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My homemade argon indicator
Here's my first attempt to create an argon indicator or decoration. I used a fluorescent starter in series with an 80K 1 or 2 watts resistor that was laying around, the current passing is not enough to make the starter close its contacts, so it keeps glowing. I recycled an EOL halogen bulb for the mounting, I cut the outer glass with a diamond disk manually and slowly, for avoid the cracks, then I soldered the starter and the resistor to the lamp supports and finally glued the bulb back with automotive resin, so it's all fixed together and it should last for a couple of decades. I also made a little box from the reverse of the original box, with fluorescent pens.
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My homemade argon indicator

Here's my first attempt to create an argon indicator or decoration. I used a fluorescent starter in series with an 80K 1 or 2 watts resistor that was laying around, the current passing is not enough to make the starter close its contacts, so it keeps glowing. I recycled an EOL halogen bulb for the mounting, I cut the outer glass with a diamond disk manually and slowly, for avoid the cracks, then I soldered the starter and the resistor to the lamp supports and finally glued the bulb back with automotive resin, so it's all fixed together and it should last for a couple of decades. I also made a little box from the reverse of the original box, with fluorescent pens.

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Filename:20201126_214551.jpg
Album name:Binarix128 / Homemade lights
Keywords:Lamps
Company and Date Manufactured:Me
Model Number:Ag01
Wattage:Around 1W
Lamp Type:Low pressure gas discharge
Filesize:516 KiB
Date added:Dec 04, 2020
Dimensions:2465 x 2465 pixels
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URL:http://www.galleryoflights.org/mb/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=25729
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