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D 6500 flourescent tube for behind set

Discussion in 'Smart Home, Climate Control & Security Forum' started by MJeeves, Nov 19, 2004.

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    Where do I get D 6500 rated mini-fluorescent tubes from. I need to install one behind my rear-projection set to 'balance the eye' and stop visual fatigue. Any ideas or recommendations?
     
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    It's been asked before and I don't think anyone came up with a UK supplier for Ideal-lume 6500K tube light. Though you can buy Daylight 6500K tubes that go into standard flourescent fittings from about £10 to £25 depending on how accurate their colour is. A google will come up with several places selling them.

    Make sure the Colour Rendering Index is above 90 and even better if closer to 100 as that's how accurately the tube illuminates colours. 98 CRI was the highest I could find for a 'full spectrum' light £11 ex post.

    http://www.lightbulbs-direct.com/default.asp

    http://www.bltdirect.co.uk/
     
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    Thanks Mat. I ordered this one which seemed to be the best for what I needed and what space I have.

    http://www.lightbulbs-direct.com/variant_detail.asp?var=3439

    What would be the best way of mounting it as it would be near curtains and I don't want to burn the house down.
     
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    I think an angled batten holder screwed to the wall behind the RPTV would be fine for that type of bulb, they don't run all that hot. Run the cable to a nearby socket and stick a plug on it for easy control.

    Or a table lamp base without a shade behind the TV. So long as you don't cover the bulb with the curtains there shouldn't be fire hazard.

    BTW for positioning remember you don't want to see the bulb just the glow from it.

    I will be trying something like this one http://www.lightbulbs-direct.com/variant_detail.asp?var=3422 when I get round to buying my flat screen. That's if I can find a good 18" fitting or it'll be the 2ft one instead.
     

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