diffuser. It is well made, with tar potted ballasts and a screw together metal housing.

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Jun 03, 2012 at 06:40 AM Author: Blake
From the days where quality mattered.

This is how these fixtures should always have been made - no fluorescent fixture should ever be made out of plastic in my opinion.

Very good quality lights there Al.

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Jun 03, 2012 at 07:00 AM Author: Al_M
Thanks Blake, these and a 10w Arrowslim were my first buys from Allan's shop.

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