Vista Lite replacement globes

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Vista Lite replacement globes

Postby Kalgrm » Sat May 26, 2007 3:24 pm

Anyone know where I can get a 5W 6v and a 10W 6v halogen globe set for a Vista Lite? I blew both of mine when my Li-ion battery "smart" charger over-volted my battery. (Sound effects: click - POP - "!! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !!" .... click - POP - "!! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !!!")

An online store would be fine, but an LBS or lighting shop in the Perth area would be better.

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Postby alchemist » Sat May 26, 2007 4:23 pm

Google for lightingpro or retrolight

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Postby Kalgrm » Sat May 26, 2007 4:39 pm

Thanks alchemist. Lightingpro has what I need.

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Re: Vista Lite replacement globes

Postby mikeg » Sat May 26, 2007 8:41 pm

Kalgrm wrote:Anyone know where I can get a 5W 6v and a 10W 6v halogen globe set for a Vista Lite? I blew both of mine when my Li-ion battery "smart" charger over-volted my battery. (Sound effects: click - POP - "!! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !!" .... click - POP - "!! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !!!")

An online store would be fine, but an LBS or lighting shop in the Perth area would be better.

Cheers,
Graeme


Torpedo7.om.au hve 6V 5W, 10W & 15W Vistalite Sized (MR11) 2 pin bulbs for $12 to $14

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Re: Vista Lite replacement globes

Postby MJF » Sun May 27, 2007 8:25 am

Kalgrm wrote:I blew both of mine when my Li-ion battery "smart" charger over-volted my battery. (Sound effects: click - POP - "!! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !!" .... click - POP - "!! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !!!")


Are you sure that's what happened? Over-charging has consequences...

"Li-ion chemistry is not safe as such, and a Li-ion cell requires several mandatory safety devices to be built in before it can be considered safe for use outside of a laboratory. These are: shut-down separator (for overtemperature), tear-away tab (for internal pressure), vent (pressure relief), and thermal interrupt (overcurrent/overcharging). The devices take away useful space inside the cells, and add an additional layer of unreliability. Typically, their action is to permanently and irreversibly disable the cell."

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Re: Vista Lite replacement globes

Postby Kalgrm » Sun May 27, 2007 1:39 pm

MJF wrote:
Kalgrm wrote:I blew both of mine when my Li-ion battery "smart" charger over-volted my battery. (Sound effects: click - POP - "!! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !!" .... click - POP - "!! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !!!")


Are you sure that's what happened? Over-charging has consequences...


It's a 7.2v battery. I tested the battery with a voltmeter that night and it said 8.6v. So I am assuming the high voltage means it was over-volted.

I could be wrong, of course. It has been known to happen occasionally. :wink:

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Postby Kalgrm » Mon May 28, 2007 2:12 pm

Just placed an order through Lightingpro. Torpedo7 does not show the lights I was after: they only seem to have 15w globes.

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