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by funkylamp
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Narva Quits The Fluorescent Market
Replies: 12
Views: 2446

Re: Narva Quits The Fluorescent Market

Dont feel bad. This is been happening in US too When Philips close fairmont plant. Now all of our T5 lamps comes from china now. Philips 15 watt T8 been comming from polland. Before it was comming from Holland. GE been making these Out of china. Also GE just close a fluorescent Lamp plant that made ...
by funkylamp
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: The End Of The CFL
Replies: 7
Views: 2912

Re: The End Of The CFL

What killed those CFL is lot of Americians Did not buy many after LEDs cane out CFL starting to sit in the stores collecting Dust. Not turning the stock of CFLS @ Ria Sylvaina in USA is making those filiament Leds using there modified incandescent line So it good to hear they repurpose some there In...
by funkylamp
Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Kino-Flo T12 Tubes Our 8' Prayers Answered?
Replies: 3
Views: 1324

Re: Kino-Flo T12 Tubes Our 8' Prayers Answered?

Those Kino Flo tubes i have ran them on my PP125 works well How ever I am using Cheaper option Using Philips F96T12CW HO lamps With RDC converter removed from the tubes. if u can Find supplyer for those HO Tubes it the way to go keepijg your 8 foot going. I aready got more than 1 year.of use out of ...
by funkylamp
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Luminaires
Topic: What can I do with these??
Replies: 9
Views: 2563

Re: What can I do with these??

How about order a case of 4 lamp instant start HF ballast from the US and wire them in over drive for both 58 watt lamps.
by funkylamp
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: It gets worse, a whole lot worse!
Replies: 11
Views: 2343

Re: It gets worse, a whole lot worse!

Ugh what a load of crock of *****
This put a disgrace for US sox lantern for few that we have in survived, I bet our sox leak ballast will blow those up. Unless ballast is bypassed? Prolly wont fire up on
120 volt either.
by funkylamp
Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Unusual tube sizes and lengths?
Replies: 8
Views: 2016

Re: Unusual tube sizes and lengths?

Most of Those tubes u discribe Kev is very common in USA such as 14 watt 15 inch T8 is kinda rare, also 14 watt T12 is becoming uncommon as well 1 foot 10 watt tubes is also rare but existed Most of the odd size short tubes normly refer to applience lamps such as 28 inch 25 watt tube T12, or such th...
by funkylamp
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Shipping A couple of 8 footers to USA
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Re: Shipping A couple of 8 footers to USA

The 125 watt tubes are on it way to USA
by funkylamp
Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Shipping A couple of 8 footers to USA
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Shipping A couple of 8 footers to USA

I got small UK electrical shop that going to going to ship some 8 foot GE 125 watt tube to USA
Is there any other thing that I should be concern about? As he going to use a 4 1/3 inch pipe
To ship it across the pond.
by funkylamp
Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: 2x 2' 40w Ballasts
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

Re: 2x 2' 40w Ballasts

In USA i find 2x 20 watt switch start chokes
Works well, 2 to 4 Foot HO rapid start ballast
Or a 35 watt American Son chokes.
by funkylamp
Thu May 21, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: Unsual ballast/lamp wattage
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Re: Unsual ballast/lamp wattage

There is such thing as F25T12 in USA.
It about 28 inches long
by funkylamp
Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Linked out cathodes on fluorescents.
Replies: 2
Views: 846

Re: Linked out cathodes on fluorescents.

It depends on the situation here If the electrode is broken hanging On one end. U want to make sure that U dont want to use the pin with no Electrode as this will sputter into the Stem press as it would put a end to it On the other hand it can last hours or it can Last few 1000 hours depending on em...
by funkylamp
Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Regional Fluorescent Lamp Colours
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Re: Regional Fluorescent Lamp Colours

Id find 4100k lamps are common as Muck in USA
Now i see lighting trend in the shop being 3500k or 5000k
Here u dont find 2700k lamps in shops. Id say 2700k is the
Worse lamp that they interduce to CFL.
by funkylamp
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Your first SL lamp?
Replies: 12
Views: 2584

Re: Your first SL lamp?

