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Antique shop preheater 2

Antique shop preheater 2

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Here's another style of preheat fixture in the same antique shop as the others. This one has a dead lamp and stuck starter. Some of these were running F32T8s, which I suppose don't damage single-lamp preheat ballasts. The others had F40T12s, like this one.

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Lamp Type:F40T12
Base:G13
Shape/Finish:Linear
Fixture
Ballast Type:Preheat magnetic, presumably
Electrical
Wattage:40
Voltage:120
Physical/Production
Factory Location:USA
Fabrication Date:1950s?

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Jan 22, 2014 at 10:50 AM Author: arcblue
Sounds like time to take that "defective" fixture out & give it to you in exchange for a $10 electronic shop light.

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Jan 23, 2014 at 03:30 AM Author: Al_M
It's funny how this sight is extremley common over here (dead T8 on stuck starter glowing orange at the ends) but this is probably the first time I've seen a pic from the USA showing this. I guess the 36w T8 retrofit for F40T12's we have here aren't easy to find over there.

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Jan 23, 2014 at 04:04 AM Author: nicksfans
I think one reason is that preheaters are hard to find here these days. This also wasn't the only one of these lights that was out, but it was the only one with glowing ends.

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Jan 23, 2014 at 04:08 AM Author: Seth11
The lamp is a Philips alto.

NO MORE ELECTRONIC BALLASTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

MAGNETIC BALLASTS FOR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SAY NO TO BULB AND MAGNETIC BALLAST BANS!!!!!

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Jan 23, 2014 at 04:16 AM Author: nicksfans
Yep.

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Jan 24, 2014 at 07:49 AM Author: Brendda75
oh wow! You can definately see that one end of the lamp does not have a shield while the other does! Makes me wonder how long that lamp has been left in that condition.

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Jan 24, 2014 at 07:55 AM Author: nicksfans
This place's lighting maintenance could use improvement, but I've seen locations with far worse lighting scenarios. There is a store in downtown Anderson in an old building that sells discount educational supplies. The place is mostly lit with old (60s?) 8' slimline fixtures, about half of which work. Some are delamped while others simply don't turn on. That place is about the worst I've seen recently. They need a crap-ton of new lamps and probably ballasts.

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Jan 29, 2014 at 12:17 AM Author: TL8W
I've seen far worse in shops in England where the lighting is just one of those things they get round to maintaining every so often.

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