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From: email@example.com (Dave H)
Subject: Re: 12V Fluorescent lamp driver
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 13:47:26 GMT
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On Tue, 29 Oct 2002 12:51:38 GMT, "George Gonzalez"
>You could do it that way, but it's a bit comical..you'd be doing DC to AC to DC to AC to light conversions.
>Not the most efficient setup.
But presumably more efficient than using an incandescent bulb of
equivalent light output?
>I'd try finding some way of getting 150 VDC directly, maybe with 13 tiny
>Then again, it's an expensive option. The car battery is sounding better.
What I'm trying to do is come up with a cheap, easy solution for
providing a reasonable amount of light in the shed. I recon a light
output equivalent to a 60w mains bulb will be about right as the shed
sometimes gets used as an emergency workshop! ..
One reason for using a Compact fluorescent bulb is that these are
regularly given away free in the UK (Something to do with an EU energy
I *could* install a 12v inverter into a gutted mains Strip light but
figured it'd involve more work than the 12v-240v-CFL option as it'd
possibly involve winding custom transformers etc (Something I'd like
Camping/caravanning shops sell 12v Strip lights but these aren't near
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