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EOLing a Fluorescent Tube « on: August 10, 2022, 08:00:38 PM » Author: 108CAM
I have a 36w fluorescent tube that no longer lights up however the cathode filaments still emit the distinctive bluish yellow arcs that I've seen in other EOL tubes. I plan to do the EOL by running the tube in a fixture until the cathodes stop working. I'm thinking of trying it with a 40w ballast so I get more action but just want to see what safety precautions I should take so I don't accidently pop the tube and shower glass everywhere.
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Re: EOLing a Fluorescent Tube « Reply #1 on: August 11, 2022, 03:52:41 AM » Author: dor123
I think that cathode is broken and there is some discharge between the broken ends of the cathode.
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Re: EOLing a Fluorescent Tube « Reply #2 on: August 13, 2022, 07:17:53 AM » Author: HIDLad001
Run it with an instant-start ballast on a frequently switched circuit.
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