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RetroGame
29th August 2006, 09:23 AM
Finally got my Space Invaders monitor and chassis back from repair, put it all together and it works great. One problem that I have though its that the lighting behind the moon seems too bright. I replaced the tube with the same value that was there. Does anyone know what type and value of tube should be used behind the persex moon?

garuda
29th August 2006, 10:24 AM
There should be a 15Watt Blacklight tube behind the moonscape. They can be hard to come by so you may have to order one in.

hamish_nz
29th August 2006, 10:31 AM
It is a White Black Light tube. Not the purple normal black light.

The correct blacklight is a GE F15T8/BL

I got mine in New Zealand from www.lampspecialists.co.nz

buzzbox
29th August 2006, 10:53 AM
I got mine from a local lighting store 18w (white) blacklight ...Works really well :)

garuda
29th August 2006, 11:05 AM
I got mine from a local lighting store 18w (white) blacklight ...Works really well :)
My part 2 cab only takes a 15W. I wish it took an 18W as they are much easier to find but I want to leave it original.

Viper
29th August 2006, 11:09 AM
The LAI SI I had a while back had two fluros, a white one and a purple blacklight. I've still got the purple tube, probably the holder as well.

RetroGame
29th August 2006, 11:15 AM
Cool, I'll try the local lighting shops and see if I can find one.

Thanks for your replies.

Johns-Arcade
29th August 2006, 05:40 PM
Any Lighting shop should be able to order you one, but try Nelson Lamps if you need on ASAP.

Regards,

JWG.

@lien_Zed
30th August 2006, 01:32 PM
NEC make 15 watt fluro tubes they are still in use in many poker machines today.
try haymans

garuda
30th August 2006, 04:06 PM
NEC make 15 watt fluro tubes they are still in use in many poker machines today.
try haymans
He needs a white blacklight though. They aren't as common.

@lien_Zed
30th August 2006, 07:01 PM
oops... sorry i thought the user was looking for white 15 watt fluro tubes...

my bad

RetroGame
30th August 2006, 07:13 PM
Got hold of a few blacklights (the dark dark blue ones) but they are not bright enough.:(

I'll keep looking for a white blacklight.

Most of the lighting shops have no idea what I'm talking about:unsure

@lien_Zed
30th August 2006, 09:20 PM
try these guys, if they cant help im sure they can point you in the right direction

http://www.gamingservices.com.au/

RetroGame
31st August 2006, 06:59 PM
Found a black light, from a local lighting shop. They did not have any in stock but have ordered it in.:lol

Thanks heaps for your help everyone!

Johns-Arcade
1st September 2006, 02:05 PM
Found a black light, from a local lighting shop. They did not have any in stock but have ordered it in.:lol

Thanks heaps for your help everyone!

If you are still having problems finding these, call Nelson lamps on 02 9604 6222

Order code MI15 (FL15BL NEC Tube). $9.09 each plus GST. Tubes are in stock.

Regards,

JWG.

Prof
1st September 2006, 02:52 PM
I have seen these bulbs at some bunnings, worth a look.

garuda
1st September 2006, 08:38 PM
They are often used in certain types of bug zappers.

The Pinny Parlour
1st September 2006, 09:45 PM
They are often used in certain types of bug zappers.
For Space Invaders, that's exactly what where trying to do....Zap the space Bugs.