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Finally Got the Champion Fluorescent Lamp to Start

Finally Got the Champion Fluorescent Lamp to Start

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I was screwing around tonight and I decided to see if I could get the dead Champion lamp to start again on preheat. It didn’t start at first, but when the reset starter tripped out it lit, much to my surprise. Unfortunately, this only lasted for a moment, and I was just able to grab one photo of it. The arc was swirling around at the end with the broken filament. It was also quite dim, much dimmer even than the GE 2900lm 3500k lamp next to it, as evidenced by the photo. The Champion lamp is on the bottom.

Sorry about the GE obscuring the Champion lamp. The Champion is quite dim, and the GE was already installed. I was only able to get this to work for a moment, and the phone camera was dominated by the 3500k lamp. For whatever reason it emphasized the yellow pink tone of it. It’s not that bad in reality.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:Champion
Model Reference:40w Cool White Standard
Lamp
Lamp Type:Fluorescent
Filament/Radiator Type:Low Pressure Mercury Discharge and Halophosphate Phosphor
Base:G13 Bi Pin
Shape/Finish:Standard Cool White T12
Fixture
Fixture Type:Benjamin Electric Two lamp Turret
Ballast Type:Jefferson Electric Tulamp
Socket Type:G13 Plunger
Location:My bedroom floor
Electrical
Wattage:40w
Voltage:100v
Current:430mA
Optical
Color Temperature:4100k
Color Rendering Index:~60 CRI

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Nov 11, 2019 at 10:39 PM Author: Mr. Orthosilicate
This also shows the difference in phosphor composition between the old halophosphate lamps and the modern high color rendering ones.
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Nov 12, 2019 at 07:53 AM Author: suzukir122
Any orange flashing at the bad end with the broken filament?

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Nov 16, 2019 at 09:04 PM Author: don93s
On a tulamp ballast, the 'lead' side has different characteristic than the 'lag' side on EOL lamp. The lead side, if the lamp lights, will arc and swirl at bad electrode momentarily then goes out but the lag side it may remain lit longer while rectifying, depending on the lamp characteristic and ballast OCV. Sometimes, disconnecting a starter while it is trying to start a bad lamp will allow the lamp to suddenly light, if momentarily.
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Nov 16, 2019 at 11:08 PM Author: suzukir122
Man I seriously wish I could see a video of this. (With sun glasses covering up the camera to hide the 120/60 hertz flicker of course lol)

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