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Thorn 2D FVP/FV-16 Bulkhead

Here are 2 different models of the 2D Thorn Bulkhead from the 1980's.

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Album name:Paul / Surface Fluorescent Luminaires
Model:Club 2D
Power Consumption:16w
Comments:The prismatic and opal models and they are also with and without photocell. The opal one in this picture has the photocell on the side of the fitting, in one of the conduit entry holes.The 2D bulkhead comes with a triangular security key to prevent pilferage.
Filesize:79 KiB
Date added:May 01, 2011
Dimensions:800 x 600 pixels
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Kev   [May 13, 2011 at 12:17 AM]
These were really well made 2Ds not like the modern junk of today!
Paul   [May 13, 2011 at 12:17 AM]
Definately the better built era of bulkhead.
Kev   [May 13, 2011 at 12:17 AM]
When did the 2D lamp first come out? I have seen plenty of these in abandon buildings that have been left for well over 20 years?? Again more companies making cheaper and cheaper stuff pushes the price down. Maybe we should start making our own. Switch start low loss and built to last!?
Tom   [May 13, 2011 at 12:17 AM]
Thorn launched the 2D in 1983. I remember seeing one for the first time in a Rumbelows shop window! Very Happy There really was nothing else like it!
Dave   [May 14, 2012 at 11:27 PM]
I have the 2DFV16 opal, but I've never seen a prismatic version before. Did they make the 2DFV28 in prismatic options too? I'd love to get my mits all over one of the prismatic ones. It'd be interesting to see whether they made the 2DOOY16 oyster bulkhead in Prismatic too, and bigger 2DOOY28 models. I've never seen a prismatic option for the OOY16, or indeed a 28W version, but there may be examples out there.
frutas   [May 15, 2012 at 12:00 AM]
I remember the opal versions used on the walls in the doorways at my old high school. Nice fittings and always worked fine.
Dave   [May 15, 2012 at 03:10 PM]
All the flats around here have the opal bulkheads. Yellowed as anything and they still put out some good light. Brilliant made lights these
Linear_SLI   [May 15, 2012 at 03:58 PM]
LOL Rumbelows!! I remember them, speaking of keys, I did have a triangle street lighting key at age 13, not that I....er.... used it on anything....., nice bulkheads.
Versalift09   [Jun 16, 2012 at 10:34 PM]
beauties Paul. They are one of my fave bulkheads I must admit. School was full of the opal ones with the odd prismatic one. These and the early fibreglass 70w SONPAK. Quality gear!
Paul   [Jun 16, 2012 at 11:48 PM]
Oh Yes, quality 80's kit LOL
Tom   [Jun 16, 2012 at 11:51 PM]
All the years I've seen these fine old bulkheads this is the ONLY prismatic version I've seen outside the catalogue!
Paul   [Jun 16, 2012 at 11:54 PM]
Yeah - it is indeed Tom!
Dave   [Jun 16, 2012 at 11:55 PM]
Same here. I'd love one of those examples.
Dave   [Jul 05, 2012 at 04:31 PM]
@tom, be thankfu you actually knew about the prismatic version. i never even knew they made a prismatic version. was the 2DFV28 ever have a prismatic option.

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