I just acquired a Sl18 electronic one for American voltage.
And my first magnetic one few month ago from Dez
by funkylamp
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Decent Rough Service Lamps
Replies: 7
Views: 1705

Re: Decent Rough Service Lamps

If u need the ruff service lamp it not the best lamp
Out there have u thought of ordering a case of
277 volt from USA? There 5 supports.
by funkylamp
Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Luminaires
Topic: I am excited a pop pack twin coming home
Replies: 3
Views: 1915

Re: I am excited a pop pack twin coming home

Thanks kev I wonder what will it look like if it had Westinghouse blackender in them?
by funkylamp
Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Luminaires
Topic: I am excited a pop pack twin coming home
Replies: 3
Views: 1915

I am excited a pop pack twin coming home

Hello every one

I am excited my pop pack PP220 twin coming
Home to USA these will be enjoyed for sure
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewit ... 1339352086

Jeremy
by funkylamp
Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Interesting B22 Westinghouse 40 watt GLS
Replies: 0
Views: 1966

Interesting B22 Westinghouse 40 watt GLS

Here the interesting GLS made by westinghoung 40) watt inside frost With b22 cap from the 40s or 50s
Here the link http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem ... 1269295081
by funkylamp
Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: 150watt SON lamp codes?
Replies: 14
Views: 2032

Re: 150watt SON lamp codes?

Try paying my electric bill mine in the summer is £180 - 200 a month. summer months as trying to keep cool in the house
Next killer is the cooler, hot water heater, dryer, those are all 240 volts while I leave one of the 120 volt lighting going
24 hours a day.
by funkylamp
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: 'Tridonic to quit magnetic ballast business ahead of EU ban'
Replies: 17
Views: 4631

Re: 'Tridonic to quit magnetic ballast business ahead of EU

I find VS ballast are made well, VS is just entering the US market
sad we cant get the the 30 watt and 40 watt ballast, as it over the 4 foot magnetic ballast ban in the US
according to US VS catalog, while it still listed in the EU catalog :x
by funkylamp
Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: Best way to finish off/fry EOL lamps
Replies: 8
Views: 2328

Re: Best way to finish off/fry EOL lamps

Kev what IS ballast John sent ya , the ballast I sent to Dez had over 600 volt ocv. Made for 8 foot tubes.
by funkylamp
Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Making MBTFs
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

Re: Making MBTFs

cool, I remember this episode, indeed jame most of these shows are produce in canada, and very interesting process.
i do have one of those fine examples in PS shape.
by funkylamp
Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Luminaires
Topic: 8 footers Switch start In U.S.A.
Replies: 2
Views: 1999

Re: 8 footers Switch start In U.S.A.

I am using a crappy FS4 starter the biggest starter I can find off the self, I had to take the starter out to and take it in and out few times to get it to start. BTW the ballast runs cool as a brick after 30 mins of running. I need to find some S16 or FS125 somthing that is two pin that fits in the...
by funkylamp
Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Luminaires
Topic: 8 footers Switch start In U.S.A.
Replies: 2
Views: 1999

8 footers Switch start In U.S.A.

I Expermented with American High output 800 mA 8 footer, F96T12CW HO
what i did is I used 100 watt American mercury ballast that is CWA High power factor

here the Link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOr3TDhmEok



Funkylamp
by funkylamp
Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: Poor build quality of HF
Replies: 20
Views: 6484

Re: Poor build quality of HF

I think the arc voltage and current is all wrong for T5 for F40T12 rapid start.
F32 two lamp would prolly do better shunted
by funkylamp
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: I Hate HF ballasts
Replies: 21
Views: 5977

Re: I Hate HF ballasts

Ash I been there and done that road many times, Here our ADVANCE ballast it made with half Though Hole and SMD parts. But what gets me that ballast made in mexico but the PCB board made in China :vomit

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