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F96 Westy red loosing vacuum

F96 Westy red loosing vacuum

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I went over my friends house to how my red bulb was doing and to my surprise it was dim as hell kinda sad but kinda cool it's like saitans night lite.

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Dec 06, 2016 at 08:20 PM Author: nicksfans
Well that's a shame.

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Dec 06, 2016 at 08:34 PM Author: vintagefluorescent
It's still a rare bulb,
If I were you I would save it, I've Ben collecting vintage fluorescent lights for over 30 years and I've never see a Red Westinghouse F96T12 till now
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Dec 06, 2016 at 08:41 PM Author: don93s
Maybe it's low on mercury? I've noticed through the years that all lamps, including vintage...especially, can have varying dosages of mercury and occasionally there will be one that has just enough to operate for a short time until that small amount becomes chemically bonded and electrically useless. Contamination is a possibility too, as that can also 'getter' away the mercury, I believe. But in most cases the lamp wont run at all.
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Dec 06, 2016 at 08:42 PM Author: nicksfans
You have a few of them, right? If it was mine, I'd probably get rid of it and just keep the good ones. If a second one does the same thing, though, don't use any more and keep them stashed away for the collection. That's just me though...I personally don't see much value in keeping a failed lamp when I have others that work.

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Dec 07, 2016 at 07:47 AM Author: DieselNut
Or give it to a felow collector that may want to keep it in his collection.

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Dec 07, 2016 at 09:00 AM Author: veryhighonoutput
It's at my friends house currently and he's beginning to collect so I let him have pgs and whatever looses vacuum and he's happy

T12/ t17 there's a reason they made heavy magnetic ballasts

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Dec 07, 2016 at 11:57 AM Author: DieselNut
Awesome!

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Dec 08, 2016 at 04:08 AM Author: funkybulb
It possable if it contaminated, that lamp
Will need some running like day or two
See if it improves. I had revive a british
GEC made 65/80 watt lamp due to contamination. It means either it got a
Slow leak or not pumped down enough
Any way i suspected a slow leak. Lamp
Developed brown stains in phosphor
I might as well enjoy that vintage lamp.

No LED gadgets, spins too slowly.  Gotta  love preheat and MV. let the lights keep my meter spinning.

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Dec 08, 2016 at 04:30 AM Author: veryhighonoutput
It's finally dimmed down to a slight flicker but it looks cool as a collection bulb

T12/ t17 there's a reason they made heavy magnetic ballasts

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Dec 08, 2016 at 04:36 AM Author: funkybulb
Pop it on Neon Sign Transformer. Once u revive it might as well enjoy it on 24/7 use

No LED gadgets, spins too slowly.  Gotta  love preheat and MV. let the lights keep my meter spinning.

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Dec 08, 2016 at 04:49 AM Author: veryhighonoutput
I need a neon sign transformer asap. I need to bring back to life stat!!!!

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Dec 08, 2016 at 07:49 AM Author: DieselNut
Here is a heck of a deal on one like I have three of:
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/272478172739

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Dec 08, 2016 at 06:00 PM Author: veryhighonoutput
Dude thanks I ordered it up! Time to refire this baby

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Dec 08, 2016 at 06:13 PM Author: nicksfans
I have a similar one except I think mine is 15 kV.

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Glad to help!

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Sep 22, 2017 at 10:02 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Were you able to revive this lamp ?
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Sep 22, 2017 at 10:56 PM Author: tolivac
NICE&RED!!!!!
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Sep 23, 2017 at 04:40 AM Author: veryhighonoutput
It was a failing ballast was the cause of extreme dimness.

T12/ t17 there's a reason they made heavy magnetic ballasts

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Sep 23, 2017 at 11:55 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
Oh so it wasnt the lamp after all then. Nice to hear

What an unusual way for ballast to go
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Sep 23, 2017 at 02:08 PM Author: veryhighonoutput
I know very unusual. It was a single f96t12 advance from 1987 and ran just about 24-7 in a 70+ degree room I'd say it was a good run!

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Sep 23, 2017 at 02:27 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Does that ballast have a capacitor? If so thats the likely cause i can think of. Glad the westy lives on
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Sep 23, 2017 at 02:36 PM Author: nicksfans
I've never seen an NPF F96 ballast, so probably. Those 80s Advances are well known to dim out like that.

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Sep 23, 2017 at 07:01 PM Author: toomanybulbs
yes the cap fails.its a messy job but i have done it.
just to do it not because its worthwhile.
like the cfl in the shop stairway i replaced the caps in.
the caps if bought are worth more than a new cfl.
but they were cheap surplus and almost free.
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