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Offline stirling lad

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saved from the dump,,
« on: April 02, 2015, 09:07:05 PM »
Not really a 'new from old' but I spotted this being offered on my local freecycle site,,so I just had to save it from ending up in the landfill site...



It appears small from this angle but its really quite large with a very heavy base and transformer..
A real stroke of luck as I've fancied one of these for years but could'nt bring myself to spend over 60 on a decent one , as i've learned my lesson about buying the cheapest ones,, the only problem i have now is the bulb looks like its on its way out, and I've no idea how you go about replacing it,, I'll just have to take the tube to a lighting shop i suppose...
over the years I've acquired some handy bits and pieces for freecycle, like those plastic storage trays,shelving ect... you just never know whats gonna turn up..

..mike..

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Re: saved from the dump,,
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2015, 09:20:29 PM »
Those are nice for detail work.
Nothing is impossible, it just take more time to figure out.

Offline sparky961

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Re: saved from the dump,,
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2015, 09:43:56 PM »
It could be a good candidate for an LED conversion.  In the end it may use less heat and power, produce more light, and perhaps even cost you less.

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Re: saved from the dump,,
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2015, 02:06:55 AM »
Those circular bulbs just plug in - 4 pins at the plastic join. Also usually a clip opposite the joiner.. TLC Electrics carry them.
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Offline Pete W.

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Re: saved from the dump,,
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2015, 04:53:56 AM »
 Hi there, Mike,

Here's the relevant TLC page  https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Lighting_Menu_Index/Lighting_Fluorescent_Index/Fluorescent_Tubes_1/index.html.

I expect you'll also find a 'store locator' on the TLC web-site. 
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Offline stirling lad

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Re: saved from the dump,,
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2015, 07:19:34 AM »
 Great! thanks guys  for all the info..
an LED conversion,, mmmm thats a good idea,,, I think.......

  cheers
...Mike...  :thumbup:

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Re: saved from the dump,,
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2015, 06:11:02 AM »
Rock Electronics in Cardross stock circular flourescent tubes, at a very good price!
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