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Blinkfest! Starting of my 4 soviet 2xF40T12 preheat fluorescent fixtures

Blinkfest! Starting of my 4 soviet 2xF40T12 preheat fluorescent fixtures


These are my 4 soviet fluorescent pre-heat 2xF40T12 school & office fixtures. I got these fixtures from my school when they renovated the place and I installed them in my woodworking shed as my main lighters. They use my NOS Tungsram F40T12 F33 Cool White 640 fluorescent tubes, one of the best quality fluorescent tubes there is.

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Light Information

Manufacturer:Unknown
Model Reference:2x36/40bt 230 - 240b 1.2a
Lamp
Lamp Type:Fluorescent
Filament/Radiator Type:Double coiled emitter coated cathode filament
Base:G13 bi-pin
Shape/Finish:Tubular tube
Service Life:approx 30k hours
Fixture
Fixture Type:Bent metal chase that comes apart into three components: holding back plate, ballast houser witch acts also as tube holder and refractor fin cover that deflects each tube to opposite direction
Ballast Type:Preheat and preheat semi-resonant capacitor coupled
Socket Type:G13 Bi-pin
Arm Type:Ceiling
Location:Lithuania
Electrical
Wattage:110w
Voltage:230 - 240v
Current:1.2a
Optical
Lumen Output:High
Lumen Efficacy:High
Color Temperature:4300k
Color Rendering Index:Pretty good
Physical/Production
Factory Location:Latvia. These fixtures I believe were made by RESR in the huge factory they had in Latvia, that had assembly lines from tubes to sockets all-in-one factory.
Fabrication Date:1980 - 1970s
Application/Use:For general lighting

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Apr 21, 2020 at 04:50 PM Author: DimBulb
Awesome!!!!

My very first word was LIGHT!

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Apr 21, 2020 at 04:53 PM Author: vytautas_lamps

Awesome!!!!

Thank you!

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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Apr 21, 2020 at 08:46 PM Author: takemorepills
vytautas, have you seen those YouTube vids where people have taken generators to Pripyat and started those soviet F40's?
Your video reminds me of those!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z9DRSbU7eY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LHueqwHO4U
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Apr 21, 2020 at 09:42 PM Author: Lumex120

vytautas, have you seen those YouTube vids where people have taken generators to Pripyat and started those soviet F40's?
Your video reminds me of those!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z9DRSbU7eY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LHueqwHO4U

At 0:44 in that first video I wonder what those lights are. They look like LEDs but this area has been abandoned since the 80's so I know that's not the case.

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Apr 21, 2020 at 10:03 PM Author: takemorepills

At 0:44 in that first video I wonder what those lights are. They look like LEDs but this area has been abandoned since the 80's so I know that's not the case.


Are you talking about the street lighting?

I need to find the more "raw" versions of these videos, but people have been recording the attachment of portable generators to lighting circuits for a few years now. I've seen the video of people lighting those street lights, pretty cool. Don't know if they are SBMV or mag core ballasts, but it's amazing they still light.
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Apr 21, 2020 at 10:46 PM Author: Lumex120
Yeah I meant the street lights. Anyways, here's another cool video where they light up some lights with a generator. it's a lot better than the other videos IMO.
ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMSsU1acL9U

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Apr 22, 2020 at 01:34 AM Author: vytautas_lamps
Hi guys! Yes, I am fully aware of people using a portable generators to turn on the old fluorescent fixtures and old streetlights.. I'm in love with the channel WhiteSoldier86 I've been watching him for many years now.. The guy even turned on 30w t8 germicidal tubes in the abandoned Pripyat hospital, there is a video on his channel of it

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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Apr 22, 2020 at 09:07 AM Author: takemorepills
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8_qQ6RelPA
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Apr 22, 2020 at 07:29 PM Author: dor123
In the video, I don't know why it starts dim and warming up like HID lamp. Germicidal lamps are usually dosed with liquid mercury, not with an amalgam.
WhiteSoldier86 was a member here several yeas ago, but he don't active here now.

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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Apr 22, 2020 at 07:41 PM Author: nicksfans
Beautiful!!

I like my lamps thick, my ballasts heavy, and my fixtures tough.

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Apr 23, 2020 at 02:15 AM Author: vytautas_lamps

In the video, I don't know why it starts dim and warming up like HID lamp. Germicidal lamps are usually dosed with liquid mercury, not with an amalgam.
WhiteSoldier86 was a member here several yeas ago, but he don't active here now.

Hello Dor, when they were filming the Pripyat it was winter time, so coupled with the fact that the tube did not operate even for a single time for 30 years, it understandable that it started dim in the middle, even being charged with heavy those of mercury

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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Apr 23, 2020 at 05:12 AM Author: Proteus
Bloody hell I like this blinking!!

About Pripyat and Tchernobyl Area: When I was there two years ago, I have seen TONS of old Soviet fixtures and tubes (all these with the clear ends where the coating ends 3-4mm before the cap), and really I wanted to take some tubes with me - But you have no chance to do this "officially", so I had to forget about this idea.
Great some people tried to "revive" these old fixtures at least for some seconds.
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