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small fluorescent light--usable?

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by C.Nick Kruzer, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. I have one of those small energy-saving fluorescent lights that replaces houshold screw-in incandescent bulbs. My careless handling has broken the glass. However the electronics have remained intact and I assume that they are still functional. I'm not sure but I think that the output is about 300 vac and the manufacturer claims the light draws 14 watts giving the same amount of light produced by a 60 watt incandescent bulb. Is there any device that can be powered by the circuitry now that the glass is gone?
     
  2. Yukio YANO

    Yukio YANO Guest

    I have had more board failures (3), than Lamp failures(2), Lamp
    failures due to 1/2GT^2 problems. I want to replace some short F4 lamps
    with the LONG style ESFL but I may have to buy some new ones soon, to
    get what I need before they are no longer available !! You need to take
    a hacksaw to the plastic base to separate the bulb from the elctronics
    package and mount the bulb in a lump of silicone sealant and replace the
    original Ballast with the Electronic Ballast.

    Yukio YANO
     
  3. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest

    Chuck it away and buy a replacement cfl.

    Graham
     
  4. A taser - just put it in a hand-held lamp, lure your assailant into your
    den, and zap him with it! The glass shards should help get the point
    across, too! ;-P

    Good Luck!
    Rich
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  5. Graham wrote

    Rich wrote
    Please forgive me for posting in this group, I though
    this was a forum about electronics

    Kruze
     
  6. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    The question was:

    "Is there any device that can be powered by the circuitry now that the
    glass is gone?"

    And one answer is, yes, a stun gun can be powered by the circuitry now
    that the glass is gone, amongst other things.

    Good Luck!
    Rich
     
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