Renewable Energy Log

April 2007
27th - 12v Items

March 2007
24th - New Monitor Box

January 2007
30th - 90Ah SLA Battery
26th - New Charge Controller
10th - 18w Panel Smash

December 2006
23rd - RE Radio Shack
4th - RE Laptop
2nd - 10mm LED Torch

November 2006
21st - Panel Stand

October 2006
16th - More Portable Ideas
10th - More Portable Ideas
8th - Portable Ideas
2nd - 60w Array

September 2006
20th - 18W eBay Panel
20th - Solar Monitor Box
17th - CCFL Lights
17th - 17Ah Battery Datasheet
5th - SLA Batteries

August 2006
6th - 6W Folding Panel

Copyright © 2006-2007
Andrew Whyman

CCFL (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Light):

I thought Id give some information about the CCFL light I use on my camping powerpack.

Each tube is about 30cm long and uses about 5 Watts at 12v. Thats about 0.5A. Each seems to give about 15-20 watts of light which is very good for the power it uses.

They take a minute or so to get to full brightness, because, although classed as "cold", they do infact need to warm up inside and they feel slightly warm to the touch when they have been on for some time.

They are easily bright enough to light up my bedroom which isnt all that big but its enough to cope with normal tasks.