re use CFL bulbs

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by shrikant sinnur, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. shrikant sinnur

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    Jun 7, 2012
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    Dear sir,

    i have so many burnt CFL bulb's electric ballast and i want to reuse ballast using LED instead of fluorescent tube. Is it possible to reuse it using LED.
    I have 11w and 24w electric ballast.
    Pl help me.
     
  2. Wendy

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    Mar 24, 2008
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    LEDs and florescent are not in the slightest similar.

    What is referred to as a ballast on a LED is actually a resistor, and LEDs require DC voltage, while CFL require AC.

    What you want to do is not practical.

    LEDs, 555s, Flashers, and Light Chasers
     
  3. absf

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    Dec 29, 2010
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    Dont throw them away.... The ferrite rings are good for making the joules thief.

    http://jormungand.net/projects/devices/joule/

    And the 2 high voltage transistors are good for repairing small SMPSes.:D

    Allen
     
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