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#1 Albion Hockney

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:34 AM

I have a practical bar light that has two florescent tubes that are 35" long and about the same diameter as T12 bulbs.

 

any idea the model on these?


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 11:48 AM

What has your product searching on Google discovered?  Because if such a tube exists, and it is likely since you have a fixture that uses them, then you'll find it in some online catalog.  It might make it easier to read the label on the tubes you have already.

 

I think the bigger issue is whether anyone makes tubes in that size with a particular color temperature or correction you need.


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 01:40 PM

exactly! its a work in progress was just curious if I'm missing something because it seems hard to find


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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 01:56 PM

A lot of custom tubes have been produced for various purposes and this can create significant problems once the product has becoe obsolete. I recall this being mentioned in relation to the united nations building in New York, which has custom curved tubes in the delegates' desks in the general assembly and in architectural details in various lobbies. This caused problems during the production of The Interpreter which briefly considered building replica sets to represent the building. In the finished movie, the lobby fittings are seen illuminated for the first time in decades by equipment rigged temporarily for the film.

The reason I mention this is the I think they did it with (very early) LEDs, and you could consider doing the same. If the tube itself is invisible in the fitting you have, it may be very easy, but even if you need to build a reasonable facsimile tube with LEDs inside it shouldn't be the end of the world. LED strip with reasonable colour performance is available.

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 09:42 AM

this is a good idea...you can see the tubes but maybe I can find a way to through a strip of LED's in a frosted tube sorta thing like the product Lite Gear makes.


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#6 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 09:48 AM

Or a piece of clear tube with some 216 diffusion inside it.


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