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Wow! (Most beautiful coloured fluorescent EVAR!)

Here's my Sylvania F54T17/SDB/VHO being tested on a 2XF40T12 RS NPF ballast. It doesn't give the proper electrical characteristics, but it gives me a good idea of the colour!

The pic does not do it justice, sadly. In person the light is less purple, it's actually a deep blue colour with a blacklight effect! Despite being severely underpowered, it's BRIGHT! I added my old yellow toothbrush that glows under that lamp!

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Album name:Vince / Collection of fluorescent lamps (CFLs and linear)
Keywords:Lamps
Company and Date Manufactured:Sylvania
Model Number:F54T17/SDB/VHO
Wattage:180W (Thanks to Luminaire from LG for providing the wattage)
Lamp Type:Fluorescent
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Date added:Aug 06, 2010
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Form109   [Aug 06, 2010 at 09:05 PM]
Form109
what Causes the toothbrush to Glow? Shocked

TiCoune66   [Aug 06, 2010 at 09:17 PM]
TiCoune66
Ultraviolets most likely. Better be careful when I'll run it at full power!

dor123   [Aug 07, 2010 at 06:51 AM]
dor123
Blue light can also cause fluorescence in fluorescent objects.
This lamp can be used as a high power actinic lamp or for high power jaundice lamp.

joe_347V   [Aug 07, 2010 at 07:31 AM]
joe_347V
Thanks for the pic Vince Cool, it looks like from your description above and the pic this lamp looks like a /BL blacklight but in a darker shade of blue with some purple when lit.

vaporeyes   [Aug 22, 2010 at 06:50 AM]
vaporeyes
I believe you when you say this is beautiful - I like all shades of blue/actinic & aquarium lamps. Great find!

gailgrove   [Dec 27, 2010 at 03:30 AM]
gailgrove
Thats a nice colour Very Happy

GEsoftwhite100watts   [Dec 19, 2014 at 04:58 AM]
GEsoftwhite100watts
Would a HO ballast work any better for testing?

TiCoune66   [Dec 20, 2014 at 03:22 AM]
TiCoune66
It would drive the lamp closer to its full power, that's for sure!


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