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Internal fluorescent light fitting

Post by simon on Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:11 pm

Hi T4 Autosleeper experts,
One of the internal fluorescent light fittings in my 1990 Autosleeper has stopped working. The bulbs work in other fitting and there is power getting to the unit. There is a little circuit board (three capacitors, several resistors, a small transformer and three pin component that is heat-sinked) that sits between the bulbs. Does anyone know of a source for these little circuit boards? The nearest I could find was a CCFL inverter but these look too large for the fitting.
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Internal Fluorescent Light Fitting

Post by cyclo on Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:43 pm

Probably the best solution if you have power there is to replace the bulb arrangement with an LED.

You only need two connections to the power and switch doing away with the mini circuit board.

There are several posts on the subject on the forum. The quality of light is much better and

when you are on twelve volts the power consumption is much lower.

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Re: Internal fluorescent light fitting

Post by simon on Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:39 pm

I think that is a valid option but in order to keep the original fitting, has anyone ever use on of these; http://www.power-systems.de/en/product-details/PS-P1212-228.html
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Re: Internal fluorescent light fitting

Post by daisy mae on Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:07 pm

I just bought a new light complete, not expensive. seemed the easier option for me.
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Re: Internal fluorescent light fitting

Post by roli on Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:41 am

Go along the the LED conversion route as suggested by cyclo and simon. 

Take the strip light and starter pcb out and fit some self adhesive LED strips in there. You can cut the strip to fit in the light fitting and daisy chain  to other lengths. 

Depends where your light fitting is, eg: Kitchen and Main Living area I had 3 strips in, but in the Luton only 1 strip.

Pretty certain there is more detailed postings on the forum going back a couple years with photos.  Do a search under Murphs postings and I probably got my spoke in as well.

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