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New incoming lamp

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Finally I picked it up at some recycling shop for free. It works fine even without outer starterstrip, What's confusing is the " 1500" which seems to be 1.5Amps. aka VHO lamp, but there is nothing mentioned about the wattage so it's just a guess that this tube has 215W.

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Light Information

Manufacturer:General Electric
Model Reference:F96T12-CW-1500
Lamp
Lamp Type:VHO Fluorescent lamp
Base:Rd17 (RDC)
Shape/Finish:T12
Fixture
Ballast Type:Rapidstart ballast
Location:My Collection
Electrical
Wattage:215W ???
Voltage:Main 400V
Current:1.5A
Optical
Color Temperature:4000- 4300K
Physical/Production
Dimensions:2440mm
Factory Location:USA
Fabrication Date:Good to know...

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May 06, 2010 at 04:29 PM Author: FGS
8' VHOs are usually 215w. Nice find!

Why I like LEDs on top of other lighting tech?
LEDs = Upgrade 95% of the applications. (That is if you avoid eBay's LEDs).


LED brainwash? No, people uses them cuz they work well for them.

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May 06, 2010 at 09:31 PM Author: don93s
Nice lamp! I used to have a bunch of these lit up at work, but to lower cost, I replaced them with H.O. version. I left the fixtures...just changed the lamp and ballasts.
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May 07, 2010 at 01:16 AM Author: dor123
What is the purple glow near the 1500 number? HO and VHO fluorescents of T12 have neon as a buffer gas.

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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May 07, 2010 at 04:10 AM Author: rjluna2
The one you are seeing is the argon buffer gas....

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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May 07, 2010 at 08:49 AM Author: dor123
How HO and VHO T12 lamps can be made with argon buffer? In www.lamptech.co.uk are written that neon is used in these type of lamps because of its high operating voltage which is necessary for very heavily loaded tubes such as the T12 HO and VHO and the powergroove T17 lamps.

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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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May 07, 2010 at 11:41 AM Author: don93s
All of the HO and VHO I have seen over the years have emitted a bluish color around the electrodes, especially as they accumulate high hours. Perhaps neon is mixed in but argon/MV creates the dominant glow.
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May 08, 2010 at 09:11 PM Author: RCM442
I believe HO lamps use an argon/neon mixture, and a VHO uses a bit more neon...

Linear fluorescent will never lose to LED!
I am not Anti-LED, as I have some in use at my house.
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May 09, 2010 at 12:44 PM Author: monkeyface
The reddish glow you see here in the picture is the electrode which is glowing slightly. I reduced the main voltage of this lamp to make a picture of it and that's the result if the lamp is dimmed.
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May 09, 2010 at 12:56 PM Author: Medved
If the lamp was dimmed without providing external filament power, most likely the filament cool down and this reddish tint is discharge in the sputtered electrode material...
In any case not healthy mode at all...

No more selfballasted c***

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May 09, 2010 at 01:32 PM Author: monkeyface
Yeah I dimmed it just for the Picture at about 210V instead of 400V...
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