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MagneTek White Case Ballasts in Louver Fixtures

MagneTek White Case Ballasts in Louver Fixtures

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For those of you who remember a story about a 40 mile each way drive with a fellow member to rescue some rusty tandem louver lights laying in the weeds in a yard full of junk, I finally got around to taking better photos. I need to try and piece together one nice 8' unit, and scrap the rest of the bent up parts.

These ballasts are obviously replacements but another really twisted up 4' unit has a cloth-wire 40-watt-only GE BonusLIne ballast. Haven't tried any of them yet. Let them dry out for a year in my heated storage unit first. :)

As found, these lights were found with GE Watt-Miser SP35 34 watt lamps either in shattered pieces in the fixtures, or about a case worth of them in a nearby greenhouse full of old car parts. Given the 34w lamps, I figure most of the ballasts fried. Either that or, given we think they came out of a nearby school, maybe there was a PCB abatement at some point...especially if Watt-Misers led to tar and PCBs dripping on books and papers...

I think PCBs and mercury thermostats were supposed to be removed from public school buildings long ago, but my old middle/high school had lots of Advance Kool-Kool and Universal Therm-O-Matic ballasts, along with mercury thermostats, and as far as I know still does. I have heard LEDs are creeping in though, as I know those who do the maintenance, hence why I used to get a never ending supply of F40 lamps from there as a high school student.


Can someone tell me more about these ballasts pictured?

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Mar 09, 2019 at 10:23 PM Author: Alights
these are electronic ballasts, pretty early ones too before 95' if they have a green wire, most likely since they say Huntington Indiana
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Mar 09, 2019 at 10:26 PM Author: ace100w120v
Oh wow! Not sure if they're any good after years in the rain and snow but we shall see. They appear to wire up like any other RS.
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Mar 09, 2019 at 10:35 PM Author: Alights
These older ones are potted and more robust than those made after 95'
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Mar 09, 2019 at 10:41 PM Author: ace100w120v
May have to try them one day!
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Mar 09, 2019 at 10:47 PM Author: icefoglights
Wow early Triads!

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Mar 09, 2019 at 10:49 PM Author: ace100w120v
I was looking at the labels the other day and kinda thinking they were electronic, but was thinking no that can''t be right...except I was!
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