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I am rebuilding the "Fluorescent light machine"
But I need some opinions from you guys here so I can make a really good one and good looking too....

So far I have built the wood...I plan to put another round wood on the top too...and probably add a smaller tier on the top for smaller fluorescent lights.

Does anyone else have any other ideas to share?

The fluorescent fixtures I am attaching onto this is from other collectors, which made me think of this thing like a "Quilt" where you add a piece of quilt made by each person. That's how I think of this thing!

I plan to paint some of the fixtures with some colors for exciting and cool "look"

But please kindly help and give me suggestions. Thanks everyone!

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Mar 19, 2010 at 06:06 AM Author: static1701
I would use preheat for all your fixtures, that things would look cool starting up. Maybe set it up with three circuits so you could work it like a three way, with a few lights then a few more, then all of them. It looks good already.

I use real incandescent Christmas lights, miniature lights from the 70's, C6's from the 50's and modern C7's and C9's. NO ugly LED's! I don't care what it cost. Real Christmas lights and Preheat Fluorescent!

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Mar 19, 2010 at 07:40 AM Author: Raphael
Perhaps some reflectors or mirrors on the wooden panels.
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Mar 19, 2010 at 01:51 PM Author: icefoglights
I like the copper circline on top. I should be getting one of those any day now

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Mar 19, 2010 at 02:51 PM Author:
Most are preheat but I also wanted different types on it too.....rapid start can be fun too such as my memories in class room....the rapid start fixtures don't turn on same time together, one fixture would turn on faster than others and some may flicker for a bit before successfully powering on....so rapid start is a lot of fun for me as well as preheat....and its not really possible for all of those to have preheat, such as the F24T12 uses high power rapid start ballast and turns on nearly instant.....having more varites can be fun.......but using 3 way switch adds an idea...something like 1: preheats only. 2: rapid and instants only. 3: all lights on or something like that

Raphael....mirrors and reflectors sound like a cool idea, would most def be extreme bright!!!!!!!!

Icefoglights.......the copper circline is a rapid start GE ballast from the 70s!!!

Thanks everyone!
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Mar 19, 2010 at 04:13 PM Author: Alights
I like that motorola ballast in there Gull. and whats with the chipped socket? i may have an extra socket that matches i could pack in and send to you. i have yet to put the T5 fixture a box,,,,, and i dont have any boxes right now. the CFL's are basically ready. with a 13W 4,100K slvania ecologic and a Ushio 3,000K, unless you want something different, i got everything but daylight.
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Mar 19, 2010 at 09:26 PM Author: don93s
I think some T5's would look cool around the edges, and some incandescent sockets somewhere for preheat CFL's.




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Mar 19, 2010 at 10:38 PM Author:
Good ideas, I also need to figure out how and where to get a fixture for my 4 foot powergroove.....
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Mar 25, 2010 at 08:44 PM Author: icefoglights
I got my copper circline! It was made by Progress Lighting and I think it may have been from the 60s. It came with an abysmal looking rapid start ballast with cloth wiring, but I replaced that with a GE ballast from the late 70s or early 80s. It also came with a GTE Sylvania FC12T9 cool white tube

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