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Eveready F6T5 lantern

Eveready F6T5 lantern

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Since there have been some photos of old fluorescent lanterns being posted recently, I thought I'd share mine. This is one of the two fluorescent lanterns my dad had that we used during power failures, camping, etc., so it is the light I have had in my collection longer than anything else. It originally had a cool white lamp in it, but I've used a Chinese daylight lamp in it for decades now. It used 6 "D" batteries but it no longer works on batteries and so it is my emergency car light now and is connected with a 12vDC adapter. It's very similar to this lantern.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:Eveready
Model Reference:7650
Lamp
Lamp Type:F6T5/D (originally CW)
Shape/Finish:T5
Service Life:6000 hrs
Fixture
Fixture Type:Portable fluorescent lantern
Ballast Type:Electronic rapid-start
Electrical
Wattage:6
Voltage:12
Optical
Color Temperature:6500K (was 4100K)
Physical/Production
Factory Location:Hong Kong
Fabrication Date:1970's
Application/Use:Portable lighting

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Jan 12, 2013 at 06:44 PM Author: themaritimegirl
Oh wow, I love the design of this! Once upon a time Eveready knew how to make a cool-looking light. Any idea what model this is? I wouldn't mind finding one of these or a 7653/8653 for my collection someday.

Are you sure it's rapid start? I've never heard of a rapid start lantern, but if it's true, that's awesome!

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Jan 12, 2013 at 08:01 PM Author: arcblue
I'm not sure if it is a true rapid-start fixture, but there are wires going to each lamp pin on each end, unlike my newer fluorescent lantern.

I found the model number inside: It's a 7650.

I'm lampin...

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Jan 12, 2013 at 08:37 PM Author: themaritimegirl
Battery powered instant start lamps usually look like a rapid start upon start-up because they are underdriven and don't have enough power to instantly start the bulb. If there are two wires going to each end of the lamp, though, it very well could be!

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Jan 25, 2019 at 02:01 PM Author: bryanrb
It is still an instant start lantern. It starts from cold cathode. The 2 wires going to each end are for circuit protection if the lamp is removed. The Evereadys are the only ones I have seen with 2 wires on each end.
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