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Ballast inside my 2nd Sadelite Desk Lamp

Ballast inside my 2nd Sadelite Desk Lamp

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I just received my 2nd Sadelite desk lamp, which contains two Philips 36w PL-L lamps. This is the
ballast I was hoping would be in my 1st Sadelite lamp... electronic Rapid Start Robertson ballast...
however... despite the wiring diagram clearly similar to any other typical two lamp Rapid Start ballast,
the manufactures may have wired it differently. I noticed one yellow wire goes to one lamp, and the other
yellow wire goes to the other lamp...? Am I missing something here? (Zoom in)
Should I leave it be and install my 2nd magnetic Rapid Start ballast with this set up, or should I re-arrange
the wiring with this one as well? Also, the lamps don't start up like typical Rapid Start
with this ballast either, and on one side of the ballast, a lamp can successfully fire up even if the
other lamp isn't installed, although the filaments stay in preheat mode. Man I'm confused.
I took a video of this... view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Gnd8USFic

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:Northern Lighting Technologies
Lamp
Shape/Finish:Desk Lamp
Fixture
Fixture Type:Desk Lamp
Ballast Type:Robertson Electronic "Rapid Start" ballast
Socket Type:PL
Electrical
Wattage:72 watts, normally

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May 23, 2019 at 05:51 AM Author: rjluna2
These yellow wires are suppose to tie in parallel to the filament on both bulbs on one end.

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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May 23, 2019 at 06:02 AM Author: suzukir122
When I receive my second PL-L HPF magnetic Rapid Start ballast, I'll take this lamp apart and see what's going on in more
detail. But are you saying that this set up they made is the correct set up? If it is, I won't do anything and I'll simply
cut the wires/install the magnetic version

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May 23, 2019 at 06:58 AM Author: rjluna2
I'm not sure

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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May 23, 2019 at 07:03 AM Author: suzukir122
Here's a video of what the ballast does when one lamp is missing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Gnd8USFic

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2. Weighting/staying extremely athletic
3. Severe Thunderstorms of all kinds
4. Food and drinks. So gimme them bbq ribs
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May 23, 2019 at 12:25 PM Author: dor123
This looks like programmed start, as the electrodes heats when there is almost no current in the tube, and the only glow discharge is from HF capacitance of the glass tube.

I"m don't speak English well, and rely on online translating to write in this site.
Please forgive me if my choice of my words looks like offensive, while that isn't my intention.

I only working with the European date format (dd.mm.yyyy).

I lives in Israel, which is a 230-240V, 50hz country.

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May 23, 2019 at 02:05 PM Author: suzukir122
@dor123, I'm really, really wondering about that too, and that is one of the first things I thought as well.
The other ballast from my other Sadelite lamp, https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=1854&pos=4&pid=159227,
starts up kind of similar to this ballast, but it operates in parallel, and isn't series circuited. I'm not sure I'll be keeping
this ballast after I uninstall it, and I may sell it to whoever wants it.

Interests
1. Motorcycles, Women, and Lighting (especially fluorescent)
2. Weighting/staying extremely athletic
3. Severe Thunderstorms of all kinds
4. Food and drinks. So gimme them bbq ribs
Yep
Lighting has been a passion of mine since I was born. I consider everyone on LG to be a friend

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