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May 10, 2019 at 06:49 AM Author: High Intensity
Those look like LOA Shoplights, i have a couple and one of them i was using outdoors for painting at night and it held up really well despite being knocked around and rained on multiple times.

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May 10, 2019 at 07:01 PM Author: suzukir122
Best fixture? What kind of ballasts are in these? If it's those strange magnetic ballasted shop lights with
internal starters in them, I'd be surprised. Because I honestly didn't know there were versions of those that actually
held up well lol

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May 10, 2019 at 07:50 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
@suzikir: I think he meant that as a joke. These are your typical, crappy LOA shoplights with those chokes and electronic starters.

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May 10, 2019 at 08:01 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
LOA ? I'd say DOA , however since most if not all here know of the "quality" of these lights, maybe LOL is appropriate !

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May 10, 2019 at 08:05 PM Author: suzukir122
How exactly do lamps EOL with those strange magnetic ballasts anyways? Is it violent? Does it kill the ballast?
I've never seen lamps EOL with those ballasts. I've seen lamps perform very, very poorly with those ballasts though lol

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May 10, 2019 at 08:11 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Usually the fixtures/ballasts EOL before the lamps do!

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May 10, 2019 at 08:52 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@suzukir122:
Sometimes EOL lamps on these will flicker - somewhat like a RS
Other times they'll blink kinda like a preheat, but faster.
Once the bad filament breaks, that lamp simply shuts off (just like a preheat would)

Main problem with these is...if the EOL lamp lasts long enough, it'll cause the ballast to overheat, and since there's no thermal protection it goes up in smoke! (pretty nasty smelling stuff too)

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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May 10, 2019 at 08:55 PM Author: suzukir122
@wide-lite 1000, oh I definitely figured that one. Actually, I keep forgetting that I own one. (Pacific Ballast) The ballast
was inside one of my kitchen fixtures when I got this apartment, before I replaced it immediately. I still have it, and haven't
used it ever since. But lamps were dim and lame with that ballast. Even when I leave my apartment, that ballast ain't going
back in that fixture. I'll make sure of it. lol

@Xmaslightguy, yeah I always thought they'd probably just flicker like a preheat or something. No
brilliant orange flashing with these ballasts I take it? Even so, these ballasts suck. They're the
only magnetic ballasts I can think of that I really, really can't trust. They're about at the
same level as LED's to me

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May 18, 2019 at 07:06 AM Author: DieselNut
I have one that I have kept in the collection. Actually I got it about a yeat ago. They are great for testing tubes because they will fire up nearly anything and they let you know if you have a broken filament because it won't do anything. I tested a whole batch of T8s with mine. It acts very strange with them but all I wanted to do was quickly eliminate the bad ones.
I had one of these as a child but it went up in smoke when a tube EOLed and would then only burn one tube so I tossed it.

Preheat Fluorescents forever!
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May 25, 2019 at 02:20 AM Author: funkybulb
Technically it is not all that much Different from
my 125 watt pop pack in design. the only difference is electronic starter. these ballast
basically a 20 watt choke in series with leading
cap to bump up the OCV to around 170 OCV
to start the lamp. FS2 just blinks away and FS4 starter just dont work as just quite not enough OCV to trigger the glow bottle starter.
Basically thaf LOA shop light fixture is just a leading Preheater. cause if it being leading
it will run lamps into the ground when it EOL.
there a picture in my gallery using 20 watt choke and capicitor. meaning i am running lamp at full power and still bit better power factor also. because no starter would work
id just manual preheat the F40.

Actually Dieselnut T8s had no problem running in this Leading preheat set up. the ballast would run a bit cooler cause the F32 T8 tube had higher arc voltage and it just eats up the OCV. causing ballast to run cooler. It like running 17 watt tubes on your preheater.

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

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