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The murder of cleared out F20T12 fluorescent tube

The murder of cleared out F20T12 fluorescent tube


First of all, I am very sorry for bad filming angles. I only noticed that my camera did not rotate itself into landscape mode when I rotated my android when I watched it after the tube was already dead. Damn. Sorry again for that.

This is the cleared out F20T12 fluorescent tube that I had in my collection for 6 years already. It is cool to have a clear (somewhat) T12 tube, but at the same time, this tube was kind of getting on my nerves. First of all, it has both of the filaments broken. If I want to start it I need to manually start it, because the starter does not start it. Also, I always need to physically short both ends. Today I wanted to test this tube once again and I forgot to short one end (both pins with a piece of thin wire) to compensate the broken filament, so the tube can rectify itself normal after a few seconds. I saw that it started to rectify violently and one end's filament supporting legs melted off. The tube became unusable, so I decided to finish it off once and for all. I used my new Philips Advanced HPF IS 4xF32T8 ballast to finish it off with a bang. I think it made quiet a show being clear, so you could see what was going on inside of it.

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Mar 07, 2019 at 03:17 PM Author: RCM442
Is there an easier way to get the shield off? The biggest hard drive magnet I have won't do anything but make it wiggle around.

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Mar 07, 2019 at 03:29 PM Author: vytautas_lamps

Is there an easier way to get the shield off? The biggest hard drive magnet I have won't do anything but make it wiggle around.

Actually, I once had a whole technique figured out on how to get the cathode shield to fall off inside tube. It might seem like I'm joking, but I'm not, it was legit way I thought of when I was a dum little kid. Basically, you grab the tube by one end, and in medium hard strikes you strike it on a soft surface, like a sofa cushion or recliner and you do it few times one way, then rotate the tube 180' and do it again a few times. What is happening is the cathode is being bent one way, and then the other way, and in the process the cathode supporting leg is getting weaker and weaker until it breaks loose inside. Takes about 10 mins. I have broken many tubes doing this, and I really do not suggest doing that inside the house. It is reliable way to get off the cathode guard without ruining the cathode itself, so the lamp can work normally again. This way I will make myself a new clear t12 tube, and will post it here soon.

New lighting technologies is a pity fest everywhere you look. From LEDs that last only for two months, to a never-ending global starvation of t8 fluorescent tubes.
We shall reinforce ourselves with good old full mercury t12s and HIDs made to surpass one's life, and give them all the middle finger ;

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Mar 07, 2019 at 06:31 PM Author: don93s
Great video.
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Mar 07, 2019 at 06:41 PM Author: Bamaslamma1003
Very Nice! I remember my classrooms when I was in school were lit by F96T12 slimline fixtures. I would occasionally see an EOL display just like this. Lots of swirling and flashing. Fun times.

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Mar 07, 2019 at 08:50 PM Author: dor123
It is strange that when trying to operate an EOL lamp without the filaments, the discharge moves like this. Lampka have a video of the same phenomenon in a MV lamp: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3td0Z11Mvzs

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Mar 07, 2019 at 09:23 PM Author: Patrick
By the way, you can use an editor to rotate a video after the fact. I've used OpenShot, for instance.

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Mar 10, 2019 at 01:20 PM Author: jercar954
This is a SPECTACULAR video!!!!

Preheat and T-12 fluorescents forever! Down with LED's and instant start T-8 fluorescents.

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Mar 10, 2019 at 05:12 PM Author: vytautas_lamps

This is a SPECTACULAR video!!!!

Thank you very much!

New lighting technologies is a pity fest everywhere you look. From LEDs that last only for two months, to a never-ending global starvation of t8 fluorescent tubes.
We shall reinforce ourselves with good old full mercury t12s and HIDs made to surpass one's life, and give them all the middle finger ;

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