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Rapid Start ballast for F40 PL lamps

Rapid Start ballast for F40 PL lamps

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Here is the PL F40 lamp ballast I recently found on Ebay.

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Sep 09, 2017 at 11:55 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
Did you get it ? This may be able to run lamps like T5 or T8
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Sep 09, 2017 at 03:29 PM Author: suzukir122
Nope... although I do have the money, I don't have a fixture for it. I knew there was some speculation that this
ballast may be able to run T5's, but this could run T8's too? If so, a possible T8 conversion, though very temporary, may
take place in my kitchen, and possible EOL shows too.
Temporary though, since I'm moving out of my apartment soon.

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Aug 21, 2018 at 01:53 PM Author: Fluorescent05
The Advance version is the model number R-2BS40-TP.

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Jun 29, 2019 at 04:25 PM Author: suzukir122
UPDATE: I have taken all of these PL-L 40watt ballasts. Unless someone can find these again, there may no longer be
anymore for sale on the internet.

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Jun 29, 2019 at 04:46 PM Author: ramdude2014
Nice score... been looking for one of those for quite a while!

Next stop gate T17!

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Jun 29, 2019 at 05:04 PM Author: suzukir122
@Ramdude2014, yeah these ballasts run the PL-L 36w lamps flawlessly. The ballasts barely even get hot. I'll have to see how the
ballasts act with EOL lamps though (one bulb is close to EOL)

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Jun 29, 2019 at 05:15 PM Author: ramdude2014
I have electronic pl-l ballasts only I thought my track light pl-l were magnetic but I was wrong! But they fry EOL lamps though!

Next stop gate T17!

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Jun 29, 2019 at 05:19 PM Author: Fluorescent05

UPDATE: I have taken all of these PL-L 40watt ballasts. Unless someone can find these again, there may no longer be
anymore for sale on the internet.

How many were there?

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Jun 29, 2019 at 06:34 PM Author: suzukir122
@fluorescent05, there were only 3, but I ordered all of them. There are no more left unless someone can find them successfully
on the internet. These ballasts are very rare

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2. Weighting/staying extremely athletic
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Jun 29, 2019 at 09:17 PM Author: Fluorescent05

@fluorescent05, there were only 3, but I ordered all of them. There are no more left unless someone can find them successfully
on the internet. These ballasts are very rare

What are you going to do with the other 2?

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Jun 29, 2019 at 10:00 PM Author: suzukir122
All 3 of them are currently in use in my bedroom, inside of Sadelite desk lamps I recently bought. I bought 4 Sadelite desk lamps,
but the 3 of them have these magnetic HPF R.S ballasts. The fourth one that I just received yesterday, has a cheapo electronic Programmed Start
ballast. But yeah, I'm using all 3 of those magnetic R.S ballasts. These are some of the ballasts I will never, ever sell.

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3. Severe Thunderstorms of all kinds
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Jun 30, 2019 at 06:19 AM Author: Fluorescent05
What other rare ballasts do you have?

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Jun 30, 2019 at 06:38 AM Author: suzukir122
@Fluorescent05, I forgot to mention that I had to completely rewire each desk lamp to get those magnetic ballasts in them.
The ballasts that came with the desk lamps are pretty rare... but the one that came with my 2nd desk lamp is the least cheapo.
It came with the electronic "Rapid Start" Robertson ballast. That ballast will be installed in the latest Sadelite desk lamp I just
received, and I will probably install either 18 watt PL lamps in it, or 24 watt ones... I'm not sure but they won't be 36 watts.
It's STUPID bright in my room right now...
But yeah, I still have 7 rare HPF Trigger Start single lamp ballasts for F14-F20T12 and T8 lamps. (4 of which are Cold Temp ballasts)
I've also still got those 7 rare PL 18 watt HPF single lamp Rapid Start ballasts... unfortunately it looks as if I bought those only
to let them sit. I have to sell them.
I've got plenty of ballasts that you, (@Fluorescent05) and other lighting enthusiasts would love to obtain, but I'm having SIGNIFICANT trouble
learning how to sell things on Ebay.

Interests
1. Motorcycles, Women, and Lighting (especially fluorescent)
2. Weighting/staying extremely athletic
3. Severe Thunderstorms of all kinds
4. Food and drinks. So gimme them bbq ribs
Yep
Lighting has been a passion of mine since I was born. I consider everyone on LG to be a friend

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Jun 30, 2019 at 06:44 AM Author: Fluorescent05

@Fluorescent05, I forgot to mention that I had to completely rewire each desk lamp to get those magnetic ballasts in them.
The ballasts that came with the desk lamps are pretty rare... but the one that came with my 2nd desk lamp is the least cheapo.
It came with the electronic "Rapid Start" Robertson ballast. That ballast will be installed in the latest Sadelite desk lamp I just
received, and I will probably install either 18 watt PL lamps in it, or 24 watt ones... I'm not sure but they won't be 36 watts.
It's STUPID bright in my room right now...
But yeah, I still have 7 rare HPF Trigger Start single lamp ballasts for F14-F20T12 and T8 lamps. (4 of which are Cold Temp ballasts)
I've also still got those 7 rare PL 18 watt HPF single lamp Rapid Start ballasts... unfortunately it looks as if I bought those only
to let them sit. I have to sell them.
I've got plenty of ballasts that you, (@Fluorescent05) and other lighting enthusiasts would love to obtain, but I'm having SIGNIFICANT trouble
learning how to sell things on Ebay.

You could install 2 of those 18 watt single lamp ballasts in the last Sadelite lamp and run 2 18 watt PL-Ls in it if you want a magnetic ballast in all 4 lamps.

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Jun 30, 2019 at 06:56 AM Author: suzukir122
@Fluorescent05, yep I already thought about that... and that would very easy and very awesome... but the insides of these
Sadelite desk lamps don't really have enough space. Even if they did, I'd probably need to drill holes or something, since
the ballasts being next to each other could lead to a very, very hot lamp base, I think. The location of the power supply wires
might also be an issue. I'm not gonna totally rule out that idea though, but it's more likely that I'll be getting those ballasts
sold here soon if I can find out how to sell on Ebay. Unfortunate though... we shall see!

Interests
1. Motorcycles, Women, and Lighting (especially fluorescent)
2. Weighting/staying extremely athletic
3. Severe Thunderstorms of all kinds
4. Food and drinks. So gimme them bbq ribs
Yep
Lighting has been a passion of mine since I was born. I consider everyone on LG to be a friend

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