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« on: May 09, 2010, 09:43:31 AM »

hi there, I have had some pretty easy issues with this machine, caused mostly by me, but I when I got it the florescent lights were not working right.

1 was on, and the other blown.  I put a new bulb in, and the same one blew.

Do i need new starters, and ballasts, and everything?
Has anyone tried the new replacement sets of led's they sell?

I think I seen it is like 25 to get new parts for the lights, but the newer technology ones are like 100 on ebay.
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2010, 05:17:34 PM »

Hi,

Most machines sign with florescent lamps will share a common ballast and starter.  So if only on sign lamp is blowing it could be the  ballast, wiring  or possible the lamp socket. For $25 in parts I would replace everything the ballast being the biggest part of that cost. I'm all for new technology when it makes a difference,  but with the average life a florescent lamps and their cost it would take a very long time to go through $75  worth  of lamps  and if they are brighter or dimmer then the florescent lamps it may change the look of the sign.  .....Just my 2 cents worth....

Also, if you don't have a manual for you machine you can get one for $14.95 @ http://www.colamachines.com/xcart/home.php?cat=399
It's a PDf download I think they are worth it I ordered one for my machine.

Heres a good site if you want to learn more about how florescent light work
http://members.misty.com/don/f-lamp.html#int0

Ray
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 10:31:32 AM »

Thank you for you info, and I think you are right.  I'll just put new parts in, they are cheap, and probably will last me for a long time indoors.
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2019, 11:34:13 AM »

Hello, it has been a long time, but I want to fix this machine.  Is there an easy way to just use LED strips or something now in place of the ballast and florescent?

Thank you
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2019, 02:36:49 PM »

I used a green LED tube light set behind selection rack and green neon under machine.
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