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Accupro T8 Instant Start Ballast

Accupro T8 Instant Start Ballast

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This was the original ballast in my Lithonia F32T8 wraparound fixture before I put a magetic rapid start F32T8 ballast in it.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:Accupro
Model Number:AP-RC-232IP-120-1
Lamp Type:F17-25-32 T8
Voltage:120V
Ballast Type:Electronic instant start

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arcblue
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Nov 23, 2009 at 10:31 PM Author: arcblue
This Accupro stuff is infiltrating all the fixtures from Lowe's & Home Depot. At least the T5 ones are program-start (for now). Lithonia fixtures USED to (like a decade ago) come with decent commercial ballasts, now have bottom-end electronic instant-start ballasts and ultra thin plastic sockets....these fixtures are a joke, you have to rebuild them all with yesterday's components to make them any good at all.

I'm lampin...

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Nov 23, 2009 at 11:34 PM Author: J-Frog
Same for the Metalux stuff now with the flip up sockets that look fragile and weak. Only a year or so ago they were still using a good robust design for their strips. I now simply get used fixtures that are still built well.

Jeremiah The Bullfrog

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Nov 24, 2009 at 03:16 PM Author: joseph_125
Yeah I agree with both of you most modern fluorescent fixtures seem to come with cheap ballasts and cheap plastic sockets. I bought a Lithonia striplight a few months ago and it came with one of those Keystone ballasts and some cheap sockets. I replaced the sockets with some new HH Y-slots and ballast with a Advance trigger start. I usually buy my fixtures from Restore now.

@Jfrog it seems that Metalux switched from using H shaped clips to the cheaper straight metal clips in their newest fixtures. I like the H shaped ones better though.
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