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Working fixture with Westinghouse circlarc lamps « on: March 02, 2024, 02:04:51 AM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
Not too many of these fixtures and lamps around:

https://youtu.be/63Zmt8IaBEQ?si=N0xaCG61vAy6IqrB
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Re: Working fixture with Westinghouse circlarc lamps « Reply #1 on: March 02, 2024, 02:46:30 AM » Author: LightsAreBright27
I like how they used two circlarc tubes instead of a circline tube ( :circarcfl:+ :circarcfl:= :circ:). I am still curious why they decided to do so.
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Re: Working fixture with Westinghouse circlarc lamps « Reply #2 on: March 02, 2024, 02:48:38 AM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
This was an early attempt to make a round fluorescent fixture where the lamps are semicircle lamps rather than fully round fluorescent lamps like circline fluorescent tubes. These lamps were only produced for a very short time.
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Re: Working fixture with Westinghouse circlarc lamps « Reply #3 on: March 02, 2024, 02:51:58 AM » Author: LightsAreBright27
If this has two ballasts, it would be better than a single circline. You could turn one off ,use different colours (if the idea of these lasted long enough to make different types), or if one was EOL, the other would still work. I am not sure about the availability of these tubes, even at that time.
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Re: Working fixture with Westinghouse circlarc lamps « Reply #4 on: March 02, 2024, 10:25:32 AM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
As far as I understand, these early fluorescent fixtures typically used 2 ballasts.
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Re: Working fixture with Westinghouse circlarc lamps « Reply #5 on: March 09, 2024, 05:46:11 AM » Author: Philips tigkas
Not too many of these fixtures and lamps around:

https://youtu.be/63Zmt8IaBEQ?si=N0xaCG61vAy6IqrB
Are these semi circle tubes?
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Re: Working fixture with Westinghouse circlarc lamps « Reply #6 on: March 09, 2024, 05:46:59 AM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
These are lamps that are shaped like 180 degree arcs.
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Re: Working fixture with Westinghouse circlarc lamps « Reply #7 on: March 09, 2024, 12:58:10 PM » Author: Philips tigkas
Wow well that's interesting! I've never seen such thing before. :o Looks so cool though! :bulbman:
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Re: Working fixture with Westinghouse circlarc lamps « Reply #8 on: March 16, 2024, 04:25:05 AM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
How do the sockets work? Are they some sort of press fit thing or do the tubes just sit in them?
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Re: Working fixture with Westinghouse circlarc lamps « Reply #9 on: March 16, 2024, 02:06:54 PM » Author: Richmond2000
saw a single circarc "TV console" light had a glass shade and one circarc lamp pins down behind the shade
found it MANY years ago at a charity shop did NOT buy it
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