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The ballast in this light went this past week, smells awful and has sticky residue that leaked out of it. I have always wondered, and I can provide more pics if needed, can anyone tell how old this light is. I have four of them, they were my grandfathers, and I believe he got them used in the later 1960s. The ballast is huge, and weights a ton, and has cloth covered wires coming out of it. The lights are held together using screws.

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Sep 01, 2014 at 10:54 AM Author: don93s
Definitely worth saving! This old fixtures are built like tanks and very easy to upgrade the wiring if needed. I like the old screw terminals on the lamp holders much more than the push-lock style.
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Sep 01, 2014 at 11:20 AM Author: Bluesvan
It will be saved. I like old fluorescent lights, so I am not parting with it.
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Sep 01, 2014 at 04:23 PM Author: RichD
Very nice. I'm glad you're saving it. I'm curious - what's the wattage/size?
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Sep 01, 2014 at 06:51 PM Author: Bluesvan
I think it's 60 watts, 8 foot T12.
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Sep 01, 2014 at 07:01 PM Author: funkybulb
Yuck those energy savers ?

No LED gadgets, spins too slowly.  Gotta  love preheat and MV. let the lights keep my meter spinning.

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Sep 01, 2014 at 07:20 PM Author: TheUniversalDave1
Make sure you use 75 watt lamps. My rule of thumb: only use ES lamps with an electronic ballast. I have a Keystone ballast in my 8 foot striplight with F96T12/CWX/SS.

"If people only knew how much I secretly hated them, they'd love me for holding it in." -Matt Groening

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Sep 01, 2014 at 08:04 PM Author: Bluesvan
Not really sure what the wattage is, you can see the bulb writing in the other pics, the ITT bulbs. These bulbs have been in these lights since the '60s I beleive.
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Down with lamp bans!


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Sep 01, 2014 at 08:32 PM Author: nicksfans
The lamps you have are 75 watt.

I like my lamps thick, my ballasts heavy, and my fixtures tough.

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Sep 01, 2014 at 08:41 PM Author: Bluesvan
Ok, thanks.
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