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Micro slimline fluorescent light

Micro slimline fluorescent light

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Lamp and its 6volt driver came from a scrapped handheld tv. You can view the tube and gear before this mod Here

The tube had no endcaps, just 2 wires at each end. I soldered both wires to a laptop screw at each end of the tube and made the endcaps from heat shrink tube. Very solid and sturdy. The 6 volt ballast doesn't provide heating anyway so the lamp is perfect as a single pin slimline.
The fixture i made by hand using tin snips and pliers and soldering the parts together. Sockets are made from scratch too and are designed like slimline sockets with one plunger style and one stationary so the tube can be removed the same way.

Don't know the watts or current but it is 6volts with a daylight colour and it gets pretty bright

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Lamp Type:T2
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Fixture Type:Steampunk
Ballast Type:Electronic Instant Start
Electrical
Wattage:Noidea
Voltage:6V DC
Optical
Color Temperature:6500K

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Jan 19, 2018 at 09:01 PM Author:
Is it 4w?
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Jan 19, 2018 at 09:45 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Maybe, the tube is only about 3 inches and seems to be a T2 or T3 lamp




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Jan 19, 2018 at 09:54 PM Author:
Aha, it looks like 1 or 2 watts...it sounds weird but it's awesome to see it turn on!
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Jan 19, 2018 at 09:58 PM Author: arcblue
That is really cool - a great idea and nice work! I never would've thought of that, and it has spring loaded lamp holders and black end caps like the old Westinghouse lamps. Looks very retro in "chrome" finish too and with a daylight lamp color.

I'm lampin...

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Jan 20, 2018 at 07:39 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Thank you! Fun part was making the single pin endcaps!
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Jul 08, 2018 at 11:08 AM Author: F96T12 DD VHO
Nice, I need to make my own fixture
It looks like a battery housing LOL

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Jul 08, 2018 at 11:27 AM Author: dor123
This looks like a cold cathode fluorescent lamp.

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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Jul 08, 2018 at 12:13 PM Author: DimBulb
NICE!!!!
You should have placed an F4T5 tube next to it to show size.

My very first word was LIGHT!

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Jul 14, 2018 at 09:05 PM Author: Fluorescent05
Try making more by taking a (preferably cheap crappy) F4, 6, or 8 T5 and cut the wires off at the end caps, leaving wire on the lamp part. Next use a soldering iron to melt a big ball of solder onto the wires at each end (sized to a slimline lamp's base). Last, use heat shrink tubing to cover it.

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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