Fwd: Light tubes

    Mar 25 2006 | 11:11 pm
    don't have the details at hand, but they were standard osram
    fluorescent tube dimmers.
    Whereever they sell dimmeable fluorescent tubes, they will also sell
    the dimmers that go with it.
    they took 0-10v, if i remember correctly.
    I wouldn't recommend DIY as this is high-voltage and fluorescent tubes
    seem to be a science in themselves..
    tubes have fixed colours, yes, but there are balanced red, green and
    blue tubes around made for additive colour mixing.
    circular tubes of changing colours sounds like rgb led-strips, lots of
    different types of those coming out now..
    Joost Rekveld
    "The mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible"
    (Oscar Wilde)

    • Mar 26 2006 | 8:23 pm
    • Mar 27 2006 | 2:34 pm
      I had a friend build a custom device for 8 TL tubes for me, using a
      Doepfer MIDI-to-analog unit controlling a bunch of relays. If you're
      dealing with tubes that are 40 watts or less, it would probably be
      cheaper to build something which controlled relays, rather than
      dealing with pricey dimmers.