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by WHERESTHECUEBALLGOIN
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Coloured Metal Halide Lamps
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: Coloured Metal Halide Lamps

Not too long ago the entire length of Buchanan street in Glasgow was lit with blue and white halides in twin optic lanterns. It was really unique and quirky, the shadows it would create on the ground were funky. I think I have a photo somewhere; from what I remember the installation deteriorated tho...
by WHERESTHECUEBALLGOIN
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Questions: SRS instant start and tube banding
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Questions: SRS instant start and tube banding

I've got an old Philips 15W tube that has viewing windows burned into it. The ends are black as it was run on manual preheat gear and probably had a hard life ... still works though! I suspected lamp "newness" might have been a factor in SRS circuits instant starting. I guess I'll just nee...
by WHERESTHECUEBALLGOIN
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Questions: SRS instant start and tube banding
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Questions: SRS instant start and tube banding

The cap is 5.5 mfd which is right. The caps have been tested as well and measure ok. Just tried hot starting this circuit, still came straight on. It's an odd one!

Thanks for your info re tube banding.
by WHERESTHECUEBALLGOIN
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Questions: SRS instant start and tube banding
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Questions: SRS instant start and tube banding

Two questions for the price of one! My first one is: What can cause a tube to frequently instant start on SRS? I have a 40W setup which seems to be very keen on starting tubes. I have tried it so far with 3 tubes and the majority of the time they either fire up to full brightness straight away, or d...
by WHERESTHECUEBALLGOIN
Wed May 03, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?
Replies: 13
Views: 1426

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

The flat I'm moving into has stupidly high ceilings and GU10 downlighters everywhere. Not only do I hate incandescent GU10 lamps (because they're ***** :lol: ) but I have no means of getting up to change them. So you can guess right that they'll be used only on very special occasions and I'll be lig...
by WHERESTHECUEBALLGOIN
Wed May 03, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?
Replies: 13
Views: 1426

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

I have a fair stock of them, and that's even after giving some away recently as I overbought. I probably have about 10 of the modern maxim 40/60/100 rough service, several Philips classictone and a box of 25 NOS early 90s Thorns, as well as a few boxes of halogens (osram, morrisons own brand etc). R...

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