Plumen designer CFLs

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Plumen designer CFLs

Post by SuperSix » Mon May 16, 2011 5:54 pm

I just come across these today! http://plumen.com/

CFLs with the lamp bent into funny shapes! What do you guys think of them? I actually think they look really good but they might look a bit stupid in the average ceiling pendant, could do with being ballast and starter switch. Upon switch-on, the starter closes and preheats the tube's cathode filaments. Upon opening, the magnetic field within the ballast collapses, causing a voltage pulse which strikes the tube. This is often repeated twice or more, causing the distinctive blinking at startup.">switchstart too ;) .

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Re: Plumen designer CFLs

Post by Tom » Mon May 16, 2011 8:45 pm

Certainly a radical departure from the usual CFL shapes! However at £20 a pop I'd expect them to do their hours and yes, ballast and starter switch. Upon switch-on, the starter closes and preheats the tube's cathode filaments. Upon opening, the magnetic field within the ballast collapses, causing a voltage pulse which strikes the tube. This is often repeated twice or more, causing the distinctive blinking at startup.">switchstart with separate magnetic adaptor or remotely ballasted lampholder would be the way forward! A choice of colours including all the usual triphosphors would be pretty cool too! I'm sure these could be made with standard 2 and 4 pin PL bases!
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Re: Plumen designer CFLs

Post by LinearSLI-H » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:47 pm

FEED THE MOOMIN!!

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Re: Plumen designer CFLs

Post by Paul » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:44 pm

One word - WOW!

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