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Inside view of the fluorescent lover's pull chain light

Inside view of the fluorescent lover's pull chain light

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Inside view of the light mentioned in the last 2 posts.

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Light Information

Manufacturer:Duray?
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Lamp Type:F13T5
Filament/Radiator Type:Preheat
Base:Mini Bi-Pin
Shape/Finish:T5
Fixture
Fixture Type:Fluorescent
Ballast Type:Magnetic
Socket Type:G5
Electrical
Voltage:120 Volts
Current:0.35 Amps
Physical/Production
Factory Location:USA
Fabrication Date:April 1988

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Jul 15, 2018 at 11:48 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Cool setup!

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Jul 15, 2018 at 11:54 AM Author: Fluorescent05
I like it too!

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

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Jul 15, 2018 at 05:23 PM Author: streetlight98
Cool project. Glad to hear it's temporary though! Exposed wires/splices in a drop ceiling is no bueno! As is letting wires rest on the ceiling grid.

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Jul 15, 2018 at 08:43 PM Author: Fluorescent05
I already took it out. If the pullchain weren't there, the wires would be all inside the under cabinet light. I wonder if ggills can make me a 2xF20T12 lensed troffer that is approximately 2 feet by 9 inches to fit that spot in the ceiling. It would have 2 ballast spots to fit HPF or LPF ballasts and a standard squeeze-to-remove ballast cover with starter holes.

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Jul 16, 2018 at 03:57 AM Author: streetlight98
9 inches sounds pretty tight to fit three t12s plus a channel cover. Would be awesome to see a troffer light that though.

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Jul 16, 2018 at 05:35 AM Author: Fluorescent05
Maybe 2 T12s with the channel cover in the middle. That way, I would be able to use it with a full size channel cover, not those tiny ones for electronic ballasts only.

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Jul 16, 2018 at 02:54 PM Author: streetlight98
That should work. You might be able to mod a two lamp wrap light to sit in a drop ceiling with a flat diffuser panel.

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Jul 16, 2018 at 08:22 PM Author: Fluorescent05
How would I do that?

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Jul 16, 2018 at 08:56 PM Author: streetlight98
Your imagination.

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Jul 18, 2018 at 07:26 PM Author: Fluorescent05
I don't have a very good one

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Jul 03, 2019 at 09:30 AM Author: Fluorescent05
Would it be possible to custom-make a 4 foot by 9 inch troffer for 3 F40T12s that has a ballast compartment above the lamps so that a setup like this would be up to code?

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Jul 03, 2019 at 10:13 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
What if you get a 1 lamp strip light and make it into 3 lamp like i did with my Sylvania ones. Then you find a spare or unwanted shop light reflector and just mount the striplight into the inside part of the reflector and then just plop the whole thing into your ceiling. It would essentially be a troffer. Oh and make some end plates to go at each end. Even if its just a rectangle sheet of metal and use L brackets and nut/bolt to secure
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Jul 03, 2019 at 10:36 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
-Here- is an example i put together quick to show what i mean. Works best with larger reflectors
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Jul 03, 2019 at 06:02 PM Author: streetlight98
Technically any homemade fixture is not code compliant, as it would lack a safety listing such as UL, ETL, or CSA. NEC requires all light fixtures, electrical appliances, etc to be "listed". Granted, you can make a custom fixture and install it in your own home and it will be totally safe as long as you use common sense. But by the book, you cant.

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Jul 03, 2019 at 06:45 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Technically any homemade fixture is not code compliant, as it would lack a safety listing such as UL, ETL, or CSA. NEC requires all light fixtures, electrical appliances, etc to be "listed". Granted, you can make a custom fixture and install it in your own home and it will be totally safe as long as you use common sense. But by the book, you cant.

Right now I am faced with the conflict of safety (code compliance) vs. possibility. My parents will not let me get a proper fixture or staple wires.

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Jul 03, 2019 at 07:05 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40

Right now I am faced with the conflict of safety (code compliance) vs. possibility. My parents will not let me get a proper fixture or staple wires.

My room didn't have ANY ceiling light or fan until my dad let me install my American Fluorescent 2-lamp F17T8 wraparound which can mount to the junction box in the ceiling without making any more holes. The light currently has a Philips F17T8/TL830 ALTO and a Philips F17T8/DX ALTO.

Power provider: Southern California Edison (SCE)

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Jul 03, 2019 at 07:53 PM Author: Fluorescent05

My room didn't have ANY ceiling light or fan until my dad let me install my American Fluorescent 2-lamp F17T8 wraparound which can mount to the junction box in the ceiling without making any more holes. The light currently has a Philips F17T8/TL830 ALTO and a Philips F17T8/DX ALTO.

Why was there a junction box if there was no light?

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Jul 03, 2019 at 07:56 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40

Why was there a junction box if there was no light?

There was a cover over the junction box. My dad was too lazy to buy a light no matter how many times I asked.

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Jul 03, 2019 at 09:23 PM Author: Fluorescent05

There was a cover over the junction box. My dad was too lazy to buy a light no matter how many times I asked.

Was there a wall switch that did nothing before you put the light up?

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Jul 03, 2019 at 10:17 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40

Was there a wall switch that did nothing before you put the light up?

Yes there is.

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Jul 04, 2019 at 05:46 AM Author: Fluorescent05

Yes there is.

Did you install a vintage switch there or not?

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

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