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by MissRiaElaine
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Narva Quits The Fluorescent Market
Replies: 12
Views: 1490

Re: Narva Quits The Fluorescent Market

[quote="Slyspark"] I hate to say it, but leave or no leave, it's too late now. All any of the lighting manufacturers want to produce is this LED crap, as they can sell the complete fitting for far more than the replacement lamps they would have sold, then sell the whole fitting to you agai...
by MissRiaElaine
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Narva Quits The Fluorescent Market
Replies: 12
Views: 1490

Re: Narva Quits The Fluorescent Market

Apparently, Narva is 'restructuring' and will no longer be producing fluorescent lamps of any kind. A real blow, as I order mine direct from Narva and they're bloody good lamps. Apparently they're going to concentrate on the LED market - explains why they've really been pushing LED every time I've ...
by MissRiaElaine
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: The End Of The CFL
Replies: 7
Views: 2129

Re: The End Of The CFL

It saddens me every time I see "Made in China" on something. I remember the days when we actually made things in the UK, now it all seems to be Chinese, and the quality is nowhere near what it used to be.
by MissRiaElaine
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: Correct Capacitor List
Replies: 15
Views: 3928

Re: Correct Capacitor List

Paul wrote:Here's one for discharge circuits....


I have 20μF listed for my 35W SOX lamp, data from this site.
by MissRiaElaine
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Philips "gearless" tungsten ballasted fluorescents
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Philips "gearless" tungsten ballasted fluorescents

Paul wrote:I have 40w versions like THIS


That looks like the beast. There are two different types of end cap and I can't honestly remember which I had, but I'm fairly sure this was it. Do you have the connectors to go with it..?
by MissRiaElaine
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Philips "gearless" tungsten ballasted fluorescents
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Philips "gearless" tungsten ballasted fluorescents

I believe these are the modern equivalents: HERE Just need to find one in the right length / wattage for your ballast lamp. Those are the beasts, although these seem to be 2ft 20W ones, not sure if they would work correctly with the lamp I have. The tube I had was 4ft 40W. I have also found these w...
by MissRiaElaine
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Philips "gearless" tungsten ballasted fluorescents
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Philips "gearless" tungsten ballasted fluorescents

Paul wrote:Is it a pic of the fluorescent tube or the control gear lamp you are after?


Hi Paul,

I have a couple of the ballast lamps, it's the tube I'm after. They seem to be very hard to find these days.
by MissRiaElaine
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?
Replies: 13
Views: 2602

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

I think the only place we still have one here is in a lava lamp, don't think LED's would get warm enough for that :lol:

Everywhere else is LED, apart from the bathroom which has a 28W 2D fitting. Looking to replace that at some point though.

Ria :woohoo
by MissRiaElaine
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Philips "gearless" tungsten ballasted fluorescents
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Philips "gearless" tungsten ballasted fluorescents

Hi all, Back in the 70's I had a 4ft 40W tube which was ballasted by a special filament lamp (see attached photo), this was a Philips system I believe. The tube has long since passed away and I cannot find anything like it any more. Does anyone have one or know where I might get hold of one..? Faili...

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