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Cheap 12V fluorescent light

Cheap 12V fluorescent light

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This originally had a car cigarette style plug fitted however I chopped it off for other purposes. This was bought at an auto parts store a few years ago.

It has seen a fair amount of use, my brother used it while camping connected to a deep cycle gel 12V battery with his friends when he was about 12. Here it is being powered by a cheapo car battery charger.

This instant starts the lamps; the ends have a purple glow for a couple of seconds before the tubes strike up.

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Jul 09, 2017 at 03:08 AM Author: Beta 5
I love the style of its diffuser, but it sounds like a tube killer how it starts and the black ends

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Jul 09, 2017 at 03:33 AM Author: Mercurylamps
This light has seen a lot of use, my brother used it for camping in his childhood, and I've used it for various maintenance work around the house, it was even used in a home made emergency light fitting.
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Jul 20, 2017 at 04:07 AM Author: Flurofan96
If I'm correct Halophosphor daylight tubes give out less glare and a slight cold sterile feel compared to the triphosphor version Anyhow I'd be chuffed to owe something like this in the first place that lantern

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Jul 20, 2017 at 04:11 AM Author: Mercurylamps
The halophosphor is definitely less glare but does have that cold sterile feeling. I'd put triphosphor tubes in this.
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Jul 20, 2017 at 04:20 AM Author: dor123

This light has seen a lot of use, my brother used it for camping in his childhood, and I've used it for various maintenance work around the house, it was even used in a home made emergency light fitting.

This blackening isn't because that the tubes has done a lot of use, but because they operates in this fixtures at cold cathodes mode. In such conditions, only few hours of operation is enough to reach to this state.

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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Jul 20, 2017 at 04:34 AM Author: Mercurylamps

This blackening isn't because that the tubes has done a lot of use, but because they operates in this fixtures at cold cathodes mode. In such conditions, only few hours of operation is enough to reach to this state.


I know that the light operates cold cathode, the fixture has seen a lot of use as well.
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