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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania Halolight TV ....
PostPosted: Jul Fri 24, 2020 3:40 am 
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Did anyone answer the question about CCFL backlight inverters?

Well anyway, one of these should be ideal to run the Halolight tube. They are still readily available as spare parts and exist in older LCD computer monitors. Most will generate 2 or 3kV and are specifically designed to drive this kind of tube. They have tube current sensing feedback and a brightness control input which could be useful. You'll just need to find the 12 to 19 volts DC to power them from somewhere.

How about using a white LED strip to replace the tube?

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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania Halolight TV ....
PostPosted: Jul Fri 24, 2020 4:40 am 
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dmader wrote:
Any idea if this is worth anything to anyone at this point?
Sure, any Halolight is collectible and worth preserving, in my book. Likely not worth a fortune, but few things are.

Unless you're really keen to monkey with the electronics, I would advertise it "as is" and let the next owner power it up if and when they're ready. TV collectors have seen this all before and won't run home scared just because the electronics need some routine work.

You could contact a radio/TV collector club in your area to see if anyone is interested. Here's a list of clubs:

http://antiqueradio.com/clublist.html

Even if the nearest club isn't next door, they might know someone closer to you.

You could also list it for sale in the Classified section of this forum. Read the special rules before posting your ad. Include photos if possible, and don't forget to state your location.

Finally, the Early Television Foundation website has a Classified section where you could also place a free ad:

http://www.earlytelevision.org/classifieds.html

Regards,

Phil Nelson
Phil's Old Radios
http://antiqueradio.org/index.html


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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania Halolight TV ....
PostPosted: Jul Fri 24, 2020 4:44 pm 
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I know a couple of people in my area that may be interested.
I have sent them a notice of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania Halolight TV ....
PostPosted: Jul Sat 25, 2020 4:51 am 
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Dmader, the two guys I contacted are not interested, one of them already has one.
Finding the model number is key, if you have the SAMS you could find it there. Post a picture.
I wouldn't waste the time testing the tubes if you are getting rid of it anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania Halolight TV ....
PostPosted: Jul Sat 25, 2020 5:30 am 
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A friend of mine would LOVE it but he's in Albury, NSW, Australia!

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