While the NE2H is brighter than a regular NE2, I'm guessing that the Zero 100 is pretty efficient in it's use of the light from the strobe. I don't think it would be satisfactory for a machine with a strobe which illuminates strobe marking on the edge of the platter such as my KD 500.
My espresso machine (Quickmill Anita) had little "neon" indicator lights. The red one for indicating the boiler heat is on is acceptable however the green lamps for power on and boiler ready were very marginal. I left the red real neon but gutted the green lamp assemblies and replaced the bulbs with LEDs. After building the board to ballast the LEDs, I figured it would be useful to check on how useful this electrical configuration would be as a turntable strobe. I held the LED next to the OEM neon for comparison:
This is the schematic:
I screwed up and did not put the units for the brightness. It is 15000 MCD @ 10 ma.
Here is the ballast board:
There is circuitry for two LEDs. It slips over the housing for the brain of the espresso machine.
akimmet wrote:It is good to hear a ne2h works for your turntable, some people have said they aren’t bright enough to be useful in turntables.