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Day-O-Light F14T12 Strip Light

Day-O-Light F14T12 Strip Light

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Removed this from my grandma's kitchen, installed over her sink. There was a yellowed prismatic 12 sheet under the strip to make it more decorative. The opening over the sink was actually just shy of 3ft so an f14 barely lit up half of the opening.

This light got a new ballast in 2003 and has been running a Mexican GE f14cw. The ballast runs the lamp very dim. I wonder if the phosphor has just degraded... anyway I replaced this with a custom built 2ft led strip light which is over twice as bright and a crisp 3500k instead of a ghoulish cool white. I love old-school cool white but not in living spaces...

I also cut a new piece of prismatic 12 so it's even brighter.

This f14 was on an old bx-wired ungrounded circuit so it didn't always start reliably. That and the fact that the ballast hummed made my grandma nervous about it shorting or causing electrical issues. I reassured her the set up was completely safe and if you flick the switch a few times at startup it'll light just fine. But I offered to replace it to save her the trouble and add another f14 strip to the collection!

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Dec 05, 2017 at 12:31 AM Author: ace100w120v
Very nice! I wouldn't mind finding an older F14 strip myself, I have small places one would work where an F15 wouldn't, i.e under stairs
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Dec 05, 2017 at 05:03 AM Author: streetlight98
You must have some narrow stairs. though I guess you want to mount it to the treads between the diagonal members?

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Dec 05, 2017 at 03:45 PM Author: ace100w120v
Correct- between the stringers.
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Dec 05, 2017 at 05:03 PM Author: streetlight98
Stringers... that's the word I couldn't think of.

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Dec 07, 2017 at 07:08 AM Author: suzukir122
Now THAT is the kind of fixture I can't seem to find anywhere.
I have a soft white GE F14T12 that I bought almost a year ago (I think) that came with 6 F15t8 lamps I bought
on Ebay. The only lamp that I didn't get to use is the F14T12 since I have no fixture for it.

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Dec 07, 2017 at 05:38 PM Author: streetlight98
Yeah f14 fixtures are hard to find although the lamps are fairly easy to come by. Iirc the f14 was originally designed as a dc streetcar lamp.

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