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The ballast bowl of RTU-06, it has a new generation ballast, compared to those of the older versions.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:LZSI "Svetotechnika"
Model Reference:RTU-06-125-001-U1
Lamp
Lamp Type:High Pressure Mercury (QE)
Shape/Finish:Elliptical
Fixture
Ballast Type:Electromagnetic
Socket Type:E27
Arm Type:Post-top
Location:Kaunas, Lithuania
Electrical
Wattage:125
Voltage:~220 V
Current:AC
Physical/Production
Factory Location:Likhoslavl, Russia
Fabrication Date:1990
Application/Use:Park Lighting

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Dec 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM Author: Ash
He had similar change in ballast shapes too in the late 80s. Some fixtures were still made with the mounting plates for older ballasts which did not fit the new ballasts well, and some manufacturers resorted to hacks like bending and cutting parts of the plates by hand on the assembly line, skipping parts of the assemby etc. I have a Steinitz 80w base of a sphere (sorta the same device as in this picture, though different design) where they skipped the baseplate completely and just pressed the ballast standing on the side between the bottom of the canopy and the thin bar on which the socket stands. also had to cut some bits of the canopy to make the ballast fit. - Those were hacks made in the factory, not later in situ
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Dec 11, 2012 at 03:04 PM Author: Lich
The original ballasts in all of the older fixtures (and some of RTU-06), were simmilar to those of RTU-01, thus the consoles of majority of the fixtures were big, or had the bulbs put in diagonally.

Hacks were rarely used here, except for Lithuanian made lantern, during soviet blockade, it had random parts put in, mainly from old unused fixtures (sometimes had fluorescent lamp ballasts wired together )
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Dec 11, 2012 at 03:47 PM Author: Ash
Here the older ballasts would look more or less like a cube. Modern ones look like this

@fluorescent ballasts - Which ratings fluorescent ballasts would be used for 80 merc / 125 merc / 70 hps ?
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Mar 06, 2014 at 02:37 PM Author: vytautas_lamps
I have a RTU-06 lantern too, when I got it the ballast was shorted-out and burned-out, the bulb was blew up, so I converted the whole fixture into metal halide 150w lantern, now the 150w MH lamp is giving as much light as 400 watt MV lamp! nice!

New lighting technologies is a pity fest everywhere you look. From LEDs that last only for two months, to a never-ending global starvation of t8 fluorescent tubes.
We shall reinforce ourselves with good old full mercury t12s and HIDs made to surpass one's life, and give them all the middle finger ;

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Mar 20, 2014 at 03:44 PM Author: Lich
@Ash: They would only use 3 ballasts to power up a 250W lamp, I havent seen anything below that power rating.

@Vytautas: I have 3 RTU-06 with glass shade and 1 with antivandal protective metal bars, they are somewhat simple and too fragile for a globe lantern, but they have a smooth design, the base fits the shade smoothly, forming a uniform globe. Isn't MH too hot for a glass shade? And I was planning on running my RTU-02 lamp with a 150W HIT-CE lamp, but got scared that in case of blow up, the glass shade will be damaged, so I am sticking with HPS lamp, as catastrophic failures with these lamps are the least probable.
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