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 Post subject: Classic halolight TV needing TLC in PA
PostPosted: Feb Sun 11, 2018 2:07 pm 
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Next to the Predicta's, Dualette's, and Forecaster's, this set is one of the few true space-age looking American TV's. So rare and so worth a full resto. A heck of a finishing touch in a mid-century themed room!


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 Post subject: Re: Classic halolight TV needing TLC in PA
PostPosted: Feb Sun 11, 2018 6:37 pm 
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That is wild, I have never seen one. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Classic halolight TV needing TLC in PA
PostPosted: Feb Sun 11, 2018 8:11 pm 
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I've got a Halolight set that a neighbor gave me a couple years ago, but it's in a rather plain-jane cabinet. I took it because I don't think too many of the Halolight sets were sold in any configuration.

This cabinet looks like it would have been right at home in George Jetson's living room.

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 Post subject: Re: Classic halolight TV needing TLC in PA
PostPosted: Feb Sun 11, 2018 10:30 pm 
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There are a lot of very common halolights, but this is the standout model. I got to see a halolight working and I must say, it's a very cool effect. I wish I had the room for one, but they're typically large and boxy.


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 Post subject: Re: Classic halolight TV needing TLC in PA
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I looked on youtube and found a couple videos of halolights running.

What was the light? Small fluorescent tubes around the edge of the TV?

Why would it be a good idea to put lights around the edge of the screen?

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 Post subject: Re: Classic halolight TV needing TLC in PA
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 2:45 am 
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I looked on youtube and found a couple videos of halolights running.

What was the light? Small fluorescent tubes around the edge of the TV?

Why would it be a good idea to put lights around the edge of the screen?

Yes I believe it's flourescent. It was just a sales gimmick at the time. In person the effect is very cool. I didn't think much of it myself until I saw it in person and then I wanted one!


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 Post subject: Re: Classic halolight TV needing TLC in PA
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One big fluorescent tube going around the screen, with a white diffuser. Here are four of them that I practically had to give away many years ago:
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 Post subject: Re: Classic halolight TV needing TLC in PA
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 5:08 pm 
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Had the Sylvania Halo light TV in our living room when I was 16 years old, was our first TV I think.


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