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New Store, New Lighting. All Preheat

New Store, New Lighting. All Preheat

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Couldn't find an etch on any of these, but they looked to be 5 foot 58W T10. Ballast and starter mounted remotely on top of the railings.
This is in Tokyo. (100V 50Hz).

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Apr 14, 2019 at 12:26 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Awesome install! Shame stores here don't install preheat here anymore.

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Apr 14, 2019 at 12:37 PM Author: Silverliner
I wish this is still the case here!!!

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Apr 14, 2019 at 07:11 PM Author: streetlight98
Wow preheat in new stores? I don't think preheat has been used in new stores here since the 40s or 50s! BTW, such a small store! Is this just a small annex of the store or is this really it? A lot of people here (more so women then men) have more clothes than this in their closets. I personally have a pretty small wardrobe but I wear work cloths six days a week, which consists of carpenter jeans (I know, I'm an electrician not a carpenter, but I love the extra pockets and how they fit loose lol), a fluorescent yellow company T-shirt, and work boots. All my other clothes I only get to wear once a week most of the time lol.

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Apr 15, 2019 at 12:31 AM Author: Miles
The store is decently sized for a typical Japanese local / independent retailer. I should've backed further up as the store is longer. The inventory is displayed minimally by showing one style per item. If you're interested in a particular one, they'll pull your size brand new from the storage room, or in this case from the grey drawers seen on the left. This keeps things minimal and easy to change inventory collections / style more often.

And yes, I was surprised as well to see this, as Japan is switching to LED or high frequency T8 as well. But some custom fluorescent installations such as this still come in preheat as it is cheaper, and they sell them in "kits" with two round and loose end sockets, prewired to the tube length, and a little metal bracket holding the ballast and starter socket. All you have to do is install tube clips and screw in the remote ballast somewhere.
Other reason could be that 40W 4 foot standard wasn't good enough for the owner and wanted something a little longer, and went for 5 foot 58W. which is a pretty unusual size in Japan.
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Apr 16, 2019 at 01:04 PM Author: trojmiejski
Ballasts are obviously autotransformer type due to relatively low voltage of 100V? In that case that's really weird that they are preheat. When you have a autotransformer ballast adding a heating circuit for RS doesn't complicate much something that is already complicated so it would make sense to go fully RS. Preheat makes sense in 220V-240V circuits where you need a simple choke. Here it is really weird.
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