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American Fluorescent 15W Undercabinet Light

American Fluorescent 15W Undercabinet Light

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This is an American Fluorescent F15T8 fixture, which I'm using as an over-cabinet light. It's preheat and seems reasonably high quality except that the starter isn't meant to be replaceable. It came with a diffuser, but since it's on top of the cabinet, I typically leave it off.

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Manufacturer:American Fluorescent
Model Reference:VTU15RTCPCO
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Lamp Type:Fluorescent
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Wattage:15

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Feb 02, 2010 at 05:05 AM Author: lightman64
Is this magnetic or electronic?

The future of street lighting is Induction, not nasty HPS lights or cr@ppy LED lights!
Preheat CFL's should make a comeback!





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Feb 02, 2010 at 07:12 AM Author:
It DOES say preheat in the description....
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Feb 02, 2010 at 08:38 AM Author: dor123
I think this is a magnetic ballast because this T8 15W is probably argon type fluorescent tube. The reason whay i think this is that in europe they have also T8 15W fluorescent tube which like the T12s contained argon only. Because in europe they have also T8 15W fluorescents which was argon filled. Because these lamps today totally considered obsolete i bet this fixture contain a magnetic ballast. Also i see that in the US many lamps that in almost all parts of the world (Include Europe) are today totally considered obsolete are still widely used like incandescent lamps with long neck.

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Feb 02, 2010 at 11:57 AM Author: Medved
I have bath mirror cabinet, that uses F15T8 decent programmed start, fully protected electronic ballast (based on IR21571 controller chip, so no PTC controlled CFL-like crap)

No more selfballasted c***

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Feb 03, 2010 at 04:20 PM Author: Patrick
My fixture above is magnetic, with a built in starter. The LOA fixture I posted earlier uses the same lamp and has a high frequency electronic ballast, although I'm sure it is the cheaper type.

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Feb 03, 2010 at 10:04 PM Author: DaveMan
I had an undercabinet similar to that one. I took out the hardwire glowtube, drilled a 7/8 inch hole, notched it and then mounted a clip in starter socket and wired that in place of the hard wire glowtube. It has a diffuser though, but it is severely yellowed so I use it some of the time but not others.

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Feb 03, 2010 at 10:21 PM Author: icefoglights
That's a much higher quality fixture than the LOA one. I see it has a metal housing.
In my house I have a couple F20T12 hardwired versions of that which have a socketed starter mounted in some closets. Is there a knockout over one end of the tube?

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Feb 06, 2010 at 12:51 PM Author: Roi_hartmann
@dor123

that is a good remark. I have never visit in the USA, but what Iv seen here it appears that in USA they have much more different types of lamps that are not used in europe anymore(wich is actually a good thig, are we europeans little too keen on standarting everything or why is it so? )like clear mercs. F15T8 etc. Ofcourse Im not so sure about the rest of europe but in Finland we do have very limited list of light source types, like no U-bents, circular lamps are very rare too etc, When I came to LG I first time saw clear merc. Is those used anymore in any other parts of europe anymore and when was that europe switched to coated MV lamps?

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Feb 07, 2010 at 01:19 AM Author: Medved
@Roi_hartmann: In Europe the electricity (like all other energy) is very expensive compare to US, so the (natural, not because of different bans) drive for more efficient light sources is way much stronger then in US and it caused clear mercs disappear just when coated, more efficient were on the market. The same drive ensured the relamping mostly happen as it should, not like in US, where users often do not mind keeping one lamp in the lantern more then ten years and use higher wattage to cover the light loss...

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