Fluorescent Lamp Starter – Diassembly

Curious what’s inside a fluroescent lamp starter?
The one in my arcade cabinet was burnt out, so after I replaced it I decided to take it apart.

What it looks like:

Bend the tabs outwards:

Contents:

It is surprisingly simple; it appears to just be a incandescent light bulb wired in parallel with an inductor. Gives insight to why these starters seem to burn out often at the arcade, the continual starting of the fluorescent lamps on a daily basis burns the incandescent bulb out, which renders the circuit ineffective. Slightly unreliable, but I suppose cheapness prevailed over reliability in this case.

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