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Neon lamp replacement

Neon lamp replacement

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One of my Honeywell HEPA air cleaners, purchased new in 1993, sees fairly substantial use and the neon power indicator light, over the last few months, started to become dim, then flicker, then barely light at all except a brief flash here & there. I found what looked like a brand new identical replacement from a heater I had scrapped and wired it in. Nice & new! Next project: those power strip switches that have dying neon lamps...

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Lamp Type:Neon glow lamp NE-2
Base:Wire leads
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Ballast Type:Resistive

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wide-lite 1000
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Nov 17, 2019 at 11:50 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
I bought a pair of lighted toggle switches when I built my shed so i could find them easier in the dark , they lasted barely a year before both were dead !

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Nov 18, 2019 at 06:05 AM Author: Fluorescent05
Nice project! I have a power strip that needs a new neon glow lamp sometime, but it'll probably never happen because my computer is plugged into it and I sleep in that room, so dark conditions are optimal.

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Nov 18, 2019 at 07:10 AM Author: rjluna2
Nice replacement, arcblue

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Mainly the mechanical side of things


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Nov 18, 2019 at 10:44 AM Author: Mandolin Girl
Good job.!

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Nov 19, 2019 at 10:28 AM Author: arcblue
Thanks! Flickering neon indicator lights bug me like blinking EOL fluorescent tubes. I plan to replace some EOL lighted switches on good metal power strips though will toss the plastic ones. I’ve noticed the newer neon lamps often don’t last long though, sometimes only months, so I may go to unlighted switches. Sad that so many products are low quality now.

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Better Dead than LED!


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Nov 19, 2019 at 11:40 AM Author: LAllenLighting
We have a power strip that sees 24/7 use that lives in our hall, which up until recently had a very dim neon and was that way for as long as I can remember it. Will see if I can change it...
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Nov 19, 2019 at 11:46 AM Author: Alex
If the neon indicator don´t last long often the series resistor is to small and the lamp is overdriven with an too high surren.

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Nov 24, 2019 at 04:16 PM Author: ace100w120v
Interestingly, on lighted switches, if the neon goes dead, can various types of CFL/LED then be used? Often, those behave erratically on such switches when off given the neutral current...
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Jan 10, 2020 at 06:44 PM Author: ResR
I have a wall switch with red LED in it and it outruns the neons in illuminated extension cord switches.

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Jan 15, 2020 at 04:00 PM Author: arcblue
Most newer power strips I have purchased that have neon illuminated switches have pretty short life - the neon lamp starts flickering within a year or two of 24/7 operation. I still prefer the neons to LED and I have one neon power indicator light from the 1980's that's still going strong, 24/7!

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