This came out of an cheapo closet light from Goodwill. Taking the unit apart, I could see that the lamp wasn't designed to be replaced. Of course, I "fixed" that by using some force to get the lamp out. It had one end very blackened (seen here) and the other wasn't. I hooked it up to a 20w CFL ballast and got quite a show of flickering, ends glowing red hot, and extreme end banding (the ends now look kind of like the inside of onions). I have a video, but no youtube account right now, so I can't upload it, but it was pretty spectacular. After the lamp died, it had made the wood it was sitting on get somewhat darker than it was before. This was putting out a massive amount of heat too, almost as much as a 60w incandescent. What's weird is that as the lamp died, the color temperature got warmer. Any ideas? This was the best EOL show I have ever seen (the 30w circline I killed was second).
|Wattage:||4, was being driven at 20|
|Color Temperature:||got warmer as lamp died|
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|Date added:||Oct 02, 2015|
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