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LED retrofit for fluorescent light machines?

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Is there any reason why this couldn't be wired up to the existing wiring/switch in the older Millie's? 

 

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/110-120V-LED-F8T5-Tube-Light-T5-12-Overall-11-3-4-4W-Daylight-6000K-for-Home-/272596200379?hash=item3f77ffebbb:g:kVQAAOSw~gRV0PXC

 


2004 Millennium, Power advance, 14ft table

Voyager17, Hinterberg Stretch Frame, Qbot

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Hi Tammy and welcome to the forum.  I don't see any reason why it couldn't be done.  I'm not sure there would be enough of an improvement to warrant the effort.  If you can't find the bulb locally let me know my brother has a friend in the lighting business and he might be able to help.  The fluorescent bulbs last pretty well, I've changed the bulb twice in eleven years.

Nigel


Brenda Wells - Green Millie
Nigel Wells - Ultimate 1 with |Intellistitch & IQ

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The bulb Tammy showed does require some rewiring.

 

Nigel


Brenda Wells - Green Millie
Nigel Wells - Ultimate 1 with |Intellistitch & IQ

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Thanks Nigel :)
I doubt I'd find the bulb locally, we've got a guy too ;) lol
I'm not really expecting much in the way of more light with the change, more just looking for cleaner light. 
The subtle flicker of the fluorescent is a little annoying as well, I can live with it, but if I can make it go away easily, cheaply, and without running extra wires along the machine for something that won't work in the existing fixture, then I am all for it! 

 

 


2004 Millennium, Power advance, 14ft table

Voyager17, Hinterberg Stretch Frame, Qbot

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I bought the led lights that mount under/above the needle bar and LOVE IT! Just as bright as the new machines! Why wouldnt you go that route instead of having that big ole tube in your vision path?

 

 


F55CA928B31BF9D50E35FB71F402EFB1.png Millennium/Circle Lord 402-450-8321 Designer of the 1/2" foot for Ult II's. 1sheributler@gmail.com

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YES!  It was Mikes light!!! Thanks!  When I popped on here, i didnt have his contact info with me.

 


F55CA928B31BF9D50E35FB71F402EFB1.png Millennium/Circle Lord 402-450-8321 Designer of the 1/2" foot for Ult II's. 1sheributler@gmail.com

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