Author Topic: Using vintage or antique fluorescent tubes  (Read 3109 times)
veryhighonoutput
Full Member
***
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 131
View Gallery

T12


Re: Using vintage or antique fluorescent tubes « Reply #30 on: June 03, 2016, 06:46:54 PM » Author: veryhighonoutput
I use them regularly but I rotate them when I get bored  so they never eol,
Logged

T12/ t17 there's a reason they made heavy magnetic ballasts

toomanybulbs
Sr. Member
****
Offline

Posts: 305
View Gallery


Re: Using vintage or antique fluorescent tubes « Reply #31 on: November 25, 2016, 05:23:20 PM » Author: toomanybulbs
gave a friend a seed starter from the 60's
it has 2 westinghouse agro lite tubes probably the originals.
she uses it every year.
with that duty cycle she can probably hand it down when she passes.
i used a 14w ge daylight in a chrome wall fixture i 12v converted till i knew just how old it was.
40's lamp and tube.
that tube is safely in my collection.fixture has a chroma 50 in it.still 12v.
but i made no permanent mods to it and have the original parts.
even reused existing holes for the led nightlight.
Logged
icefoglights
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 565
View Gallery

ITT Low Pressure Sodium NEMA


GoL
Re: Using vintage or antique fluorescent tubes « Reply #32 on: November 29, 2016, 09:49:52 PM » Author: icefoglights
I mostly run more recent lamps, but sometimes do run my vintage tubes.  I have a pair of 1944 GE White tubes that put out a real nice light.
Logged

01010010 01101111 01100010 01100101 01110010 01110100

funkybulb
Sr. Member
****
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 432
View Gallery


Re: Using vintage or antique fluorescent tubes « Reply #33 on: November 30, 2016, 09:17:55 AM » Author: funkybulb
I rotate vintage lamps around and Also use modern
Stuff get 24/7 use.

That that are rare and uncommon get use  gets bi yearly
Use for 8 hour running min.
Logged

No LED gadgets, spins too slowly.  Gotta  love preheat and MV. let the lights keep my meter spinning.

Print 
© 2005-2017 Lighting-Gallery.net | Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines