Type of lamp that takes this globe?

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  1. Quantum Flux

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    I'm looking for a batten or desk lamp type of fixture (from an aus retailer) that can take one of these type of globes. Can't figure out what search terms to use. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I can see the socket type is called 2G11, but when i search this, all i get is parts. Also tried "PL-L".
     
  2. MUTMAN

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    2G11 are pretty old now
    mostly used in floating grid ceilings in office and commercial settings
    the little plastic clips on the far end always broke and were a pain in the arse when trying to do a quick retube in an office space

    essentially a T5 tube folded over on itself.
    you possibly be better off looking for a more modern compact fluro and fixture these days
     
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    Often saw this type of globe used in the old camping lamps, in the popularity transition stage 'tween the old incandescent bulbs and when LEDs took over the job.

    I'd be inclined to either surf or wander into Bummings and a couple of local lighting specialists and see if they actually still sell lamps that'd take that bulb and go from there.

    Else unless you snag something from "somewhere", for the mucking about to find a new desk lamp that uses that bulb I'd honestly suggest simply go buy an LED one - Kmart, BigW etc.

    Or keep hitting your local Op Shops perhaps, you might find a lamp there that'll suit.
     
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  4. CQGLHyperion

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    Pretty sure my wife has one of these she uses for crochet. I'll find out and get back to you.
     
  5. ArmoureD

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    Why would you want to use a fluro in this era of led?
     
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    There are lights specifically made to mimic broad spectrum daylight for art and photography (the other type is for growing plants but the products are different), which I guess this fluorescent you're talking about is one of.

    They have such lights in LED as well, but if you had a stock of the bulbs I guess it might make sense to use them up if possible.
     

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